Women can be superheroes, and Marvel hammers the point home

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Women can be superheroes, and Marvel hammers the point home

Studios are under mounting pressure to pay women as much as the men

David Millward

For decades Hollywood’s superheroes were – with the odd exception – male.

For people of a certain age, Christopher Reeve was Superman and Adam West was Batman. There was the occasional woman, such as Wonder Woman, but they were the exception.

However, over the weekend, Marvel signalled a changing of the guard when it announced its latest batch of superhero films at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego...

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