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Old 05-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #33
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Default Re: Marvel Looking into Female Characters

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Originally Posted by flickchick85 View Post
Captain Marvel all the way, imo. I think a Black Widow movie would basically be what Cap 2 is now, just without Cap.

Scarlet Witch would be cool too, but since Marvel is all about the cosmic stuff at the moment, Danvers just makes the most sense to me.
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The Widow comment reminds me of something they said a while back, specifically, they wanted to do new things, things they hadn't done before.

So as such, a Widow movie is kinda out. Her movie would very much be "Captain America 2: 2" as it's just more spies and more russia and more political thriller. And honestly, even though I really want a quality female superhero film, and Widow's established... she works well as a sidekick superhero, so to speak. Her role in IM2 was cool, and her larger role in Cap2 seems even more epic. I'd love to see her in Hulk 2 helping him sneak around or even a Captain Marvel film, that'd be kinda boss, two girls back to back against everyone.

While I think Scarlet Witch is an old standby, the truth is, she's kind of a supporting character in her world. Pietro is usually the lead, and a film would need to subvert that, in addition to making a new world for her since mutancy and all it's trappings are unavailable. I'd be interested in making such a thing, not sure I'd like anyone else's take on it though. It would be new though, and I think feature the kind of Not!Magic we've seen... I also think they won't do it for fear of stepping on Dr. Strange's mystical toes.

For Captain Marvel, even though her powers are a bit redundant with Iron Man/Thor, I think her story offers a couple really interesting things:
1) Deconstruction of the Superman archetype in Mar-Vell
2) A tragic literally star-crossed ill fated romance
3) A twist in which the apparently titular hero dies
4) If we give her a bit of her Binary-ness, she has a mastery/control ability which could be very fun.
5) It is a female superhero, and that comes with some implications that the media simply hasn't seen, especially compared with nearly non-powered heroes like Elektra, Catwoman, Aeon Flux and similar.

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