The superhero movie boom has been happening for years now and only one superhero film has had a female director: Lexi Alexander‘s Punisher: War Zone. And the budget for that film was drastically lower than the majority of superhero pictures. Patty Jenkins (Monster) came close to directing Thor: The Dark World, but she and Marvel couldn’t come to terms, so they went with Alan Taylor instead.
It’s absurd and sad that, even beyond superhero films, female directors almost never get to take on a blockbuster property. There are legions of incompetent male directors who are given hundreds of millions of dollars to blow on a waste of time, but incredibly talented female directors are relegated to indies, rom-coms, and TV shows. It’s time to break through that glass ceiling, especially with superhero movies since we’re going to be getting so many of them. Fittingly, that time may have finally come with Wonder Woman. Hit the jump for more.