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Joss Whedon teases 4 prominent females in Age of Ultron. Is one Ms. Marvel?

07.25.2014

At the recent premiere of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in London, James Gunn's buddy Joss Whedon was in attendance and naturally was asked all sorts of questions about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One question was directed at the unbalanced gender roles within the Marvel films and how that might change in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Whedon, who has been known to write strong women through his entire career gave the following answer.

“There are four prominent female roles in the center of the movie, and a more balanced presence throughout the movie. But, you know, the guys are all there. There are more of them too. Hopefully it was satisfy everybody. I’m not trying to fulfil an agenda, but I’m interested in men and women. I’m interested in grown-ups who act like children and dress like clowns and punch each other.”

Now, stick with me here, folks. Whedon indicated four prominent female roles. That can immediately discount Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. While the actress confirmed she filmed a scene for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, that would either be a flashback or dream sequence and not something I would consider prominent. Two of those characters would have to be Scarlett Johannson as Black Widow and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. That leaves two other prominent roles.

One could be Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill but aside from here, who else could be a prominent female character? We haven't heard about whether Emily VanCamp would appear as Sharon Carter, but even that would likely have been announced. Hey U Guys then asked Whedon if maybe he had added Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel to the line-up without anyone knowing. This was Whedon's reply.

"I like her too. That's all I can say. I'm a fan of most Marvel comics. It's like a disease. I can't stop. "

While nowhere near an admission or confirmation, Whedon's avoidance may mean that Ms. Marvel has a near future within Marvel's big screen outings. Maybe we will find out soon one way or the other. But, if they do cast Carol Danvers for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, who should play her?

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens everywhere on May 1, 2015.

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5:18AM on 07/26/2014

The four key female roles are going to be.

Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Maria Hill, and most likely Sharon Carter if not her then Pepper. i.e. as much as I love Ms. Marvel, she's not going to be in this one.
Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Maria Hill, and most likely Sharon Carter if not her then Pepper. i.e. as much as I love Ms. Marvel, she's not going to be in this one.
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2:18AM on 07/26/2014

Jessica Drew.

If the fourth main female role is a new character and not someone already established (Agent 13, Pepper Potts, etc) then it pretty much *has* to be Jessica Drew. I mean...she's a Hydra double agent, who goes native...What with all the Hydra infiltration business going on in the Marvel movie-verse right now, the character practically writes herself into the movie.
If the fourth main female role is a new character and not someone already established (Agent 13, Pepper Potts, etc) then it pretty much *has* to be Jessica Drew. I mean...she's a Hydra double agent, who goes native...What with all the Hydra infiltration business going on in the Marvel movie-verse right now, the character practically writes herself into the movie.
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2:01AM on 07/26/2014
Dammit you got me going with that photo. Was thinking please! Please! Please! all the way through. I will post green in full support of it!
Dammit you got me going with that photo. Was thinking please! Please! Please! all the way through. I will post green in full support of it!
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10:25PM on 07/25/2014
Wonder if she be known as "Binary" or "Warbird" if she's ever introduced in the movies. Maybe its Wasp or someone else though.
Wonder if she be known as "Binary" or "Warbird" if she's ever introduced in the movies. Maybe its Wasp or someone else though.
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8:38PM on 07/25/2014
WoW lets come up with something out of thin air and make it an article.

There are already plenty of females in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that could easily see their roles beefed up a bit. As much as I would like to see Mrs. Marvel, there is nothing in what Joss said that could even hint at Mrs. Marvel being in this movie. Black Widow, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Scarlet Witch, Agent 13 (Sharon Carter), even Peggy Carter can gave a beefed up flashback. Come on Joblo.
WoW lets come up with something out of thin air and make it an article.

