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Here Are Some Other MCU Characters That Should Get Their Own Show

Rumors circled a few days ago that Loki and Scarlet Witch would be getting their own shows on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Play. But which other Marvel characters should also get their own television series? Here are some ideas.

Blade

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Blade hasn’t debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet but what wouldn’t be cooler than to see this awesome superhero get his own series on Disney’s streaming service, Disney Play. It could be raw but contained enough for a PG-13 audience, it could feature some awesome MCU character cameos, and it could focus on a completely different corner of the MCU that we haven’t seen before. Sounds pretty awesome to me.

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Here Are Some Characters Who Might Not Have Survived The Snap

Infinity War ended with quite a shocking conclusion as Thanos managed to obtain all six Infinity Stones and wipe out half of the universe (emphasis on half of the universe.) I was of course shocked to see some of my favorite heroes turn into brown ash such as Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, etc. but recently I’ve begun to wonder who else may have been wiped from existence after the terrible event. So, I’m going to share with you all of the other characters that might have disappeared as well. Enjoy!

Wong

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Wong made a brief appearance in Infinity War where he fought alongside Iron Man and Doctor Strange against two of Thanos’s children. He, of course, survived that encounter but can we be sure that he survived the snap? Nothing is certain.

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Should There Be An All-Female Avengers Movie and Who Should Be In It?

Over the years there has been a fascinating increase of female superheroes in the MCU. There has been such a rise of awesome heroines in this franchise in fact that Tessa Thompson, who plays the role of Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, said that there should be an all-female Avengers movie. A group of actresses even went as far as to approach the top people in Marvel about the idea. So, should there be an Avengers movie that focuses on a team of only women? Um…yeah!

We’ve seen progress in how women are portrayed in superhero movies. Wonder Woman got her first solo film last year which featured not only the first female superhero to get her own movie but it had a female director at the helm as well. It ended up making just a little north of $800 million, proving that women could drive people to the movie theaters. This year Ant-Man and the Wasp was the first Marvel movie to feature a female hero in the title. And next year Marvel is going to feature their first film that focuses on a female hero’s origin story with Captain Marvel.

Why shouldn’t Marvel take things to the next level by introducing a movie featuring a group of heroes that consists of only women. One of the greatest moments in Infinity War was the awesome female team-up between Black Widow, Okoye, and Scarlet Witch. It gave a brief hint at what a female superhero group would look like and it’s pretty awesome. But who should be a part of this heroic team?

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Who’s Your Favorite Marvel Heroine?

The MCU may have an abundance of awesome male heroes but over the years there has also been a rise of incredible heroines who manage to steal the show simply by their commanding presence. But which of these fascinating, crime-stopping, alien-annihilating ladies is your favorite? Here’s the list.

Mantis

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Mantis is extremely lovable because of her sweet and innocent personality. She’s played a smaller role than most of these other heroines but her presence is undeniable.

Nebula

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Nebula has always been an interesting character since her debut in Guardians of the Galaxy. She was only the second female villain to appear in the MCU next to Iron Man 3‘s Maya Hansen and she was kind of really cool. Now she’ll return in Avengers 4 and I couldn’t be more excited.

Valkyrie

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Valkyrie is awesome, pure and simple. The Thor series desperately needed a major heroine equal to Thor and Valkyrie is that 100%. I like that not only is she tough but she doesn’t play by any rules whatsoever. She doesn’t bow before Thor when she sees him or grovel at his feet. She zaps him and honestly doesn’t care that much about him, at least at first. That’s definitely an upgrade from the infatuated Earth scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman.) 🙂

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I Have a Question: Where’s Valkyrie?

Valkyrie became one of my favorite heroines following her debut in Thor: Ragnarok. She was spunky, tough, independent, and most importantly, she wasn’t treated as a love interest for Thor in the movie. There was some subtle flirting between Thor and her but the writers didn’t let their bond coalesce into a full-out love story. I appreciate that. So when Avengers: Infinity War came around I figured there would at least be a small cameo from her (which I was so excited about) but I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was no sight nor mention of her anywhere in the film and that leads me to my question: Where is Valkyrie?!

