The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be more female-driven and here are twenty that need to be introduced after Avengers: Endgame. Over the course of the first eleven years of the MCU, there's only been a handful of female of characters who have received prominent roles. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is the most notable of the bunch and will soon be getting a solo movie of her own, but it was Brie Larson's Carol Danvers who saw Captain Marvel become the first female led MCU film.
Now, Captain Marvel may have been the first, but it will not be the last. A Black Widow film is currently in development, and there is potential for other female characters to get solo films of their own, or just take on an even larger role moving forward. Scarlet Witch may be one of these characters, thanks to WandaVision, while Angelina Jolie could help lead The Eternals in Phase 4. Female characters like Gamora, Nebula, and Mantis have been important to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise - but what about the future?
All eyes are on Avengers: Endgame to see how it will end the 22-film Infinity Saga, but many are also wondering how it will set the stage for Phase 4 and beyond. This could see new female heroes rise up - like an older version of Cassie Lang or Pepper Potts suiting up as Rescue - but fans are also eager to see brand new female heroes debut. In the latest Screen Rant video (featured at the top of this post), we turn the spotlight on 20 female Marvel characters who should be brought into the MCU after Avengers: Endgame.
While all of these characters are worthy of making it to the big screen, some appear to be closer to doing so than others. One of the prime candidates is Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel). Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and many others have teased that her MCU introduction may not be that far away now that her idol Captain Marvel has been introduced. We also know that Sersi is going to be in The Eternals, so she should be be the one who is introduced the soonest.
Marvel Studios already had access to a handful of these characters before, but they also have even more characters at their disposal after the Disney-Fox deal closed. Sue Storm is a major one that they can now use and likely will before too long, while they are expected to reboot X-Men characters too. With the mixture of mutants like X-23, long-awaited introductions like Jessica Drew, and newcomers like Ironheart, these are plenty of female heroes that can join the MCU after Avengers: Endgame, and we just hope the wait isn't too long.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019