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Kamala-Khan

Marvel Comics has been doing a good job diversifying its cadre of costumed heroes, from Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales, to Falcon being promoted to Captain America and Jane Foster taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor. One of the most successful new characters though is Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American teenager who is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. The critical and commecial success of the new Ms. Marvel may naturally make people think she would easily make the transition to film, but would you want the filmmaker behind Punisher: War Zone to be the one that brings Ms. Marvel to the big screen? Well, she certainly does. (more…)

WONDERS

Being a female director in Hollywood has its ups and downs, from what I hear. Downside is, you get passed over a lot because you’re a minority and that’s how life is. The upside is that, if your movie sucks, nobody can kick you in the nuts. Trust me on that – I once directed the worst short film anyone never saw and didn’t walk for a month! That’s when most ladies behind the lenses find themselves in a damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don’t situation. According to Lexi Alexander, those situations pop up too much already, and she isn’t trying to make things worse for herself. That’s why when the question came up about her directing the new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, she said “hell no!” Let’s see why she feels like that’s career suicide, and why she thinks WW might have her director already. (more…)