Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman first made an appearance within the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Her 2017 solo movie broke a box office record for most money made by woman director on its opening weekend.
Daisy Ridley portrays Rey, a young scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” Here are a few more sci-fi female action heroines (with some fantasy thrown in):
Blasting her way out of the Death Star, we knew fairly quickly which Leia was not one to be trifled with within the “Star Wars” films. Carrie Fisher played the role.
Krysten Ritter stars as “Jessica Jones” within the Netflix series based on Marvel Comics’ “Alias,” about a semi-retired superhero-turned-private eye.
Jennifer Lawrence will be back as archer as well as freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” as well as coming soon, the final film, “Part 2.”
Zoe Saldana stars in not one nevertheless three major sci-fi movie franchises. She’s Lt. Nyota Uhura within the rebooted “Star Trek” movies, stars as former assassin Gamora within the Marvel hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as will be Neytiri in “Avatar” as well as its planned sequels.
Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura, the communications officer on the Starship Enterprise, within the original “Star Trek” TV series as well as films. within the recent movie reboots, her role was played by Zoe Saldana.
Margot Robbie portrayed Batman villain (as well as the Joker’s paramour) Harley Quinn within the eagerly awaited film “Suicide Squad.”
Set within the post-World War II years, the fresh series “Marvel’s Agent Carter” follows the continuing adventures of Peggy Carter, after the presumed death of her boyfriend Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America).
Scarlett Johansson stole the movie in her first scene in “The Avengers” — not an easy thing to do. Black Widow was pretty kickass within the film.
“Lucy” seems to have boosted Johansson’s action movie cred. The actress will be reportedly starring within the live-action remake of “Ghost within the Shell.”
Buffy Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, was vampires’ worst nightmare within the beloved TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Lucy Lawless found fame on TV as the force of nature which was “Xena, Warrior Princess.”
Sigourney Weaver faced off with aliens not once, nevertheless four times within the “Alien” films as well as became the very type of the modern sci-fi heroine.
Linda Hamilton (pictured) was the best known Sarah, nevertheless we look forward to seeing how Emilia Clarke takes on the Terminator within the upcoming reboot.
Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity was the first main character we saw within the “Matrix” as well as immediately, we were hooked.
Tatiana Maslany’s “clone club” brings fresh meaning to the term “girl power” on the critically-acclaimed BBC America series “Orphan Black.” Maslany plays Sarah Manning on the show.
She may not have “wanted to believe” like her partner Fox Mulder, nevertheless Gillian Anderson as Scully on “The X-Files” was one of the best sci-fi characters of the past 20 years.
the idea’s hard to choose a favorite Lois as there’s been so many over time, nevertheless we’ll go with Margot Kidder’s tough as nails reporter through the Christopher Reeve “Superman” movie series.
They switched genders on us with This kind of character within the 2000s reboot, as well as casting Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck in “Battlestar Galactica” was a stroke of genius.
We didn’t even see her face nevertheless when she used her katana to slice through zombies at the end of season two, we knew we actually liked Michonne, actress Danai Gurira, through “The Walking Dead” right away.
Emma Watson’s Hermione Granger within the “Harry Potter” movies always knew just the right spell to get out of any situation.
We’d rather not remember Halle Berry’s take on the seductive thief, Catwoman, nevertheless Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether as well as Anne Hathaway were all splendid within the role. nevertheless for our money, Michelle Pfeiffer (pictured) in “Batman Returns” will be the Catwoman to beat.
Leela, the pilot of the Planet Express ship, often acts as the voice of reason between Fry, Professor Farnsworth as well as the others in her crew on “Futurama.” Katey Sagal will be the voice of Leela.
Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen through “Game of Thrones” will be so tough which she will literally walk through fire.
Mal trusts no one more than his right-hand woman Zoe, played by Gina Torres, within the beloved, short-lived series “Firefly.”