Just ran across an interesting article calling for superhero genre films to be handed over to some female directors
. It has some good points, especially in regards to the "reasons" people are likely to give why men are more appropriate directors for superhero flicks. I must agree that the genre is getting a tad played out in its current iterations on film and could use something to infuse new blood. Would some X chromosomes help?
Personally, I don't think it's really a question of male directors versus female directors, but of individuals' being well suited to handle material. Thus the thread title - I'd pay to see Bigelow's version of Wonder Woman right now, and I'm bummed to hear that Patty Jenkins is off Thor: The Dark World. Do you think it's true that female directors get passed over for superhero films because they are female? I mean, seriously, I'd have rather seen Debra Granik's version of the Dark Phoenix saga than Brett Ratner's - wouldn't you?