Despite what has recently been reported in the blogosphere, Warner Bros. is still committed to women, according to Variety. Despite the failure of three femme-centered action films, The Brave One, The Reaping and The Invasion, Warner Bros. president of production Jeff Robinov insists he is moving forward with several movies with women in the lead. Indeed, he is offended by rumors of his cinematic misogyny.
Robinov said he is still in the business of making pics with women. Female superheroes are prominent in two upcoming Warners comicbook actioners. Wonder Woman joins the male ensemble in DC's Justice League of America and Silk Spectre leads Alan Moore's Watchmen. Additionally, Robinov is still seeking the right script and star for a Wonder Woman feature, which has been in development for a decade.
Poor execution and bad timing at the end of the most recent horror cycle were part of the poor reception for the horrorific The Reaping and The Invasion, which both Kidman and co-star Daniel Craig refused to promote. As for Neil Jordan's brainy twist on the vigilante genre, The Brave One, Robinov said he is "proud of the movie," which Foster continues to support around the world. "It's tricky," he said. "It may have been too rough for women, and we didn't get the reviews we had expected."
Action features starring women remain a hard sell for many moviegoers. But Robinov said he is still willing to put a femme star into an action role. "But, like any other movie, it has to be the right movie with the right actor and the right filmmaker at the right time," he said.