It wasn't that long ago when Tessa Thompson revealed that she and a number of other stars pitched an all-female Marvel movie to Kevin Feige. Thompson even showed off her Marvel knowledge, suggesting that the film is about the Lady Liberators from older comics. Since the reveal, Thompson has now discussed who else sided with her about an all-female Marvel movie.
Speaking to CBR, Thompson revealed that pretty much every major Marvel female actress helped her with the pitch. From Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana to Brie Larson and Karen Gillan. It's clear that the actresses care about more female representation in the MCU and an all-female Marvel movie would help.
Here is Thompson's full statement:
"I think in that group was Brie Larson, myself, Zoe Saldana, although she ran off to the bathroom, I think, so she came midway through the pitch but she had been in the rev-up to it. Scarlett Johansson. Pom [Klementieff] and Karen [Gillan], who are both in the Guardians movies. Yeah, I think it was that group. We were just sort of all in a semicircle talking, and it just came up, because none of us really worked together – well, I suppose Zoe, and Karen, and Pom – and wouldn't it be nice if we could all work together?"
While Thompson didn't mention if the pitch was successful, she did praise Kevin Feige. She admires how open to collaboration the head of Marvel Studios is. It will be interesting to see if more female-centric Marvel movies are made after 2019's Captain Marvel, which is only the first film in the MCU to have a woman in the lead role. Technically, Ant-Man and The Wasp has a female character in the title, so one could argue that they share main character status.
Fans will be able to see Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, showing later this week on November 3. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.