Originally Posted by Suzanne78
Another issue for MCU to deal with is that their best-known female characters are really tied up at Fox. They could've done a crazy badass all-female X-Men movie, or focused on Storm or Rogue or Jean Grey or Emma Frost or even Scarlet Witch and her mutant background. They could've also done something greater and more impactful with Sue Storm. But they can't, unfortunately.
It still doesn't excuse the lack of female representation in MCU's hero lineup, but I could see how it delays production on a big franchise focused on one of their female characters, simply because so few of Marvel's female hero lineup isn't nearly as recognizable to the public as the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Still though, if they announced a Captain Marvel movie, it would raise awareness for their main female Avenger in the public.
I can somewhat understand that point. However, not many people in the GA knew who Iron Man was before RDJ came along. Even fewer people knew who Thor was, and VERY few know who the GOTG and Ant Man are. Marvel had no problem greenlighting those films, so why no female films?