One of my friends challenged me that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my favourite superhero movie if it was all-women. Sorry, dude, I think I will. Here’s my AU where they’re all women.
Antonia Stark was a genius, billionaire, paparazzi-darling, and philanthropist.Her life was a machine that ran on constant booze, brilliance, and bitterness of the past. When Toni and her best friend and military liaison Jamie Rhodes travel to the Kunar region for a weapons presentation, Toni is abducted by a terrorist ring. Her eyes are opened to the other side of her brilliance, the horrors of her creations in the wrong hands. After a blazing break-out from captivity, Toni builds herself the ultimate weapon, one that she plans to use to protect and not destroy - the Iron Woman suit. The constant anxiety of watching Toni endanger herself takes a toll on her secretary Pepper Potts and affects her friendship with Rhodes, but there is one person who takes advantage of it. Obdulia Stane, Toni’s godmother and guardian, locks her out of the company citing trauma and Toni enlists Pepper’s help to uncover Obie’s truth. Things get intense when Obie tries to kill Toni and reveals that she was the one who arranged for the abduction. In a final showdown, will Iron Woman be able to be her own hero? What new world is Tony Stark entering and how will this change her life? Watch a hero climb to her potential in the beginning of a saga that will define the future. Iron Woman - the golden-hearted guardian is here.
Antonia ‘Toni’ Stark - Rachel Weisz
Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts - Jessica Chastain (I had her in mind for a long time, just because)
Jamie ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes - Viola Davis
Obdulia Stane - Jane Fonda
Nicola Fury - CCH Pounder
I plan on making an All-WOC AU series later. Let me know if you’re interested?
More work on Natasha! I think by this point I’ve given up on all pretence of secrecy lmao. Inks done on Manga Studio. I’ve never had such an easy time of doing lineart, I should have bought MS ages ago.
I did it! I finished Tony Stark in the multiverse ψ(｀∇´)ψ (I invented Natasha’s hair bc in comics they didn’t show us how she looked without the helmet… So I draw her with a messy ponytail and she looks cute so I hope you will like it the way I made her) ❤
“Rule 63 is an internet adage which states that for every fictional character, there exists an opposite-gender counterpart.”
Something that’s always bothered me about aggressive gender swapping cosplayers is that, 9 times out of 10, they don’t know who they’re actually dressed as. It’s easy to put on a Captain America costume and assume you’re now a female variant of Steve Rogers… But that’s not the case.
When you dawn the iconic stars and stripes and wield the shield, you just became American Dream. This isn’t a title that’s pulled out of nowhere. She exists. And she’s canon.
Seen above are a series of photos, three comic panels, fan art, and a solitary photo. The series of photos were found under the tag: Captain America Cosplay. The panels are from an actual Marvel Comic and the fan art represents actual female Marvel characters. And that last photo was found under the tag: American Dream Cosplay
If your goal is actual gender swapping, that’s fine. But if your goal is to promote feminism in pop culture, dive into some research. Listed below are some male Marvel superheroes and their canon female versions / counterparts.
• Spiderman -> Spider-Girl
• Spiderman -> Spiderwoman
• Wolverine -> X-23
• Iron Man -> Pepper Potts
• Hulk -> She Hulk
• Venom -> Shriek
• Thor -> Valkyrie
• Loki -> Loki
Notice how Loki linked to Loki? Look up J.Michael Straczynskie’s run of ‘Thor’. In it, Loki had a female form. Also, I butchered JMS’s name, I’m sure. Just look up JMS Thor and you’ll find Loki in all of his / her glory.
My list is minuscule by comparison to the list of canon female counterparts within Marvel. If you’re a cosplayer looking to bring light to female comic book characters… Do just that! These are fantastic characters who deserve the attention and fandom!