Kevin Feige Says That More Female-Led Marvel Films Will Be Announced in the Near Future
Captain Marvel is Marvel's first female-led superhero movie and according to Kevin Feige, there are more on the way. In a recent interview with EW, Feige revealed that Marvel Studio plans to announce more female-led movies in the near future. He says:
"With [Ant-Man and The Wasp] and now with Captain Marvel and many movies to be announced in the near future, I’m anxious for the time where it’s not a novelty that there is a female-led superhero movie, but it is a norm. And it is less a story of, ‘Oh, look, a female hero,’ and it’s more a story of, ‘Oh, what’s this about? Who’s this character? I’m excited to see that.’ And I think we can get there."
Look, I don't care who the character is. The character can be any gender or race, as long as there's a great story to be told and solid character development, I'll be happy. As far as what female-led movies we will see, we know that the studio is working on a Black Widow movie, there's been a lot of talk about an all-female team-up movie, and there's an Eternals movie in development that is rumored to focus on the female character named Sersi.
When asked about what took so long to start focusing on female-led films, Feige said:
"I think there are a lot of reasons not the least of which was fighting for many years the erroneous notion that audiences did not want to see a female-led hero [film] because of a slew of films 15 years ago that didn’t work. And my belief was always that they didn’t work not because they were female-led stories — they didn’t work because they were not particularly good movies."
Wonder Woman changed that as it turned out to be livered a hell of a great film and now Marvel is going to have their chance with Captain Marvel. I also have to say that I think Ant-Man and The Wasp did a great job of putting a female character at the head of the story. Feige goes on to say:
"I’ve always said, I root for all genre movies because the success of those movies helps us. Because not everybody knows the difference between what studio makes what movie or what comic book company what character comes from. So I’m very pleased when any film in our genre [does well] — not just superheroes, but action or sci-fi or anything. The success of Wonder Woman made me very happy because as I’ve said before in the press, I’d much rather the question be, ‘Oh gosh, what did you think about that successful female-led hero that came out a few years ago?’ Rather than the question I used to get, which was, ‘Are you afraid that people don’t want to see a female hero?’"
Are there any other female Marvel heroes you'd like to see introduced to the MCU?
Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019,