Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, gave a great interview to Comic Book Resources, in which he talked all things comics, including the possibility of a female-led superhero movie. To his credit, Feige is very supportive of the idea, and repeats a lot of the arguments that smart corners of the internet have been hurling at studios for the last… well, always.
I very much believe in doing it. I very much believe that it’s unfair to say, ‘People don’t want to see movies with female heroes,’ then list five movies that were not very good, therefore, people didn’t go to the movies because they weren’t good movies, versus [because] they were female leads. And they don’t mention Hunger Games, Frozen, Divergent. You can go back to Kill Bill or Aliens. These are all female-led movies. It can certainly be done.
Hey, that’s great! Kevin Feige wants to make a super heroine movie! That means it’s definitely gonna happen, right? I mean he is the president of comic movies. If he wants it, he gets it, yeah?
Oh. Not so fast. He went on to say:
I hope we do it sooner rather than later. But we find ourselves in the very strange position of managing more franchises than most people have — which is a very, very good thing and we don’t take for granted, but is a challenging thing. You may notice from those release dates, we have three for 2017. And that’s because just the timing worked on what was sort of gearing up. But it does mean you have to put one franchise on hold for three or four years in order to introduce a new one?Oh, okay. so Feige TOTALLY wants to make a lady movie, it’s just, like, not a great time right now, what with planning the marketing of Ant-Man 3. But maybe in 2019, when things settle down a bit. But maybe by then this whole “women as people” fad will have died down anyway and they won’t have to worry about it.