Elizabeth Banks feels Captain Marvel & Wonder Woman are successful because they belong to a male genre

Elizabeth Banks shared in an interview that according to her, comic book movies like Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are successful because they belong to a male genre. Read below to know what else the Charlie's Angels director had to say on the same.
Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels registered a poor opening weekend at the global box-office.Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels registered a poor opening weekend at the global box-office.
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Elizabeth Banks had a lot of expectations riding on her latest directorial, Charlie's Angels, which revived the 2000's action flick featuring a badass trio of beautiful and strong women! Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu were replaced by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. The trailers of Charlie's Angels showcased a fresh and modern perspective on the angels while the reviews ranged between moderate to favourable. However, when it comes to the global box-office collection during the opening weekend, Charlie's Angels underperformed and was able to earn only $27.9 million.

In an interview with Herald Sun, Elizabeth had gotten brutally honest about how the audience had to go and see Charlie's Angels because a low box-office performance would reinforce the stereotype in Hollywood that men don't go to see women-led action movies. However, recent films like Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman (2017) registered big numbers at the worldwide box-office accumulating $1.13 billion and $821 million worldwide. To this, Banks retorted to Herald Sun, "They'll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that's a male genre."



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"So even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it's all about, yes, you're watching a Wonder Woman movie but we're setting up three other characters or we're setting up Justice League," the 45-year-old actress added.

But, that's not to say that she's unhappy about Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman's success. On the contrary, the filmmaker is happy for these women characters to have box-office successes. However, the Pitch Perfect (2012) star believes that there is a need for more women's voices, supported with money because that's the power. "The power is in the money," Elizabeth stated.

ALSO READ: Charlie's Angels Review: Kristen Stewart's comedic chops & Ella Balinska take center stage in the action flick

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