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Elizabeth Olsen then added in her interview with AM2DM by Buzzfeed News that she’s seen firsthand at conventions that there are plenty of women who like superheroes and comic books. While enjoying such things might have once been stereotypically assumed to be a male-only pastime, that’s been proven to be incorrect. And thanks to the success of the Marvel movies and various other comic book adaptations over the last 10-20 years, this fanbase is bigger than ever.
There definitely isn’t any shortage of heroines in the MCU who could come together in their own movie. From Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel to Nebula and Valkyrie, they would make for a formidable force. An A-Force even, assuming the MCU brass would want to draw inspiration from the same-named comic series that was published earlier this decade.
Granted, the major MCU heroines (with the exception of Black Widow; RIP, Natasha) were among the many individuals who fought Thanos and his army in Avengers: Endgame’s climactic third act, and they even got their own sequence to shine. But it’d still be special to see a smaller scale team-up where some of these characters can deal with a threat that, while not necessarily as grave as what the Mad Titan planned to do, still requires them to jump into action together.
Elizabeth Olsen certainly isn’t the only MCU actress who has advocated for a female-led Marvel movie. Tessa Thompson, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff and Karen Gillan met with Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige about such a project sometime in 2017. More recently, Larson said she and her fellow actresses are still passionate about the idea, but the wait continues to see if Feige and the leadership choose to move forward it it.
For now, the MCU finally has one female-led movie under its belt with this year’s Captain Marvel, although Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne got co-billing alongside Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Next year, we’ll turn the clock back to explore Natasha Romanoff’s life in between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War in Black Widow, and Captain Marvel 2 is in development.
Keep up to date on what’s being lined up for the big screen side of the MCU with our comprehensive guide.