Log in

No account? Create an account
08 December 2015 @ 10:01 am
I'll be your Wonder Woman, whenever, just call me and I'll be there.  
The only thing I care about from the new Batman vs. Superman trailer is the appearance of Wonder Woman, who we saw in the first teaser but just seeing her front and center in that shot at the end was freaking badass. I don't care for and probably am not going to see this movie, but I do care about her own solo movie, which I am absolutely going to go see. Plus, the prospect of her having so much merchandising, even more than she normally does, makes me so incredibly excited.

While I still maintain that either Morena Baccarin and/or Gina Torres would have made a wonderful Wonder Woman (which I have always envisioned ever since the announcement of a film ten years ago) along with Bridget Regan, I can't wait to see how Gal Gadot does in the role.

I need to catch up on Supergirl, I'm a few episodes behind. But that show is utterly adorable. I love that we have a good variety of woman-centric superhero stories on television at the moment; Supergirl being the optimistic family-friendly show, Jessica Jones being more of an adult show, having darker, more mature themes, and Agent Carter being just an awesome spy adventure show. All three shows are incredibly different in tone, yet they all feature amazing women telling their stories. And soon we will be having Mockingbird, and who knows what else in the future. While having women-centric film franchises is something we're all hoping and fighting to see more of, I think television has proven to be a better format in giving more emotional storytelling and exploring their characters more. Regardless though, I want more diverse women being featuring in all different mediums, not just limited to one or the other.
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: J-Min - Stand Up
DJ Jazzy D: Real Ale fienddavesmusictank on December 8th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my - this does sound good. I adore Supergirl - it is a great series and the actrress is just so wonderful in it. Plus i agree , more powerful women in TV and film are much needed. Buffy llef the way and so did Charmed in a way.

Edited at 2015-12-08 06:39 pm (UTC)
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
Xena: Warrior Princess also paved the way of having strong empowering women on the television screen, as well.
(no subject) - davesmusictank on December 8th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Laerynlaeryn on December 8th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
I have to say in later years I have been more into TV than movies. I agree that is a better format. It allows for much more exploration and character development and that is what I like the most, hence why tv and books are my favorite forms of storytelling. But yes, I wish there was more franchises revolving around woman. Mostly because that is where most of the money/prestige is for many people still and the fact that we are not there is a reflection of a problem that still exists.

Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
There is a lot of limitations when it comes to a movie storyboard, whereas with things like television you can have an entire seasonal arc exploring and fleshing out your characters, their emotional arcs, their relationships, everything that couldn't possibly be done in a single film. Superhero movies are good for the action and the explosions, but not always with furthering character-driven stories.

Mostly because that is where most of the money/prestige is for many people still and the fact that we are not there is a reflection of a problem that still exists.

I completely agree, it's a painful truth that needs to be changed.


There is going to be a Mockingbird spin-off from Agents of Shield! Originally when it was pitched to the network earlier this year they vetoed the idea, but just before the fall season started they changed their minds and it's actually going forward. Which is a strange change of course, since you hardly ever hear that happening. But yeah, Mockingbird will happen sometime, idk when, but it will be amazing seeing Bobbi Morse in her own show. :D :D :D :D
Profiterole_profiterole_ on December 8th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
I love Gal Gadot from her role as Gisele in the Fast & Furious franchise, but even her can't make me watch Batman v. Superman. So grimdark... *sighs*
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
BvS just doesn't look interesting to me, honestly. It's pretty much the same-old, same-old when it comes to the "darker, grittier, grimmer" storytelling these kinds of movies have nowadays, especially with the DCverse. I only got excited when I saw Wonder Woman, but I agree, even she isn't enough to get me to watch this film. I'll wait for renting the DVD or just watching the YouTube clips of just her scenes.
R.: turned out to be the howling of a dognemophilist on December 8th, 2015 10:21 pm (UTC)
Gina Torres would have been AMAZING.
Renée: Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.rogueslayer452 on December 9th, 2015 07:02 am (UTC)
I still believe she could play her, even if it's not in a movie then definitely in like a webseries or something else. Hell, even years from now she would still be able to. She is totally Wonder Woman material. :)
sherrilina: Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)sherrilina on December 9th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
Man I still need to watch Agent Carter, they need to get that on Netflix already! :(

IA about enjoying TV more. I remember back in that day if I wanted to kick back and relax at home I would watch a movie, but now I almost always watch TV instead.

It seems like forever ago that they first announced WW as a film, and the MB fancastigs were happening! I had missed that they had actually announced someone...funny story, Lynda Carter was my high school graduation speaker and she was awful at it.
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on December 9th, 2015 07:46 am (UTC)
It's weird that they haven't had it available for people to watch yet, esp in preparation for the upcoming second season. Isn't available on DVD by now? Perhaps you could borrow the first season from the library or something. But if the waiting list is already long to check it out then you're probably better off waiting for Netflix anyway....

I used to go to the movie theaters all the time back in like the early 00s, but now, unless it's something I've been waiting to see, there's almost nothing worth going to the theaters for. And while I do still watch movies, television is more suited for certain stories that I feel most connected to. Along with other mediums of entertainment (books, web content, etc.)

