Fans celebrate Marvel’s female heroes on International Women’s Day

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Marvel fans are celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing their appreciation for the House of Ideas female characters on social media.

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022 (Tuesday, March 8), many Marvel fans have taken to social media to show their appreciation for the House of Ideas female characters.

At Twitter, a number of users posted articles celebrating female superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Okoye ( Danai Gurira), Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye (Hailee Steinfeld), among many others. On that last note, fans seem to be showing a lot of support for the Marvel Studios movie directed by Chloe Zhao. Eternalswhich stars Gemma Chan as Sersi, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.


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Marvel Entertainment itself also celebrates International Women’s Day, primarily to promote non-film content, such as the new Marvel Women one-shot set to hit comic book stores tomorrow (Wednesday, March 9). The comic comes from an all-star creative team, including Charlie Jane Anders, Rhianna Pratchett, Jordie Bellaire, Zoe Thorogood, Preeti Chhibber, Jen Bartel, Marguerite Sauvage and Mirka Andolfo.

Return to the MCU, after the advent of the franchise with the 2008 film Iron Manthe first female-led solo project was the 2015 television series Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC. Agents of Cater was followed later that same year by the Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The first Marvel Studios movie to feature a heroine’s name in its title was in 2018 Ant-Man and the Waspwith the honor of being the MCU’s first female-led solo film of 2019 Captain Marvel.


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Other projects featuring a solo female protagonist or female co-protagonist whose name is depicted in the title include the film Black Widowthe Freeform series Marvel Cloak and Daggerthe Hulu series Helstrom (technically) and Disney+ shows Wanda Vision and Hawk Eye (the latter sees Hawkeye’s mantle pass from Clint Barton to Kate Bishop).

Marvel Studios’ upcoming female-led (or co-led) projects include the movies Thor: Love and Thunder (which sees Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster become The Mighty Thor), Wonders and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaas well as the Disney+ series She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Stone heart, Echo and Agatha: House Harkness.


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