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United Nations abruptly ends Wonder Woman's female empowerment campaign

Image: Matt Cowan/Getty Images Just two months after her appointment, Wonder Woman’s stint as honorary ambassador for female empowerment at the United Nations will end this week. The UN’s decision to fire Wonder Woman came after critics, including several UN employees and nearly 45,000 people who signed an online Care2 petition, decried the character as

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Soaring Disney Studios hopes for $7bn fairytale ending to its year

Its systematic buying spree to acquire franchises and talent has now put the company in sight of a global box-office record What do you get if you cross a handful of superheroes with the Death Star and a forgetful fish? Box office gold. Walt Disney Studios is tipped to amass a record $7bn (5.6bn) in

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Wonder Woman announced as UN ambassador amid staff protest

Decision to make the DC superhero an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women led to a petition and silent protest by employees This is the most fun the UN has had, Im pretty sure right? Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment said at a ceremony appointing Wonder Woman as the United Nations honorary ambassador

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How Russian, Chinese and Indian film-makers are taking on Marvel

From Chakra the Invincible to, er, Pancake Man, meet the new global superheroes giving the US studio a run for its money When news broke earlier this year that Marvel were not, contrary to excited reports, pursuing a new TV series based on the cult superhero Captain Britain, there rose a tumult of distress from