Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie has defied all expectations

Almost a month since its release and Captain Marvel is still performing admirably at the box office with its total gross ticking past $1 billion in the last week.

Its impressive performance sees the MCU’s most recent addition sit firmly in first place for the highest-grossing film of 2019, for now.

On top of that and Captain Marvel’s incredible box office success means the film is now the seventh highest in Marvel’s worldwide box office leaderboard, sandwiched between Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

But does Marvel’s latest addition to the billion-dollar club mean there’s an appetite for more female-led superhero movies?

Of course it does!

It’s only a matter of time before the MCU adds another female-led movie to its ever-increasing cinematic universe.

On that front, in fact, Marvel are wasting no time as a Black Widow movie is at long last in the works for the next phase in the MCU.

And later this year, we’re set for another female-led superhero film in X-Men: Dark Phoenix which will focus on Sophie Tuner’s Jean Grey and her descent into villainy. 

Furthermore, Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox’s film properties means that the Fantastic Four can be brought into the Marvel fold, as a result, the Invisible Woman is another female superhero that could make an appearance in the MCU somewhere down the line.

Of course, Marvel aren’t the only studio churning out superhero films at the moment. DC also have two of their own female-led movies coming to cinemas in 2020 in the forms of Harley Quinn’s Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984

It’s certainly a brilliant time to be a comic book movie fan as more and more brilliant and diverse characters are being given their time in the limelight and I for one am excited to see what’s in store over the coming years.

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