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All-female Avengers? Letitia Wright sparks mixed reactions over potential movie

Published: 28/Oct/2020 14:02

by Daniel Megarry

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Black Panther star Letitia Wright says an Avengers movie featuring an all-female lineup is being ‘spearheaded’ by Marvel bosses – prompting a mixed response on social media.

The actor, who plays teen tech genius Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has added fuel to rumors that the studio are eager to produce a new, all-female Avengers movie. She says it’s “only a matter of time” before it happens.

Speculation began following the female superhero team-up that occurred during the massive final battle in Avengers: Endgame. The empowering scene saw Shuri and the likes of Captain Marvel, Peppa Potts, and Scarlet Witch come together against Thanos and his army.

It was one of the movie’s most talked-about moments, and still causes debate over a year later. Some fans saw the scene as an attempt to make up for the MCU’s lack of prominent female superheroes, while others accused it of being lip service without making any real change.

Wherever you fall on that debate, the prospect of seeing more of Marvel’s strongest women on the big screen is an exciting one. And it’s something that could happen soon, if a new interview between Letitia and Yahoo Entertainment is anything to go by.

Is an all-female Avengers movie in the works?

When asked if she’s fighting for an all-female movie Avengers movie to happen, Letitia replied: “I don’t think we have to fight for it. Victoria Alonso is very strong about spearheading it, alongside Kevin [Feige]. It’s only a matter of time before they do it.”

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Letitia Wright wants to join fellow Black Panther stars and Brie Larson for an all-female Avengers

Letitia also had a dream lineup for the movie, pointing to her fellow Black Panther stars Danai Gurira (Okoye), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), and Angela Bassett (Ramonda). She also named Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and of course Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).

Are Marvel fans excited for an all-female Avengers movie?

As expected, the continued speculation over an all-female Avengers movie has received a mixed response from Marvel fans, ranging from overwhelming joy to confusion and outright disapproval.

“The small taste we got of an all female-fronted Avengers movie during the final fight in Endgame immediately left me wanting more,” wrote one excited fan on Reddit. “Would love to see this take shape!”

Another was more critical of the intentions behind the movie, writing: “As long as there’s an organic reason for there to be an all-female group. I don’t want all these female heroes to be shoehorned into a movie, just for the sake of feminism.”

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Fans have mixed reactions to the rumored all-female Avengers movie

One person even suggested the movie would be part of a “political agenda”, but others defended the idea, pointing out that “nobody bats an eye” when an all-male team is the default, so an all-female team shouldn’t need a reason to exist.

Some joked that Marvel should take cues from the now-infamous Girls Get It Done plotline from The Boys, which poked fun at The Avengers. It ended with three female superheroes violently beating up Nazi villain Stormfront. “Only if they go at it like the girls from The Boys,” the Reddit user said.

If it does go ahead, an all-female Avengers movie is likely a long way off. Before then, fans have a lot to look forward to, including Black Widow hitting cinemas on May 7, 2021, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is due for release on July 9, 2021.

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WandaVision boss reveals The Office & Modern Family episode coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:27 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:49

by Daniel Megarry

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As if we weren’t excited enough for WandaVision, it’s now been revealed that one episode of the Disney+ show will take inspiration from hit sitcom The Office.

There’s not long to go until Marvel’s latest TV series WandaVision hits our screens on January 15, 2021, and while we still don’t know quite what the storyline is going to be, there are plenty of teasers from those involved about what we can expect.

The new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda and Paul Bettany’s Vision as they live ideal suburban lives – but soon realize that not everything is as it seems.

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WandaVision will take inspiration from various sitcoms through the ages

The latest hint about what to expect from the new series comes from Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who spoke to Empire about the inspiration behind the unique sitcom-style approach the show will take.

We already know that one episode of the show – most likely the premiere – will take the form of a 1950s sitcom, complete with black-and-white visuals and a live studio audience, who no doubt had to sign some hefty NDAs to make sure nothing leaked.

Now, Feige has teased that the show will gradually progress through the decades, ending up with an episode inspired by none other than hit mockumentary series The Office. And yes, there will be fourth-wall-breaking confessionals from Wanda and Vision.

“I loved TV, and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything,” Feige said of the shows that inspired WandaVision. “We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style. The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style.”

It certainly seems like WandaVision will be different from anything Marvel have done before, and the news of an episode inspired by The Office has got fans pitching their dream scenarios of what could happen.

“Will it have a cameo from Michael Houdini?” joked one Reddit user, while another added: “I’m going to love this show so much. It’s such an odd and creative idea that completely breaks away from the Marvel formula.”

As for the show’s impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was recently revealed that WandaVision will “directly set up” Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which comes out in 2022, with Wanda/Scarlet Witch playing “a key role” in the sequel movie.

While we wait for the new Marvel show to hit Disney+ on January 15, 2021, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WandaVision including casting, plot rumors, and how it will tie into the wider MCU.