It's baffling, though, how Hollywood executives still seem to remember the failures of Aeon Flux, Ultraviolet, and the like, but manage to ignore the successes of numerous female-led genre movies.
Not really. From Catwoman
, there've been as many if not more flops as modest successes, and none
have been massive breakout hits a la Iron Man
. The Resident Evil
series has been chugging along decently, but it started out as a gamer-backed flick, and few female stars are as willing as Milla to become known as a primarily action/genre star. The Underwold
series is another notable exception, but it too is very much a genre product, with little crossover/mainstream appeal.
Even if modestly budgeted along those lines, however, a Wonder Woman movie would attract a whole lot of free publicity/public interest, thereby creating significant pressure for it to do not just okay
, but great
. A WW movie doing Resident Evil
-style business would almost certainly be seen as a disappointment.
Anyhow, if the JLA
movie actually happens, WW is sure to be in it, so look to her reception there for prospects for any solo outing.