The ladies of Avengers: Endgame’s A-Force moment are at the front and center of Marvel’s new promo art. Could an A-Force movie be on the way?
The ladies of Avengers: Endgame‘s A-Force moment are at the front and center of Marvel’s new promo art. When it came to their leading heroes, Marvel began with mostly men; the only female superhero found in Phase 1 was Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and she was kept as a supporting player. Over the years, the MCU has indicated its intention to open the franchise up to more female heroes. Last year, they released their first female-led movie with Captain Marvel, which starred Brie Larson as the extremely powerful Carol Danvers. Phase 4 looks to feature even more female-focused projects like Black Widow, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel.
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Endgame‘s A-Force scene came at a pivotal point in the final battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin). In order to get Captain Marvel across the enemy-strewn battlefield, every single female hero present in the fight united to protect her. This includes Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly). In the comics, the A-Force is an all-female Avengers team, and that one quick scene in Endgame seemed to indicate Marvel is interesting in making a movie about them.
At the very least, they’re very interested in promoting their female heroes, as evidenced by this new image. As Comic Book Movie notes, Marvel has all the women featured in the A-Force moment on the cover of their special 2021 calendar. Check it out in the space below.
In a way, this promo art is remarkable because it just might be among the first times a piece of Marvel promo hasn’t featured a single male hero. On the other, it’s hard to get really excited about it because an A-Force movie hasn’t been announced yet. The scene in Endgame received criticism from those who thought it was a poor example of female representation. After all, most of the women didn’t know each other, and arguably, Captain Marvel didn’t even need their help. Plus, seeing as it has taken the MCU over ten years to release its first female-led movie, it felt a lot like poor fan service.
Still, there are many who hope an A-Force movie will eventually get made, including those who currently star in the MCU. Larson and Thompson have been leading the charge for a potential A-Force film, and their fellow female co-stars agree. Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but there are several Marvel projects in the works that haven’t officially been announced. The seeds have been planted thanks to Endgame, and now it’s just up to those at Marvel to make it happen.
More: Avengers: Endgame – Every Character In The Final Battle
Source: Comic Book Movie
Key Release Dates
- Black Widow (2020)Release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Eternals (2021)Release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: May 07, 2021
- Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Feb 11, 2022
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: Mar 25, 2022
- Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
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