A couple of months ago, rumors that Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman was a mess began to spread. However, Diana Prince's first DC Extended Universe solo outing is the shared universe’s first critical success of this shared universe, and so much more. According to the latest polls, Wonder Woman is also the summer’s most anticipated flick (via Batman News), beating the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, Transformers: The Last Knight, and quite a few others.
From any point of view, this is great news! In addition to having the potential to set the DC Extended Universe on the right track, Wonder Woman is also the first modern female-focused superhero movie. It’s also the second superhero movie directed by a woman (the first was Lexi Alexander's disappointing 2008 Punisher: War Zone).
Wonder Woman will open the door for more superheroine movies, but which comic book characters should be featured next?
Here’s what we think. Note that we’re skipping Captain Marvel and Batgirl, which are already set to happen in the next couple of years.
Let's start with the obvious choice. This year’s Logan introduced one of the most bad-ass superheroines we've ever seen on the big screen. And she’s just a kid! Laura Kinney, aka X-23, is Logan’s clone, and even more of a living weapon than Wolverine.
She might appear to be fragile, but she’s far from weak, even without her adamantium-coated skeleton. X-23, with her skills and her unchecked temper, is capable of obliterating all the enemies in her path. Given her backstory, she'd be an interesting character to develop, as Wolverine was.
James Mangold teased that her character would appear in future X-Men movies, and the producers said that she'll have a solo flick, but when? And when will the action take place?
Given 20th Century Fox’s recent success with R-rated superhero flicks, we can bet that an official announcement will be made anytime now.