An email exchange between Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter and Sony CEO Michael Lynton made public by Wikileaks from the Sony hack revealed the businessmen don't believe female superheros are profitable.

"From: "IP"
To: "Lynton, Michael"
Subject: Female Movies
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:32:50 -0400

Michael,
As we discussed on the phone, below are just a few examples.  There are more.

Thanks,

Ike

1.  Electra (Marvel) – Very bad idea and the end result was very, very bad.
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=elektra.htm

2.  Catwoman (WB/DC) - Catwoman was one of the most important female character within the
Batmanfranchise. This film
was a disaster.  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=catwoman.htm

3.   Supergirl – (DC) Supergirl was one of the most important female super hero in Superman
franchise. This Movie
came out in 1984 and did $14 million total domestic with opening weekend of $5.5 million. Again,
another disaster.

Best,

Ike"

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The emails were uncovered in the wake of "Avenger" stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner'sjokes calling Scarlett Johansson's character, Black Widow, a "slut."

Evans and Renner apologized for their remarks. However, Renner recently maintained anyone who would sleep "with four of the six Avengers" is a "slut," including him.

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