James Gunn Wants More Women in Marvel Movies


Many Marvel movie fans have been hoping for a stronger female presence in the films they love, and it looks like they’re not the only ones who have this wish! In a recent interview with AAP, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer and director James Gunn expressed his desire for more women to be involved in the company’s movies. Here’s what he had to say on the subject:

“Without a doubt. I completely want to push [the involvement of more women] and I hope that we’ll be able to have the chance to have more female Guardians. I think it would be great to have a movie where there’s more than one female in a team, because that seems to be the limit these days. {…} That female perspective is very important to me and it’s something that I feel greatly when I’m writing.”

In addition to voicing his opinion on including more women as characters in Marvel’s superhero teams, Gunn also mentioned that he was hopeful that female directors would soon be taking the reigns of upcoming Marvel projects as well.

With the upcoming Captain Marvel movie in 2018, at least one more female superhero is set be added to the Marvel Cinematic roster. But whether or not any of the current teams will have another woman join anytime soon remains to be seen. In the meantime, James Gunn has been confirmed to co-wr-te and direct 2017′s Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, so we’ll soon see if he makes any of his wishes come true.

What female Marvel hero would you like to see added to a superhero group, or even have a movie of her own? And are there any female directors or writers you would like to take on a Marvel flick? Let us know in the comments!

  • QED42

    Marvel have slightly screwed themselves in as much as most of the big hitters when it comes to female characters in their comics universe have been farmed out to other licences. That being said there are tons of great female characters left though so I don’t really think they have any excuses for not having included more female characters or made those female characters more prominent.