Scarlett Johansson is “pushing” for an all-women Marvel movie, even though her character Black Widow met her death in Avengers: Endgame. In the comics, the female-led team of superheroes is known as A-Force.
“I don’t know what my future is in that world. Obviously, it’s a little more opaque for my character,” Johansson told Variety. “But that group of actresses is so incredibly powerful and when they come together, it’s explosive and unstoppable. So yes, I’m pushing for that. I think audiences want it and I’m definitely one of them.”
And it looks like Johansson isn't the only female Marvel superhero who feels this way. Elizabeth Olsen—who plays Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the MCU—told Buzzfeed News that one of the reasons she wants an all-women movie is because comics aren’t just for boys.
“I think people really love these characters. I feel like all the men in Marvel movies have done such a brilliant job with satisfying a lot of things our audiences want, and they’re funny and they’re talented," she said. "And so are all the women. And to give them more screentime, I think, would be a huge impact because comics aren’t just for boys who want to watch big boys.”
Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson is also on board. She previously told Variety that she and her other female co-stars have spoken with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the idea—and he’s expressed an interest in moving forward. During a panel at ACE Comic Con, she suggested how fans can help make the movie happen.
“I think that is what we want, we want to see females working together, ideally in their own film and we really have been saying this a lot but the more that people talk about it and say they are behind that and are interested in that the higher likelihood it is that that could happen. People are listening. They’re watching,” she said, according to We Got This Covered.
Tessa Thompson—who plays Valkyrie—added during the panel: “I want to work together as a team, us women, doing things in a film or two.”