It happens, stuff like that. Often the answer is just ‘delete John and write Jane’, I don’t think you need to 'write for women’, per say. You don’t need to write about shoes and babies and periods. Women have brains the way men have brains. If you just change the name of the character; that’s what Angelina Jolie did with Salt, which was a role originally for Tom Cruise. I think male writers maybe panic that they can’t write female characters too much. Just change John to Jane.
When People Say Movie Audiences Are Not Accepting of a Female Action Hero:
$102,515,793 & an Oscar Nomination with a possible sequel in the works.
$118,311,368 (making back its budget).
$136,307,228 with 2 movies/a $30 million budget.
$163,789,606 with 2 more movies coming out.
$196,828,266 with 2 movies.
$222,412,919 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
$244,523,928 with 5 movies.
$269,361,252 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
And of course…
$1,169,814,624 with one more coming out.
The Hunger Games was the #3 movie of 2012 after Avengers & Dark Knight Rises.
Catching Fire was the #1 movie of 2013.
Mockingjay - Part 1 was the #2 movie of 2014 after American Sniper.
I’m really surprised that we don’t have more female-driven films, not just action films. Pitch Perfect 2 just made a ton of money and Tomorrowland - starring Britt Robertson in the lead - just won Memorial Day weekend. So can we get more movies like this out there?