5 women who should lead the next superhero movie

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the Rakuten TV EMPIRE Awards 2018 at The Roundhouse on March 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Daisy Ridley

But wait, she already has a big franchise and will also star in Chaos Walking, which is meant to be like the Next Big ThingTM.

Well, there are two things to consider here: Star Wars doesn’t really belong to Daisy Ridley. Just like it didn’t belong to Harrison Ford, but Indiana Jones basically did. And two, Chaos Walking isn’t going to become the Next Big Thing. Just like Maze Runner didn’t.

So, that leaves Ridley open for another big franchise, assuming Star Wars didn’t turn her off from big fandoms. Although we can see her in a Batgirl film, Warner Bros. needs to get its act together before we send Ridley from one mess to another.

While some people hate how superhero films dominate cinema right now, they’re self-sustaining in their own way. Since Ridley already works under the Disney umbrella, it wouldn’t be too unusual to crossover to Marvel.

Independently, she does have a superhero film in the works with Josh Gad at Netflix, but that won’t reach the audience the same way. If she joined Marvel, she could start in a minor role and grow into it over time. As of The Last Jedi, Star Wars kind of derailed her arc in a way, but proved that she can be dynamic as a conflicted hero.

Which also makes us think that she could make a really great conflicted villain as well. And we all know how Marvel needs more female villains.