Anj included a quote from an interview with the director Lauren Montgomery, which states:
"Montgomery discusses how Supergirl's name was taken out of the title of the story, which was called "The Supergirl From Krypton" in the comics. Montgomery said it happened after the Wonder Woman DVD-release animated film didn't meet sales expectations. "We had to fight to even put her on the cover, and then they put her skanky version on the cover. So 'those' boys would buy it." "
THE STORY ARC IS ABOUT SUPERGIRL.
If they don't think she can sell a movie why do a movie about her? For fucks sake. I despair I really do. As Anj put in the title of his post - Happy Birthday Supergirl, now let's get snubbed!
When will people learn that films don't fail because the lead is a woman. They fail because of bad marketing, bad producing, bad casting, bad directing, bad dialogue, bad ideas. Having a woman feature prominently in it will not make your film fail.
Men will buy films with women in them. Men will even buy films (and books and comics) with women where the women aren't sexed up. Look at the Aliens franchise. Look at Whiteout. Both feature tough women who aren't conventionally sexy. Both did really fucking well and are extremely well respected.
Arggghh. I think I'll be channeling John Stewart here.
I'm fucking fed up with this shit.