I think it’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality. There’s hardly a scientist or an astronaut I’ve met who wasn’t beholden to some romantic before him who led him to doing something in life.
I think it’s so important to be excited about life. In order to get the facts we have to be excited to go out and get them, and there’s only one way to do that — through romance. We need this thing which makes us sit bolt upright when we are nine or ten and say, ‘I want to go out and devour the world, I want to do these things.’
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
(A Black Widow movie) is a no-brainer, folks. She’s been in two Marvel Studios movies, sure, and by all accounts she has a large role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. CCO Joe Quesada, when asked at NYCC about a female-led Marvel movie, asked the fan if she was excited for Winter Soldier, then said “You need to watch that movie. You need to watch that movie.”
But Joe, Marvel, that’s not enough. Scarlett Johansson is hot right now. She has a string of successes, is firmly entrenched in moviegoers’ minds as a member of the Avengers, and hey, Universal has already recognized her potential as a solo superhero: they’re filming Lucy, a female-led superhero movie starring Scarlett right now.
Hear that, Marvel Studios? That’s your opportunity to keep being the groundbreaking superhero leader passing you by. Start this one in production sooner rather than later.
”—Alan Kistler, 10 Female Superhero Movies the Studios Need to Step Up and Make (via moonbrains)