Because One Day For Women Isn't Enough: Here Are a Bunch of Ladies We're Looking Forward to Meeting in This Year's Movies
Today is International Women’s Day, and even though we’re all super f*cking grateful for getting one entire day out of the year to celebrate ladies, even if it IS the shortest day of the entire year in the U.S. (thanks, Daylight Savings!), I’m feeling selfish. So here’s a full year’s worth of awesome women we all can’t wait to meet.
Cate Blanchett, Cinderella (March 13)
While I’m mildly curious to see how Lily James manages to maneuver her way through a movie while wearing a glamorous torture apparatus, I’m way more excited to see Cate Blanchett’s Wicked Stepmother eviscerate everything before her.
Dakota Johnson’s Imogen, Cymbeline (March 13)
Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (March 20)
Helen Mirren, Woman In Gold (April 3)
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (April 10)
This sexy AI character could be nothing but a Pygmalian-esque black widow, but I’m hoping for a whole lot more.
Elizabeth Olsen (and Scarlett Johansson, of course), Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
Carey Mulligan, Far From the Maddening Crowd (May 1)
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Hot Pursuit (May 8)
This movie looks like it could be very, very dumb, but how often do we get female-driven action buddy comedies?
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15th)
Furiosa. Her character’s name is Furiosa. What else needs to be said?
All the women of Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15th)
Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland (May 22)
We still don’t know too much about this, but the main character is a teenaged girl whom the movie’s official synopsis describes as “bursting with scientific curiosity.” So that’s pretty neat.
Melissa McCarthy (Plus Rose Byrne and Allison Janney!), Spy (June 5)
All those clever girls in Jurassic World (June 12)
The insides of a girl’s brain, Inside Out (June 19)
Emilia Clarke, Terminator: Genisys (July 1)
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck (July 17)
Meryl Streep, Ricki and the Flash (August 7)
Mia Wasikowska, Crimson Peak (October 16)
Monica Bellucci, Spectre (November 6)
Let us celebrate our first-ever age appropriate Bond
Jena Malone, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Sorry, Katniss, there’s really only one reason to be excited about this movie and her name is Johanna F*cking Mason.
Maggie Smith, Lady In the Van (December 11)
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Sisters (December 18)
Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, and all the mysteries of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18)
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy (December 25)
Yes, you want to watch Jennifer lawrence yelling about mops.
Vivian Kane left off Rooney Mara’s Tiger Lilly because she’s still just so conflicted.