Tatiana Maslany Wants One Thing Out Of Her Time With Marvel

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By Michileen Martin | Published

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In a little over a week, Tatiana Maslany will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe premiere as Jennifer Walters, aka the eponymous hero of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Regardless of what the future has in store for Maslany after the Disney+ series, there’s at least one more thing she wants to do with Marvel — Maslany wants to lead Marvel’s all-female superhero team, A-Force.

The She-Hulk lead confirmed her team-building aspirations at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend while speaking to Fuera de Foco’s Gaby Meza. When Meza asked her if she wanted to lead A-Force, Tatiana Maslany didn’t leave any room for ambiguity. Maslany answered, “Yes. Yes. Yes.” Prompted by Meza, Maslany looked into the camera and, presumably referring to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, said, “Kevin? Where’s Kevin? Kevin? Hire me.” You can watch the clip below.

This is far from the first time the idea of bringing A-Force to the MCU has come up. Speaking to Variety in 2019, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson said she and other Marvel actresses had “passionately” expressed to Kevin Feige that they wanted A-Force, or an all-female team like it, to get its own movie. Tessa Thompson — who played Valkyrie in the last two Thor films and in Avengers: Endgame — echoed Larson’s words at a convention later in 2019, as reported by Comic Book. And there are a lot of good reasons why Larson, Thompson, Tatiana Maslany, and other Marvel actresses interested in the property may soon be getting their wish.

One of the simultaneously huge and not remotely surprising pieces of news to come out of San Diego Comic-Con was the official announcement for Avengers: Secret Wars — the sixth Avengers film, scheduled to come out after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. In the source material, the 2015-2016 Marvel Comics event “Secret Wars” was in part responsible for the birth of A-Force. The team Tatiana Maslany wants to lead first showed up in 2015’s A-Force #1. As part of “Secret Wars,” A-Force included variants of just about every female superhero to ever show up in a Marvel Comic, all living in their own sovereign piece of Battleworld. After “Secret Wars” concluded, A-Force was relaunched as an ongoing series, though sadly it only ran for 10 issues. In both cases, the group was led by She-Hulk.

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A-Force #1, Marvel Comics 2015

With Secret Wars on the way in the MCU, Tatiana Maslany may very well get the A-Force she wants. It’s also worth noting that one of the key figures of the first A-Force mini-series is America Chavez, who just got her MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness courtesy of Xochitl Gomez.

While we have yet to see an MCU A-Force project materialize, there was something of a nod to the concept in Endgame, long before Tatiana Maslany joined the narrative. A moment at the end of the event film unites all the surviving female heroes of the film and it remains one of the most controversial moments in Endgame. Critics argue the problem with the scene is that it comes off as “forced”… as opposed to Captain America finally saying “Avengers Assemble” after a long shot that literally does nothing but establish they’re already assembled or, you know, the guy keeping it a secret that he can lift Mjolnir for eight years for dramatic effect.