Earlier this year, Marvel announced that a 15-year-old black girl would become Iron Man in the comic book series. The news was yet another example of Marvel moving towards diversity and replacing their traditionally white male characters with people of color. Sadly, if you look at Marvel's Cinematic Universe, you won't see nearly as much diversity on-screen, even considering the Sept. 30 release of Netflix's Luke Cage series, and Captain Marvel getting her own (Brie Larson-starring) film in 2019. Things are starting to move down the right path, but there's a long way to go.
Recently, Netflix announced that they want half of its content to be original productions. Daredevil's already getting a third season, with Jessica Jones receiving a second, and The Punisher being given a series order. With Netflix's continued success as the house of the original series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would make sense that they'd lean on Marvel to help fill that quota. If that does happen, and Marvel has the opportunity to bring even more of their characters to TV, hopefully they're reading this right now. Marvel has so many worthy heroes of color—if they're really dedicated to diversity, and making America look similar to the Queens that is being assembled for Spider-Man: Homecoming, these are the superheroes who should get their own series.