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Old July 16 2013, 08:06 PM   #61
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So? The sequels are going to cost a lot more than that.
According to Yahoo News, the next film in the series is rumored to be double the budget of the first one. That puts it in the ballpark of a $150-160 million movie.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:16 PM   #62
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Right, but by this point Hunger Games is a proven property. They can afford to up the budget accordingly, I could understand giving Black Widow a lower budget out of cold feet that audiences wouldn't like a woman action hero (I understand less it not getting made when apparently everything that's remotely superheroic is getting filmed.)
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Old July 16 2013, 08:22 PM   #63
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Especially since The Avengers was such a mega-hit. You would think Marvel would be exploring all potential avenues to sequelize that movie, including spinning off Black Widow into her own movie, especially since Iron Man 3 was such a big hit.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:45 PM   #64
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I'm sure they are exploring all avenues. But Marvel Studios only makes so many movies per year (I don't think their current announced plans have them exceeding two at any given point).
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Old July 17 2013, 04:22 AM   #65
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The one thing that bugs me about people always pointing to Catwoman, and Elektra as reasons not to do female lead superhero movies is the fact that they apparently just were not good movies. I haven't seen them to judge first hand, but I don't think I've ever heard a good thing about either of them. I think that the Hunger Games proves that if you have good sci-fi action movie with a female lead, people will go see it. I really think there is enough awareness now that if somebody made a good Wonder Woman or Black Widow movie, people would go see it.
EDIT: I just remembered more proof that people will go see a female lead action movie, if it's good. The Alien and (first two) Terminator movies. I really think if a movie is good enough and the marketing is good, then people will go see a movie with pretty much anyone in the lead.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:23 PM   #66
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You would think Marvel would be exploring all potential avenues to sequelize that movie, including spinning off Black Widow into her own movie, especially since Iron Man 3 was such a big hit.
As CaptainCanada noted, Marvel Studios can only really do one or two movies per year, especially now that they've got the SHIELD series also. Black Widow will be in Cap 2, and I imagine Whedon will want her back in Avengers 2. In other words, her dance card is full for a while.
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Old July 17 2013, 05:04 PM   #67
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Yeah, that's a fair point.
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Old July 20 2013, 05:51 AM   #68
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Hey, look, a new Wonder Woman fan short!

Spoiler alert: it's terrible.

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Old July 20 2013, 01:44 PM   #69
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I would much rather see a more fresh female superhero getting her own movie. The whole manhating angle which is part of her mithology could also hurt a movie.
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That was awesome. I loved it.
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