Marvel's Ike Perlmutter On Female Heroes - Sony Leaks...

Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter On Female Heroes – Sony Leaks…

Posted by April 17, 2015 Comment

3043329-slide-s-1-first-look-at-captain-marvel-and-the-carol-corpWikileaks.org has posted the Sony e-mails. At Bleeding Cool, we have been reading a few.

Such as one from the 7th August 2014, with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter talking to Sony’s Michael Lynton, in an e-mail titled “Female Heroes”. We don’t know the conversation on the phone, but the e-mail gives us some indication of how Perlmutter was thinking.

Michael,

As we discussed on the phone, below are just a few examples.  There are more.

Thanks,

Ike

1.  Electra (Marvel) – Very bad idea and the end result was very, very bad. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=elektra.htm

2.  Catwoman (WB/DC) – Catwoman was one of the most important female character within the Batmanfranchise. This film was a disaster.  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=catwoman.htm

3.   Supergirl – (DC) Supergirl was one of the most important female super hero in Superman franchise. This Movie came out in 1984 and did $14 million total domestic with opening weekend of $5.5 million. Again, another disaster.
Best,
Ike

Of course, we did get the greenlight for Captain Marvel over at Marvel Studios, but this does reveal very strong fears about, say, a Spider-Woman or Spider-Girl movie.

One important fact about these Wikileaks, we often get incomplete conversations. Worth bearing in mind.

Though Drew Goddard‘s e-mails were far more positive. Writing to Amy Pascal at Sony on 20th March 2014, he says,

I’m stuck in Marvel/Daredevil chaos.  Will call you first thing tomorrow.  But I’m obsessed with this idea!  Do you know the Night Witches?  Real-life female bomber squadron of WW2.  I’ve long wanted to make a movie about them.  Could be a good model for our all-female superhero team:

See more of our Sony leaks coverage, including Lisa Joy’s take on a female Spider-Man movie  right here.

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(Last Updated April 17, 2015 11:34 am )

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