Marvel is Building Towards an MCU in Which Over Half the Heroes are Women

Although Marvel Studios has done the impossible by crafting a cinematic universe that, ten years on, continues to dominate at the box office, the studio has often been criticized for its lack of diversity. After all, Ant-Man and the Wasp will mark the first Marvel Studios film over the course of a decade that sees a female hero be recognized in the title. That could very well change, however, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

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In a new interview with ScreenRant, Feige was asked about the possibility of an all-female Avengers film. The project was first pitched by some of Marvel's most notable female cast earlier this year, with actresses Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson reportedly leading the charge. Since then, Feige has hinted that while a possibility, it's not necessarily something that is currently in the works. However, while an A-Force movie may still be a ways off, Feige does promise that more than half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's heroes going forward will be female.

While discussing the MCU's future -- which includes the female-fronted Captain Marvel -- Feige noted that while not all of the heroes will be female, "more than half" will be women. "Eventually I think we're going to reach a time where it's not just... listen, it would be amazing to see all of our female characters the way we have seen ... most, never all male, but primarily male," Feige said. "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."

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As it stands, Marvel's future beyond Avengers 4 remains mysterious, however, we know that Black Widow will finally get her due with a standalone film. We also know that The Eternals will more than likely be led by Sersi, a one-time Avenger who is able to use cosmic energy to make herself invulnerable and manipulate the molecules of objects or other people. What will come beyond that, however, remains to be seen. But it is worth noting that Feige has previously stated that the MCU will continue to be more diverse going forward, and it seems he's sticking to his word.

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