Brie Larson has talked to Marvel president Kevin Feige about an all-women Marvel movie


One of my favorite moments in Avengers: Endgame was *SPOILER* the big battle scene when all the main Marvel female characters assembled and carried the football to the endzone. It was awesome and no one knew it was going to be in the film (my only critique, Pepper Potts should have been in the back. Minor quibble, but still.) But for a lot of us who enjoy watching superhero flicks, those few minutes only whet our appetite. And we aren’t alone, Brie Larson confirmed to Variety that the actresses of the MCU want an all-women superhero film, too, and they’ve gone to the big boss, Kevin Fiege, to see if it can happen.

Long before the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe joined forces for the epic female scene in “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel had expressed interest in an all-women Marvel mashup movie. But after uniting in battle in the finale of “Endgame,” fans have been asking when they’ll see the female movie hit theaters.

Now, Brie Larson, one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, confirms that she, along with her Marvel co-stars, have had talks with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about making that film a reality.

During a sit-down interview at her Power of Women cover shoot, Captain Marvel herself was asked if the female film has been “truly discussed” among the Marvel brass.
“It is something,” she said with a pause, then adding, “Well what do you mean truly discussed?”

Larson was speaking to Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister, who followed up with, “You tell me.”

“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 explained. “What that means, I have no idea. You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”

[From Variety]

As I said, I love superhero movies (sorry Marty!), but I didn’t read comics as a kid. So I have no idea what the story for all the women would be. I read some of the A-Force comic books when that came out, but that wouldn’t be a seamless fit for the current Avenger characters. So my hope is that they find a way to make an all-female script work and not just shoehorn it in. I’d go see it anyway because I’m trying to support female led efforts, but I hope I’m entertained by it.

Plus, the men of the MCU seem to support the women. But did this conversation happen? Or, as Elizabeth Wagmeister asked, was it “truly discussed?” My guess is no. I believe Brie, of course, and I believe she and her female co-stars went to Fiege to let him know they’d like one, but I think that’s as far as it went. I’m sure Fiege wrote it on the whiteboard, but not at the top and probably with a bunch of question marks after it. I won’t be holding my breath. However, I love that the women stood a united front presenting it. I love that they were so excited by their scene that they ran to the boss and said they wanted to do much more of that. The talent is there, if Marvel can put a story together, they’ll make that sucker pop. I hope it happens. Their scene in Endgame was a great moment. I want to feel that again.


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  1. Sierra says:

    The female heroes are the strongest Avengers so I would love a movie with just the female ones.

    In Endgame, they had to minimise Scarlet Witch & Captain Marvel’s powers because they could finish off Thanos themselves but the directors wanted Iron Man to do it instead.

    Right now, Marvel is focused on Eternals so never know, it could happen after that.

  2. Erinn says:

    I have mixed feelings. The women of Marvel are so kickass… but it almost just felt ‘forced’ when they had that scene in end game. I remember being pumped, but also almost… embarrassed? It seemed like they FINALLY realized after Captain Marvel that women characters can lead a movie… and they just ran with it to profit. It didn’t feel natural at all and it seemed like complete lip service like “SEE. We care about women! Let’s force all these characters that we’ve never had interact before into a scenario where they magically are a perfect team!”

    • Lightpurple says:

      Although that scene was filmed before Captain Marvel was released.

    • Leriel says:

      Well, it’s not like a realisation that female superhero can open a movie, but more likely Kevin Feige Marvel studios separation from Isaac Perlmutter Marvel entertainment, which was finished in 2017. Since that Kevin is one and only who decides the fate of MCU, and he’s more opened for diversity than Isaac was.

    • yep says:

      I get your point. However it happened for the male characters, as well, all of them magically becoming a perfect team. So why being embarassed as women?

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah, I guess that’s true too. But we’re so used to seeing the men grouped up, that it wasn’t a big deal. It just seemed rushed, I think. Which is maybe more of my issue with it. I’d actually really really enjoy an all women movie, as long as it didn’t feel like they were just doing it for marketing purposes.

        Like… when I watched it, I totally got a little rush of excitement. Because it is just so rare to see the badass movie roles for women in a franchise that has been so male centric. But I think my issue was more of how quickly that scene unfolded? Like… if there had been more scenes leading up to it maybe it would have fit better? I think a lot of the issue with that movie though, it the amount of characters they had to pack in under a certain amount of time. So had they had more time to work the scene out, it’d probably have been perfect.

      • Lisa says:

        I guess that I felt that they killed Zamora and Black Widow, so it felt like sorry we killed all the ladies, here’s a scene about ladies so you don’t feel so bad. it felt like pandering a bit. We’ll let you little ladies have your fun while we men get back to the serious business of saving the world

    • Xi Tang says:

      I don’t see it as forced. Marvel are definitely late with their representation and the scene came out of nowhere. But we are talking about a world with magic hammers and purple giants. So I have to disagree here.

    • Mika says:

      I agree with you Erinn. It did not seem natural at all, it really felt like pandering. If they had set it up so it was more organic, I would have liked it a lot better. As it was, it just seemed like a reaction to people criticizing Marvel for not giving their female heroes the respect they deserved.

