As a general trend in the current media, Female characters are mostly just a rewrite of existing male ones with forceful feminization. If not that, It's just a recylcle of old ideas. It's not entirely bad though but it's just repettetive and dampens creativity. It's also a ploy by hollywood creatives to play safe and make money reliably so the values of empowerment are kind of a secondary goal and a marketing ploy.
History, There are so many underrated but strong women in the past with the added benefit of diversity without having to force it nor ruining another's creative dream by genderbending or racebending another's idea. Take for example the Empress of ethiopia,Etege Tayitu Bitul ,who fought off the Italian invasion of Ethiopia despite the difference in the the weapons technology. A second example is just south of the border, Kenyan colonial resistance leader Mekatilili Wa Menza. A fine example of endurance and perserverence .Mekatilili Wa Menza . On August 9, 2020, Google celebrated her with a Google Doodle.All of these are just rough outlines that could bloom into amazing stories. The 1992 movie Sarafina! is an incredible proof of concept , by basing a movie on important historical events you create a timeless piece of work .Sarafina!