The Mortal’s Guide to Streaming Female-Led Superhero Movies

Despite the 1938 debut of Action Comics #1’s modern comic book superhero, only 26.7% of DC and Marvel superheroes identify as women. If you narrow your search to female-led superheroes on the big screen, the percentage dips even lower. With the releases of Birds of Prey, The New Mutants, Wonder Woman 1984, and Black Widow, 2020 is set to be a big year for women in power.

Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman this October in Wonder Woman 1984. Princess Diana faces off against Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. Cheetah, once a friend of Diana’s, obsesses over Diana’s powers and makes a deal with the devil to gain her own super abilities. Couple their iconic rivalry with the movie’s ’80s nostalgia (think tracksuits and fanny packs), and Wonder Woman 1984 is sure to be another hit.

Scarlett Johanson is also reprising a beloved superhero role, playing the titular lead in the November release of Black Widow. The movie takes place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, as Natasha Romanoff teams up with other Black Widow members to fight the combat expert Taskmaster. 

So many punches, so little time: how can you catch all the action? Luckily, AT&T TV provides on-demand access to the biggest blockbuster releases, plus options to stream superhero movie classics.

Gear Up, Stream On

Prepare Your Arsenal

With great power comes great responsibility…to stock your pantry. Every home cinema needs the basics: microwavable popcorn, a variety of candy options, and a frozen pizza or two for the occasional “extended-bathroom-break-turned-second-dinner.” 

Whether you’re crowded around a flat-screen with the family or reclining alone on the couch with your tablet, every movie-goer needs to wear the right costume. For some, it’s tights and a cape. For others, it’s footie pajamas and a stuffed animal. 

From Zero to Hero

Checking in with your most-loved superheroes and most-hated supervillains has never been easier. AT&T TV provides streaming access to your favorite content from any platform, including live TV, streaming apps, on-demand channels, and cloud-saved DVR content. 

Watch 4K live television with the push of a button. Catch up on your favorite TV superhero shows, like Supergirl and The Flash, or check out your favorite sports heroes with over 65 channels. Too busy fighting crime? Store up to 500 hours of DVR content on the cloud.

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You’re going to wish you had super speed to catch up on all the on-demand content. With over 45,000+ titles, there’s no excuse not to watch female-led superhero movie classics like Catwoman or Elektra.

You’ve Got the Power

You might not have super strength or super speed, but thanks to easy installation, you’ve got the power to install AT&T TV without help from an expert. With a user-friendly self-setup, all you have to do is simply plug in and watch—no cable box rigging or satellite dish balancing required.

Control every device in your home with AT&T TV: mobile devices, tablets, laptops, desktops, and (of course) TVs. Take your entertainment on the go, so you can watch Margot Robbie play the maniacal Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey anywhere. With the voice-controlled remote powered by Google Assistant, your home devices will bend to your will at the mere sound of your voice. But don’t let it get to your head too much: villains don’t usually win in superhero movies.

Control the Multiverse

With access to 5,000 apps, AT&T TV is your portal to watch everything superhero, regardless of the cinematic universe. Subscriptions include full streaming access to HBO Max for one year, meaning you can catch up on the super women of DC whenever you like. Prep for 1984 with the first Wonder Woman (2017), or get your fill of female anti-heroes with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Birds of Prey.

Access AT&T TV’s thousands of other apps to complete your female-led superhero filmography. Study up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Disney+. Watch Natasha Romanoff kick her way through classics like Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. With the Amazon Prime Video app, check out the psychically fortunate Domino press her luck in Deadpool 2. Using the DIRECTV app, watch X-23 slash up some baddies to save her friends in Logan.

Superwomen of the Silver Screen

Between secret identities and franchise reboots, it can be hard to keep all your favorite female superheroes straight. Take a peek at our female superhero list below to remember who is who as you watch, stream, and record.

  • Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers Saga (2012-2019), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Black Widow (2020) 
    • Universe: Marvel
    • Super Abilities: Hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship, weapon mastery
    • Did you know? Her fellow Avenger, Hawkeye, was originally sent to kill her.
  • Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Batman Returns (1992), Catwoman (2004), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Batman (2021)
    • Universe: DC
    • Super Abilities: Stealth expert, proficient climber, cat whisperer, talented fighter
    • Did you know? Catwoman has been played by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Zoë Kravitz—among others.
  • Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019)
    • Universe: Marvel
    • Super Abilities: Flight, super strength, energy manipulation, super speed, heat resistance
    • Did you know? Carol Danvers was not Captain Marvel in the original comics, but the love interest of a male Captain Marvel.
  • Domino (Neena Thurman)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Deadpool 2 (2018)
    • Universe: X-Men
    • Super Abilities: Psychic luck, marksmanship, martial arts skills
    • Did you know? Domino does not have agency over her primary ability luck, as it works subconsciously.
  • Elektra Natchios
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Daredevil (2003), Elektra (2005)
    • Universe: Marvel
    • Super Abilities: Martial arts mastery, period
    • Did you know? Her iconic, dual-wielded weapon of choice is called a sai.
  • Harley Quinn
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Suicide Squad (2016), Birds of Prey (2020)
    • Universe: DC
    • Super Abilities: Gymnastics, contortion, improvised weapon mastery
    • Did you know? Harley Quinn was a psychiatrist at the infamous Arkham Asylum before falling in love with the Joker.
  • Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: The New Mutants (2020)
    • Universe: X-Men
    • Super Abilities: Ability to manifest projections of others’ fears, energy projection
    • Did you know? Mirage is a Native American superhero of Cheyenne descent.
  • Phoenix (Jean Gray)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: The X-Men Trilogy (2000-2006), X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
    • Universe: X-Men
    • Super Abilities: Telekinesis, telepathy
    • Did you know? Phoenix’s greatest power comes after her death: after being overtaken by the Phoenix Force, Jean becomes “Dark Phoenix” and gains evil powers.
  • Supergirl/Superwoman (Kara Zor-El)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Supergirl (1984)
    • Universe: DC
    • Super Abilities: Flight, super strength, super speed, heat vision, thermal vision, invulnerability
    • Did you know? 1984’s Supergirl was the first English language superhero film to feature a woman in the lead role. 
  • Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: The New Mutants (2020)
    • Universe: X-Men
    • Super Ability: Shape-shift into a wolf-like creature
    • Did you know? Maisie Williams, from Game of Thrones, is slated to play Wolfsbane in The New Mutants.
  • Wonder Woman (Diana, Princess of the Amazons)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
    • Universe: DC
    • Super Abilities: Combat strategy master, weapon mastery of Indestructible Bracelets and the Lasso of Truth, superhuman athleticism, near-immortality
    • Did you know? After her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman was an instant success with audiences—so much so that she quickly scored her own novel.
  • X-23 (Laura Kinney)
    • Iconic Movie Appearances: Logan (2017)
    • Universe: X-Men
    • Super Abilities: Adamantium claws, super healing, increased life span
    • Did you know? X-23 has retractable claws in both her hands and feet, giving her a combative edge over her male counterpart, Wolverine.

Get Paid to Watch Your Favorites (seriously)

If you can’t get enough superwomen on the big screen, you’d be a great fit for our Female-Led Superhero Movies Dream Job.  We’re offering $1,000 to one lucky mortal: all you have to do is stream and review the following female-led superhero movies:

  • Birds of Prey
  • Captain Marvel
  • Catwoman
  • Elektra
  • Wonder Woman
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Applications close September 8, 2020 at 12 p.m. MST, so don’t wait!

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