More From Marvel's Co-President On The Possibility Of A Female Led Superhero Movie

Sharing his thoughts on the strong female characters they've already introduced in "Phase One", Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito looks ahead to the future, sharing his thoughts on the chances of any of them getting their own movies and again hinting that a Captain Marvel feature is in the works.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/6/2013


"Captain Marvel is a very strong female character that would be great to do. I love it," Marvel co-president and Agent Carter director Louis D'Esposito told IGN when asked which female superheroes he would most like to see given their own big screen outing. As for what most appeals to him about the character, he added: "She's great and it's always great when they're set in a man's world and they overcome the obstacles in their way and really shine." At this point, there's been far too much Captain Marvel talk for her not to have been discussed at Marvel Studios. Don't be surprised if she ends up starring in one of their 2016 or 2017 features! Anyway, if you can forgive the fact that the interviewer is under the impression that Spider-Man is a DC character, it's well worth checking it out in full above! Sound off with your thoughts below.
Source: IGN Movies
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TheBlackNerd - 9/6/2013, 5:26 PM
@LEVI

AGREED TO THE FULLEST MAN! And I don't want to hear all that "don't worry it'll be here soon guys" it's complete BS that they held that film off for so long. They better not get a crappy director for the film either.
McNyagano - 9/6/2013, 5:27 PM
@LEVITIKUZ

They already have a script for Black Panther, will you relax. He will eventually get his own movie possibly in Phase 3.
JordanKing - 9/6/2013, 5:28 PM
Yeah, good luck with getting butts in seats for that one.

Same goes for Black Panther unfortunately. A Hulk sequel on the other hand...
DrDoom - 9/6/2013, 5:28 PM
[frick] CALLING HER CAPTAIN MARVEL

HER NAME IS MS. MARVEL
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/6/2013, 5:33 PM
Well, if they want a string female character such as Ms. Marvel, then they'd better get their asses on it. Plan out on how they want to adapt her and establish her in the MCU.
ATrueHero1987 - 9/6/2013, 5:33 PM
No, Louis is the only idiot from Marvel that said bringing Wakanda on the big screen would be difficult!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/6/2013, 5:36 PM
And yeah, don't call her "Captain" Marvel if you're going with this. It's either Ms. Marvel or even Warbird. Either of those two would work. Save the captain title for the true Captain Marvel.....

MrCBM56 - 9/6/2013, 5:39 PM
Josh, you've been on a roll today.
MrMartinMarvel - 9/6/2013, 5:41 PM
Carol'll always be Ms.Marvel no matter what anyone says.
staypuffed - 9/6/2013, 5:43 PM
@SuperCat
Yeah.
Inhuman - 9/6/2013, 5:44 PM
Dont expect Captain Marvel in Phase 3. Phase 3 is already set. Captain Marvel will most likely be in a Phase 4. I seriously believe Marvel would do a Defenders movie and Captain Marvel could replace Silver Surfer as the cosmic member of the team.

Phase 4
(2018) Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
(2019) Nova
(2019) Inhumans
(2020) Captain Marvel
(2020) Namor: The Sub-Mariner
(2021) The Defenders

*Defenders - Doctor Strange, Hulk, Namor, Captain Marvel
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/6/2013, 5:44 PM
@SuperCat -

ALegendaryPanda - 9/6/2013, 5:46 PM
I can't wait to see Spider-Man in Justice League!
marvel72 - 9/6/2013, 5:49 PM
should start off with a ms.marvel movie & if it proves popular enough for a couple sequels the third movie should be her becoming captain marvel.
McNyagano - 9/6/2013, 5:49 PM
@LEVITIKUZ

Perfect timing imo. xD lol Anyways, Marvel has a plan dude and I think it's best to leave it at that. We should really be concerned about WB/Dc coz those guys have no [frick]ing clue as to what they're doing at all.
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 5:49 PM
lol bitter bitches being bitter that carol is captain marvel are my favorite kind of bitches



also we keep getting more and more news on this and i don't want to keep my hopes up but ughh please marvel just do it
Inhuman - 9/6/2013, 5:54 PM
If they make a Captain Marvel who would be the villain? The Kree definitely but you also need a major antagonist. I wouldnt be surprised if they make Adam Warlock a villain and then turn him into a good guy and help Captain Marvel fight the Kree
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 5:56 PM
@MAC who knows, maybe we can still get a ww movie if wb isn't too lazy, MAYBE
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 5:56 PM
@LEVITIKUZ

WOW so Marvel might have MS Marvel b4 Wonder Woman

How does that make you feel?
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 5:58 PM
@MAC that too, i'm assuming marvel (as always) will take the lead, make captain marvel happen, and THEN wb will realize they were being idiots and try to make wonder woman happen. which ultimately i guess it's good because whatever, at least we get our movie, but it'll be a little too late in their silly little battle against marvel.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 5:59 PM
I don't understand why you guys keep saying there will be no Wonder Woman movie

