Saturday, March 26, 2016

Topic Of The Day: Why I Want To See An A-Force Movie


Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. As Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice makes its way into theaters, I will delve right into the world of Marvel. Not too long ago, Marvel came out with a comic series called A-Force which depicts all of its female superheroes on one big team. I personally would love to see them make an A-Force movie and I will explain why.

Now before I go any further, some of you may wonder why we should have a girl's only team when there are some in the on-screen Avengers like Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. Well, because that team is so male-dominated, it is practically a boy's team to begin with. Not only that, but Black Widow even points out how she is the main female on the team with lines like "Am I always picking up after you boys?"

But I think if there was a team with no male superheroes sticking out like almost a sore thumb, then they might not have that kind of problem. Also, some of the female superheroes in the MCU like Lady Sif in the Thor movies tend to be pretty sidelined. So if heroes like her were put on a team, they could get more face time.

Who could be on the team, though? Well first off is Captain Marvel who has yet to be cast. Also, Scarlet Witch. I would say Black Widow. But because of how Black Widow has been on the cusp of getting her own movie, I doubt Scarlett Johansson will want to be a part of yet another ensemble. Next is Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy. She's a pretty formidable character and because Zoe Saldana plays her, she would bring some ethnic diversity. To bring even more diversity, I would suggest bringing in Black Panther's sister Shuri and have Lupita Nyong'o play her. Disney already has Nyong'o in house with Star Wars. So they could easily consider her. Next is the Wasp along with Lady Sif. Maybe She-Hulk if they decide to introduce her to the MCU. Don't know who would play her, though. Perhaps Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead. I've only seen her in The Boy which she successfully carried with charisma. So she could bring a much-neede spark to the team. Lastly, they could segway Elektra from the Daredevil television series and even Jessica Jones from Jessica Jones. Either Elektra or Jessica Jones would bring in more diversity since Elodie Yung, who plays Elektra, is of Asian descent and the character of Jessica Jones is said to have bisexual tendencies. So she could represent the LGBT community and they could make an A-Force movie where everyone wants to go.

As someone who has become all about diversity in film, I think it would be nice to see an all-female superhero team. For the most part, on-screen superhero teams tend to be mostly boys clubs. But an all-girls team would be a sign of progress.

However, they would have to include male characters to make the film not seem ultra-feminist. Samuel L. Jackson could appear to run the team as Nick Fury and Iron Man could not only make a cameo appearance, but we could also get ones from Ant-Man, Daredevil, or even Luke Cage.

But what do you guys think? Do you agree they should make an A-Force movie or should they have more girls on the regular Avengers team? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!