poetryondemand asked: A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do?
Kill him and eat him in front of the others. It’s the only way they learn.
Reminder that Iron Man wasn’t “A-list” before his first movie.
Erm….How was Iron Man not “A-List”? He has several solo titles and is one of the main protagonists in the Avengers…. Iron Man is pretty much the definition of “A-List”
See the bit where I said “Before his movie”. He wasn’t, he really wasn’t, one of the top names before a) Ellis and Granov’s Extremis arc/reboot and b) his first movie.
Until that point he was moderately successful, within comics, but certainly wasn’t a huge hit, and crucially, very few people outside of comic readers had any idea who he was.
People need to remember this. Every. Day. They need to remember before they argue that none of Marvel’s ladies are A-List enough to head a movie or even be a lead amongst an ensemble. It’s very important.
and Guardians of the Galaxy is not an A-List team either. Nowhere near. Ant-Man is not an A-List hero. Hank Pym or Scott Lang.
Remember this every time you think Black Widow isn’t good enough or Captain Marvel isn’t big enough or not enough people know who Monica Rambeau is. Iron Man was not A-List before his movie. It’s still argueable if he’s really A-List in the comics since his book is nowhere near a top seller. Quite mediocre, actually