“Oh my God TMB, stop talking about The Avengers!” Haha, some of you may feel like this but honestly…who can shut up about this movie? In my defense, this post is in regards to the sequel and what additions to the team that Whedon wants to see. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon leads us to believe that he wants some female additions to the team.
Whedon joked, “I think we need to get some more men on the team,” while Thor’s Chris Hemsworth looked around Johansson at Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson and agreed, “Yes, there are too few of us.”
It was a good point. There are a lot of female superheroes in comics, but very few turn up on film. Cobie Smulders’ S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill was a solid addition to The Avengers, but there are many more.
So who could the female heroes be? Scarlet Witch? Ms. Marvel? Wasp? I would like to see more female additions to the team. I think it is the studios most of the time that disagree with having the female heroes because they have the basic “playground mentality” that a boy is always stronger than a girl. Whedon has shown us that this is not the case, Black Widow kicked some ass! He also worked on a TV series centered around another female badass that you may have heard of called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which I still feel is underrated. I hope we can see some new additions, I’m personally rooting for Ms. Marvel.