The Marvels director Nia DaCosta admits she was annoyed by the A-Force scene in Avengers: Endgame.
One of the most memorable moments during the climactic battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame was the A-Force moment in which much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s heroines assembled together onscreen. The scene included the likes of Okoye (Danai Gurira), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). Prior to this scene, only Captain Marvel has had her own standalone film, with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) receiving her’s two years later, and The Marvels coming out next year.
The A-Force scene in Avengers: Endgame is a bit of a polarizing moment. While some fans enjoy it as a piece of fan-service honoring the women of the MCU, others see it as to overtly pandering, with nothing more to say than for the franchise to flex their female characters for some brownie points.
Nia DaCosta, director of The Marvels spoke with Entertainment Weekly to promote the upcoming film, in which she acknowledged the A-Force moment in Avengers: Endgame, expressing some annoyance she felt while watching it, but for some interesting reasons:
“I, like many women around the world, watched Avengers: Endgame, and had that six seconds of all the Marvel women together. I once had chills, but I was also very annoyed. I was like, ‘Two hours of this, please.’ So it was really nice that they decided to do a team-up movie with three of my favorite heroes, so that’s what was most exciting.”
More movies, less gimmicky moments.
Nia DaCosta expressed that while she may have enjoyed the A-Force moment in Avengers: Endgame the first time she saw the film, she felt that it fell short of what the strong female characters deserve. That’s why she’s quite stoked to bring a film like The Marvels to the screen. Here’s hoping that a feature-length film does its characters justice in a way that showcases strong dynamics and stories rather than coasting as a gimmick.
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
The series stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and Farhan Akhtar. Episodes of the series were directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, with Bisha K. Ali serving as the head writer. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is involved in the series as an executive producer.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly