There’s been a real surge in female-led movies of late and we’re kind of pumped about it. While there still isn’t anywhere near equal representation in Hollywood (don’t even get us started on diversity), we’re pretty excited to see women in iconic and action-filled roles that we just wouldn’t have seen twenty years ago. Between kick-ass women like Wonder Woman and Atomic Blonde coming to the big screen and women taking on roles traditionally filled by men like the Ghostbusters and Doctor Who, things are looking up, ladies.
But we want more. With the next Bond’s identity up in the air, Chris Hemsworth recently said he sees Charlize Theron as perfect for the role. She’s all for it. She said at Comic-Con this year that she’d really like to see a lot more female-led movies in general and we couldn’t agree more. In fact, it seems like a lot of people would be into women filling a lot of starring roles.
Samantha Bee of Full Frontal recently tweeted her satirical-but-kinda-serious list of things women should take over next. That really got people thinking about the plethora of roles that women could totally rock. Here are some of the movies we need to see in the next few years. Lady Spongebob, anyone?
Congratulations on Doctor Who, ladies, but stay vigilant. We’ve got a lot more work to do. pic.twitter.com/eWALnfoJ8o
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 17, 2017
With the current trend of having a minimum of two Sherlock Holmes reboots a year, it’s a real surprise that we haven’t had this one yet. We’ve got our Joan Watson (how amazing is Lucy Liu?). When do we get Shirley Holmes?
Female Sherlock Holmes! 😁
— Assyqeen (@Assyqeen) July 17, 2017
Sure, Harrison Ford is iconic in the role, but couldn’t we have a woman don the leather fedora? Maybe in a Rey-type situation where Ford passes the torch (to someone other than Shia LaBeouf)?
— Patrick (@PatrickInNC) July 18, 2017
Honestly, folks, it’s right in the name. Her-cules?
Hercules of course.
— What, Me Worry? (@MurrayClarke5) July 17, 2017
Why stop at a female protagonist for Star Wars? Let’s try out a powerful female villain.
“Lucy, I am your mother!” will be the movie quote that will define a generation.
— Stijn Wenders (@StijnWenders) July 17, 2017
We can only imagine that Marvel will want to counter DC’s Wonder Woman with a female-led superhero movie of their own. We’re getting Captain Marvel at some point, we’d still like to see a Black Widow movie and maybe even some gender-bending in the future.
Jyeah! I think she already exist in comic version.. but sure! The only person to replace RDJ should be a woman.. 😝
— Assyqeen (@Assyqeen) July 18, 2017
Who’s your pick for an all-female reboot of The Godfather? How good do you think Helen Mirren’s Italian accent is?
GODMOTHER PART III: Directed by Sofia Coppola
— Yo Soy Roberto (@WesterbergHS89) July 18, 2017
Zoe Saldana is a pretty cool Uhura, but what about a Jane Kirk? Or a female Spock?
Add Star Trek to the list 😉🖖🏻 pic.twitter.com/gFoVT1uOlL
— Justen Bennett (@justenbennett) July 18, 2017
With the rate at which people die in Game of Thrones and the strength of the women on that show, it’s pretty conceivable that only women will be left alive at the end.
Arya Stark is moving forward in her campaign for an all-female Game of Thrones. I’m ready for the gory glory.
— Peacock Funk (@PeacockFunk) July 18, 2017
We shouldn’t limit ourselves to movies and TV either. Who said everyone’s favourite Italian plummer had to be a mustachioed man?
— Jim_2A07 (@Jim_2A07) July 17, 2017
We were oh so close last year. It doesn’t have to be Hillary, but a woman POTUS is well overdue. #Michelle2020
— Ken Buxton (@computerbugg) July 17, 2017
Hey, Hollywood! Can we get these pretty soon? We need these, like, yesterday.
I’m like… pic.twitter.com/jOJYA72jY5
— Richard MacLean (@RichardPMacLean) July 17, 2017