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?