With his record of strong female characters undisputed courtesy of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, Avengers Assemble writer/director Joss Whedon and Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson spoke out about the poor track record of female superheroes, and how Avengers can change that.
“Studios will tell you: A woman cannot headline an action movie,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. “After The Hunger Games they might stop telling you that a little bit. Whatever you think of the movie, it’s done a great service. And after The Avengers, I think it’s changing.”
“A lot of the female superhero movies just suck really badly,” added Johansson.
“The suck factor is not small,” Whedon concluded.
So, do you agree, and what female characters would you like to see in Avengers Assemble 2?