There are already plenty of females in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that could easily see their roles beefed up a bit. As much as I would like to see Mrs. Marvel, there is nothing in what Joss said that could even hint at Mrs. Marvel being in this movie. Black Widow, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Scarlet Witch, Agent 13 (Sharon Carter), even Peggy Carter can gave a beefed up flashback. Come on Joblo.
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11:25PM on 07/25/2014
Just go with it. It's nice to have a discussion and hear what others think.
Just go with it. It's nice to have a discussion and hear what others think.
6:41PM on 07/25/2014
Batgirl maybe?
Batgirl maybe?
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6:21PM on 07/25/2014

Femme Fatals

Is it me but what happened to the Peggy Carter cameo in WS ? Maybe I saw a different movie but I'm sure it wasn't in the final cut therefore what's the point of this whole agent Carter series... maybe a bit more gravitas added had Cooper and Lee Jones returned. Personally I hope it isn't Ms Marvel and god no for Natalie Portman, I would like to see Wasp and perhaps a major villain female
Is it me but what happened to the Peggy Carter cameo in WS ? Maybe I saw a different movie but I'm sure it wasn't in the final cut therefore what's the point of this whole agent Carter series... maybe a bit more gravitas added had Cooper and Lee Jones returned. Personally I hope it isn't Ms Marvel and god no for Natalie Portman, I would like to see Wasp and perhaps a major villain female
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8:00PM on 07/25/2014
Peggy Carter was the old lady in the nursing home Steve visited. I thought that should have been obvious.
Peggy Carter was the old lady in the nursing home Steve visited. I thought that should have been obvious.
6:09PM on 07/25/2014
I wonder if it will be The Wasp. It could work as a connection to Ant-man, the next MCU film after Avengers 2. Plus wasn't there some concept art with her from the first draft of the first Avengers, therefore Whedon already had her on his mind.
I wonder if it will be The Wasp. It could work as a connection to Ant-man, the next MCU film after Avengers 2. Plus wasn't there some concept art with her from the first draft of the first Avengers, therefore Whedon already had her on his mind.
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5:58PM on 07/25/2014
Crying game like reveal for Ultron?
Crying game like reveal for Ultron?
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5:30PM on 07/25/2014
I agree with the rest that Paltrow is a good bet. But wasn't there some sort of news of Natalie Portman making it into this movie as well? To me, it doesn't make sense that he says "4 PROMINENT female roles" but an unannounced character is one. Maybe Ms. Marvel has a cameo, or end credits sequence, but the word prominent, to me, means someone who is in a good portion of the movie and important to the story.
I agree with the rest that Paltrow is a good bet. But wasn't there some sort of news of Natalie Portman making it into this movie as well? To me, it doesn't make sense that he says "4 PROMINENT female roles" but an unannounced character is one. Maybe Ms. Marvel has a cameo, or end credits sequence, but the word prominent, to me, means someone who is in a good portion of the movie and important to the story.
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4:58PM on 07/25/2014
Please let this be true. I would jump out of my chair if Ms. Marvel is in Ultron. And let it be Yvonne Strahovski be playing her. Such a dream of mine that Joss could make true.
Please let this be true. I would jump out of my chair if Ms. Marvel is in Ultron. And let it be Yvonne Strahovski be playing her. Such a dream of mine that Joss could make true.
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4:53PM on 07/25/2014
I'll say Paltrow is the last dominant female to round out the female four. I'm sure her character will be in trouble (maybe even killed), due to Ultron's hand and will make Tony the main character and one of the more dominant storylines towards the climax of the film.
I'll say Paltrow is the last dominant female to round out the female four. I'm sure her character will be in trouble (maybe even killed), due to Ultron's hand and will make Tony the main character and one of the more dominant storylines towards the climax of the film.
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4:35PM on 07/25/2014
@jyri_krr: Most likely Paltrow (on which I'll remain neutral). If Ultron's the creation of Tony, that will no doubt bring Pepper back. Who knows -- she could get offed this time around, giving Tony his worst moment yet. Though it's obviously an ensemble, Tony seems to be the emotional center of this next film.
@jyri_krr: Most likely Paltrow (on which I'll remain neutral). If Ultron's the creation of Tony, that will no doubt bring Pepper back. Who knows -- she could get offed this time around, giving Tony his worst moment yet. Though it's obviously an ensemble, Tony seems to be the emotional center of this next film.
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4:20PM on 07/25/2014
More screentime for Paltrow?
More screentime for Paltrow?
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4:14PM on 07/25/2014
Is that a real photo of Yvonne Strahovski? She would be a good choice.
Is that a real photo of Yvonne Strahovski? She would be a good choice.
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4:05PM on 07/25/2014
Widow, Witch, and Hill must be them. Plus another, which I doubt is someone like Carol Danvers. I feel like there would be more of rumors about it by now.
Widow, Witch, and Hill must be them. Plus another, which I doubt is someone like Carol Danvers. I feel like there would be more of rumors about it by now.
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