HOT TOPIC Where Are The Female Superheroes On The Big Screen?

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The current explosion of superheroes on the big screen has given starring roles to geniuses in mechanical suits, Norse gods, talking raccoons and more, but it's yet to find a title role for a female hero. Wonder Woman's about to make her big screen debut, but it seems she'll be be a supporting player to the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice , while Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is a regular in the Marvel movies, but is yet to get top billing.

So isn't it about time Hollywood gave a female hero her own movie franchise? Why hasn't Wonder Woman, one of the crown jewels in the DC line-up, been given the same opportunities as Bats and Supes? Are Hollywood executives paranoid after the failures of Elektra and Catwoman ? Will Agent Carter on the small screen open doors for comic book characters on the big screen?

Let us know your thoughts and you could appear in the letters pages of issue 255 of SFX , on sale Wednesday 12 November.

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