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Kevin Feige says more female-led Marvel movies are on the way

Over the course of the past decade, we've been introduced to a number of female superheros in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL will be the first film in the franchise to be led solely by a woman. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, we can certainly expect to see more female-led movies in Marvel's future.

"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," Feige said. "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." We know that a standalone Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson is in the works with Cate Shortland (LORE) set to direct, and Tessa Thompson, along with other Marvel actresses, have expressed their desire for an all-female AVENGERS movie. Kevin Feige then commented on why it's taken so long for Marvel's female heroes to take on larger roles in the franchise.

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... 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?’

Which female Marvel heroes who haven't yet appeared in the MCU would you like to see next?

CAPTAIN MARVEL is set for a March 8, 2019 release.

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