‘The Avengers’ Will Have Multiple Female Characters; New Captain America Set Images

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:53 am,

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While we’re breaking news about the upcoming Fantastic Four Reboot, we thought we’d pass along a couple of items collected from around the Web, regarding both Captain America and The Avengers.

There have been several Captain America: The First Avenger set photos that have popped up in the last few weeks, and today we have images of a celebratory sequence that was filmed in London’s famous Trafalgar Square. On The Avengers front: there’s news coming out that Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) won’t be the only female character in the film.

First up, we’ll talk about The Avengers. Joss Whedon was talking to the The Sunday Herald-Sun recently, where he made the following statement:

“It is true that the movie is only going to have one female avenger…But she [Black Widow] will not be the only female character”.

The immediate knee-jerk reaction is that Whedon is alluding to either Pepper Potts from the Iron Man franchise (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) or Betty Ross, the love interest of Bruce Banner played by Liv Tyler in The Incredible Hulk. Natalie Portman’s character from Thor, Jane Foster, is also a possibility, and, if I were a betting man, one (or more) of those love interest ladies returning for The Avengers would be the safe bet.

However, since there is no money at stake here, it’s just as fun to speculate that we could see some notable female agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Avengers (Sharon Carter or Maria Hill, for instance). We could also perhaps see a femme fatale from the villain side, such as Madame Hydra or a Skrull Queen (if rumors of the shape-shifting aliens being The Avengers’ foes are true).

The only real evidence to cite for The Avengers featuring a previously-unseen female character is that Marvel likely would’ve brought any returning big-name actresses to the stage as part of their Avengers panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Maybe not, though.

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Personally, I think bringing back Pepper, Betty and/or Jane Foster would be a bit on the boring side – if I had it my way, Sharon Carter (see above) would be the other female featured in The Avengers. In my opinion, Carter is a key element missing from the Marvel movie universe – a few quick facts about her:

  • She’s the modern-day love interest of Captain America.
  • She’s the descendant of Peggy Carter, Cap’s WWII love interest who will appear in The First Avenger.
  • She’s also the kick-ass spy known as “Agent 13″ and would likely be featured in the proposed S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff film.

What do you think:  should Sharon Carter appear in The Avengers? Or should the other female character(s) be a villain (Black Widow needs somebody to cat fight, after all). Would you be disappointed if the other girl(s) was simply a returning love interest? I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming months as production on The Avengers ramps up.

Continue to the Captain America Set photos…

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CAPTAIN AMERICA SET PHOTOS

The most recent photos from the Captain America set come our way courtesy of WENN. They show a crowd gathered around Trafalgar Square in London, to celebrate VE Day, which marked the official surrender of Germany and the Nazi’s Third Reich to Allied Forces.

Check out a few of the photos from the set below:

There is still a very small continuity question that I have about The First Avenger, that these photos only further raise.  Maybe our audience of savvy readers can help:

Obviously The First Avenger is an origin film about Captain America being transformed from a wimpy kid with a heart of pure patriotism, into the star-spangled Avenger we know and love him as. We also know that the movie must end with Cap being locked in suspended animation, until he is thawed in this modern day and age and becomes the leader of The Avengers.

Now, anybody who knows their Captain America lore also knows that Cap didn’t just become a super soldier, fight one battle against the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and end up in a block of ice after one that one battle. The actual history of Cap’s exploits during WWII is extensive – extensive enough for more than one movie if you think about it. So how will they handle the origin, exploits and ultimate fate of Captain America in The First Avenger? I see three possible scenarios:

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  1. The First Avenger will reduce a lot of Cap’s WWII exploits into some kind of battle montage, ending with his final battle against the Skull.
  2. The film will cover Cap’s initial origin and initial outings as a superhero, and we’ll see the time-spanning montage at the end, leading up to WWII being won (hence the photos above) and Cap being frozen in suspended animation in a last fateful battle.
  3. An incredibly lame scenario: Cap becomes a superhero, immediately goes to battle against the Skull, saves the day, but is also locked in suspended animation while doing so. Narratively speaking, for an origin movie, it makes the most sense – however, it would basically mean that The Avengers are getting a “super soldier” who has only been on one real mission. Not quite the experienced leader you would hope to have for a super team.

Alright, hopefully one of you savvy readers will be able to answer this for me (and please don’t beat me up too hard if I simply missed out on the explanation). Other than that, how did you like seeing photos of a Captain America movie from the English perspective? (Head over to WENN for the rest of the gallery.)

Captain America: The First Avenger will be in theaters (3D and 2D) on July 22, 2011.

The Avengers will be in theaters (3D and 2D) on May 4, 2012.

