With Avengers: Endgame giving us so much to digest and theorize, one such spectacle of a moment was when all the female superhero members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe teamed up to assist fellow female superhero Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, as a way of teasing the comic-book team-up collaboration A-Force which sees almost every female superhero band together as a subsidiary faction of the Avengers.
This moment comes after the arrival of Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in the final battle against Infinity Saga’s main villain Thanos where almost every hero of the past 11 years come together to stand against the mad titan.
The A-Force teaser is made up of Captain Marvel, Okoye, Shuri, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Gamora, Nebula, Wasp, and Pepper Potts aka Rescue.
With this being the first time fans see the MCU’s version of Pepper Potts assume the Rescue persona as well as a past-version of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora arriving from 2014 and seemingly disappearing in the aftermath of the battle, it is unknown what the future holds for the all-female team. However, fans are certainly wanting more of the team-up after this tease.
It has been noted since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the female representation, particularly in the superhero aspect, has been lacking with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow being the only female superhero to be portrayed for the first six years up until 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy with the introduction of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora and Karen Gillan’s Nebula and the following year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.
With 2017’s Wonder Woman and 2019’s Captain Marvel, the demand for female superheroes is a trend that resonates with the box office. However, plans for any future movies centering around female superheroes are few and far between with only 2019’s Wonder Woman 1984, the as of yet undated Black Widow solo movie and the 2020 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) being the only female-led movies on the superhero horizon.
Superhero movies have become more inclusive in recent years with movies such as Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Captain Marvel adding both box office gross and minority representation to the blockbuster movie market.
However, a female-led superhero team-up movie has still yet to be released, with Birds of Prey not being classed as a superhero movie due to the starring role of Harley Quinn notoriously known as a supervillain or anti-hero.
With the A-Force teaser present in Avengers: Endgame fans are petitioning for an all-female Avengers movie to be present in Marvel’s upcoming Phase 4 projects.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.
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