As Marvel Studios’ roster of heroes becomes ever larger, fans want to see that group represent more that they can invest in. Earlier this year, Black Panther became the first black led superhero film since Blade. Next spring, Captain Marvel will be the first solo female superhero film in the MCU. But before that, as many people forget, The Wasp will be the first title lead female superhero in Ant-Man and The Wasp.
As we see new characters come to the forefront like Wasp and Captain Marvel, the population of the MCU is changing in a feminine direction. That’s exactly what Kevin Feige is aiming for. In an interview during the Ant-Man and The Wasp press junket, Feige explained how he wants the gender balance to change over time.
“But, as the plan goes forward I think frankly we’ll be … you know, eventually I think we’re going to reach a time where it’s not just … listen, it would be amazing to see all of our female characters the way we have seen … most, never all male, but primarily male. I think we’re getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male. It’s just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.”
As ever, Feige was secretive about any plans after Avengers 4. But without revealing any names or plots of films, said adding more female heroes is his goal. Specifically stating “heroes” and not characters is telling about what guesses we can make for potential additions. If Disney got the rights to the X-Men back, there are dozens of fantastic female characters in that roster. Who would you like to see added down the line? What female characters from the past of the MCU would you like to see make a return? Tweet us @superbromovies – Cole