Following the stress of making superhero blockbusters Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, not to mention his assistance on franchise start-ups Captain America and Thor, director Joss Whedon has taken a much needed leave of absence from the Marvel Universe.
Despite the seductive allure of the MCU—which is "committed" to making a Scarlett Johansson Black Widow spin-off—Whedon has currently moved on to other projects, leaving the superhero realm in the hands of Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers.
During a recent interview with TheWrap about his current prospects, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator was asked if a plot regarding an all-female Avengers team would peak his interest, and his response was a pleasant surprise:
He continued on about women's placement in the MCU, praising Feige for getting 2019's yet to be cast Captain Marvel, the first time we'll see a woman leading the charge of an on-screen comic book adaptation, into development.
“Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get her on the schedule," he said of the film." So it’s a start. You could say that should be a middle, but it’s a start.”
With an abundance of femme fatales to choose from, who would you like to see kick ass in an all-female Avengers film?