BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 17, 2015
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters—and Chris Hemsworth is going to pick up the phone.
That’s right, a dude is playing the receptionist in the all-female reboot of the classic film. Director Paul Feig tweeted a picture of Thor himself with the caption "Our receptionist." This movie is smashing gender roles and paranormal crime. Does it get any better than this? Methinks not.
The new, spirit-catchin’ team is comprised of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, and this stellar cast of funny ladies has us already loving this movie. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 16, 2014
Through all of the coverage surrounding the Wonder Woman reboot, Marvel has been lying in wait with some seriously great news. Their new take on Thor isn’t going to be a rehash of the brawny, blonde-headed man with a hammer story.
Instead, Thor will be a girl.
Marvel editor Wil Moss said of the update that “the inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Read More
We’ve all noticed the increase in “strong female characters” gracing our silver screens, and while that’s a huge step, it can’t always be called “feminist.” In interviews, Natalie Portman has expressed that although female characters are now more able to be as fast and strong as male action heroes, they often end up being “just a fantasy of a male writer. Read More
For years, creators of superhero movies have shrugged off questions addressing the scarcity of women stars, echoing the sentiment, “Comic books are for boys.” But in recent films, I have noticed a shift. I was thrilled to see Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) in The Dark Knight Rises; both were complex, powerful, terrifying yet sympathetic heroines (or anti-heroines, if you prefer). Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) graced the screen and kicked some butt in The Avengers. Read More