One of the privileges of being involved in entertainment is watching franchises you love grow in real time. That privilege can also be extremely frustrating from time to time. All forms of media are gradually learning how to depict strong, well-rounded female characters in their properties. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the comics that inspire it, are no exception.
That’s not to say that there haven’t been feminist comics in the past. Carol Danver’s Captain Marvel is by no means a new character, and Wonder Woman’s been showing the boys how it’s done since 1941. But a few female characters here and there can’t drive progress on their own.
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Did you catch the teaser trailer for the final season of Agents of SHIELD? Wouldn’t you like to have action figures of the superheroes in The Boys? What gift did Marvel Studios give James Gunn for his birthday? Want to see the announcement of the new Disney+ shows from Marvel at the D23 Expo? What was Jeff Goldblum‘s reaction to the Spider-Man deal debacle? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Update: Disney officially confirmed that Ms. Marvel is coming to Disney+. See the logo for the series below.
Marvel Studios already has Captain Marvel expanding the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but soon they’ll add another young superhero to the comic book world with the same namesake as the comic book company that created them. The teenage Muslim superhero known as Ms. Marvel will be getting her own series on Disney+. Find out what we know about the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series below. Read More »
Maybe the closest thing we’ll get to seeing the glory that is “The Tragedy of Loki of Asgard,” the barely-seen play that graces our eyeballs for only three minutes in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, is the upcoming series of one-act Marvel plays that can be put on by high schoolers. At the very least, both Thor and Loki are among the heroes set to take center stage in one of the various one-act plays available for high school theater programs to purchase through the newly announced Marvel Spotlight.
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When Kamala Khan debuted in the pages of her very own solo title Ms. Marvel in 2014, she was an immediate sensation. Marvel’s first Muslim superhero character to head her own comic book took on the mantle once worn by Carol Danvers (the current Captain Marvel) and became a wildly popular success, with fans quickly clamoring for Kamala’s turn on the big screen. And perhaps that turn may come sooner than we think. Mindy Kaling, who has pioneered diversity both in front of and behind the camera, confirmed that she has had discussions with Marvel Studios for a Ms. Marvel project.
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Kevin Feige offered an update on the future of the MCU – specifically Marvel Phase 4. According to Feige, Phase 4 will employ more female directors and offer “different incarnations of characters you know.”
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