Disney’s Putting Together A New Feminist Young Avengers Team, Proving They Learned Nothing From ‘The Marvels’ Box Office Bomb
Fresh off the humiliating failure of The Marvels at the box office, Marvel unveiled its first round of Young Avengers, the next superhero team to take the reins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It appears Kevin Feige and Disney learned nothing from the MCU’s problems, as the revelations reveal yet another group of feminist replacement characters as the team members.
The Young Avengers is a team set up with the full intention of replacing the beloved Avengers team, which took cinemas by storm in Joss Whedon’s 2012 film. Disney Marvel caught lightning in a bottle, taking characters from three very successful film franchises in Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, to form a team everyone loved, packed with even more A-List actors to fill out the roles of Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury, The Hulk, and Loki.
Fans loved the film so much that it generated incredible hype for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which coasted off this movie and the films of the solo Avengers to billions of revenue before the actors commanded too much money. With these actors and characters seemingly off the table, Marvel tried their hardest to build replacements, starting with the fan-hated Captain Marvel film and a spiral of interconnected Disney+ shows that took Marvel characters and tried to promote a group of nearly all-female casts to captivate the largely male audience of the action superhero genre.
Disney failed in all of their replacements. Fans hated almost all of the Disney+ shows, which seemed to have little purpose other than to promote diversity hires and interconnect to snowball into other movies. None of the shows stand independently, and none have created any of the lovable, memorable moments of the original MCU films.
But too much has been set up for Disney to shift gears from The Marvels’ M-She-U direction Kevin Feige and his cronies set the franchise upon. The end of the Marvels film reveals a new team, which fans will be largely disinterested in.
Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel appears to be the lead as she speaks with Nick Fury at the end of The Marvels film about putting together a new team.
Since she helmed her own Disney+ show already, and Diseny’s invested in Iman Vellani enough to have her share a lead in what should have just been a Captain Marvel sequel film, it seems Disney views Ms. Marvel as the diverse future they wanted with the Muslim, female character.
In the film, she meets up with Kate Bishop, who Disney has already established as the replacement Hawkeye.
In the Disney+ show, Kate Bishop comes into her own with a largely hapless Clint Barton, showing her to be a better Mary Sue version of Hawkeye than Barton could have been. She’s the first recruit into this female-forward super team Marvel seems to be assembling.
Cassie Lang, who spent the recent Ant-Man movie mirroring the arc of Kate Bishop in replacing Scott Lang, will also be included, as Kamala Khan mentions her awareness of the other young female heroes’ existence. If Hawkeye or Ms. Marvel gets a season 2 where the two women meet, it would all but confirm the core of this feminist Young Avengers team.
The original Young Avengers comic marked the first of Marvel’s woke push into replacing characters with diversity, most notably in the gay characters of Wiccan and Hulkling. This also marked Marvel’s first foray into their mask slipping with the intent of child grooming, having two boys kiss in a book titled Young Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #9.
With Disney further pushing into LGBTQ content with the Marvel comics and the MCU, we can expect similar content to appear in a potential Young Avengers film.
Regardless of how far Feige and Disney want to force diversity on their audiences, theatres are empty for the current super team of The Marvels, and putting more unpopular characters as the lead of a new team seems like a terrible financial decision at best.
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