So. James Gunn is claiming that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will “not only pass the Bechdel test, but run over it and back up over it again and again in an eighteen-wheeler truck”*.
Now at the time of the first movie the covers for the comic looked like… well like that, using a gold demi-cup bra on Angela to try to get attention rather than the titular character in the current arc is Jean Grey (the redhead in the back).
But oh well, I’m sure Marvel stopped this kind of nonsense right away and didn’t keep going ahead with this kind of nonsense…
Yeah, that combined this casting call really does make me wish major publishers like Marvel tell people working on their comics and movies to do less talking about how progressive they’re going to be and just be more progressive.
Except for Mockingbird, this is pretty cool I guess:
* For those not aware, the Bechdel Test started in a comic to highlight that meeting it’s very modest criteria shouldn’t be unusual since it’s not even a sign if it’s a feminist movie… so personally I’m not really sure what James is trying to say and I’m not convinced he’s sure either.