Marvel’s ‘A-Force’: This Is How The All-Female Avengers Came Together
Ever since the final battle in Avengers: Endgame featured a brief shot of the female heroes gathering together behind Captain Marvel to fight Thanos, fans have been talking about the possibility of an all-female Avengers movie. Marvel studio boss Kevin Feige has not yet confirmed that this is in the works, but rumor has it that the future of the MCU will include a group of female heroes known as the A-Force.
What is the history of the A-Force?
The A-Force actually has a short history in the Marvel Comics, as they first appeared in 2015 during the Secret Wars crossover. In the story, Doctor Doom recreated the Multiverse into a reality called Battleworld, which was a series of kingdoms where both heroes and villains lived as Doom watched their every move.
Each kingdom or reality had a “Baron” to represent Dr. Doom, and in the kingdom of Arcadia, the Baron was Jennifer Walters, AKA She-Hulk. Arcadia was a peaceful kingdom where the women were the leaders, and Walters assembled a team of female heroes to help her protect their reality.
Walters’ team included Captain Marvel, America Chavez, Medusa, and Nico Minoru.
Eventually, the peace in Arcadia comes to an end thanks to Singularity, who crashed into the kingdom and becomes a friend of Nico. Singularity has the ability to create portals throughout Battleworld, and she accidentally sends She-Hulk around the Multiverse. This breaks one of Doom’s most important laws, and he enlists the Thor Corps to stop She-Hulk.
Singularity creates A-Force
At the same time, Loki wants to take over Arcadia and take away She-Hulk’s power in the realm. He ends up damaging the Shield, which is a wall that prevents the Marvel Zombies from spreading throughout Battleworld. But, Singularity absorbs the Zombies and seemingly dies in the process.
Once the Multiverse is restored and reality reconstructed, Singularity suddenly shows up in the main Marvel Universe. However, the female heroes she once knew no longer recognized her because the versions she knew didn’t exist anymore.
Singularity ends up recruiting Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, and Nico to help her fight Anti-Matter – whom they destroy – and the group of female superheroes decides to stay together and call themselves A-Force.
Unfortunately, the team didn’t last long, as they had their own 15-issue series before they split up after Civil War II.
What will the A-Force look like in the MCU?
That brief moment in Avengers: Endgame had an effect on the audience, as well as the actors in the scene. Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Karen Gillan (Nebula) pitched the idea of an all-female Avengers movie on the set of Endgame, and Feige was immediately intrigued.
“We’d all taken this big photo, like a Marvel class photo and all of the women got together afterward and we were talking and we were like ‘Wouldn’t it be so nice if every day was like this and we were just all around each other,’ and we were like ‘Let’s make it happen!’” said Gillan.
However, it will be quite a while before A-Force will hit the big screen. First, Marvel has to introduce a lot of new characters in new films and on Disney+, and the first step will reportedly be She-Hulk, which premieres in 2022.
In addition to She-Hulk, we could see Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster’s Thor, Nebula, Valkyrie, Wasp, and Scarlet Witch join A-Force, according to The Mary Sue. But, this is all speculation at this point. Some of those characters will come through Disney+ instead of the MCU, so it will be interesting to see how Marvel brings the two platforms together to create this much-anticipated all-female team.
There will be a long wait for A-Force, if it happens at all. But, if an entire movie featuring an all-female team of Avengers is just as awesome as that brief Endgame moment, it will be absolutely worth it.