Which Female Avengers Will Make Up Marvel’s A-Force if Kevin Feige Greenlights the Project?
Marvel released a flurry of announcements this summer, setting the stage for what is going to be an amazing start to Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While there are a few new franchises in the mix, the studio has yet to say anything about a rumored project that would bring the female Avengers together for Marvel’s A-Force. If that happens, which characters would join forces for the next major crossover?
Inside the rumored A-Force project
Marvel unveiled its entire lineup of Phase 4 movies and television shows this summer, though there are a few films they have yet to announce. This includes some projects, like Captain Marvel 2, that we know are in the pipeline.
With that in mind, it is entirely possible that Marvel is working on an A-Force movie but has not announced it. It should be noted, however, that the studio has not confirmed any of these rumors.
But there have been plenty of actors who have expressed a desire to be a part of the A-Force film, if it ever happens.
According to The Mary Sue, actress Karen Gillan revealed that Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson talked to Marvel president Kevin Feige about doing something with the A-Force. Gillan did not share how Feige reacted to the pitch, but it definitely sounds like it’s on the table.
“I think that was something that we were just talking about casually,” Gillan explained.“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!’”
Whether or not it happens is yet to be seen, but we have a few good ideas on which female Avengers should be included in the mix.
Who will make up the A-Force?
Larson’s Captain Marvel would be a must-have for the project. The character is one of the most powerful superheroes in the MCU and played a big role in taking down Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel has not revealed when we will get a sequel to Captain Marvel, but she is definitely going to be a major player moving forward.
Other options include Valkyrie (Thompson), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Nebula (Gillan), and She-Hulk, not necessarily in that order.
As fans will recall, She-Hulk is set to be introduced in a forthcoming Disney series. From there, she is expected to appear in the MCU, though exactly when remains a mystery.
Another good candidate for A-Force is Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who is set to pick up Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) mantle in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. That would, of course, depend on what happens in the movie and if Marvel has bigger plans for her character.
The most obvious choices are Captain Marvel and Valkyrie, especially considering it was Larson and Thompson who first approached Feige with the idea.
Whatever happens, we cannot wait to see what Marvel has in store for the female superheroes in the MCU.
Larson opens up about A-Force pitch
In a recent interview, Larson talked about pitching the idea for an A-Force movie to Feige. The actress revealed that there were a bunch of female cast members who talked with Feige, and they all assured him that they wanted to do this more than anything.
“I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this,’” Larson shared.
According to Variety, Feige previously revealed that he is open to the idea of an all-women movie in the MCU. So far, that has yet to materialize, though the studio has been producing more female-lead films, including the upcoming Black Widow.
If Black Widow is a success in the box office, then there is a good chance that Feige will explore other projects that feature female superheroes. That might include A-Force, a team that only recently came onto the scene.
Marvel introduced A-Force in 2015 as part of the Secret Wars crossover. The story brought together a slew of female superheroes that eventually made it into the Marvel’s mainstream universe.
Until we learn more about A-Force, the next film in Marvel’s lineup is Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, which is set to open in theaters on May 1, 2020.