Sources: Wenn via Coming Soon & The Sunday Herald-Sun via Moviehole

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  1. First off its not Wasp (eve longoria *puke*) she could’nt act her way out of a paper bag, and yes Black Widow is a part of S.H.E.I.L.D but she will be the female Avenger member, for a fact its Pepper Potts and Betty Ross (Gwenyth and Liv) those will be other females having to do with this movie and even Thor’s love intrest…. So yea and btw eva cant act longoria already said Marvel aproached her on something and it was not The Wasp plus they already said Hank Pym is getting his own movie first maybe after the Avengers.

  2. The movie will end with Cap falling into the North Atlantic Ocean, and maybe we see some type of hibernation process. Then the extra ending will be Agent Coulson on the helicarrier, calling Nick Fury to tell him “we found him”.

    • I forgot, for the opening of the Avenger. Its Cap waking up from being frozen, and ripping through some SHIELD agent.

  3. i think your all wrong when it comes to how Cap will start and end you for Joe has already said there will be Modern day bookends on the movie meaning (and this is me talking) by the time see the Cap movie we would have already seen Thor meaning IronMan Fury and Thor will all be in the Begining of Cap staring at a huge block of ice and Tony being Tony says something along the lines like…”Who’s the patriotic popsicle?” and Thor will laugh and Fury will turn around and say something like “You should know your father was a huge fan of his even made him his first sheild” and then we will get tha flashback of Cap origin and the movie will end in modern day with him waking up and being welcomed into the 21st century by none other then Sharon Carter and Mr. Nick Fury (maybe its sharon it could be doctor ross or maybe even banner)

  4. Same coment just with out the mishaps lol sorry

    i think your all wrong when it comes to how Cap will start and end you forget Joe has already said there will be Modern day bookends on the movie meaning (and this is me talking) by the time we see the Cap movie we would have already seen Thor meaning IronMan Fury and Thor will all be in the Begining of Cap staring at a huge block of ice and Tony being Tony says something along the lines like…”Who’s the patriotic popsicle?” and Thor will laugh and Fury will turn around and say something like “You should know your father was a huge fan of his even made him his first sheild” and then we will get tha flashback of Cap origin and the movie will end in modern day with him waking up and being welcomed into the 21st century by none other then Sharon Carter and Mr. Nick Fury (maybe its sharon it could be doctor ross or maybe even banner)

  5. Alright, just an opinion. In the beginning of The First Avenger, the opening scene they find Cap in the block of ice. Melt it down and try to wake him. When they are in the process of bringing him around his conscious flashes back to what happened to him. He hears a voice that says who is he and why is he wearing that outfit. So he thinks back to how he first became a super soldier and as he comes in and out of consciousness he flashes back to different scenes from WWII. When he is finally awake Tony has researched the history of the super soldier from his fathers records and creates the new cap costume. He’s gotta out do Daddy.

  6. this just in from Jamie Alexander’s tweet:

    JaimieAlexander

    Has to get back into “Sif” shape for next month….this is gonna be rough!

  7. I really think they should atleast give the love interests a cameo or something..I really wanna see Thor and Jane reunite. I also think that we need more kick-ass females in this movie..we know that the franchise itself already has a fair share of them, so why not use them? Personally, I’m not a fan of the Black Widdow. I think there are better femme fatales out there. Other than that, I’m super psyched for this..can’t wait to see more Tony Starkkkkk!

  8. “(Black Widow needs somebody to cat fight, after all)”

    So much fail in that statement. This is why there’s so few female characters, because they’re all just token characters because after all, every movie needs a cat fight /sarcasm. If there’s going to be a female avenger, you can bet that she’s an avenger because she can kick ass, not because she’s sexy. Although, the way females are portrayed in comics seems to point more to the latter…

    As a girl who’s been reading comics since she was quite young, I’ve realized only quite recently that some of the comics that I love the most actually have the most balanced male/female ratios. Vertigo’s Fables for instance, has many many different kick-ass characters and lots of them are female! How about that! In Marvels’ Runaways (written by Joss Whedon himself), the original core team of the series is made up of four girls and two boys. But it feels balanced and makes for an excellent read. Honestly though, I can’t think of any other famous comic I’ve read that’s had a super team with male/female ratios like that. It’s a good read because the female characters aren’t token characters; they’re full of life and have many different personalities which can only really be showcased because they have other female characters to differ with.

  9. Since there’s no real money on it, I don’t see why we should self-impose some kind of upper limit for the number of theoretical kickass female characters in Avengers. Why not Pepper, Natasha, Jane, Maria, Betty, AND Sharon? Why not others? Certainly most screenwriters have little trouble giving male secondary characters implied solid backstories and important minor contributions. Why does it have to be a special occasion just because we’re talking about women? I mean, we already know these ladies are a significant part of this grand new Marvel movieverse, and even if they were only brief appearances, it could only improve the richness of the ‘verse.