With a worldwide collection of over $371.1 million at the box office, Black Widow, the latest superhero flick from the Marvel Cinematic Universe stable, has proven yet-again that female action films have a throbbing fan-base and an enviable market dominance
Women-led action thrillers have a wish-fulfillment quality to them. It is infinitely satisfying to watch women kick asses in films and television shows. Some of those have even attained a cult status, like Lucy, Underworld, Edge of Tomorrow, among others. Be it Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games or Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow, strong female characters from these films satisfy the action aficionados within us.
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