Elizabeth Banks Says ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Captain Marvel’ Were Hits Because They’re Part Of A ‘Male Genre’

Charlie’s Angels director Elizabeth Banks partly attributed the success of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel to being part of what she called a “male genre.”

Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie Angel’s, a continuation of the television show and two-film series of the same name, received generally solid reviews from critics but failed to draw audiences over its opening weekend. With a domestic opening weekend gross of  $8.6 million, Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels fell below even it’s already-disappointing $10 million tracking numbers.

During an interview with the Herald Sun conducted before Charlie’s Angels debuted in theaters, Elizabeth Banks stated that she believes the film had to be a financial success or else it would reinforce the stereotype that men don’t go see action films with women as leads. While many would point to the success of Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman as proof that men will see an action movie with women in lead roles, Elizabeth Banks said that she believes male audiences will see comic book films with female primary protagonists because they are still tied to what she called a “male genre”:

“They’ll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre. So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a Wonder Woman movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up ‘Justice League.'”

While Elizabeth Banks said that she’s happy for Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel‘s box office success, the Charlie’s Angels writer and director added, “but we need more women’s voices supported with money because that’s the power. The power is in the money.”

Do you think Elizabeth Banks has a point about Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman? Why do you think Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels didn’t do well at the box office? Let us know your thoughts on Elizabeth Banks’ Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman comments below!

Brie Larson will reprise her role as Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel sequel. Full details on the film are currently unknown, though the recently unveiled Phase 4 line-up did not include Captain Marvel 2, indicating the Brie Larson film is part of the Phase 5 slate.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. and DC’s Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on June 4, 2020. Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.

Source: Herald Sun

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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