— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 28, 2017
Marvel may have gotten a head start on the shared movie universe thing when compared to DC Comics adaptations, but 2017 put them way behind in one important area: movies about women. Wonder Woman was a huge hit this year, and the women of Marvel, growing in number, are again asking when it’s going to be their turn.
The closest thing we’ve got on the horizon is Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, which at least includes Evangeline Lily’s Hope Van Dyne/Wasp in the title, but a team effort from those two is still far from what Wonder Woman brought to the screen. We’ve also got Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel coming down the line, but not until 2019, at least. (And that’s already had its release date pushed back for such reasons as another Spider-Man movie.)
That’s not really cutting it for Karen Gillan and Larson, as Gillan tells it in an interview with Indie Wire. The restlessness we’re all feeling with the situation is shared by the women Marvel currently has on-screen, who’ve had more than their fair share of supporting roles in movies about men. She told them that there was more to that amazing picture of all the women of Marvel (above) than we knew at the time, as the very same day:
“Brie Larson was like, ‘We should go up to Kevin Feige and tell him to make an all-female Marvel movie,’ so we all marched up there in a group, a whole herd of us, and said that to him. He was like, ‘Yeah, that would be amazing!’ but he didn’t really commit to it, but he thought it would be a great idea.”
Marvel Movie Overlord Kevin Feige’s noncommittal is disappointingly unsurprising, but Gillan was undeterred, pointing to the success of Wonder Woman and telling Indie Wire, “It’s clear that we all want that.” We couldn’t agree more, and if the internet can will a Rihanna/Lupita Nyong’o buddy heist movie into existence on a whim and an awesome photo, maybe we can do the same thing here.
(via CBR, image: Marvel Entertainment)
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