Gamora, like Thor, has had one of the most tragic stories in the MCU. As a little girl, her homeworld was raided by Thanos and she was forced to watch her people, including her family, perish before her very eyes. Then she had to endure Thanos’ cruel upbringing as he turned her, through terrible training, into the “most dangerous woman in the galaxy.” But eventually, when she found it opportune, she managed to escape Thanos’ clutches, hence running into Peter Quill, Rocket, and Groot; three individuals that would essentially become her adopted family a.k.a the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Gamora’s story has been very intriguing and thankfully, due to the events of Avengers: Endgame, she has returned to the MCU in a strange but effective way that should be fun to flesh out in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Until then, however, let’s look back at her role so far in the MCU. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Version of Gamora?
Remember The Avengers? It was 2012, Marvel Studios was about to release their most audacious undertaking yet, and the only female Avenger at the time was Black Widow, a fact that never escaped me. Fast forward seven years and the number of powerful women in this franchise is nothing short of fascinating.
And what makes it even greater, it’s a diverse array of female heroes to cheer for, meaning every girl can find someone they identify with.
So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite?, I thought it would be perfect to have them be the topic for this week. Enjoy!
If you told me years ago that Pepper Potts would end up becoming an Avenger I would’ve laughed. Turns out, it actually happened and I couldn’t be happier.
Black Widow, a Russian assassin turned S.H.I.E.L.D agent turned Avenger, has one of the most compelling stories in the MCU. A story that will only expand and become more interesting next May when we finally get to see Black Widow.
Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite Female Avenger?
Before a movie comes out I always like to predict what’s going to happen in a film and I’m so GLAD I ran across this post I wrote back in May of last year. It’s kind of fascinating and that’s why I wanted to share it with you for this week’s Throwback Friday. Enjoy!
As I’m sure you all know by now-
(If you don’t know then discontinue reading this NOW because there are MAJOR spoilers ahead.)
-a lot of people died in Avengers: Infinity War. I mean, a LOT! So many in fact that it’s kind of obvious that they’ll be brought back in the next Avengers film but here’s the question: How can they be brought back from the dead to return to fight Thanos in a last battle worthy of this Avengers finale? Well, that’s what I’m here to theorize and I hope you enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading Throwback Friday: Here Are the Ways the Dead Heroes in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Can Return in ‘Avengers 4’
Far away, in the night sky, past the planets of our known galaxy, a simple orange and blue ship are casually flying through space. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (Post-Story Chapter)
When I first created this post I was still a month and a half away from seeing Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, since then, we have had three new heroines join the party; Captain Marvel, Wasp, and Pepper Potts, meaning this list needs an update pronto. Enjoy my new ranking of the Marvel heroines!
15. Agent 13
I didn’t realize how much I liked Sharon Carter until it was announced that she may play a role in the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier series on Disney+. I was legitimately excited. At that moment I realized just how much she had grown on me over the years. I would probably place her higher if she wasn’t against such stiff competition, hence the last place on this list.
14. Agent Peggy Carter
I like Peggy because she isn’t just a pretty face. She’s also tough, strong-willed, and she proved that she was more than just a love interest/damsel-in-distress. I appreciate that. It’s a shame that she only made one major appearance in the franchise in Captain America: The First Avenger but she definitely won me over.
Continue reading Ranking the Marvel Heroines; From Worst to Best: Updated
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!
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.
Continue reading How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 2