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Why is it so difficult for Marvel to get their female superheroes right?

When Natalie Portman was announced as the “female Thor” in Marvel’s latest superhero film, Thor: Love and Thunder, many were quick to criticize the decision on social media.

Portman was chastised for not being “swole” enough, for being too small, and for not being what many expected the role to be. After 10 months of intense training and a high-protein diet, Portman has arms that “could truly throw gigantic hammers at enemies’ heads.”

However, the first reaction to Portman’s hiring demonstrates how difficult it can be for filmmakers to represent female superheroes when the established audience is frequently thought to be young, white, cisgender, and male.

It appears that the increasing consumption of superhero content by women is unimportant. Offering feminist images of people that potentially challenge the genre’s defining masculinity remains a struggle.

What does this mean for Portman and the women who have come before (and will come after) her? The solution appears to be that creators of superhero films invariably defy some gender norms while retaining others.

In summary, they provide token female representation in order to avoid alienating audiences. So, while she may be more muscular today, Portman remains subservient to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor by emphasizing that she is first and foremost his love interest.

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Too few female superheroes

To be sure, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) brand has made an effort to hire female leads and advocate for women’s problems. For example, Black Widow’s single film was intended to add to the #Timesup and #MeToo movements’ discourse.

And the latest Thor film delves into the importance of female friendships, with co-star Tessa Thompson saying her character Valkyrie is “glad to have met a new sister.”

There’s little doubt that female viewers may empathize with these strong women and their storylines, forming positive attitudes about the superhero genre in general. However, more superhero films must be developed with the female viewer in mind.

Such offerings, however, are few and far between. Let’s not forget that it took Marvel ten years after her first appearance in the franchise (in 2010’s Iron Man 2) to give Black Widow her own feature.

In many ways, Marvel’s films continue to portray women as auxiliaries – damsels in distress, love interests, or subordinate to their male counterparts in some fashion. Scarlett Johansson, the actress, has previously criticized the “hyper-sexualisation” of her Black Widow character.

Similarly, Scarlet Witch, one of the most powerful Avengers characters, is frequently defined by her male connections. She represents numerous negative female stereotypes in the latest Dr Strange: The Multiverse of Madness, including the “hysterical woman” and “monstrous mother.”

Even though treating powerful female characters as submissive or reliant may convince male fans that superheroines aren’t a threat to the genre’s masculine connotations, it performs a disservice to the female audience.

In one survey, when asked to rate superhero graphic novels and films, most women indicated they despised and avoided the DC Comics character Catwoman because she was portrayed as manipulative and emotional.

Other studies have revealed that messages of powerlessness can make girls feel demoralized and dissatisfied with their own identities, and that highly sexualized depictions of female superheroes can lead to poorer body esteem in women.

On the other hand, some people defy preconceptions. The Hawkeye Initiative, for example, mocks the male gaze within the comic book genre by showing males in the same ridiculous costumes and stances as female characters.

The fundamental question is whether women should have to resist such images at all. Perhaps there would be fewer tokenistic portrayals if more films and comics were made by women for women.

Marvel has responded to criticism of its female characters by stating that the company has always “gone for the powerful woman over the damsel in distress,” citing the recent release of female-led superhero films and TV shows such as She-Hulk and Ms Marvel.

The problem is that it’s difficult to please everyone. Marvel has faced blowback from die-hard male fans in response to the studio’s alleged feminist agenda. Captain Marvel, for example, was billed as bringing feminism to the Marvel universe, but low reviews and audience ratings were attributed in part to perceived political correctness and a female-centered narrative.

According to researchers such as Stephanie Orme, the dominance of men in the superhero genre leaves many female fans feeling alienated and unable to shift gender stereotypes because they are not recognized as the target audience.

It appears that unless there are more and better female superheroes in film and comic books telling women’s tales, these male-centric genres will continue to alienate female fans – and fall short of their creative and commercial potential.

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Everything you need to know about Wolverine

Wolverine

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

How did Wolverine Became Popular?

Origin of Wolverine by Paul Jenkins Wolverine, the ol’ Canucklehead, has certainly evolved from the idea of a Canadian superhero to being the finest at what he does. Wolverine, a comic book character whose stern, aggressive demeanor established the bar It became quickly obvious that his initial yellow-and-blue clothing did not conjure up images of a furious the early 21st century…

James Howlett – Wolverine – Logan – Weapon X

Here is some facts about Wolverine

Habitat. These hardy creatures live alone and require a lot of space to wander.
Diet. Wolverines are stubborn, so while they occasionally consume vegetarian food like plants and berries in the summer, it does not constitute a significant portion of their diet.

What role does Wolverine play in X-Men Apocalypse?

Professor Charles Xavier invites Wolverine to join up for his new superhero-mutant team, called the X-Men, where Logan creates a close friendship with Cyclops and Jean Grey. Later it was discovered that Xavier, erased Logan’s memory and forced him to join the X-Men team by purpose. Professor X had to delete all Wolverine memories because he was sent to kill X-Men team leader a.k.a. – Charles Xavier.

Cyclops and Jean Grey

James Howlett (Wolverine) is also called Logan and Weapon X. He is a mutant with three retractable claws in each hand and animal-keen senses. He also has heightened physical powers, a strong regeneration ability known as a healing factor, and animal-keen senses.

Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine a.k.a. Logan

So Wolverine is from DC (Detective Comic) or MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe)?

Offten fans wonder is Wolverine a DC or a Marvel hero? Well, Wolverine was allegedly inspired by the DC superhero Timberwolf. Due to his ability to heal, the color of his outfit, and his hair, he is Wolverine’s polar opposite. The only thing that separates them is their claws, which are quite similar to each other despite Timberwolf’s sharp claws not being like Wolverine’s retractable ones. But, officially Wolverine was created for Marvel Comics by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita.

