10 Marvel Women We Need More Of


By Rebecca Levene

Posted on December 10, 2015 in Film, Fun Stuff, Hodderscape Advent, Television with tags Rebecca Levene

Comics nerds rejoice: we live in a glorious time, with superheroes zipping, zapping, flying and kerpow-ing across screens large and small. And yet… and yet. Black Widow has appeared in four Marvel movies but hasn’t featured in her own yet. Supergirl’s tv show only just started airing. Wonder Woman’s film won’t premiere for a few years yet. So there’s still some progress to be made.

Today Rebecca Levene suggests ten amazing female Marvel characters that we should see – or, in a few cases, see more of – on screen. Forget Infinity War 2. Let’s get that Jubilee film going!

1. Jessica Jones. The best female superhero yet? The best superhero yet? Anyone who hasn’t watched the show needs to do so immediately. Seriously. It’s worth getting a Netflix subscription for this alone.

2. Claire Temple. Talking of the Netflix Marvel universe, here’s the character who binds it all together. If it was up to me, she’d be the character who bound every show in the whole world together.

3.Jessica Jones Kamala Khan. If this isn’t the moment for a teenaged Pakistani American superhero, I don’t know what is. Come on MCU, you know you want to…

4. Lady Sif. I know lots of people think Loki is the best thing about the Thor movies. They are wrong. 

5. Kitty Pryde. The woman who should have been saving the world in Days of Future Past.

6. Trish Walker. What, you thought I was going to stop talking about Jessica Jones? Their friendship was one of the best things about a brilliant show.

7. Peggy Carter. ‘Nuff said.

8. Natasha Romanoff. And she hasn’t had her own film yet why?

9. She Hulk. She’s big, she’s green and you wouldn’t like her when she’s objecting to you weak legal arguments in court. Film, TV show, Netflix original – it doesn’t matter as long as someone puts her on screen.

10. Jubilee. I don’t care what anyone says about her – I just don’t care. I LOVE HER.

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3 comments on “10 Marvel Women We Need More Of”

  • Uh-Huh says:

    Nope, We need less of Jubilee and most of the rest. That goes for most Marvel Charectors.

    But then again, Hopefully you are a young kid and speaking to young kids.

    As for the Grown Ups, We are sick of hearing about the need for more Female Super Heroes because frankly it’s silly to say we need more women in costumes running around saying stuff like “I blow up things”

    Anyway censor this as usually, it’s more a message to you and the fact that I’m sick of seeing these useless articles on SFSIGNAL everyday.

    • Anne Perry says:

      We’re not going to censor you, because you have every right to your opinion. But please refrain from insulting our authors; Bex Levene is not a ‘young kid’ who is ‘speaking to young kids.’ The reason you see so many of these articles is because many people – myself included – agree with them and would like to see these changes made. There’s a very real, statistically demonstrable lack of diversity in superhero movies, where those few women onscreen are often either token characters or afterthoughts, if they’re present at all. As both a woman and a fan of superhero films and comics, I and many others would very much like to see more female characters represented on screen, and represented better.

  • Chris Lawnbuddha says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Jubilee (personally, I’d rather see more Dazzler, if we have to go with a walking light show), but a great list nonetheless. I’d add Misty Knight to the list – she’d work out very nicely in the budding Netflix wing of the Marvel U!

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