Hollywood has been challenging some of the gender stereotypes through remakes and promoting strong female leads. For example Ghostbusters (2016).
The recent Star Wars Film, The Last Jedi has a strong female lead in the name of Rey.
There is also the upcoming remake of Ocean’s Eleven with a female cast.
Some people have been unhappy in what they perceive to be casting females just appeal to the left wing, feminists, etc. For example casting a female to play the Doctor in the Doctor Who series (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/doctor-who-steven-moffat-jodie-whittaker-backlash-comic-con-2017-1023733).