Captain Marvel: Future all-female team-up depends on its success


While the early reviews of Marvel’s newest hero have been overwhelmingly positive, the future of the MCU has a lot riding on the success of Captain Marvel.

Prior to the release of Captain Marvel on Mar. 8, there are not many female-lead superhero movies that have been very successful. Outside of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, it’s for the most part slim pickens. Honestly, it’s probably why the Marvel Cinematic Universe released twenty movies before giving a female a leading role.

Regardless, Captain Marvel is almost here and for the future of the MCU, Brie Larson’s character is more important than many people may realize.

After the release of Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson stated that she and her fellow female co-stars approached Kevin Feige with the idea of doing an all-female Avengers style team-up. At the time, the roster would have only consisted of Valkyrie, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. Gamora, Nebula and Mantis haven’t met the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes yet. Also, the Wasp had not been properly introduced outside of a post-credit scene.

The Guardians of the Galaxy would go on to meet some of the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War, but Mantis and Nebula were the only women during those scenes. Also, the Wasp and Valkyrie weren’t even in the movie.

However, let’s fast forward to a point where all of these heroes are alive and have met. Black Panther‘s Shuri, Nakia and Okoye are also around and looking at this movie it seems interesting but, something is still missing. That something is Captain Marvel.

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“She is more powerful than any character we’ve introduced thus far,” Feige said while speaking to EW.

Throughout all of the female superheroes that are currently in the MCU, none of them have a power level like Captain Marvel with the ability to lead. Scarlet Witch has a massive power level, but is not necessarily a leader. Shuri, Okoye, Nakia and the Wasp are all leaders, but do not have the massive power level. Captain Marvel would tie the group together and that’s exactly why the success of her solo outing has a major hand in a potential “A-Force” movie.

However, while it may start with how Captain Marvel is received, an “A-Force” film still might not be green-lit right away. The success of Black Widow’s solo movie and however the Wasp is received in a third Ant-Man movie will probably be the deciding factors.

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Captain Marvel brings something to the MCU that hasn’t been there before. To see her interact with the likes of Valkyrie, Mantis and the rest of the Marvel heroines to take down a big bad male villain, would show some great female empowerment and would easily break the bank. Hopefully these female solo movies are successful enough to warrant an all-female team-up.