As Marvel appears primed to tentpole its Phase 4 around Captain Marvel, it feels as though female heroes are finally getting their due on the silver screen. However, that’s not to say things only started now, as there’s been plenty of great female heroes on screen over the years that have undoubtedly led to Hollywood making hero films less of a boys club. In no particular order, here’s some of the fiercest female superheroes we feel deserve a shout-out.
A spy-turned-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent-turned-founding member of The Avengers, Natasha Romanoff’s significance could easily be forgotten in films that feature Iron Man and Captain America. With that said, Marvel has always made a point to give Black Widow a purpose in each of her appearances, and Scarlett Johansson has done a good enough job with her role to the point fans are eager for more.
Marvel’s been trying to oblige, and has had a Black Widow standalone film in development for some time. The latest word is that the script is getting a re-write, which may leave audiences waiting longer for a feature that highlights this wonderful character. At least they have Avengers: Endgame to look forward to, which may tease some of what’s in store for the hero going forward.