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DC Comics President Challenged on “Embarrassing” Record of Excluding Women

DC Comics President Challenged on "Embarrassing" Record of Excluding Women

Last Friday, a male shareholder asked DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson about her studio’s “embarrassing” lack of superheroine movies. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the unnamed shareholder “not[ed] that most of Time Warner’s board members are ‘white males’ [and] said it was ’embarrassing’ how [Time Warner subsidiary] Warner Bros., in particular DC, portrays women in the stories it tells. He added he’s also not impressed with the way Disney’s Marvel Entertainment ignores women.”

Nelson responded, “I would challenge you that there are simply not enough in-creative-control women at Warner Bros. that can develop these characters in ways that appeal to the audience.”

“It’s something we’re very conscious of,” she added. “We have more work to do. But I think if we talk again in a couple of years, you’ll be pleased with the results.”

Whether there is actually something in the works at DC or Nelson was just buying herself some time is, of course, unkonwn. The fact remains that DC is the studio that has greenlit a total of zero movies about Wonder Women. 

Nelson has led DC Entertainment since its founding in 2009. 

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