While we eternally debate why there is no Wonder Woman movie, I’d like to discuss other ways we can see some female superheroes on any screen. Indeed this fixation on the stars and stripes clad Amazon might be getting in the way with the much more important goal of visibility for female superheroes.

The easiest movie that Joss Whedon needs to do yesterday is Black Widow. It’s a no brainer. Whedon, Johansson and 90 minutes of action espionage. I’ll take my executive producer credit now thanks.

But back to DC, where only Batman is a solid hitter and Diana Prince is in limbo, why not have a TV series that takes place right after Batman leaves Gotham. Yes, set in the Nolanverse but with none of its actors (unless they want to do guest spots). But lets dial the grit up and instead of just doing Arrow on CW, lets put it on HBO. (Both CW and HBO are linked to Warners and DC.)

So what female Gotham hero is going to step into Batman’s belt? Why Katherine “Kate” Kane, better known as Batwoman. And I mean the modern incarnation, which is why it should be on premium cable like HBO.

You have the atmosphere of True Blood, the setting of Batman, a lesbian vigilante fighting crime while maintaining relationships. But wait isn’t Batwoman just Batman with a sex swap? Yes and no.

Kane is superficially the same as Bruce Wayne, but she isn’t all consumed by her obsession. In this respect Kane is more like Oliver Queen of Arrow in constantly trying to balance crime fighting and relationships.

In short Batwoman is sneaking in the back door because we know people like these things and want more. And rather than kicking down the gates, maybe we should just focus on visibility so that those after us will always believe the Black Widows, Batwomans, Scarlet Witches, … were always there and that’s how it’s always been.

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While we eternally debate why there is no Wonder Woman movie, I'd like to discuss other ways we can see some female superheroes on any screen. Indeed this fixation on the stars and stripes clad Amazon might be getting in the way with the much more important goal of...