Here’s an article that has appeared in one of the biggest newspapers in Europe. The Telegraph wants an end to male action heroes. The author, KT Roberts, calls for the ‘plundering’ of male action heroes, their space on the screen forcibly converted to female ones.
Let’s plunder the male heroes – and Thor is an excellent place to start. There’s a simple mechanism by which someone else can gain his powers – as shown in Endgame with Steve Rogers (to whoops of glee from the fanboys now complaining).
The author also laments romantic subplots revolving around female characters:
Marvel women have a history of relegation to the sappy love interest or worse, the “feisty” girl whose only power is the super-boyfriend backing her up.
Ignoring the fact that this is exactly the type of shit women prefer to watch. In fact I’m sure most women would disagree with the article, in its entirety.
The screed ends with the following:
We’re stepping out of the shadows – and if we can step on our male predecessors along the way, all the better.
Yikes. Remember, this is 2019 mainstream media.