Why do you think marvel hates women so much they have some cool female characters? I’m just curious sorry if the is rude
Oh boy… I just don’t even know how to begin to answer this.Since I assume you saw my tags on that natasha gifset, I’ll start with her.
For the longest time, natasha/black widow was the only female hero in the avengers. In the 6 (?) films in phase one, she appeared twice, and only once as a main character. Then phase two and three came along, and I was expecting a black widow standalone. I thought it would be a given. But nothing, still nothing.
Black Widow movie should have been in phase two of the marvel movies at the latest. Personally, I think there should have been a movie after CA:TWS which explored her background and how she came to shield, as well as exploring her story with Bucky. That movie would have been incredible. Her story in the comics is one of my absolute favourites. But instead, she was ignored. Forced into a relationship that made no sense (seriously why would mcu not want buckynat? that shit is just as iconic as clark/lois or peter/mj). I swear that since avengers 2 they pretended like she wasn’t even important anymore.
MCU has been around since 2008!! 2008!! and there has been ZERO female standalone films. The first one isn’t happening until 2019- that’s absolute crap. They pushed Captain Marvel’s film back and back for other sequels of male superheroes that are not needed. And other than that, are there any other female standalone in the works? Nope. It’s almost as if they are like “okay if we give you this will you shut up??” Carol Danvers is my favourite comic character, but I am scared to trust her in MCU’s hands.
Not to compare, but to compare, DCEU has been around since 2013 and we already have a wonder woman film, a second one in the works, a gotham city sirens films, batgirl film, and that’s just the beginning. Yes DC has done about 120 batman and superman renditions and minimal female work, but DCEU is really trying to change that and it’s looking lit. Also characters like Lois Lane (and I’m betting Mera) who aren’t necessarily the leads, at least have their own storyline to themselves.
My other main hatred towards marvel is how they treated Peggy Carter. She was the most badass babe and they just did her so dirty. Firstly, cancelling her show before we even got to see her created shield??? They spent the entire second season on a love triangle??? Also, in the train wreck of civil war, they just sent a quick text and a speech by her niece who we never saw her with and that was it. That whole scene was used to prop up steve and sharon and i personally have never been more disappointed in my life. Peggy Carter did not go around punching nazis for this.
Also don’t even get me started on MCU and woc because that shit is ridiculous. Black Panther seems to be the only saving grace marvel has. There is legit more diversity in that trailer than has been seen in the entire 9 years of MCU.
Anyways to sum up, I like marvel. But I hate the way they treat there female characters. Even if they aren’t directly “superheroes” like Nat or Wanda, they still just aren’t used to their full ability and it makes me sad. I am over seeing the same movie with the same character like 4 times and nothing fresh or new. Black Panther, Spider-Man and Captain Marvel hopefully open the mcu up to new ideas. But seriously, at his rate I am just bored. Wonder Woman kinda ruined my ability to handle white boy crap.