women in blockbuster movies in general and not just the MCU.
Mark Howe, email
I agree that it’s not just the MCU that’s behind on gender equality. Hollywood’s reluctance to put female characters centre stage in blockbusters is inexcusable – it’s like Ripley and Buffy never happened. Hopefully Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman ( and, fingers crossed, Rey in The Force Awakens) will start to redress the balance. I really can’t think why. Decent reviews and ratings in America and the show just renewed for a second season as well. Captain America was a big movie so surely the show can be advertised as a Captain America spin- off !
Robert Graham, Lincoln As you might know by now,
IS coming to the UK, on Fox from 12 July. Hurrah! what happens if… Surely it should be about how it plans to get to the 12th season, not how it won’t get to that many.
If Andrew Lincoln does choose to leave would it really have such an impact? It’s not like the show is called Rick Grimes, it’s The Walking Dead. The show’s producers have even said on the DVDs that the show is really Carl’s journey so surely that would be the character that would affect the show the most.
And why wouldn’t Mr Lincoln want to stay on? Look at NCIS, one of the most watched series in the world – the main cast have been there since the pilot on JAG. So people do stay on shows for 12plus years!
Mike Garner, Moorends
Two seasons of This Life, two seasons of Teachers… A sixth year is uncharted territory for Mr Lincoln, so who knows how long he’ll stay in Atlanta? And let’s face it, constantly running from zombies is a pretty highpressure occupation – maybe he’ll need a sabbatical. I’ve just watched Avengers: Age Of Ultron with Quicksilver speeding about saving the day, I’ve noticed when characters have these powers they just zip about grabbing people who no doubt get injured in getting saved. A good example of super fast safety is in X- Men: Days Of Future Past when that movie’s Quicksilver saved Magneto – he told him to hold on as he supported his neck in case of whiplash. Why the Avengers movie didn’t do this I don’t know.
Gavin Dickinson, Scotland
Next you’ll be asking for everyone Superman saves to be strapped into a harness before he takes off.
Peggy Carter is set to drive into British hearts soon too – which is fitting.
Quick, call Health & Safety!
Few shows have quite the firepower of The Walking Dead.