One thing that has been noticeably absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe would have to be solo movies for females. While they may not have fit into the studio’s plans at times, fans have still been vocal about it.
We’re getting Captain Marvel in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped Thor: Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson and other female MCU actresses from pitching an all-female Marvel movie. In an interview with CBR, Thompson said:
“I think in that group was Brie Larson, myself, Zoe Saldana, although she ran off to the bathroom, I think, so she came midway through the pitch but she had been in the rev-up to it. Scarlett Johansson. Pom [Klementieff] and Karen [Gillan], who are both in the Guardians movies. Yeah, I think it was that group. We were just sort of all in a semicircle talking, and it just came up, because none of us really worked together – well, I suppose Zoe, and Karen, and Pom – and wouldn’t it be nice if we could all work together?
And we were sort of speculating on they ways in which it might happen in Infinity War, or might not happen,” she continued. “And we thought, ‘No, we should just have a whole movie where we know every day we’re going to arrive and get to work together.’ So we just ran right up to Kevin Feige and started talking about it.”
It’s definitely an interesting pitch and would honestly be a lot more interesting than getting a solo Black Widow movie, something that has been thrown around quite a bit but never came to be. Marvel’s Kevin Feige did seem to hint that Black Widow may be the most likely female character to get a movie, however:
“I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow…We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise.”
We’ll see all of these characters (probably not together) in the upcoming MCU movies – Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
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