EDITORIAL: DrKinsolving’s Top Woman of Comic Book Movies

EDITORIAL: DrKinsolving’s Top Woman of Comic Book Movies

With so many great comic book movies and so many powerful female actresses, I decided to make a list of some of my favorites. Without these ladies, CBMs would be lamer than lame. This time I used numbers, but the numbers still don’t really mean anything and the order will probably change tomorrow

Sofia Boutella

 

 
She hasn’t been in many movies yet and she hasn’t totally proven herself as an actress but it’s my list, so f*** off.  Seriously though, I think she’s extremely talented and I’m positive that she can beat every hater out there in a break dance battle.  That definitely stands for something.  She has the ability to draw you in with her physicality, beauty and voice and then turn on you in an instant when you least expect it.  Her many talents were put to good use as she brought Gazelle to life in “Kingsman: The Secret Service”.  I can’t wait to see her in Star Trek Beyond, the recent set pictures of her look amazing.  She also should have been cast as Elektra on “Netflix’s Daredevil” show but I’m positive that Elodie Yung will own the role as Ms. Natchios.  I hope Marvel Studios or DC/WB has at least been in contact and that she’ll eventually have a role in another CBM.  I think she would be great as Echo (Maya Lopez).

Favorite CBMs:
Kingsmen
 
Scarlett Johansson
 

 


 
One of the first movies I remember seeing Scarlett in was “Lost in Translation”.  She was funny and she really drew the audience into her character.  “Ghost World” was another great example of this, the movie also shows how she is a versatile actress with a lot of talent.  When I heard that she was talking on Black Widow in the MCU, I was a little cautious because I never saw her as an action star but all of those worries faded and she pulled it off.  Looking forward to seeing what the Russo Brothers will do with her character once again in “Civil War”.
 
Favorite CBMs:
Captain America: Winter Soldier
The Avengers
Ghost World

Emma Stone



In my opinion, the only good thing to come out of TASM franchise is Emma Stone.  She played Gwen perfectly and she could just as easily pull off MJ.  The first movie I saw her in was “Superbad” and then she rocked in “Zombieland” and then…. she continued to show her range in movies like “The Help” and “Birdman”.   Hopefully we see her in more CBMs, I think she could definitely have a cameo working at The Daily Bugle in the MCU.  This is the only time that I will ever talk about TASM franchise in a positive light and it’s all because of Emma Stone.

Favorite CBMs:
TASM
TASM 2

Amy Adams

 

 
Amy Adams is amazing.  From more comedic roles like the “Hot Girl” on “The Office” and emotional roles like Charlene in “The Fighter” to Lois Lane in “Man of Steel”.  In the comics, Lois Lane is an award-winning journalist and the primary love interest of Superman and in the movie Adams pulls this off with ease.  She’s powerful, assertive, smart, beautiful and most of all she won’t back down from a story and isn’t afraid to uncover the truth.  Really looking forward to seeing her in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and as a recurring character in the DCEU.
 
Favorite CBMs
Man of Steel
 
 Angelina Jolie
 

 
Angelina is a very talented actress, it’s obvious from her resume and recently she has proven to be a talented director as well.  She played her role in “Wanted” as  the character named Fox along side James McAvoy’s Wesley to perfection.  If you haven’t seen “Wanted check it out, it’s a fun ride and in retrospect it feels like one of those projects where everything just fit.  Jolie plays a teacher and mentor to a frustrated office worker that learns that he’s the son of a professional assassin.  The training sequences, and dramatic scenes in which we see Jolie help transform Wesley from a pill popping office worker with low self-esteem, no money, and a girlfriend that is cheating on him with Chris Pratt to a deadly assassin that can literally curve bullets to hit a target is more than worth your time.
 
