The Expendables took the number one spot at the box office for a second time this past weekend. I guess that means people like to see a bunch of old dudes blowing crap up. I’ll be sure to tell my dad. Or maybe it was just a great movie. Either way, it’s only confirmed what we already knew - that male ensemble cast films make money (i.e. Oceans 11, etc). But is that what we want from our superhero teams?
Throughout the years, the name Joss Whedon has become synonymous with powerful female characters, so why on Earth did he confirm this past week that Black Widow would be the only female Avenger in the film he’s directing? Even though Whedon says the story will be pulling from various versions of the Avengers I think purists would agree leaving out key players, especially females, is odd.
Check out this week's Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama where I discuss why this bothers me and which ladies I think could have been included.