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In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos (Josh Brolin) put Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) through the emotional wringer. The Mad Titan portals over to Wakanda and essentially forces Scarlet Witch to kill Vision, the man (android) she loves in order to ensure that Thanos doesn’t get the Mind Stone from his forehead. Thanos watches as she goes through an emotionally devastating decision…only to then spin back the clock and kill Vision anyway, taking the stone and ultimately completing his mission of destroying half of all life in the universe.
So when Wanda encounters Thanos again in Avengers: Endgame, she’s pissed. And in a recent interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirms something the film itself implies: that Scarlet Witch could have kicked Thanos’s purple ass all by herself if Thanos didn’t call his armies in for backup.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Avengers: Endgame doesn’t honor its female characters in a way that actually carries weight.)
There’s no question that Marvel has a women problem. In the past decade and over the course of its 22 movies, only one of them was led by a woman, and one had a woman sharing the title. But the studio has been eagerly trying to make up for it in recent years, releasing Captain Marvel to critical and box office acclaim, and slowly introducing female fan favorites — some of whom would go on to get double billing in the big established movies.
As we headed into Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was filled to the brim with strong, complex, rich female characters — some super, some not — who were on course to outshine even some of the male heroes. And with Marvel reportedly pushing for more female superheroes in front of and behind the camera, it is no surprise that the film would want to pay its respects to these beloved characters. But this is where the film stumbles.
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.
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Just over a year ago, Disney announced they would be launching their own streaming service. Disney Play will include the company’s vast library of content as well as original feature films and TV series. Included in the original offerings are multiple Marvel and Star Wars TV shows. The plan is to create series based around Marvel Cinematic Universe characters who have yet to have their own standalone movies, which includes TV shows focused on Loki and Scarlet Witch starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. Each season will run six to eight episodes, and unlike most of the Marvel Netflix and ABC shows, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is expected to have an active role in their development.
We have learned that Disney is also developing a third series that will give fans the Falcon/Winter Soldier team-up that they have been wanting since Captain America: Civil War. On top of that, I have also learned a few more details about the Scarlet Witch series. Here’s what we know.
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