Originally Posted by xeno000
One thing I look forward to if Pepper becomes Rescue: Reading all the posts online condemning the move. If nothing else, a backlash may confirm the industry's opinion that female superheroes will never be totally accepted by the audience, which may in turn influence Marvel's plans to bring solo heroines like Ms./Captain Marvel to the big screen. Why use her when you can feature a male hero with the same powers and name?
God help the industry if they're colossally stupid enough to think that. If the sole purpose of introducing Rescue Armor into the movies is to audience-test superheroines, they're going about it all wrong. Pepper, again, is NOT a superheroine, and was never meant to be, so it's asinine to try to make her into one in the movies. *However,* there's tons
of actual superheroines in the Marvel catalog they could (and should, and should have been all along) testing with audiences --- Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Spider-Woman, Valkyrie, She-Hulk, Elektra, Dagger, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird, Tigra, Firestar, Crystal, Medusa, Echo, Hellcat, Kate Bishop, Moondragon, Mantis, Namorita, Photon, Power Princess, Silver Sable, Songbird, even Squirrel Girl.....
Try any dozen of the above and see how audiences respond. If all of those fail, *then* you can try gimmicks like Rescue. Otherwise, let's leave the hero-ing bit to actual name superheroes and superheroines, and leave the supporting cast to, you know, support.