Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the female heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will one day outnumber the men.
When it comes to gender representation, the MCU’s scales have always tipped towards the men. Things have been slowly changing over the mega-franchise’s ten year run with more and more female characters featured as more than just romantic interests.
However, many are keen to see the women of Marvel take center stage in an A-Force movie which would have Marvel’s female heroes team up with each other, becoming the first Marvel film with a predominantly female cast. The project has support from both fans and MCU stars but despite reports that Marvel is “interested” in the idea, we haven’t seen any real progress being made on the film.
During a press junket for Ant-Man & The Wasp, ScreenRant asked Feige what the future held for A-Force and Feige was understandably hesitant to comment on any MCU projects happening after Avengers 4, however, he did reveal how he expects Marvel’s gender disparity to be resolved.
“I think we’re getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male. It’s just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.”
The tide is shifting in the MCU: Ant-Man & The Wasp is the first Marvel film with a female character in the title. 2019’s Captain Marvel will be the first female-led film of the MCU. Black Panther not only gave us the Queen Mother Ramonda, genius prodigy Princess Shuri, and super spy Nakia, but also the entire Dora Milaje, the kingsguard of Wakanda led by their general, Okoye. Now that we know Feige believes that gender representation in the MCU doesn’t have to stop at a 50/50 split it means that these recent trends are not outliers but a clear trajectory to a more diverse superhero landscape.
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