Originally Posted by DarthSkywalker
Isn't the question what is right for this film? And if that answer is Natasha, why shouldn't she be the female lead? There is a difference between wanting Sharon, and saying she should be the lead, without acknowledge the filmverse and what is best for this particular story and film.
I think good writing can make any character work best, and I think either of those characters fit the story.
And a lot of what we've heard about Natasha's dynamic with Steve has applied to Sharon in the comics, and could apply to her in film.
Mostly, I think the decision to cast Natasha as female lead is a lot more to do with what's best for Marvel Studios than what's best for this particular movie. She's a more easily recognizable character and played by a more bankable actress.