Girl Power? Not Yet Says Marvel Studios President, Who Sidestepped the Question of a Future Female Hero Solo Movie
In Phase 2, Marvel is adding more girl power to their franchise rosters by giving Pepper Potts more screen time in Iron Man 3, having the Black Widow co-star alongside of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a larger role for Lady Sif in Thor: The Dark World, a strong supporting role for Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy and the introduction of the Scarlet Witch (most likely to be called Wanda Maximoff) in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But still no female superhero standalone film.
Most Marvel fans are screaming for a Ms. Marvel (currently known as Captain Marvel in the comic universe) movie. Yet, Feige sidestepped the question in an interview with Movies.com.
"Good question. I don’t know what they’re doing or what they’re planning. I know we have numerous exciting female heroes, whether none of them are currently slated, some of them are in development."
In this interview Feige, then, listed some of the female performances mentioned above. His initial response was a very un-Feige response and perhaps there is trouble in developing a solo female superhero movie. (Warner Bros. can probably relate since they've had trouble with Wonder Woman for years and years.)
Sorry ladies but nothing new developing here and we have to keep waiting. Maybe Marvel Studios will announce a female solo movie in Phase 3 during their 2014 SDCC panel. Maybe... hopefully... not really sure right now...
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