– 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.

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SOURCE: Marvel Studios

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.