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How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 3

For the past two days, I have shared with you all the evolution of Marvel’s heroines in the last eleven years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last time I wrote this piece I only had to write two parts but now, with Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel showing women in even more inspiring ways, I had to extend this series to a three-part ordeal. So, on that note, here is the current evolution of these outstanding heroines.

2018

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2018 was a GREAT year in the way women were presented in the Marvel films, starting with Black Panther. We got to see a beautiful, benevolent, strong queen of Wakanda in Queen Mother Ramonda who is just as capable of fighting as the powerful female warriors around her.

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How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 2

Yesterday I wrote a post looking at how women were portrayed in the MCU for the first five years of the franchise and it’s a rather dismal realization at how uninteresting most of the women were. They were mostly sappy love interests who only furthered their male counterpart’s stories and even Black Widow was depicted mostly as eye candy rather than being a powerful hero in her own right. So today it’s Part 2 of this evolution analysis and I’m super excited to see how the last six years in the MCU has ultimately changed the way women are treated in this franchise. Enjoy!

2014

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Black Widow starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and for the first time we got to see her in a brighter light as she didn’t have powerful personalities like Tony Stark drowning out her grandeur. And even though she playfully flirted with Steve Rogers for the majority of the movie it didn’t feel out of place. In fact, it felt perfectly natural in the context of their relationship and helped establish a friendship between the two characters that hadn’t been as visible in The Avengers. This was the first time I realized how exactly awesome Black Widow and thankfully her coolness hasn’t diminished since.

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How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 1

Marvel has made twenty-two movies in the last eleven years and through this fascinating journey that Marvel has taken us on we have seen an evolution of the franchise right before our very eyes. Take The Avengers for example. In its heyday, it was the talk of the town, the groundbreaking movie that broke creative barriers that people didn’t know could be achieved as it proved that a superhero film could be successful with multiple heroes. It broke records and set a precedent for the Marvel movies that would come afterward. Now it’s just an old example of the first steps Marvel was taking to create this fantastic journey that has led up to the events of today’s current Marvel films. But as great as The Avengers was it’s always a little jarring seeing how much it lacked diversity compared to how the franchise looks now.

The only major women in The Avengers was Black Widow and Agent Hill and the only person of color to participate in the film was Nick Fury. Marvel, at that time, was still heavily centered around white male characters and in the last few years that dynamic has changed a lot, making the franchise that much more enjoyable. So, through the course of the next two days, I’m going to look at how the roles of women have evolved throughout the years to what the MCU is now. Enjoy!

2008

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In the MCU’s first installment, Iron Man, the one major female presence was Pepper Potts whose character was the typical hot assistant that the rich guy, in this case, Tony Stark, couldn’t keep his eyes off of. She was merely a part of the movie’s story as Tony’s imminent love interest and soon to be damsel-in-distress.

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Celebrating Captain Marvel

While my sister and I aren’t the biggest fans of Captain Marvel as Marvel movies go we are serious fans of the character, especially after the superhero’s awesome inclusion in Avengers: Endgame. So, inspired by her new look in Endgame, my sister wanted to draw a picture to celebrate the incredible heroine. Take a look.

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Um, wow, right? I’ve always been fascinated by my sister’s drawings of her favorite Star Wars and Marvel characters but this is definitely one of the best I’ve seen from her. Especially depicting Captain Marvel in all of her awesome glory.

We love Captain Marvel! 🙂

I thank you for reading (and looking at this beautiful art) and I hope you have an amazing day.