Wonder Woman marks a major shift for the modern comic book movie
landscape. It is the first big-budget film of its kind with a female lead and a
female director, and people seem to be loving it.
It's surprising that a
franchise that has been so testosterone-fuelled like the
DCEU is the first to nail the female superhero, but Warner Bros and DC
have not only managed it, they're already planning for the future.
As both Marvel and Sony try to launch their own superheroines with
Captain Marvel and a Black Cat/Silver Sable team-up (yeah, good luck
with that one), DC already has a slate of movies in development that
don't feature a Y chromosome in the lead.
A sequel to Wonder Woman is already coming, Harley Quinn is going to team up with her gal pals in Gotham
City Sirens, and nerd god himself Joss Whedon is taking on the task of
bringing Batgirl to the big screen (because it's about time we were invited to forget that Alicia Silverstone ever happened).
Even beyond those strikes forward, there are plenty of other superheroines in the DC Universe who deserve a chance in the spotlight...