It's probably one of the best fancastings I've come across. I remember back in 2005 when it was announced that Joss was attached to the project (before leaving some time later due to creative differences) that he made note about possibly Morena being a candidate. Which kind of exploded in fandom since not only did the actors support this, but the Firefly fans agreed as well. Both Morena and Gina are Wonder Woman material, imho. So when the casting came for this Wonder Woman, I was kind of disappointing that they weren't attached to the project. But still, I'm happy for Gal Gabot and I can't wait to see her in action.

funny story, Lynda Carter was my high school graduation speaker and she was awful at it.

Well, nobody's perfect. And public speaking may not be someone's forte, especially as a graduation speaker.
Julie: OITNB ★ doing this for goodragnarok_08 on December 9th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
Supergirl is just really adorable <33

Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on December 9th, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
She totally is. (✿◠‿◠)
dhampyresadhampyresa on December 9th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
What's this I hear about Mockingbird?
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on December 9th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
After initially vetoing the idea earlier this year, several months ago before the fall season started ABC retracted their statement and have now issued a pilot. It is said to be called something different than the originally pitched Mockingbird, but I am still calling it that until otherwise stated what it is. Since it will still be following Bobbi Morse and, by extension, Lance Hunter as a continuation from Agents of Shield.
(no subject) - dhampyresa on December 10th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Moongirlmoongirl24 on December 9th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'm enjoying Supergirl and Jessica Jones a lot! I have yet to check out Agent Carter, though. It's on my list! :) But yes, it's great with all the woman-centric superhero shows!
Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Emily.rogueslayer452 on December 9th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
All three are magnificent shows, and I like that we have variety in the genre itself. I'm hoping it starts a trend to where we see more women stories and more diversity in television, which hopefully can extend into movies.
Revyallodole on December 10th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Supergirl is so cute! Sometimes its tone is a little too cheerful and chick-flick-ey to me but it makes me happy and Supergirl herself is adorable. Also, yessss for having three female-lead shows right now, it's so awesome? ? ♥
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on December 10th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
I just love Kara's optimism, her enthusiasm of wanting to help people and make a positive difference in the world. Even when she's trying to hard to prove herself, both in the workplace and as Supergirl, and can get a little down at times she never enters that cynicism we're used to when it comes to superheroes. She has her angst but it never overpowers her need to help others. It is just so awesome and it makes me so happy.

Plus, she's just a cutie, and I love her relationship with her sister, Alex, and of course with James because that chemistry is off the charts. :))))
(no subject) - allodole on December 10th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kimsaturnsdaughter on December 10th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
Gal Gadot was not who I would've imagined as Wonder Woman, but I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with the role. Especially now that she's not in the Fast and Furious franchise anymore.

I have to get caught up in all these shows right now, but I do like what I've seen of them. I'm glad to hear that they're going ahead with a Mockingbird show too.
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on December 11th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
Me neither. Granted, since she is Amazonian it would be difficult to cast perfectly in the eyes of most. Regardless though, I've seen some amazing fancasts, and I'm curious as to how Gal Gabot will be portraying the character.

I'm happy they decided to go ahead with it, as well. It's rather an unusual thing for a network to change its mind after their original decision, it doesn't have very often and I wonder if it's probably because of what they have planned or maybe they're just banking off of more Marvel stuff. Idk, but more Adrianne Palicki on my screen on her own show? Yes please. :)
Chelsea: Christmas → Christmas Treesictransits on December 10th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
I still need to start watching Supergirl! I've heard nothing but good things. Hopefully now that everything is going on hiatus I'll be able to catch up soon.
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on December 13th, 2015 11:03 am (UTC)
It is a really cute show. It can seem a bit heavy-handed at times, but that doesn't ruin the enjoyment of watching. :)
orangerfulorangerful on December 11th, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
Gina Torres needs to be in more things all the time, I adore her. She could just read the phone book and I'd watch LOL.

I'm hoping Supergirl will last a few seasons and I can watch via Netflix or Hulu at some point. Hulu doesn't have it right now which is really annoying, but I think it airs on CBS and they are notorious for not working with Hulu :( I still need to catch up on 'Agent Carter' - that's on Netflix now, right???
Renée: Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.rogueslayer452 on December 13th, 2015 11:05 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. ♥

I have no idea about Agent Carter. On the other hand, I do hope that Supergirl does last for another season. It has already been upped to having a full first season, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it'll be renewed.
giallarhorn: allison & lydiagiallarhorn on December 13th, 2015 06:38 am (UTC)
While I will say DC has their slips and stumbles, they are definitely winning on getting out a female led movie before Marvel has and still not even a peep of a Black Widow movie.

But on the other hand, there's such a plethora of female driven shows! And all such different shows at that as well across a wider range.
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on December 13th, 2015 11:15 am (UTC)
At this point, I don't think there will be a solo Black Widow movie. Aside from Captain Marvel, there hasn't been any other announcement for a woman solo movie franchise among the other Marvel superheroes. Which is incredibly disappointing. You'd think that Black Widow, having been in five Marvel movies, would be qualified to have her story being told in her own franchise. But alas, that doesn't seem to be the case. Not just that, but despite being an Avenger she's not even in much merchandising as it is, except for a few things. Sigh.

This is why I'm hoping that, with the successes of things like Agent Carter and Jessica Jones, television can be the gateway for more untold stories of women characters of the Marvelverse, and any other comicverse in general. Imagine having a Natasha origin story on Netflix. I mean, there are so many possibilities they can take!
(no subject) - giallarhorn on December 14th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC) (Expand)