WONDER WOMAN (JUNE 2017)
Marvel may have edged ahead with its superb range of superhero movies. But kudos to DC for giving us the first real superheroine in the flesh.
Gal Gadot was the silver lining as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman in the disastrous Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The Israeli actress wowed again in the trailer of her standalone movie, simply titled Wonder Woman.
How can one woman be so elegant yet has no issues taking down an entire army? The scenes of her brandishing a sword, or wielding her Lasso of Truth, or stopping bullets with her shield – in a word, just amazing. Oops, that’s two words.
CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)
So what if Marvel announced that Oscar-winner Brie Larson will star as Captain Marvel in its first female-centric superhero flick?
Carol Danvers, an air force pilot who becomes Captain Marvel after her DNA is fused with that of an alien, may be one of Marvel’s most popular female characters, but her story is not as sexy as Wonder Woman’s.
And, let’s face it, Larson lacks the same X-factor as Gadot.
VERDICT: Sorry, Marvel. DC wins this round.
Images: Warner Bros. Pictures (left), Gage Skidmore (right)