Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fascinating place right now. The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the shared universe forever, as a ton of heroes and villains fell to Thanos' horrifying wrath. The future of the MCU after Avengers 4 is largely a mystery, and there have been plenty of ideas thrown around for the next Phase of films. One of the most common rumors is an all-female Marvel movie, which was reportedly pitched to Kevin Feige by a bunch of the stars at a party. Now the fans have gotten together and made a poster featuring the MCU's femme fatales, and it's absolutely awesome. Check it out.
Does anyone else have chills? While this post might be a result of photo shop and promo images, seeing the shared universe's female characters united in one shot is enough to get even the most casual fanboy excited.
This new image comes to us from Reddit, where user evokkin uploaded a poster for the fictional Marvel movie A Force. Using the Avengers logo and promo photos from the MCU's recent movies, all of the female heroes are united, including newcomers The Wasp and Captain Marvel. There have slowly been more dynamic female characters introduced into the MCU, so they could definitely carry a movie. Of course, it's unclear exactly who will survive after the events of Avengers 4.
Because while Marvel fans were expecting a few characters to die during Avengers: Infinity War, moviegoers were shocked to see Josh Brolin's Thanos actually succeed on his mission. After accruing all of the Infinity Stones, Thanos was able to wipe out half the galaxy with the snap of a finger, leaving just a handful of heroes in the wake of his destruction. If many of these ladies have any chance of crossing over, the remaining Avengers are going to have to find a way to reverse Thanos' snap somehow.
Thanos' plans for destruction aside, women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have taken a much larger role in Phase Three. Plenty of newcomers debuted, with Mantis joined Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Valkyrie being introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, and Okoye stealing scenes in Black Panther and Infinity War. The Wasp officially became a hero with this weekend's Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Captain Marvel will come next to bring Brie Larson's Carol Danvers to the shared universe. With Black Widow looking to finally get her own solo movie as well, it's clear that the future of Marvel is female.
While the above poster might be awesome, it's unlikely that an all-female Marvel blockbuster would actually come to fruition. In addition to being a logistical nightmare, there's probably no logical narrative way to set it up. But the various franchises have collided through Infinity War and presumably Avengers 4, so there's no telling what's in store for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is in theaters now, marking the first time a female hero has had a MCU movie named after them. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.