Last edited by X-13; 16th July 2014 at 02:09 PM.
It's like changing James Bond into Janet Bond... the female spy who drinks her Vodka Martini stirred not shaken. It would be ridiculous, lazy and just down right awful.
Where as a new original movie about a kickass female spy (or if say Black Widow got her own movie...mmmmm Scarlet)...well that would be awesome.
Last edited by X-13; 16th July 2014 at 04:46 PM.
X-13 has ever been expressively clear about
his/her/itstheir sex. And gender's a whole different kettle of fish and we're not opening that can of worms again D:
Never really been a massive comic book fan, personally. I like superheroes.. Ish? I have a passive interest in them, I suppose. But this is just bizarre.
I don't mind female super heroes (one of the reasons I'm actually a huge X-Men fan.. but still passively) and admittedly they could make this work if they did it properly..
If you can only wield Thor's hammer if you're deemed worthy, then all the current Thor (for the purposes of this thread, He-Thor) has to do is something to make him unworthy. The traditional 'Hero's spectacular fall from grace'. Or, if that would be too out-of-character, just have him die. Conjure up a plausible way for the Hammer to be delivered to the new Thor (She-Thor) and you're golden..
However it does diminish the idea of Thor as a superhero from the 'chosen one' who is able to wield the hammer, to just another title passed down to whoever has it at the time. If He-Thor dies and She-Thor takes over, picking up the title, then it doesn't render everything He-Thor has done irrelevant, but still alters it just enough that it's.. Not the same.
Would've been better writing a new superhero, IMO.
I am all for equality and such - see multiple rants in the feminism thread - but all this is rubbish. They're doing it for publicity, of course, but in terms of the actual comics it a) makes no sense because Thor isn't a title, it's a name, what do we call real Thor now then? Is he going to get a Prince-style squiggle? b) it's all meaningless because it'll only last a year or two at most before reverting to normal. Obvious example: The Death of Captain America, except he wasn't killed, he phased in and out of space/time and reappeared at various points in his lifeline and eventually reappeared in the present... or something.
I don't even think it's all that powerful a message about equality. If it's sending any message, it's that a woman can't be powerful on her own terms, with her own identity; she can only become powerful by emulating a man and stepping into his role. Except with boob armour. Yay equality.
Black Cap sounds interesting, although if we're talking black superheroes, it's Netflix's Luke Cage series I'm looking forward to, personally
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