– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While the women of Marvel may not have a headlining role until next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp hits cinemas, the whole of the Cinematic Universe, is doing an increasingly good job of bringing more female characters into the fold.

The studio hit a home run with Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of Black Widow, and since then have done great work with the likes of Nebula (Karen Gillan), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Next year and the year after will see the introduction of Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), who are introduced in 2018 and 2019, respectively (assuming Captain Marvel doesn’t pop up in Avengers: Infinity War).

Finally, after nearly a decade, women are starting to round out the overall cast of the Avengers. On the heels of yesterday’s Vanity Fair cover story, Marvel Studios took to their official Facebook page to show the above mentioned in a photo together.

Left to right: Zoe Saldan (Zamora), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Pom Klementieff (Mantis).

Previously, there was talk surrounding the idea of many of these characters coming together for a female-centric entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll see if that idea ever comes to fruition, but it would be a cool spinoff of sorts — assuming all these characters make it to the end of Avengers 4.

What do you think of this photo? Would you up to see them headlining their own team-up film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Marvel Studios

  • Kratos

    its hard to believe that johansson is only 5’3. same height as my wife.

  • Setitie

    Would have been nice to do a left to right of the photos and roles.

    • 2 Left Thumbs

      Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

      Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie)

      Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

      Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

      Danai Gurira (Okoye) – She will first appear in Black Panther, but most people most likely know the actress best as Michonne on The Walking Dead

      Karen Gillan (Nebula)

      Evangeline Lilly (Wasp)

      Pom Klementieff (Mantis)

      • Mad Barchetta

        Ok, thanks for that! I wouldn’t have been able to pick Evangeline Lilly out of a lineup, looking like that. She doesn’t look at all like herself in that photo.

        • 2 Left Thumbs

          Agreed! The way she is straining her face/neck, and with her hair blowing around it doesn’t look like her at all.

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      You’re right. I should have done that. Apologies. It’s there now, but obviously 2 Left Thumbs already covered me

  • TheOct8pus

    F, Marry, Kill…go!

    • The Graz

      Marry Brie Larson, F* Pom Klementieff, Kill Scarlett Johansson.

    • Nattown

      Scarlet, Gilian, Zoe

  • suckit15694

    Tessa Thompson wins !

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.