While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been progressive on a lot of fronts, they’ve been surprisingly slow to actually lock down a female-led superhero film. Now 17 movies in, they have yet to actually release a film with a female at the center (the first will hit with next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp).
With Wonder Woman becoming a cultural phenomenon, the tide seems to be changing, but will Marvel actually embrace the change? It at least sounds like the actresses involved in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War are game. Speaking with CBR, Thor: Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson said:
“I think in that group was Brie Larson, myself, Zoe Saldana…Scarlett Johansson. Pom [Klementieff] and Karen [Gillan], who are both in the Guardians movies. Yeah, I think it was that group. We were just sort of all in a semicircle talking, and it just came up, because none of us really worked together – well, I suppose Zoe, and Karen, and Pom – and wouldn’t it be nice if we could all work together?”
“And we were sort of speculating on they ways in which it might happen in Infinity War, or might not happen. And we thought, ‘No, we should just have a whole movie where we know every day we’re going to arrive and get to work together.’ So we just ran right up to Kevin Feige and started talking about it. That’s the thing that’s so fantastic about Kevin is you always get general interest from him. At least when you start speaking, and then you might get 10 minutes in, and you sense that maybe something is not as exciting. But no, he’s really open to collaboration and wants to hear what we’re interested in.”
Will a film like this actually come to fruition? Probably not. While this enthusiasm is great, there’s a good chance that their desire to work together actually came together in a cohesive way for the MCU as a whole.
And that’s not all. For years, fans have been saying that a Black Widow film needs to happen, but there’s yet to be an announcement in any form. As such, it’s very clear that, while being open to certain things, Marvel Studios still remains supremely focused on its own goals.
Here’s hoping some of those will include more female-led films in the future.
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