Avengers: Endgame featured plenty of amazing moments, but one moment that fans seem to be talking quite a bit about (aside from the other moments that fans are talking quite a bit about) was the part towards the end during the big battle scene, in which it gives us a quick shot of Marvel female heroes lining up together. Well, a certain part of the internet has deemed that as “pandering”, and the writers of the movie have now responded to those claims.
While speaking to Variety, the writers behind Avengers: Endgame, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, explained why they felt that the scene was so necessary to the movie and didn’t strike them as “pandering”:
“Marvel fans, increasingly, with every movie, [have] gotten these great female characters. Some people can call it pandering, but it’s also like, we have tons of shots of all men. Why not have a shot of all women and they’re so cool? It just seemed like ‘Let’s celebrate it!’”
“I remember on the day we shot that, every woman on the crew and in the offices came down and were sort of milling about behind the cameras. That was, perhaps, the most moving part of it for me, how important it was for everybody to see it.”
So, fans can have their thoughts and opinions on that particular scene, but it seems as though the people behind Endgame just wanted fans of those specific characters to have a cool moment. It’s also important to point out that we’re in a time right now in which every single detail of every single thing is picked apart and scrutinized so badly, that no “controversy” is really a surprise now.
“I’m still really into this idea of an all-female ‘Avengers’ movie. Getting all the women together and getting them to work as a team… would be so powerful and iconic.”
“Just because having just seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’, getting to see all of those characters on screen, you realize the beauty of these new superhero movies is that everybody has their own special skills they bring to the table. Their own, you know, superpower. And to see women work together, and in that way as a team, is not something we’ve seen enough of on screen.”
We’ll keep you posted on what happens with a potential A-Force movie. Until then, you can currently see the all-female moment in Avengers: Endgame.
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