Favorite CBMs
Wanted (2008)
 
Rosario Dawson

 

 
I’ve been a big fan of Rosario since I saw her on the big screen in “Sin City”.  Her character was unpredictable, mean, angry, and in a strange way nurturing.  She proved that she could act in an ensemble movie with a star-studded cast and still be a major highlight.  Rosario has gone on to big things in Hollywood, starring in movies like “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, “Death Proof” , “The 25th Hour” , “Trance” and she’s even voiced Wonder Woman in the DC Comics animated movie “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis”.  Recently she played Clair Temple, night shift nurse working at Metro-General Hospital who took care of Matt Murdock whenever he was injured during his missions as Netflix’s Daredevil.

Favorite CBMs:
Sin City
Netflix’s Daredevil

 
Kim Basinger


 
“Stop the press, who is that?”
 
That’s Vicki Vale, I will forever be a fan of Basinger for giving us Vicki Vale, not to mention her cameo in “Wayne's World 2 as Honey Horneé or her role as Holli Would in Cool World.  With all those roles aside, Basinger is a very, very talented actress, and has played many roles to perfection over the years.  Movies like “L.A. Confidential” , “Blind Date” ,  and “The Natural” come to mind.
 
Favorite CBMs:
Batman (1989)
 
  Jennifer Lawrence


 
H8ters gonna H8te.  I don’t care what anyone says, Lawrence is an amazing actress, with movies like “Winters Bone” ,  “The Beaver” , “Silver Linings Playbook” , and “American Hustle” under her belt any CBM would be lucky to have her.  Her performance as Mystique in the X-Men films has been awesome, the only down fall is that they can’t seem to get her make-up right and it looks like she’s ready to join the Blue Man group for the next show.  Looking forward to see her own the role again in “X-Men: Apocalypse”. The only reason she isn’t higher on the list is because she hasn’t been in enough CBMs.  Yeah, I know, she’s been in more CBMs than Sofia Boutella and Sofia is number 1.  True, but I don’t care because Sofia Boutella could dance every person on this list into a coma.
 
Favorite CBMs
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: Days of Future Past
 
   Zoe Saldana + Karen Gillan

 

 
We’ve made it to #9, if your still reading, actually a picture with the #9 in it, and it doesn’t really represent where these actresses are placed on the list because a number is just a number.  Zoe and Karen owned their roles in “Guardians of The Galaxy” as Gamora and Nubula, respectively.  They had great chemistry on screen together and you believed that they were both daughters of Thanos.  They did a good job of portraying the sibling relationship dynamic that often involves feelings of jealously, anger, hate, and love.  Looking forward to seeing more of them in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.

Favorite CBMs
Guardians of The Galaxy

 
  Natalie Portman

 

 
Portman is another amazing actress.  She won me over as Mathilda in “Léon: The Professional and proved at a young age that she could hold her own with A list actors like Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight).  Portman’s work speaks for itself, with movies like “Garden State” , “Closer” and “Black Swan” under her belt.  One of my favorite roles of hers and the reason that she’s on this list is her portrayal of Evey in “V for Vendetta”.  Her character drew me into the story and captured the curiosity, anger, angst, righteousness, and eventually contentedness of a character willing to fight the good fight for all of the right reasons.

Favorite CBMs:
V for Vendetta
Thor
Thor: The Dark World
 


 
What happens when you forget to add some of the greatest Women of Comic Book Movies on a Top Women of Comic Book Movies article?  You’re reminded in the comment section and when you realize your mistakes….
 

Because it really wouldn't be a complete list without these ladies....

 
Hayley Atwell
 


Favorite CBMs:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Agent Carter
 
Chloë Grace Moretz
 


Favorite CBMs:
Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass 2
 
Michelle Pfeiffer


 
Favorite CBMs:
Batman Returns
 
Elizabeth Olsen
 

 
Favorite CBMs:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
 
Soon To Be On This List
 
Margot Robbie
 

 
Gal Gadot
 

 
Marisa Tomei
 

 
Honorable Mentions
 
Selma Blair for her role as Liz Sherman in Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
 

 
Hope you had a fun read, and be sure to let me know whom I forgot about in the comments
 

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