With Evangeline Lilly continuing to push forward the idea of an all-female MCU film, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed believes that
if when that day comes, Lilly’s character Hope van Dyne/Wasp should be the one leading the group. “I’d like her running things. I’d like to see her as the head of the all-female Avengers,” Reed said, per HuffPost. “I know Evangeline sort of said ... maybe that would be ‘Captain Marvel,’ because she does have the word ‘captain’ in her name. But I think Hope van Dyne is a very decisive leader and a tactician, in addition to being a brilliant scientist. So she checks a lot of boxes in terms of who’s going to be running the Avengers, theoretically.”
Given the weight that Captain Marvel carries concerning how her story will lead into the next Avengers film, it makes sense why her character would be tasked with leading an all-female cast. But first things first, this idea needs to really get off the ground. Lilly has said that in the past that she’s determined to essentially speak it into existence until Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially makes it happen.
The combination of Wasp playing the lead in the latest installment in the Ant-Man franchise and the first MCU film with a female lead in Captain Marvel coming next year, it feels like it’s only a matter of time before we see this come to fruition. The MCU is continuously expanding, and if the studio wants to prove they're headed in the right direction, it starts by creating an all-female Avengers film.