Suicide Squad’s Cara Delevingne says ‘Superhero movies are totally sexist’

This year has been filled with summer blockbusters. Superhero movies such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and the new and upcoming films such as Ant-Man and Fantastic Four have given us one of the biggest highlights of the year thus far. It’s no surprise that superhero films are going to be long-lasting trend for many years to come. However, ironically enough, one person doesn’t agree with how the superhero universe is shaping to be, and she’s going to be in one of the biggest superhero films next year.

Suicide Squad’s own, Cara Delevingne, had some controversial statements about how she felt about superhero films, as reported by Yahoo in a recent interview with Empire Magazine.

“There are only three girls in [‘Suicide Squad’] but in my opinion they have the best roles,” she said. “Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist.
“Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No-one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”

Is she referring to how people portray females in superheroes or is she talking about how cosplaying or the influence of social media is portraying female superheroes?

She goes on and talks about her new role in Suicide Squad.

“That’s kind of the ultimate acting superpower, and of course that’s like Mystique in ‘X-Men’, but as well I’d like to be a tree if I wanted to, or a paper clip.”

Let us know what you think about her statements? Is there any justification with her comments? Or, is she simply right?

-Nerd out!

Sources: Yahoo, Empire Magazine issue 314

Photo Credits: She Knows

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