Brie Larson wants the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to team up for their own movie. And she’s not the only female MCU cast member to want a Birds of Prey style female ensemble cast.
Speaking to Variety, Larson mentioned that she and some of other MCU actresses have expressed interest in such a project to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
“I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this,’” Larson explained. “What that means, I have no idea. You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”
This isn’t the first time one of the MCU actresses mentioned this exchange. Karen Gillan previously told Yahoo UK about Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson approaching Feige with the idea. The rest of the actresses soon joined in with a chorus of “Make an all-female Marvel movie!” Feige’s answer was “That would be amazing,” though there are currently no movies centered around that concept in the works.
As of right now, there is only one Marvel movie led by a woman (Captain Marvel), with only two more slated for release: Black Widow, which dives into Natasha Romanoff’s past, and Thor: Love and Thunder, which will pass the hammer off to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and showcase Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie in a prominent role. Additionally, The Eternals will feature multiple new female characters, though the capacity in which they interact with MCU ladies past is unknown.
Speaking of the contentious “girl power” scene in Avengers: Endgame — the one where the female characters who hadn’t even really met before and definitely had no meaningful relationships teamed up to save Peter Parker — Larson had good things to say about the behind-the-scenes aspect.
“It was an opportunity for us to share and hang out. And as many people know, a lot of the time women aren’t working together,” she said. “It’s kind of been this new breath of fresh air for us in our industry that there’s more female ensemble films, which has allowed us the opportunity to really communicate with one another. So we get so excited and feel so much energy when you get to be around your peers and share stories.”