SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to see Avengers: Endgame, this is your warning to stop scrolling.
Just earlier last week, the topic of diversity came up in discussion when Brie Larson was discussing Marvel with iHeartRadio’s podcast, The Big Ticket. The Captain Marvel star did confirm that they are pushing for more diversity when it comes to the movies and it’s looking like it’s already started.
“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers. So it’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew, but this is normalizing.”
During the epic battle towards the final moments of Endgame, Captain Marvel makes her way over to Spider-Man who questioned if she would be able to take the Infinity Gauntlet across the battlefield. It was an iconic event to remember as the women superheroes gathered together, each having their own cameo while gracefully falling into the perfect place alongside one another. Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Okoye, Mantis, Shuri, Hope van Dyne, Gamora, Nebula and Pepper Potts team up and kick some ass as they aid Captain Marvel’s mission.
While many critics are are stating this particular moment did the women no justice, others erupted into roars seeing the roster of queens lined up, ready to give it their all and save the world. Some reviews were displeased with the scene, claiming it wasn’t enough while others are taking a look on the brighter side, suggesting anA-Forcemovie might be upon us.
The A-Force was apart of Marvel’s “Secret Wars” back in 2015 during the crossover event. The storyline implies that quite a few of the parallel universes have collpased, destroying one another resulting in Doctor Doom’s Battleworld where the heroes fought each other. Battleworld was made up of 41 nations called Arcadia where all the female protectors were dubbed “The A-Force.” Some of the members include Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) and Resue (Pepper Potts).
Rumors have been circulating regarding an all-female superhero movie from Marvel since 2017. During the Tribeca Film Festival, when asked about the film, Tessa Thompson’s reply may have planted the seed.
“I don’t know. That was kind of an offhand thing, and then the press really ran with it. The extent to which the press ran with it is also an expression of what ripe a time it is for something like that. That people are hungry for it, that people are interested in it.”