How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 1

Marvel has made twenty-two movies in the last eleven years and through this fascinating journey that Marvel has taken us on we have seen an evolution of the franchise right before our very eyes. Take The Avengers for example. In its heyday, it was the talk of the town, the groundbreaking movie that broke creative barriers that people didn’t know could be achieved as it proved that a superhero film could be successful with multiple heroes. It broke records and set a precedent for the Marvel movies that would come afterward. Now it’s just an old example of the first steps Marvel was taking to create this fantastic journey that has led up to the events of today’s current Marvel films. But as great as The Avengers was it’s always a little jarring seeing how much it lacked diversity compared to how the franchise looks now.

The only major women in The Avengers was Black Widow and Agent Hill and the only person of color to participate in the film was Nick Fury. Marvel, at that time, was still heavily centered around white male characters and in the last few years that dynamic has changed a lot, making the franchise that much more enjoyable. So, through the course of the next two days, I’m going to look at how the roles of women have evolved throughout the years to what the MCU is now. Enjoy!

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In the MCU’s first installment, Iron Man, the one major female presence was Pepper Potts whose character was the typical hot assistant that the rich guy, in this case, Tony Stark, couldn’t keep his eyes off of. She was merely a part of the movie’s story as Tony’s imminent love interest and soon to be damsel-in-distress.

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A Fun ‘Star Wars’ Challenge

Today while on Twitter someone tweeted a delightful Star Wars challenge that when I saw it I knew I had to immediately do it. This was the challenge.

Try to name a character for every letter in your name. So, let’s see what characters I can think of for my name, Annlyel.

A: Asajj Ventress

N: Captain Needa

N: Nien Numb

L: Lobot

Y: Yoda

E: Enfys Nest

L: Lando Calrissian.

What characters can you think of with your name? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.

The Ten Most Tear-Inducing Moments in the MCU

When you watch a superhero movie you don’t exactly prepare yourself for potential crying but the MCU has proven many times to have some pretty sentimental moments that has brought a tear or two…or three to my eye. So, let me share with you ten moments in the MCU that has managed to make me cry, or almost at least get teary. Enjoy!

10. Spider-Man Gets Dusted

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Avengers: Infinity War was devastating and this was easily one of the most gutwrenching moments in the film. Watching Peter Parker freak about dying, apologize to Tony Stark, and then turn to dust was one of the hardest things to watch, leaving me feeling rather hollow inside the first time I watched the film. And yeah, I was trying hard to keep from crying my eyes out. Boy, this scene was brutal.

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