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9 superheroes we need to see in Marvel’s female Avengers movie

Published: 30/Oct/2020 12:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 12:35

by Daniel Megarry

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With rumors of an all-female Avengers movie picking up steam, we’re diving into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to round up the superheroes we need to see team up together.

Speculation about the movie began following the female superhero team-up that occurred during the massive final battle in Avengers: Endgame. The empowering scene saw Captain Marvel, Peppa Potts, Shuri, Scarlet Witch and more 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.

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Peppa Potts, Captain Marvel, Shuri and more teamed up in Avengers: Endgame

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 “only a matter of time” before it happens, according to Shuri actor Letitia Wright, who says Marvel bosses are championing the movie.

Below, we’ve listed nine superheroes we’d most like to see in an all-female Avengers movie, from Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel to Natalie Portman’s take on Mighty Thor and even the upcoming live-action version of She-Hulk.

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)

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Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel could lead the female Avengers

This one should be obvious. Captain Marvel has proven herself to be one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She was also the first female MCU superhero to get her own movie.

If anyone could lead an all-female Avengers team to victory, it’s her.

Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
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We need to see more of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie on our screens

We don’t really feel like we need to provide a reason for this one. Can you name a more bad-ass MCU character? Didn’t think so. Whatever she brings to the team, we just want to see more of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie on our screens. And once the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder movie is over, she might have found a queen to fight for.

Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman)

Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor
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Natalie Portman will return to the MCU to play Mighty Thor

There’s already plenty of hype surrounding Natalie Portman’s return to the MCU as Mighty Thor. We have faith she’ll be more than just the ‘female version’ of the Asgardian God of Thunder, and will become an iconic superhero in her own right.

If her appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder is a success with fans (which we have no doubt it will be) then we fully expect her to take up arms for a female Avengers movie.

Gamora (Zoe Saldana)

Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy
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Zoe Saldana’s Gamora could potentially join a female Avengers team

The Gamora that fans know and love may have been killed off by Thanos in his mission to get the Soul Stone, but a previous version of the character was brought to the present day in Avengers: Endgame, meaning there’s still a chance for her to appear in a female Avengers movie.

We just need to wait and see how her story develops in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)

Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
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Scarlet Witch has been described as one of the most powerful superheroes in the MCU

Another obvious choice on this list, Scarlet Witch has regularly been described as one of the most powerful superheroes in the MCU, as proven when she made a one-on-one stand against the almighty Thanos.

Her powers, including telekinesis, telepathy and flight, would make her a formidable addition to the team. Before then, she’ll appear in the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so Marvel are clearly invested in the character’s future.

Shuri (Letitia Wright)

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

Every team needs a tech genius, right? Shuri proved herself in battle during Avengers: Endgame, where she teamed up with fellow heroes like Captain Marvel and Valkyrie to help take down Thanos.

Depending on how her character develops in the upcoming sequel Black Panther 2, she could prove to be a valuable addition to an all-female Avengers team. Star Letitia Wright has already expressed her interest in the movie, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Yelena Belova as Black Widow (Florence Pugh)

Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in Black Widow
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Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova could take over as the MCU’s new Black Widow

With Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha out of action (aside from her upcoming prequel solo movie), many fans have speculated that Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova will act as a replacement Black Widow in future movies. It’s something that’s even been hinted at by Black Widow director Cate Shortland.

Her addition to a female Avengers movie would definitely help soothe the pain still felt by MCU fans following Natasha’s shock death in Avengers: Endgame, and help continue the OG character’s legacy in a small way.

Okoye (Danai Gurira)

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One character we need to see more of is Danai Gurira’s Okoye

She may not have superpowers, but she’s got a whole army behind her, and we’ll take that. Like fellow Black Panther character Shuri, Okoye has proven herself to be a loyal and powerful warrior, and like Valkyrie, she’s one of the most bad-ass characters on screen.

Besides, if she can take down Corvus Glaive, we think she’s more than earned her spot on the team.

She-Hulk (Unknown)

She-Hulk in the Marvel comics
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She-Hulk will make her MCU debut in an upcoming Disney+ series

Not much is known about the upcoming Disney+ series based on the She-Hulk comic character, but fans have speculated that she could make the jump to the big screen if the series proves a success. What better way for her to make that move than to appear in an all-female Avengers team up?

An unexpected choice, but one we’d love to see happen.

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Paul Bettany says MCU will be seen in ‘brand new way’ after WandaVision

Published: 26/Nov/2020 16:49

by Emma Soteriou

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Marvel star Paul Bettany has given an insight into what it was like working on WandaVision, and how it will change the future of the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Excitement around WandaVision, set to arrive on Disney Plus at the beginning of 2021, has definitely grown in recent months, especially as the last time we saw Wanda Maximoff she had lost everything.

Flash forward to the new series and a few familiar faces look set for a return, but speculation has left us wondering what’s in store for the Scarlet Witch.

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WandaVision will pay homage to different eras

How will WandaVision impact the MCU?

As Marvel’s first Disney Plus series, WandaVision is expected to set precedent for the new direction the MCU will be going in for Phase Four. It’s already confirmed to be directly setting up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will be arriving in 2022, and could be the very beginning of the multiverse.

In a recent interview with Collider, Paul Bettany gave more details about how the upcoming show would affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the long run. “I think it’s gonna make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way, but I do think that it’s absolutely a part of that universe,” he said.

“As each episode unfolds, the audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box… will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense.”

It has already been confirmed that the new Disney Plus shows will be a part of the MCU, but it seems they will play a much bigger role than initially thought, which Bettany believes is a smart move forward for the world of superheroes.

“If you think about it, what Kevin Feige has done is like a grand TV experiment anyway. It’s sequels and spin-offs, in an episodic formula and spin-off formula, like you’ve had in television forever, just done on a grand scale in film.”

Marvel's WandaVision on Disney Plus
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The show will be first to arrive on Disney Plus

Despite the change in format, the actor felt little difference in filming WandaVision. The only new challenge was in creating six to eight hours of content on the same budget they would use for a two and a half hour movie.

“They did some very clever things, like we shot the first episode in two days, in front of a live studio audience,” he explained.

“We basically ran it twice with the three cameras, running between sets. That allows you to bank all of that time for the action.”

The show will go through the decades – from the 50s to present day – paying homage to each era. However, with so many questions left unanswered from the end of Avengers: Endgame, the sitcom-style show will have a lot to cover, in order to make fans happy.

WandaVision will be available on Disney Plus from January 15, 2021. Find out everything you need to know about the show here.