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Exit polls indicate 44 percent of GotG’s opening-week audience were women, yet Disney/Marvel still seems unaware or unconvinced that it can profit from this half of their audience. At San Diego Comic-Con last month, women’s T-shirts for Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter TV series sold out in a day, with the bemused attendants saying that they hadn’t expected this kind of interest. This is after years of fans clamoring for a female-led superhero movie from anyone.
Fans have been asking, well… where’s Gamora?
When companies are so sexist they don’t even want to accept women to make a profit you know society is very fucked up
Yeah except this isn’t true. There’s plenty of merch with Gamora.
She has a figure http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMVA7903A#.U-OSust0zIU
Also custom-printed t-shirts http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/t-shirt/guardians-of-the-galaxy-gamora/64350/
You can bitch and moan about sexism all you want but don’t fucking lie.
It’s not lying (or bitching and moaning for that matter). Also, you can’t link to a site that is selling unofficial merch and say that it counts as the official sources not leaving out a character. If I went and made 50 Gamora designs, it wouldn’t mean that Marvel had made them, it would mean that I, a fan, had made them. Those action figures you linked are only available in a few select stores, not in every store like everyone else is. I mean look at this shirt; it has five boxes. There are five Guardians. Strangely, they chose not to include Gamora on the entire shirt. Why is that?
She’s not on the display stands either, when they made room for 4 out of 5 guardians. They could have gone with 3 and left out a guy, but they made it work, leaving out the only female member on the team. Why her again?
There’s two sides on this thing and both sides have all 4 Guardians. If it’s a space/size issue, why not have Gamora/Nebula/Ronan/Yondue on the other side? At least she would be included!
Official mugs without Gamora as well:
I mean come on - According to Marvel, the other four members of the Guardians are available at Toys “R” Us online and in stores while Gamora (along with Nebula) will only be available at specialty stores. Seriously. And you think it’s just ‘bitching and moaning’ ? Here are several pictures where it’s clear that Gamora is the only member of the team that is ‘optional’. They aren’t regularly leaving out Drax and swapping it in for Gamora/Rocket/Groot/Peter, or leaving out Groot and Rocket or any other combination. This is not just whining, this is a big deal. Women already have to be happy with just having ONE person of their gender being on a team out of FIVE characters, and you think we’re asking too much for that ONE woman to be included in the merchandise?
Also, that figurine the person linked to, she’s the goddamned chase figure, because of course she is. This means that there is, on average, one Gamora per case with two or three of every other character. We’ve already run out of stock of her at work, and won’t be getting more in until the end of September. I have no doubt that people are going to start scalping her on eBay shortly, because this happens with every female figurine in the Marvel figurines range.
It happened with Sif when the Thor: Dark World figurines came out, it happened with Natasha when the Winter Soldier figurines came out, and it’s bloody well going to happen with Gamora.
So when we get bright-eyed, excited little girls in the store asking for the female character from the amazing movie we saw, I have to tell them that we have none left and let the parents know that we can special-order one from the secondary market, and it’s going to set them back at least a hundred fucking dollars (for the record, we barely make profit on these - we buy them any way and any place we can, and mark them up just enough to cover our asses). And that stinks.
Dear companies that produce movie merch (looking at you, Hasbro),
Please stop short-packing your female action figures.
At Comic-con you can get your face 3D printed onto figurines, such as Captain America, various WALKING DEAD characters, Black Widow or M.O.D.O.K. Ships in 8 weeks. #SDCC
13 Comics That Smash The Patriarchy
Did you know we started a weekly column of comics you should try reading?
I feel so predictable because I read every single one of these comics.
FISTS IN THE AIR IN SOLIDARITY !
Also, love all these comics !
Petition for all the Marvel actors to agree that whenever Scarlett gets a blatantly sexist question one of the Chrises just takes it instead.
You have my signature.
It could potentially be a CHRIS show at every interview then; she -does- get a lot of “cat suit”, “working out”, “rabbit food” or “being one of the boys” questions ;)
… but if Scarlett takes one of -their- questions about character development, motivation, BLACK WIDOW’s comic origins past or being an inspiration to young children everywhere, THEN we’ll get somewhere imho.
poetryondemand said: A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do?
Kill him and eat him in front of the others. It’s the only way they learn.
Reminder that Iron Man wasn’t “A-list” before his first movie.
Erm….How was Iron Man not “A-List”? He has several solo titles and is one of the main protagonists in the Avengers…. Iron Man is pretty much the definition of “A-List”
See the bit where I said “Before his movie”. He wasn’t, he really wasn’t, one of the top names before a) Ellis and Granov’s Extremis arc/reboot and b) his first movie.
Until that point he was moderately successful, within comics, but certainly wasn’t a huge hit, and crucially, very few people outside of comic readers had any idea who he was.
Reminder that Black Widow had a solo film in production before the first Iron Man movie, and the reason it was cancelled was her gender.
One of my best friends has been an Iron Man fan his whole life, and he was STUNNED when the movie was green-lit, because Iron Man wasn’t A-list. We MADE these characters A-list, by loving their movies.
In another world, very close to this one, Black Widow is THE name to beat in comic book movies right now. I want to live there.
Ant-Man is getting his own movie
Daredevil had a movie
Ghost Rider has had 2 movies
Punisher’s had 2 movies (recently, in total he’s had 3)
Blade’s had 3 movies and a TV show
These are all “A-listers”?
I bet you most people had no clue who Blade was before the movies made him a success.
They invented a white dude out of whole cloth in the movie series in Coulson, and now he’s in video games, a live action series, an animated series, and in the comics.
Captain/Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, etc all have more of a comics history and name recognition than Coulson who didn’t even exist 6 years ago. People act like who gets a movie is like some sort of sports draft, and they’re being picked by their college/comic accomplishments, rather than these are fictional characters who are popular if there is the will to write them well & promote them.
Can we just bring this back to Kelly Sue’s answer which is downright perfect?
Kelly Sue is my spirit animal.
Nom nom nom.
The full 2:31 minute CAPTAIN AMERiCA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Super Bowl trailer.
Lots of explosions, broken glass & our favourite MARVEL characters getting hurt.
April 4th, 2014 North American release date.
Marvel’s Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher trailer.
I legitimately started screaming like a fan-nerd. Totally unexpected news!
Bonus: CAPTAIN MARVEL !!