1. Do you think that Marvel could have introduced another superheroine in phase 2? I'm not talking about something huge but maybe a few scenes here and there. Do you think there was space in any of the movies?

    hellotailor:

    thechaosdevil:

    hellotailor:

    lol they easily could have introduced more female characters at any point during the avengers franchise. there is no narrative reason why not. the story arc of the marvel cinematic universe was not carved onto stone tablets by god.

    there is “space” in literally every single marvel movie to add more female characters or introduce another superheroine. here are some obvious suggestions:

    • give frigga and sif more screentime in Thor & Thor 2, possibly by removing one of the Warriors Three.
    • make coulson and/or sitwell women.
    • make 50% of incidental characters women, instead of 10% or whatever it is right now.
    • introduce a superheroine in literally any marvel movie to date, in the same way that hawkeye had a cameo in thor.
    • introduce a superheroine during a post-credits sequence like quicksilver & scarlet witch. for example, a female supersoldier being created secretly at the end of the first captain america movie.
    • make any of the supervillains or their henchmen female. for example, replace brock lumlow (CATWS) with an equivalent female character from the comics.
    • cut 5 minutes of action sequences from the avengers movie and use that time to show the origin of a female character mutating thanks to a chitauri weapon.

    it’s not a matter of “space.” if they can make space for a bunch of agent coulson cameos and an appearance from stan lee in every single movie, they could’ve introduced a superheroine or at least made half of the background characters female. they just decided not to.

    Or, it could be due to the fact that the avengers in the original version is made up mostly of men and the fact that many of the female heroes didn’t appear until much later on? Or due to the fact that they involved heroes that already appeared in previous movies. They couldn’t just randomly insert a new female hero, or hero in general, into the avengers for a couple of scenes as it wouldn’t make sense, all the heroes involved were there for the whole thing, you knew about them from previous films and so it made sense. As for making some characters a different gender, why should they? Except for some spin offs, all the characters have remained that gender, with recent exception of the female thor throughout their comic book and tv series life, it wouldn’t make sense. And in regards to your minor characters thing, they wouldn’t exactly go, right, that’s enough guys/gals, now only hire the opposite gender. They went, she/he is good, they’re in, she/he is not good enough, not in this time.

    Once again: LOL, because you’re so wrong.

    What about Wasp? She was an ~original Avenger, but has been erased from the franchise. Plus, all of the main characters in the Avengers movies have been changed from the comics, in everything from backstory and relationships to personality traits. 95% of the people buying tickets to these movies have very little knowledge of the comics anyway, never mind who showed up first or for how long. Marvel Studios can do whatever the fuck they want. 

    Marvel Studios MADE Iron Man hot property. They MADE Hawkeye a central character. They MADE Thor into a blockbuster success, despite the fact that a) it’s an unabashedly weird concept for the genre, and b) it’s a relatively obscure comic compared to, say, the Hulk. And they changed A LOT in Thor, picking and choosing from various different continuities and just plain making up a bunch of stuff. For example, making Jane Foster an astrophysicist, or changing Heimdall’s race, or introducing characters like Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis.

    If you’re saying, “they can’t just randomly insert a female hero,” then what do you think of Hawkeye? Marvel did EXACTLY THAT when they gave him a cameo in Thor, just to introduce the character. There are plenty of female (and non-white male) characters who could have been introduced just as easily throughout the franchise: Captain Marvel, Mockingbird, or a Black Panther cameo somewhere in the Iron Man trilogy. You could have She-Hulk as the Avengers’ lawyer. 

    As for side-characters, I’m talking about people who provide 2 lines of exposition or drive a truck or stand around in the background as minor SHIELD agents, etc. Very nearly all of those characters are men, and usually white men. There is no ~artistic reason for this.

    When introducing a new SHIELD agent or whatever, the writers are MAKING THESE CHARACTERS UP. They’re not interviewing fictional characters and being like, “Well, admittedly our team is already 90% men, but oh boy, this guy is perfect for the job so we’d better hire him!” 

  2. nanashijones:

felixandria:

do u think stevie does this to all the strangers she jogs near or just the ones she wants to be friends with

Because more Rule 63 Steve and Sam is GREAT.

    nanashijones:

    felixandria:

    do u think stevie does this to all the strangers she jogs near or just the ones she wants to be friends with

    Because more Rule 63 Steve and Sam is GREAT.

