Benedict Cumberbatch Supports Petitions for an All-Female Marvel Film

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In an appearance on Buzzfeed News' AM to DM, the Doctor Strange actor expressed his support for a female-led ensemble Marvel film. He appeared together with Tuppence Middleton to promote The Current War but was eager to answer questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Yeah, bring it, why not?" Cumberbatch answered when asked the question on the idea of the film. "There's space for that definitely. We're seeing the rise of the female superhero and why not? It'd be great."

He is, of course, not the first actor in favor of this "A-Force" film. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has hinted at the idea in the past and several actresses in the MCU's lineup have already weighed in with their thoughts. Elizabeth Olson who plays Scarlett Witch has commented on the positive impact the possible film could leave should it come to be.

"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 also shared with Buzzfeed News. "And so are all the women. And to give them more screen time, I think, would be a huge impact because comics aren't just for boys who want to watch big boys."

She is further backed by Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson who plays Black Widow, and Tessa Thompson who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame.

"I don't know [if it will be in the pipeline in the near future]. There's definitely a precedent for it in terms of the canon, you know, all-female lineups exist in Marvel comics, so I certainly think it could happen in the MCU," Thompson said in an interview with ET. "It's something I know all the women that I talk to who are in the MCU are very eager for and fans seem to like the idea too."

Until any further announcements by Marvel are made, everyone will probably just have to wait, but hopefully not for too long. The MCU will be kicking off Phase 4 next year with a Black Widow stand-alone movie set to hit theaters on May 1, 2020.

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