Don’t Expect A Female-Led Hero Film From Marvel Anytime Soon
One of the fastest growing film in trends in recent years has centered on a strong female lead. Movies like The Hunger Games have proven recently that they can be successful and watchable films. So you’d think it’d just be a matter of time before Marvel or Warner Brothers put into motion a film with a strong female lead, especially with a director like Joss Whedon in the mix. For some time now, rumors have been making their way around the internet that a film based on the super spy Black Widow was in the works, with some even reporting that a script is in the works. She would, after all. all be the easiest to transition into a solo film, after having been featured in Iron Man 2, The Avengers, the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, it only seems natural. Not so fast, says Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
“Frankly if we do a Black Widow movie after Age of Ultron, when she’s been central in three or four movies I don’t think we’d get the quote unquote credit for it. People would say ‘She’s already a big giant superhero!’ But if we had a great idea, we’d do it… I like the idea if we’re going to do a [female lead] do a new one. Do a wholly new character, do an origin story… We’ve talked a lot about [Captain Marvel]. I think that would be very cool. “
Interesting, right? My thoughts are that people would think the opposite of the character. Certainly, she’d been featured in several films so far, but we really don’t know her whole story, other than what we know from Avengers, which is by far her most revealing film. But if you know the character from the comics, you know she is a much more complex character, having served as a double or triple agent at times. Super spy indeed. That’s the Black Widow we’d all love to see. Or, let me take things to a completely new level: How about Marvel reveal that she as actually serving as a spy for Hydra in an upcoming film? Wouldn’t that throw a wrench in the cogs? Whether or not the studio, or even Joss Whedon (as he’d likely be the one to do it) has the cajones to pull that off is a different story.
As for Captain Marvel, several sites continue to insist that the character will make her first appearance in Age of Ultron, though in what capacity is still a mystery. If Marvel were to bring on a new female lead, she’d make the perfect candidate, as she is a strong character in both her hero form and her alter ego of Carol Danvers.
We’ll have to keep an eye on this one, as the info above goes against everything that Marvel and other news stories have eluded to. It’s possible that there has been a complete change of plans in recent weeks, or Feige is just playing games and trying to throw us off track, but it doesn’t seem like he is on this one. What do you think?
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