Tessa Thompson wants Marvel Studios to green light an all-female superhero movie featuring her and every other female MCU hero. As successful as the superhero franchises have been, the lack of leading roles and solo films for women has been a notable problem area for the studio. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been around since 2010, but fans are still waiting to see Natasha Romanoff get her own movie.
Marvel has taken some steps to correct this in Phase 3, as Evangeline Lilly will suit up in Ant-Man & The Wasp, and Brie Larson becomes the studio’s first leading lady in Captain Marvel. Now, one MCU actress says she’s ready to see the women of Marvel get their own team-up film.
While speaking at a press conference for Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson was asked if there were any plans for Valkyrie to get a movie of her own. CBR shared the exchange that followed, which featured Thompson and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recalling a conversation they had about an all-female movie. Thompson shared the story of her and several other MCU heroines approaching Feige together to ask for such a film. Feige responded by saying there is an intimidation factor that comes in when you are “tapped on the shoulder and turn around to find a gang of the MCU’s female powerhouses, all standing and waiting to hear what you have to say.” Thankfully, his answer appears to be one that signifies hope this could actually happen.
If this were to happen, it would be a big deal Marvel and superhero films in general. With many of them being stars in their own right, bringing Valkyrie, Gamora, Mantis, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, and more together for a team-up would be something special indeed.
The film industry has seen the success of Wonder Woman and the idea of Marvel going all-in with an all-female superhero team-up would be a great way for the studio to compete with DC’s biggest success to date. Patty Jenkins’ DCEU entry proved what audiences already knew: fans everywhere are eager to see female-led superhero movies, and Marvel has plenty of top-tier heroines ready for a chance to lead their own films and to lead the charge in delivering the first all-female superhero team-up film.
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