Why Wonder Woman is Worthy, and Captain Marvel is Not

The Zack Snyder cut of began streaming online a few days ago. It inspired me to reflect on how different the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes are. I find one difference particularly striking: how they portray their super-powered female leads. I am referring, of course, to DC’s Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Marvel’s Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel). The cinematic portrayal…