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I'm sure you're all tired of hearing it by now XD

Originally, Marvel had planned on doing a Black Widow solo movie first- yup, before Iron Man. They ended up canceling those plans because Aeon Flux, Elektra, and Ultraviolet were all female-led action movies and they... tanked. And the studio attributed it to the fact that women were the protagonists (not the confusing plots or less-than-thrilling storylines). And to this day, I'm one very cranky fan, lamenting the movie that never was.
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That's really funny since I loved all of those movies. When I say funny I don't mean funny. I've wanted a Black Widow movie for so long and they didn't make one because great movies were what? Awesome? Women being super duper cool?
@DavidFPuhala what's weird is that girls have been nerds for ever! Just look at the Trek fandom. The impression I get from older fans is that they were basically kicked out or pressured not to be open about what they liked. And film producers didn't realize that so they didn't bother to market to women. @peahyr right? They're not my favorite movies but they were fun. Green Lantern bombed. Spider-Man 2 bombed. Batman & Robin bombed. The '03 Hulk bombed. Nobody turned around and said that male heroes are the kiss of death for cinema success
Just another way to bring down us ladies
@shannonl5 That is a very legitimate observation. I did not mean to imply that girls, in my age range, where not nerds. I feel you hit the nail on the head with the comment about marketing not targeting girls. There were strong female comic characters in my youth, but none of the products were really targeting girls so going to the comic store was not really something that crossed their mind. I am looking forward to introducing my daughter to my comic collection and all the great sci-fi fantasy novels I have read and movies I have seen. I just hope her mother does not move her so far away that my ability to share this type of stuff with her is not hindered greatly. I feel like I learned so much from my reading as a youth. That is why I read her 3+ stories a night before bed. I have even, way earlier than is reasonable, started reading the novel Dune to her. It was so awesome to hear her say Gom Jabare at 3 years old lol!
@DavidFPuhala haha that's awesome! My dad used to read The Hobbit to me, totally passed down the nerd gene