Marvel Girls On Film: Are These Your Female Avengers?
By Andrew Wheeler with graphics by Dylan Todd
With the massive box office success of The Avengers (the film has earned more than one billion dollars at box offices worldwide), Marvel Studios has accomplished an extraordinary feat in franchise building; it has created a shared cinematic superhero universe based on the characters originally created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Introducing its heroes across five movies was ambitious enough (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor andCaptain America), but betting that all of those characters could fit together in The Avengers was a huge gamble for Marvel, and it’s remarkable that it paid off as well as it did.
Yet something got lost in the shuffle of all those movies. Marvel Studios did a pretty good job of putting intelligent, capable female characters in its pictures: Pepper Potts, the level-headed executive; Betty Ross and Jane Foster, the brilliant scientists; Natasha Romanoff, the kick-ass S.H.I.E.L.D. agent; Sif, the Asgardian swordswoman; and my favorite, Peggy Carter, the quick-witted British intelligence officer. Potts and Romanoff returned forThe Avengers, with the latter getting a sizable chunk of screen time, and S.H.I.E.L.D. deputy Maria Hill was added to the mix, but still some fans were disappointed not to see a second female Avenger on the team.
The future of the shared universe seems assured given The Avengers movie’s record-breaking take, so there’s ample opportunity to add some women to the franchise. But with almost 50 years of continuity to draw from, which characters will they choose?
Read on for our selections for Marvel’s new female Avengers.
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