What is Wolverine’s history?

Did you know that Wolverine actually are father to Jimmy Hudson? James Hudson and Wolverine served together in the Iraq War, and James was given guardianship of Wolverine’s infant kid. To make the adoption legitimate, Jimmy’s surname name was changed from Howlett to Hudson. Jimmy’s origins were kept a mystery up until his senior year of high school. Wolverines son – Jimmy didn’t realize he was a mutant when he was a child, but he always felt unique and rejected the idea that he might be one.

In movies we saw that Hugh Jackman who played Logan in several movies, had to play very different scenario/story line whan it’s in comic books. For the first time Wolverine appeared in our TV screens in 2009. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) showed us remarcable MCU story line with new characters. At the movie we saw that Logan a.k.a. Wolverine was made in laboratory. But did you know that in comics, originally he got such powers from his birth parent.

Just to clarify, who is Wolverine?

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

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Who is Deadpool in Wolverine?

One of the worse films in the Fox X-Men film series is frequently cited as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And the portrayal of Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in the movie has drawn some of the most severe criticism. Fans were ecstatic to see The Merc With the Mouth on the big screen when it was released in 2009.

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All information you need to know about Deadpool

If you’ve been on the Internet lately, you’ve definitely noticed some peculiar advertising for a superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds. Funny, but Ryan Reynol’d’ attractive face 90% of the movie time was hidden.

Why Deadpool always wear a mask? Why is the hip-hop music so strange and off-key? Why so much profanity? Because, ladies and gentlemen, this is Deadpool, a superhero who takes great pleasure in the bizarre.

We’re here to fill you in on the latest Marvel Comics superhero movie, which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Hold on to your chimichangas because this is going to be a wild journey.

Deadpool: Who is he?

Deadpool

Deadpool, actual name Wade Wilson, is an aggressive mercenary with a strong background in martial arts and swordplay. He was given fast healing abilities through the Weapon X program, effectively rendering him immortal.

Deadpool’s entire body appears to be extensively scarred since his cancerous cells regenerate just as quickly as his regular cells due to the fact that he was diagnosed with cancer at the time of the Weapon X experiment (and possibly wreaking havoc on his brain chemistry). The whole face mask is the result. And the power to sarcastically leave while being beheaded.

Fun Fact: Deadpool enjoys chimichangas a lot.

What connection does Deadpool have to the X-Men?

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Deadpool originally joined the New Mutants, a group of young X-Men, as a supervillain, but over time, he evolved into an antihero who fought alongside Wolverine, the X-Men, and even a few Avengers.

Before acquiring his regenerative abilities, Wade Wilson, a chatty mercenary, appeared as Deadpool on the big screen. Reynolds portrayed him in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and even though the film wasn’t that great and fans bemoaned the muting of the infamously nicknamed “Merc with a Mouth,Reynolds made enough of an impression in both of those and in the leaked Deadpool test footage that the studio wanted him for a second go-round.

What’s up with Deadpool?

With an eerie similarity to the DC Comics villain Deathstroke in terms of both outfit and abilities, Deadpool made his debut in The New Mutants comics in 1991. He was co-created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, and his name, Wade Wilson, is a play on Deathstroke’s true name, Slade Wilson.

Since his debut in the 1990s, Deadpool has quickly developed a devoted fan base among comic book readers and convention goers. Seriously, during conventions, everyone is dressed as Deadpool. Why? Because he breaks the fourth wall and is a humorous parody of well-known superheroes.

Deadpool frequently brings up the fact that he is in a comic book, much to the amusement of his readers and the consternation of his fellow comic book characters. The whole thing is turned into a meta-commentary joke as he even leans into his similarities to every other comic book character, including Deadshot, Deathstroke, and a loose version of Spider-Man.

Should You Read Any Deadpool Comics?

Deadpool

Short answer is Yes, Yes, Yes! You should try these one:

  • Deadpool, Volume The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2013) features a humorous character team-up with Captain America and Wolverine as well as a Deadpool origin story.
  • X-Force Uncanny Vol. 1 (2011–2012): The mercenary’s first significant team-up and a more somber side (along with a costume change).
  • No partnership is better than that of the rambunctious and talkative Deadpool and the mute and stern part-cyborg Cable from the 2004 film Cable & Deadpool.
  • Joe Kelly’s Deadpool (1997–1999) is widely regarded as the archetypal version of the antihero and served as the start of the comic book character’s comedy career.
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Blade lost it’s director

Almost everyone is aware of what is going on with Warner Brother’s Flash movie. The movie had other issues before Ezra Miller’s weird string of detentions and accusations, though. The Flash was changing directors as quickly as Jay Garrick vibrating through solid objects before their current PR disaster with the movie’s leading man. In hindsight, The Flash’s director departure was the first sign that the movie was in trouble.

Blade

We are a little concerned because of the current news regarding the Blade movie. The entrance of Blade in the Marvel universe has been eagerly anticipated by fans of the franchise, along with the appearances of Deadpool, Wolverine, and Daredevil. Blade from 1998 was the first film to provide Marvel as a corporation the boost it needed before Iron Man became the MCU’s success trigger. In any case, the director in charge of bringing a vision of Blade to the MCU has made the decision to leave the project two months before filming is set to begin.

Variety has reported that Bassam Tariq is no longer the “Blade” director for Marvel Studios.

Tariq’s resignation is unexpected because filming on Marvel’s next film about the renowned comic book vampire slayer was supposed to start in November. Along with Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre in supporting roles, Mahershala Ali will play the lead in the movie. According to those with direct knowledge of the matter, Tariq will continue to be involved in “Blade” as an executive producer even if he will no longer be the director.

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