4 Female Marvel characters who deserve their own movies

Photo courtesy Marvel Studios, Black Panther via LG PR
Photo courtesy Marvel Studios, Black Panther via LG PR /
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With Captain Marvel and Black Widow getting a stand alone movie, here are four more female Marvel characters who deserve their own movies.

It is a cool time to be alive right now, as women are being cast in powerful roles typically and traditionally reserved for men in and out of the Marvel franchise. Thirty plus ago it was Luke Skywalker leading the Star Wars franchise — now we have Rey. Back then it would have likely been Gale leading The Hunger Games franchise — but instead, Katniss took center stage.

It’s difficult to say why this change is just now coming, but the good news is that equality on the big screen finally turning into a thing. That being said, here are four female Marvel characters who should get a standalone movie.

Valkyrie

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She first appeared in Thor: Ragnarok as a serious force to be reckoned with. She trained the Hulk for combat for Pete’s sake — let’s get this movie scheduled!

Valkyrie also has a very compelling backstory, as she used to fight to protect Asgard against its foes. Tessa Thompson did an incredible job portraying the character and she completely deserves a standalone movie.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Photo Disney Media File
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Photo Disney Media File /

Scarlet Witch

An extremely powerful character, Scarlet Witch has the ability to warp reality. She has been a staple in the Avengers franchise, and like Black Widow, she has a dark past and could really use some character development of her own.

She has a mysterious nature that keeps you guessing as to what she’s capable of and who she is. You never quite have her figured out. Elizabeth Olson definitely deserves to have the chance to further develop her character’s story in a feature film.

Logan
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine and Dafne Keen as Laura in LOGAN. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein/© 2017 Marvel. TM and © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Acquired From Press Media Kit /

X-23

X-23 first appeared in Logan, played by the young and gifted Dafne Keen. Perhaps one of the most polarizing Marvel characters, X-23 is Wolverine’s flesh and blood — his genetically engineered daughter.

During Logan, it almost seemed as if her appearance represented a sort of changing of the guard, as Wolverine didn’t make it out of the film alive. Could X-23 be the future clawed mutant to be featured in the franchise? If so, they’ll likely bump the storyline forward with another actress, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all if they stayed with Keen either, as she had a flawless performance.

Black Panther
Photo courtesy Marvel Studios, Black Panther via LG PR /

Okoye

Oh yeah. The only real question to ask with this one is — why hasn’t it been scheduled yet? Come on, Marvel! Danai Gurira’s Okoye first appeared in Black Panther, and she was a menace.

Gurira was already a household name due to her work on The Walking Dead when mega blockbuster Black Panther dropped, but as we now know, her star is only getting brighter. An Okoye movie would have everybody going to the theaters in droves. Thankfully, such a movie is on Marvel’s radar screen!

And whatever they do with Okoke would receive a huge boost if it involved Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia. In fact, all of the women of Wakanda deserve more screen time. Make it happen, Marvel. Just make it happen.

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