Stephen Colbert wants to bring gender equality to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which he called a “sausage fest” on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show.”
“And I gotta say, all that Spandex really showcases the sausage,” Colbert said. His take on the movie studio was in reaction to “Iron Man 3” writer and director Shane Black claiming that Marvel demanded he change the villain in the film from female to male because a female villain toy wouldn’t sell as well.
Colbert said that back in his day, people didn’t get so hung up on the gender of action figures. “I collected Hannah and her sisters,” he said. Colbert also said he had the Meryl Streep action figure for “Sophie’s Choice,” but had to make the difficult decision on whether or not to take it out of the package.
Colbert’s complaints led up to demanding a female Dr. Doom and taking a dig at 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” franchise.
“Why does he have to be a man? Are you saying a woman can’t be a doctor or be an evil techno-sorcerer? They had better fix this in the next ‘Fantastic Four’ movie,” he said. “And there better not be another ‘Fantastic 4’ movie.”
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