Wonder Woman has changed the trend for the modern comic book movie landscape. It is the first big-budget film in the DC Extended Universe with a female lead and a female director, and people seem to be loving it. Here is a list of the 5 female superheroes that we’d like to see in the DCEU further.
1. Black Canary
After being born to a teenage mother, she was sent to a variety of foster homes from where she ran away and was thereafter taken in by an ex-Special Forces agent who cared for her and gave her lessons in martial arts. She herself becomes an agent, later on, gets married and eventually becomes a fugitive. Dinah has always had a distinctive look, donning an all-black costume with fishnets and sometimes a leather jacket too. Her powers include her amazing prowess at sparring and an ultrasonic scream known as the Canary Cry. In her current comics run, Dinah leads a rock band called – what else? – Black Canary.
Kara Zor-El is sent to Earth by her parents upon the destruction of Krypton. Since they share an alien physiology, Kara also possesses the same powers as Superman when on Earth, such as flight, speed, and searing heat-vision. For many years she hid under the alter ego Linda Lee Danvers to avoid discovery, working many jobs. A Supergirl film in the 80s was almost universally panned but didn’t get filmed. But thanks to the new show, which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara, that character’s previously untapped potential has begun to be truly utilized.
Mera is Aquaman’s wife, a cool and elegant queen with a severe anger problem. Mera was royalty in a watery otherworld called Xebel, which has been a great kingdom. She left home to go find Aquaman – either to seek help in regaining her stolen kingdom or to seek vengeance on him as the king of Atlantis for forgetting about the people of Xebel. They fell in love and got married after which Mera and Aquaman had a son called Aquababy, but their happiness was short-lived. Aquababy was kidnapped and killed, which divided husband and wife, filling Mera with an unhinged rage that would continue to have an impact on her character for years to come.
Hawkgirl is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who, with her partner Hawkman, appears as different people throughout history, they are destined to keep finding each other and falling in love. Her powers of flight, strength, super-healing, and acute vision came from an alien metal found on a ship that crashed to Earth in Ancient Egypt. She’s been a princess, a superhero, and an alien cop – not every reincarnation adopted the Hawkgirl mantle, but every past life informs the character as she moves forward.
Though many women have had the title, Barbara Gordon has come to be considered Batgirl by many people. She is the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner James Gordon. In her real life, Barbara had a doctorate in library science and worked as the head of the Gotham Library. Barbara is also in one of the most provocative stories in comics, Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke. In the graphic novel, Barbara is shot in the spine by the Joker and paralyzed, and she remained in a wheelchair for many years, giving up her Batgirl identity in favor of a new one, Oracle.