Marvel Wants To Build To An MCU With Over 50% Female Superheroes

Over a decade into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we'll be getting our first solo female superhero movie. Next year's Captain Marvel will be a breath of fresh air after years of heroes played by white guys named Chris, but she — and the rest of the Marvel women — remain severely outnumbered. And Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige admits that it's time for a change.

Marvel has been bouncing around the idea of an all-female superhero movie since the day that Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson rallied all the other Marvel actresses to demand a female superhero ensemble last year. But the idea seemed like little more than a pipe dream, as Feige repeatedly talked about how he loved the idea of an all-female superhero team, but did little else.

But perhaps Feige will finally put his money where his mouth is. In an interview with ScreenRant, Feige was asked about the possibility of a female-led Avengers film. But while Marvel has "interest" in the idea, Feige couldn't confirm anything more concrete than that. However, he did promise that his goal for the future of the MCU is to have female superheroes outnumber male superheroes:

"Eventually I think we're going to reach a time where it's not just... listen, it would be amazing to see all of our female characters the way we have seen ... most, never all male, but primarily male. I think we're getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male. It's just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women."

After Captain Marvel, the MCU is taking its first steps toward this 50-50 dream. Black Widow is getting her long-awaited solo film, and the rumored Eternals movie will likely be led by the cosmic superheroine Sersi. Beyond that, though, it's unclear.

But it's not like Marvel Comics is not lacking for female superhero teams. Besides the flagship A-Force, there is the Lady Liberators and the Valkyrie-led Fearless Defenders. And let's not forget the flawless ladies of Black Panther, who proved so popular that Feige is considering creating a whole new team just for them. But for now, let's hold out hope for the A-Force movie we deserve.