Marvel Is More Committed To Movies About Cishet White Guys Than We Ever Imagined

From Avengers World, the current comic book featuring the main Avengers lineup. Look, women and PoC!

From Avengers World, the current comic book featuring the main Avengers lineup. Look, women and PoC!

I am getting beyond tired of your shit, Marvel Cinematic Universe. First you gave us the Ant-Man movie news that the story would focus on Scott Lang. This meant that it would not be about Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, which meant his wife Janet van Dyne, the Wasp, would also not be in it. Then you gave us the news that it would feature Pym after all, but as an older, retired hero. This means that if Janet is in it, she will either also be old and not a hero, or they will change her character significantly. (This is probably a way to conveniently sidestep the fact that Pym tends to be a mentally unstable, abusive asshole, making Janet more of the hero in their stories anyway. God forbid we see a discussion of mental disorders and abuse or a female hero showing up her male companion on screen.) Either way, one of the founding members of the Avengers will probably not be getting her due. Then last week we heard that a director hunt was on for Captain America 3. Right on the heels of that news, writers were announced for Thor 3.

Look, I love Cap and Thor (and Loki) as much as the next person, but this is some hot bullshit. Right now, the future of Marvel’s superheroes on the big screen appears to look something like this, ad nauseum forever:

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My Avengers fleece blanket, as modeled by my bed.

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