    • Marianne says:

      I felt the scene in Infinity war , where Okoye, Scarlett witch and Black Widow team up was more natural and therefore better. The scene in Endgame was a bit too on the nose.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    They have been talking about it for longer than that. Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchette brought it up with Feige on the red carpet at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok. Tessa has been pushing it for years now. Maybe they can do it after they introduce Kamala Khan.

    • Xi Tang says:

      I really hope they go for it. The A Force comic was short lived but had an excellent premise.
      They can definitely do a movie with just the female characters and base it on the Valkyries. Also they are introducing She Hulk now who was the main character in the A Force comics.
      Thank fucking god there will be no scarjo.

      P.s.: black panther and bucky (amongst other men not yet introduced in the movies) are part of the team for a short while. Both are great and can have a cameo. Love Bosman and Stan.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I would love, love, LOVE a Valkyrie movie. Or a movie starring the women of Wakanda. Or if they brought back Cate Blanchett (a prequel with Rene Russo?).

      But some of the other casting choices leave me cold. I have zero interest in Pepper Potts. Or scar-Jo’s character. Or Natalie Portman. Yet what are we getting? A Black Widow movie and Portman as Thor. Marvel is making the wrong choices, and I’ll end up not watching the female driven movies. Then Marvel will think they shouldnt do female driven movies. (Instead of realizing the made poor casting choices).

  4. smcollins says:

    Yes! I *LOVED* that scene, too! I fully support an all-female Avengers film. Dude-bros heads would be exploding left & right, but that would be part of the fun!

  5. Michael says:

    There are lots of all female groups and storylines in the comic books so good source material is already there. The issue is that they plan these movies out years in advance so will the current crop of female Marvel superheros still be in Marvel when the movie is finally ready to film?

  6. Lucy says:

    It would be pretty damn great, honestly.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Captain Marvel is the only MCU movie I went to the theater to see. I’d gladly go again if they make this work.

  8. Lisa says:

    That would be cool if they could make it work.

  9. Lightpurple says:

    Sadly, they probably can’t bring Rene Russo’s Frigga back for this but they could probably bring back Lady Sif.

  10. BlueSky says:

    I remember that scene and remember everyone (men and women) cheering! It’s a great scene!

  11. MCV says:

    Marvel movies are US Army propaganda so no, we don’t need imperialist feminism.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I love the idea and would watch the hell out of it, but I fear for Brie (and all the actors, although she seems to be particularly singled out for the vitriol) if the idea advances and all the neckbeards come out of the woodwork again to scream about how she’s some bitch man hater and how there’s never been a good female superhero and the only reason there is now is because of the PC crowd. Blech.

    • Polly says:

      Recently I watched Unicorn Store, the film that Brie directed and starred in (loved it by the way) but when I went on YouTube to look up some of the songs that were featured in the film I came across loads of video rants from misogynistic dude-bros about how Unicorn Store is the “worst film ever” and “a total failure” etc. I found it genuinely quite alarming. The sheer level of hatred towards Brie and a project that is completely unrelated to Marvel was unbelievable. Unicorn Store is on Netflix by the way, and it’s great. Highly recommend it.

  13. Mia4s says:

    Yikes I guess I’m in the minority but I found that scene desperately forced and patronizing. “See girls! You can do it too! We may have made almost all of you supporting characters only (even though Scarlett Witch could end most of the men), but now we will focus on only you for…20 whole seconds!”. I honestly cringed.

    But hey if someone has a story, and not just a gimmick, I’d love to see the movie.

    • Maria_ says:

      it felt it forced . i´m waiting for the eternals not this group of girl right now.

    • MsAnneguish says:

      Me too, ITA. Even my husband called it “blatant tokenism” after 10 minutes of the gents individually fighting Thanos. It was crowbarred in without at all showing the women and their individual abilities, or even really letting them have much action in the Final Battle.

      • Lilah casting says:

        It was was a good effort for a first time director of a film I like it too and I want her to do More to get even better, those men are stalkers who are angry the object of their obsession doesn’t know they exist.

    • A says:

      Co-sign. That definitely felt forced. First they need to work on how they develop and treat their female characters on screen and then go for MCU Spice Girls.

    • Mika says:

      Totally agree!

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  15. Rapunzel says:

    IDK if an all woman film is needed, but more women directing is. The treatment of Black Widow in Endgame, coupled with the lack of Lupita’s character (iirc, she’s wasn’t shown once), the fridging of Cap. Marvel for most of the movie, the nerfing of Scarlet Witch, etc., to me showed that Marvel’s male directors aren’t the ones to handle these characters. Get some more lady directors, Feige!

    • Xi Tang says:

      I agree but think they are going the right direction. Check out The Eternals. Chlie Zao was given free hand as far as writing, directing, set design etc..hopefully we’ll actually see the women exchange more than two words.

  16. Valiantly Varnished says:

    If they did this I would be ecstatic. And even MORE ecstatic that ScarJo wouldn’t be able to be in it. RIP Black Widow. Lolol.

  17. Kh6 says:

    The male nerds will froth at the mouth and run mad.

  18. The Recluse says:

    This would be fabulous….now how do we slip Wonder Woman in among them?
    (That would just put me over the moon.)

  19. kerwood says:

    That scene brought tears to my eyes.

    I think a movie that focused on the women in the Marvel Universe would be great, especially now that Black Widow is dead, so we don’t have to bother with Johannson.

    And the dude-bros would lose their shit!!!