2017 is the year of female heroes and some of the big-name comic characters from DC comics have made a name for themselves in movies, video games. Some of these female characters have even inspired game providers to come out with superhero themed online slots games. In this article we’re going to take a look at four female comic characters that are making it big in 2017, but before we do, let’s look at the female heroes that we hope to see more of.
Marvel and DC Comics Female Characters
Marvel has a huge range of female led titles including Spider-Gwen, Elektra, Black Widow, Gamora, Storm, Captain Marvel, Medusa, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-hulk, and Angel: Asgard’s Assassin. DC have some huge names too that feature in their comics including Barbara Gordon from their Batman II comic, Batwoman, and of course Black Canary who has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arrow TV series.
Top 4 Female Heroes for 2017
Lara Croft from Tomb Raider
Although the original Tomb Raider came out in 1996, Lara has been an industry changer and one of the first games to feature an exclusive female protagonist. Twenty years later and Lara Croft still makes an impact and the games and movies inspired by this character have won awards with Rise of the Tomb Raider being released as an exclusive title for Xbox One. In 2017, the Tomb Raider movie franchise is being given a make over with Alicia Vikander playing the lead role. The new movie will be adapting the story and the movie is being produced and will hopefully hit screen and more in 2018.
Harley Quinn from Injustice: Gods Among Us 2
Harley Quinn proved to be a huge success and she is set to return for a sequel movie. Ever since her redesign in the Arkham Batman game series she has had her own comic series and is a consistent member of the Suicide Squad in the comics. Females everywhere got to see her in big screen action in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie and it looks like her popularity isn’t about to end either. She is returning for an animated Batman & Harley Quinn film too and there is talk of Suicide Squad 2 as well as the spin-off movie Gotham City Sirens. These live action movies are sure to be a popular hit with females and males the world over and we expect to see a lot more from this character in 2018 too.
When it comes to creating great video games, Marvel & Capcom look for the best characters for their fighting games. They capitalized on the hype surrounding movies and games and they are now making Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite which will include female hero Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers. This character will also be getting her own movie in 2019 and we expect a lot more to follow.
Wonder Woman’s first movie debuted in June 2017 and was a massive success. We also had Injustice: Gods Among Us 2 video game. DC films are proving to be quite a hit and we will also have Justice League coming in November 2017 which will feature Wonder Woman together with some of the biggest DC comic heroes.
If 2017 is the year for female heroes to take over the world, we can’t wait to see what will happen in 2018. Hollywood needs more action women in lead roles and with the likes of Lara Croft, Wonder Woman, Elektra, Black Widow, and even Rey in Star Wars putting women heroes on the forefront, who knows what will happen next.