  3. toherrys:


Jane and Sif fistbump

Continuing from Carol and Jess, now we have buddies Dr Jane Foster and Lady Sif. I loved their interaction in Sif’s Journey Into Mystery run. I also love how huge Asgardians are compared to humans he he

    toherrys:

    Jane and Sif fistbump

    Continuing from Carol and Jess, now we have buddies Dr Jane Foster and Lady Sif. I loved their interaction in Sif’s Journey Into Mystery run. I also love how huge Asgardians are compared to humans he he

  4. stephanie-hans:

it’s already all over internet but I just wanted to post it myself. This is the alt cover  I dit for Thor. First one I ever did fully traditionnally. I was a bit nervous about it ^^

    stephanie-hans:

    it’s already all over internet but I just wanted to post it myself. This is the alt cover  I dit for Thor. First one I ever did fully traditionnally. I was a bit nervous about it ^^

  5. buckybernes:

    (x)

    Everyone wants a Black Widow movie.

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  6. jarreauwimberly:

Thor vs Loki 

    jarreauwimberly:

    Thor vs Loki 

  7. So we ought to tell Marvel when we don't read something because the author is a hard limit, yeah? "Hello ms/mr Marvel, it's not that we don't like Sam Wilson, in fact we adore Sam Wilson, you just coupled him with Rick Remender and... well, long story short my money'll come back when Remender isn't writing cap."?

    copperbadge:

    buxnalaus:

    copperbadge:

    Many of us do! Via Marvel’s letter page, or by speaking to Marvel representatives at cons, or by tagging tweets and posts appropriately. 

    And yes, it is sad that Sam as Cap will probably be torpedoed by Remender’s presence in the book; the sales numbers were already plummeting by the time that tidbit came out. Despite the very public way in which fans objected to Remender and the very public way in which Remender and others who support him reacted to that objection, Marvel may not see the difference between “hate this book because of the writer” and “hate this book because Steve’s not Cap”. 

    Unfortunately I think it’s also true that despite the massive influx into Marvel of really good, intellectual, and inclusive writers — Kelly Sue DeConnick, G. Willow Wilson, Matt Fraction, to name a few — the editorial and management staff at Marvel seem to be very much still an Old Boys Network. (Tip for Marvel: if you’re reading this and you think you aren’t an Old Boys Network, you should be aware you’re not coming off in the best light.) I think it’s finally starting to let up, but artists and writers are still very much being judged on their gender and race rather than their skill and talent in the industry at large. Certainly Liefeld and Remender are proof they are not being judged on their professionalism. In any other field, what both of them have said in public would get them fired at the least, and probably make them unemployable. And yet they both have jobs, presumably because the consequences of their actions were either not visible or ignored by their editors. 

    So yes, I think people should absolutely take every opportunity they can to say “I am reading Ms. Marvel because I support the presence of women of colour in comics” and “I am not reading anything by Rick Remender because I do not support douchebags in comics” and whatever else they support or do not support on political/social grounds.

    It’s worth noting that if you want to read/support Sam as Cap without reading a book written by Remender, there’s always;

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    Starting in November, it’s a relaunch of Al Ewing’s Mighty Avengers which has been really great so far. His take on Sam is enjoyable, writing him as equal parts capable badass and loveable nerd (there’s a great bit where he insists on calling himself ‘S.H.I.E.L.D. Super-Agent Falcon’ every time he reports to Nick Fury) so I think he’s going to do a great job with Sam as Cap. The book also features;

    - A cast of kickass women in varied roles (Monica Rambeau, yay!)

    - A cast of kickass PoC in varied roles (Luke Cage, yay!)

    - A good mix of superheroic melodrama and humour.

    - …granted, it also has Greg Land on art. Which… yeah. But he’s stepping down for the relaunch, and Luke Ross will be the main artist on the series for the new run.

    So if you want to read a book featuring Sam Wilson as Captain America, but don’t want to buy one written by a guy who’ll tell you to ‘drown yourself in hobo piss’ if you disagree with him, then Captain America and the Mighty Avengers might be worth a look!

    Ohhhh yay! That’s exciting, and I hadn’t heard about it. Mighty Avengers has been kind of variable in quality for me — I’m not that interested in what someone’s dad was doing in the 70s — but I’ll put up with less than spectacular writing for Sam!Cap. :D 

  8. zeeewa:

    teach him the way of the bird

  9. wassup-holmes:

    roane72:

    counterklock:

    Friendly reminder that Old Spice Guy (Isaiah Mustafa) really, really wants to be Luke Cage.

    So badly in fact, he made his own teaser trailer.

    HOLY SHIT WANT. MARVEL, PAY ATTENTION.

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