DC/WB will make one guaranteed maybe not til 2016 or 2017 but it will happen

BlackHulk - 9/6/2013, 5:59 PM
I guess I will address the elephant in the room. From a comic book fans perspective, Marvels plan sucks like a $2 Cambodian prostitute. Most of the Marvel studio movies have been good to the general audience, but have taken a big steaming pile of shyt on the source material that comic book fans love. Marvel does the opposite of what the fans want to see. Marvel is all about making money and not making the best quality film possible. As fans,since there is no realistic alternative CBM studio out there, we are forced to accept the garbage or wait a decade or two before the existing movies are rebooted.
Blastaar - 9/6/2013, 5:59 PM
Sorry too many blonde haired white guy super heroes out there in the MCU, let Mar-vel be in it but die and give the mantle over to Carol Danvers as the "new" Captain Marvel and let a female get the lead for once in the MCU.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:00 PM
@MartianAbominationClone

I'm not gloating cause I would rather see a Wonder Woman movie then a Ms Marvel any day
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 6:02 PM
@Blastaar EXACTLY. they need to have him so people will understand how carol got her superpowers, but he doesn't need to be a big important thing. hell, he can even be in it in flashbacks, with carol telling her story and talking fondly of him~ it would be a nice touch.
JoJo1982 - 9/6/2013, 6:02 PM
Riight!!! Black Panther would be hard to do, just doing wakanda would difficult task!!!

And I'm thinking umm oo okay

But when Marvel start doing Asgard and GotG, I'm like WTF!?!
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:02 PM
@MartianAbominationClone

WB will NEVER give DC their own studio, I know it sucks but that is reality I just hope we get someone to run the DC/WB universe who knows what they are doing
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 6:02 PM
@Omarvls why not both? im sure we can have both
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:05 PM
Wonder Woman is the true female Superhero it just amazes me that WB can't seem to grasp that
TheCaptainIsRight - 9/6/2013, 6:07 PM
It would be interesting to do an origin story, but not like we've seen before. Most origin stories follow a pattern - Act 1: hero get's powers > Act 2: Hero comes to grips with powers > Act 3: hero battles villain who was on a parallel or coincidental path.

I think it would be interesting if Carol followed some of Korvac's origin where she's kidnapped and tested on by the Kree. She then gradually gains her powers throughout the movie. She can try to escape but fail, befriend Mar-Vell and have the Kree begin to show more interest in her psyche and never give up attitude as they continue increase her physical attributes.

The final act or half is a giant escape with Mar-Vell's help. At the end Mar-Vell sacrifices himself for her which is why she calls herself 'Captain Marvel' when she meets the Avengers, SHIELD or SWORD. Someone (Cap I'm thinking) responds and welcome her as 'Ms. Marvel'.

It could be a horror-esque psychological thriller with the end being an escape/chase. At least it would be a different type of origin story.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:08 PM
@MartianAbominationClone

I know, but we start fresh with World's Finest and if the rumors are true and I tend to believe them we will finally get Flash in 2016 & Wonder Woman (since I think DC/WB will also release 2 films per year) & JL in 2017
gambgel - 9/6/2013, 6:09 PM
*** BETS are OPEN:

- When will we get a solo heroine movie?

1. 2020

2. 2022.

3. 2025

or 4. 2030?
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:10 PM
I mean I can't really name another female hero with so much potential & popularity then Wonder Woman (I'm sorry but Marvel has no female characters that come close to Wonder Woman) maybe Lara Croft?
Indy - 9/6/2013, 6:10 PM
use your Disney money and buy back Spider-Man.
caroldanvers - 9/6/2013, 6:12 PM
At the end Mar-Vell sacrifices himself for her which is why she calls herself 'Captain Marvel' when she meets the Avengers, SHIELD or SWORD. Someone (Cap I'm thinking) responds and welcome her as 'Ms. Marvel'.

ah, we were doing so good until this. If you people are oh so worried that she's """""taking"""""" mar-vell's name (mind you, he's not the only captain marvel, but whatever we'll let that slip) just have him telling her to take over his mantle, then she can call herself after him because a) she admired him and b) he asked her to. it's stupid, and slightly misogynistic. but whatever.
TheCaptainIsRight - 9/6/2013, 6:13 PM
I read an interesting article where they hypothesized that it was the scope of Wonder Woman that intimidated filmmakers and the studio. We talk about her potential significance if done correctly, but if it's messed up it could not only draw major heat for everyone involved, but it could push super-heroines back to the dark ages. I think in this case DC might be better waiting a little.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:13 PM
@MartianAbominationClone

I'm sticking to my prediction and say

Wonder Woman in 2016 or 2017

DC/WB knows they have something special

But Yeah say no to Goyer
JoJo1982 - 9/6/2013, 6:13 PM
I understand being upset cause WB are not putting out a Wonder Woman

But Hey, can't be mad at Marvel, they doing their thing!
LittleDanglyThing - 9/6/2013, 6:14 PM
Captain Marvel is a better name. Stop saying "there's only one captain marvel" because his name was Mar-Vell not Marvel.
Omarvls - 9/6/2013, 6:14 PM

@caroldanvers

Sure we will probably see both Ms Marvel & Wonder Woman

but to me Wonder Woman just has that special something that has ALWAYS made her the best female superhero
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