– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

Would you like to see a female ensemble Marvel film? Let us know down below!

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  • Aline

    A sexy spy thriller with Black Widow would be dope, but problably never gonna happen.

    • David

      I’ll say again, a Black Widow film would work GREAT as a piece which stars EVERY WOMAN who graduated from the Red Room. Natasha Romanoff is the LATEST Black Widow in this timeline, not the only one…or so she thinks…

    • Victor Roa

      thats a no brainer, but look at how hard it is to even get a solo sexy female action film when they did a billion times in the 70s with Pam Grier. The market is so weird right now, they fallow trends and they play it safe. Remember when they released the Mummy they said “what you don’t understand is this film is 120 mil so it’s affordable.” And then…. well…. yeah

  • Moby85

    It’s just an awkward mix with all those ladies. Not personally or professionally, but story-wise how you’d put them all together and just them for something. A female led film, perhaps a team-up of some of the Earth based ones would be cool. They’re all pretty sexy, so a Charlie’s Angel-esque film could be possible.

    • DerekNola

      oh lord cue the sjw feminazis cause you said they are sexy… personally i want a marvel movie with all female villains… that would be neat

      • Behemothrex

        LOL Sexy, have you seen the Marvel female leads in the comics, they are all lumps of playdough or basically men with vaginas. And you should know by now that Women cannot be evil, that is just how Men write them.

  • Victor Roa
  • Behemothrex

    LOL have you seen how Marvel Comics is basically going out business because they are doing exactly what you are talking about above. Feige is smarter than that, if it wasn’t for the Studio division Marvel would be dead. Making a movie with all female leads because it’s the “Current Year” is doing it for the wrong reasons. Lets not have a Marvel Ghostbusters debacle please.

  • estacado

    Gamora is getting married to Peter Quill, so the girls have an all-ladies weekend in New Orleans, meet up with Black Widow, Wasp, Brie Larson, Pepper Potts, and for some reason, J-Law is there too, and shenanigans happen.

    • Derek NOLA

      Ii love this idea lol

  • TheOct8pus

    This could work – and it wouldn’t have to be an 100% female team up. You could throw in Vision, or Falcon as the token dude, but the core (for whatever reason) would be female.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.