As moviegoers wait for the arrival of “Captain Marvel” in cinemas this Friday, its star Brie Larson has been talking a lot about how she sees her character and her place in the MCU’s future. In a way it jives with what Marvel Studios has been working on regarding future adaptations of comic book characters.
The studio’s CEO Kevin Feige has noted last year that at the rate of introduction, there may soon be more super-heroines in the MCU than super-heroes. With that in mind, Larson has added her own voice to the notion that a future movie in the franchise will feature a superhero team of all female members.
“I’m scared and I don’t know what the future holds either,” remarks Larson to Screen Rant at a recent “Captain Marvel” premiere press event. “We’ll see what happens…I love all the female characters so much…I’m super into an all-female Avengers movie. Yeah, I think that would just be, it would just be cool to see all of them interact together.”
She’s not the only MCU actress to have proposed such an idea. Several of them have reportedly pitched the all-female Marvel team film to Marvel Studios already. Here’s a list of the actresses who spoke for the project, and their corresponding roles in the MCU:
- Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) – “Thor: Ragnarok”
- Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/”Captain Marvel”)
- Zoe Saldana (Gamora) – “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies
- Karen Gillan (Nebula) – “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies
- Pom Klementieff (Mantis) – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
- Scarlett Johansson (Agent Romanov/Black Widow) – “Iron Man 2” and “Avengers” movies
To be fair having all these actresses in their roles, as members of the proposed all-female team, will need explaining. Not to mention that there’s still the buzz of Marvel Studios trying to find a place to fit a solo “Black Widow” movie for Johansson in the MCU schedule.
And yes, curious fans will still have to wait how “Avengers: Endgame” in April will resolve the availability of the characters above (whether they’ll survive, or if the ones who have already died can come back somehow).
One thing’s for sure, with the actors currently portraying the lead MCU characters soon to retire from the franchise after “Endgame,” Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is the most likely to front the Avengers going into Phase 4. Whether that Avengers will become all-female, or will be another team entirely, remains speculation for now.