It looks like 2020 could be a landmark year for women making moview.
Five of the biggest titles scheduled for release next year — including all four major superhero movies on the slate — will be directed by women and are femme-centric.
Mark your calendars for Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” (Feb. 7), Niko Caro’s eagerly anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated hit “Mulan” (March 27), Cate Shortland’s “Black Widow” (May 1), Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman 1984” (June 5) and and Marvel’s Eternals directed by Chloé Zhao.
These five tentpoles could easily surpass the 2019 numbers for films directed by women, particularly at the worldwide box office. Even if one or two of those films isn’t a breakout out smash, it will still go along way to blowing up the tired, outdated, so-called conventional wisdom that women can’t be trusted with big-budget films, especially if they don’t have any prior blockbuster experience. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.