Will one of the most powerful super heroines in the Marvel universe make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Someone who claims to have information on multiple drafts of the Avengers script says it's a possibility and could lead to female-led Marvel movie that began buzzing after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy this past weekend.
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Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige gave a recent interview with Comic Book Resources where he compared trying to find a place for a female-led super hero movie in the current line-up of Marvel franchises like moving around pieces on a chessboard.
Devin Faraci of Baddass Digest responded to this with a rant about the treatment of female characters like Black Widow and Gamora, and then dropped the following bomb.
"The worst part is that I know they are considering it. I have information about multiple drafts of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' and all feature a cameo by a character the script calls Ms. Marvel (nothing else, including civilian name or basic look, is specified). It's a cameo, so it could change at any time, but the character is planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a fact. Is Feige really waiting to announce a Captain / Ms. Marvel movie until this cameo is seen? I honestly don't get it -- it's a sort of Mystery Box thing that feels unlike Marvel in general. Maybe they've already cut her from the film? The latest draft of which I'm aware was written just prior to shooting, and Ms. Marvel was still in it. That's the last bit of info I have.
One thing missing from Faraci's statement is what part of the script that Ms. Marvel appears in and in what state. Will she make an appearance during the main part of the film or as part of one of Marvel's infamous post-credit scenes? Additionally, will she have powers or be in her pre-powered state as Carol Danvers from the original take on the character or the recent teenage Kamala Khan iteration in the comics?
It's an interesting thought, especially with the additional character already being added to the Avengers: Age of Ultron. In addition to the returning heroes from the first film, the Vision, Quicksilver, and The Scarlet Witch are already confirmed.
This news comes at the same time as a report that Sony may actually produce the first female Marvel super hero movie. That may be another motivating factor for Marvel Studios to push a Ms. Marvel film as part of Phase 3 of the Cinematic Universe and not wait until later.
Director Joss Whedon is considered a master at managing movie plots with large casts. That was a major component behind the success of The Avengers. Will he be able to do the same with a potentially even larger number of characters to work with in Age of Ultron? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.