5 women who should lead the next superhero movie

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Janelle Monae attends the premiere of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

At a time when superhero blockbusters are more prevalent than ever, here are five women who we think should lead the next superhero film.

Almost everybody loves a good superhero movie. Whether you’re a Marvel, X-Men or DC Comics fans, we all know how much fun it is to see our favorite heroes on the big screen.

Obviously, there are other types of superhero films as well, like Kick-Ass and The Incredibles. But the common denominator is always the spectacle of magical powers and/or cool action sequences. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a superhero film, right?

Although Wonder Woman knocked our socks off last summer, and Captain Marvel is currently on its way, there aren’t a lot of superhero blockbusters led by women. It’s not for lack of trying, though, as women like Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde) and Taraji P. Henson (Proud Mary) do their best to put themselves at the forefront of an action movie.

Aside from Angelina Jolie, there probably isn’t one particular actress who can call themselves an action star. At least, not without a giant franchise backing them. Perhaps, if Tomb Raider did better at the box office, Alicia Vikander could take the mantle. Or if Jennifer Lawrence didn’t constantly alienate the audience, she would garner more acclaim for her attempts.

However, at this time, the field is still wide open.

Therefore, we’ve come up with five women who should lead the next superhero movie.