League of Extraordinary GentleWOMEN Movie Coming? Read Carefully.


Collider recently got a quote from producer John Davis about the proposed League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie reboot. He says, in part:

It’s female-centric, which I think is interesting. I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought Mad Max was great.

This has widely been interpreted as meaning an all-female team like Ghostbusters, with many folks wondering exactly how many vintage female literary heroines there are to be suitable for such a project, and if, say, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland or Snow White and the Huntsman hadn’t put paid to some of them already.

But here’s the thing: “female-centric” does not mean “all-female.” Mad Max: Fury Road, to cite the example given, was not all-female – it had one strong female character who was essentially the protagonist, and besides that, a few more women than the main casts of most action movies. Aside from Furiosa, the next three most prominent characters – Max, Nux and Joe – are male.

So really I think all that is meant here is that Mina Harker will be the main protagonist, the point-of-view character, as opposed to Allan Quatermain. Just being realistic. They’re not going to keep “Gentlemen” in the title and have the group all be ladies.