Female Marvel Characters Next In Line For Solo Movies

By James Brizuela | 1 month ago

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There is now a massive Marvel movie order that can be watched, with a ton of films that now populate the MCU. While the majority of those films contain the original Avengers team, things have taken a different turn. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have effectively stepped away as Captain America and Iron Man. The landscape has begun starting to shift as well, allowing more female Marvel characters to take the front seat. From Brie Larson as Captain Marvel to Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, some of the best Marvel films have been female-led. Now that the strongest women in the Marvel Universe are getting their time to shine, who is next for their own Marvel solo movie? We have some ideas about who could be ushering in the next wave phase of the MCU.

Jane Foster

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One of the most obvious choices would be that of Jane Foster. Natalie Portman played one of the best female Marvel characters during her time in the Thor films, and it has been heavily rumored that she is going to be taken on the mantle of Thor. While this might be upsetting to fans, there was a more recent comic run when that exact thing happened. The 2014 run of Thor: The Goddess of Thunder saw Thor being unworthy to wield Mjolnir for the first time ever.

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Mjolnir is left on the moon, and Frost Giants attack earth. Jane steps in and acquires the legendary hammer. Foster also has cancer in the comics and becoming Thor only makes her condition that much worse. There is no telling if she is going to be seeing the same issues in the new Thor: Love and Thunder film, but this could be how Chris Hemsworth retires as one of the best-casted Marvel characters of all time.

Nebula

Another of the Marvel characters that would make sense and would make fans happy would be to give Nebula a little more time to develop on her own. While she was introduced as the murder happy adopted daughter of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, she redeemed herself in the Guardians sequel, and while assisting The Avengers whenever she could in the final two films before Thanos met his end. No matter how tired and played out this is, villainous characters that have redemption arcs always have interesting storylines to explore. Should Karen Gillan want to continue with her time as Nebula, the MCU might be wanting to give her own solo venture.

Scarlet Witch

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The final obvious choice in the myriad of female marvel characters that could be used is that of Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff. While we all got to see her go a bit crazy once Vision died, she hasn’t been able to secure a solo film just yet. WandaVision was a good series that got the ball rolling on what she can become, but it left too many unanswered questions. Wanda is going to be a major part of Doctor Strange 2, and it could mean that she is going to be turning into something that much more powerful at the conclusion of that film. Should the Scarlet Witch be the first version of the MCU’s Dark Phoenix, then she will certainly need her own solo movie.

Storm

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Now this one might be a little out of left field, but it appears as if the X-Men and or mutants are now going to be joining all the rest of the Marvel characters. Doctor Strange 2 has featured a quick image of Professor Xavier speaking at some sort of trial. If mutants are finally coming into the fold, then Storm should be the first up to get her own solo movie. She was also the de facto leader of the X-Men when Xavier was not around. Halle Berry has been pitching to revive her version of the character as well. Storm was always older in the comics and now Berry is as well. It could work to usher in the age of the mutants.

There are a ton of female Marvel characters that could theoretically receive their own solo films, but these are some of the ones that make the most sense for us. Before the craziness of the multiverse truly takes hold, go marathon the long catalog of films and see which female heroes are missing. You’re also probably wondering if “I should watch Marvel in phases or timelines?” Honestly, phases are the way to go, but it comes down to personal preference. Watch them and see which female characters have been missing from this storied franchise.