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Valkyrie had a major role in Thor: Ragnarok and really placed her stamp on the movie. She was in the majority of the film which makes her one of the most important characters in the story and that means she should’ve at least been mentioned once or twice come time of Infinity War. That’s like if they hadn’t brought Wong into the movie. That wouldn’t have made any sense considering how close Wong is to Doctor Strange. So the only explanation that I can think of is that she was one of the Asgardians that Thanos didn’t kill.

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Ranking the Marvel Heroines; From Worst to Best

I didn’t jump on the Marvel bandwagon until 2012’s The Avengers came out. I remember being excited about the movie considering that it was going to bring all of these major superheroes together but I wasn’t watch-it-on-opening-day excited. In fact, I think I saw The Avengers about a month into its box-office run but when I did eventually see the film I was stunned. The movie was not only fantastically entertaining, it was perfect, and it’s the moment when I became a Marvel fan. The one thing Marvel didn’t have for quite some time, however, were heroines except for Black Widow and Agent Peggy Carter. They were the sole Marvel heroines until 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy which is kind of ridiculous.

Now jump four years later and there are Marvel heroines left and right to be excited about. In fact, next year we’re going to finally get a female-led Marvel superhero movie in Captain Marvel and I’m so excited to see it. Marvel Studios just can’t seem to fail and that’s why I know it’s going to be a great film.

So, today I’m going to share with you my ranking of all of these incredible Marvel heroines. Enjoy!

12. Agent 13

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I wish I could say I like Agent 13 but honestly, I don’t. She had a small but interesting role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier but her role in Civil War as Steve Roger’s love interest was more of a hindrance to the movie than a bonus.

11. Gamora

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I used to love Gamora. At the time of Guardians of the Galaxy she was the only major superhero lady besides Black Widow and she was awesome! I loved how she continuously staved off Star-Lord’s romantic advances, I loved her fashion style, and I definitely loved her butt-kicking ability. Then she returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and all of her awesomeness felt flushed down the drain. She barely did anything in the movie but talk and swoon over Star-Lord for a huge portion of the movie. In fact, she had zero fighting scenes. That’s pretty lame. Now I’m sure she’ll be given a larger role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War but until then she stands as one of my least favorite Marvel heroine.

10. Nebula

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Nebula, like Gamora, was much cooler in Guardians of the Galaxy rather than its sequel. In the first movie she was a cyborg nightmare, a villain worth being afraid of, but in the sequel they softened her and it was kind of unfortunate. I understand that they had to make her turn good but she lost all of that fire that made her so awesome in the first place. And like Gamora, zero fighting scenes. That’s a shame.

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Superhero Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?

In the past decade there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television and last year the three highest grossing films were all led by women; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s a powerful realization when just a few years ago men still highly dominated the blockbuster realm. Movies, and television shows, today are showing women not as damsels in distress but instead as complicated, strong women who don’t need men to dictate their every action or sway their minds. That’s pretty great. And the trend is only continuing. Next year we’re getting an all-female Ocean’s film (awesome) among many other movies undoubtedly helmed by incredible women.

So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare five magnificent female superheroes against Star Wars’ five greatest heroines. Enjoy!

Scarlet Witch vs. Jyn Erso

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I like Scarlet Witch a lot. I’ve liked her since Avengers: Age of Ultron. She’s extraordianarily powerful, she has a cool outfit, and she is a strong character. Unfortunately she’s surrounded by so many more important characters that her story usually is more of an afterthought than the main focus of the movies and so she hasn’t been given the chance to shine yet. Hopefully, in Avengers: Infinity War, she’ll have an actual story in the movie and won’t be used as only a vessel for romance in the film.

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Jyn is feisty, strong, she says whatever is on her mind, and she is not afraid of anything. I would say she’s an impeccable heroine. Her role in Rogue One was also fantastic because it never felt obvious that she was the only woman in the movie, besides Mon Mothma and the Leia cameo, because she was such a leader. She helped orchestrate one of the greatest victories the Rebellion ever had and that’s very impressive. She’s also awesome because she has such a rough look.

She never once tries to make herself look good. Her hair is messily tied, her skin is dirty, and her clothes aren’t worn to flatter. I think that’s my favorite thing about Jyn and it’s important for little girls to see a heroine who’s just as tough, or tougher, than the men she’s around.

I love Scarlet Witch but because she hasn’t really been given a story yet Jyn obviously wins this round.

Star Wars Women: 1 point

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