Scarlett Johansson

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Take a look at a the list of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and you’ll quickly see that every single lead is male. Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige says that change is on the horizon.

“With [Ant-Man and The Wasp] and now with Captain Marvel and many movies to be announced in the near future, I’m anxious for the time where it’s not a novelty that there is a female-led superhero movie, but it is a norm,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “And it is less a story of, ‘Oh, look, a female hero,’ and it’s more a story of, ‘Oh, what’s this about? Who’s this character? I’m excited to see that.’ And I think we can get there.”

Captain Marvel is set to release in March 2019, starring Brie Larson as hotheaded superhero Carol Danvers. There’s also a Black Widow film in the works, starring Scarlett Johansson.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.