The [Marvel Cinematic Universe](tag:1096390) is already full of a large number of superheroes. Unfortunately, only about four of them so far are female (Black Widow, Gamora, Scarlet Witch and Wasp). This is a disappointing and frankly unrealistic number considering how many male superheroes we have seen so far. With Jessica Jones, Elektra and Captain Marvel set to join the Universe, however, it appears as though Marvel intends to bump this number up.
Here are six other female Avengers (or other Marvel characters) who would be welcome additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Greer Grant (a.k.a. Tigra) received her abilities after being a test subject for an experiment. She gained cat-like abilities and a cat-like appearance. She eventually found a group called the 'cat people', which were humans that had evolved from cats, and she grew close with them.
She soon became a loyal member of the Avengers, but consistently doubted how worthy she was to be a member. During the Civil War, she sided with Iron Man, and infiltrated Captain America's side as a mole. This proved that first and foremost, Tigra was an Avenger.
It is unlikely we will see Tigra anywhere in the next couple of movies, but we might find her in Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther or maybe with her own solo movie during Phase 4, 5 or 6.
Heather Douglas (a.k.a. Moondragon) was the believed-to-be dead daughter of Drax the Destroyer (who was a human named Arthur Douglas at the time). But after her 'murder', she was rescued by Mentor, the father of Thanos, and was raised on the planet Titan where she received her abilities (Telepathy, Telekinesis, and the occasional ability to transform into a dragon) and her training (martial arts, science, and aviation).
She has been a powerful member of both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. She helped fight Thanos alongside the Avengers during his first major attack, and even became reacquainted with her father Drax and joined him with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
I am hoping we see Moondragon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 so that she can play a role in Avengers: Infinity War, but if not we may find her in Captain Marvel, or we might see her debut in Infinity War so she can meet her father there. But, if we don't see her at all in Phase 3, it's actually likely we might see her in Phase 4, potentially in a third Guardians of the Galaxy.
Bonita Juarez (a.k.a.Firebird) is one of Marvel's few Latina superheroes, which could add even more diversity to the MCU. When she was walking one day through New Mexico, an enormous ball of fire from space landed in front of her and covered her with space radiation, which ended up giving her fire abilities. She named herself and fashioned herself after a Native American legend of the Firebird. She is able to manipulate energy, fly and, after waiting long enough, summon an enormous bird-shaped ball of fire.
Firebird slowly worked her way up the crime fighting system, starting with a small group called the Rangers. From there, she briefly helped the West Coast Avengers, but was not given a position on the team. Later, the Avengers invited her to join the team where she became a consistent member of the team.
Like Tigra, it is unlikely we will see Firebird in the next few films. The soonest we may see Firebird is in Inhumans, which she may be able to fit into perfectly considering that they are basically just rogue superhumans. If not, we must again look to Phase 4, 5 and 6 for her potential arrival.
Jessica Drew (aka, Spider-Woman) was exposed to dangerous amounts of uranium as a child because her parents were genetic scientists. The uranium ended up infecting her, and the only possible cure came from an untested antidote from a rare spider. She was injected with the antidote and was put in an accelerator to try to speed the process, but it instead lasted decades. When she awoke, the world around her had changed and her parents were gone. She soon found the antidote had given her advanced abilities (super strength, advanced reflexes, etc) and she took the alias of Spider-Woman.
She became a vigilante, but often worked with the Avengers and different sects of the super group. At one point, however, Spider-Woman turned and joined H.Y.D.R.A., becoming a spy for them. She later did repent her ways after a Skrull invasion and re-joined the Avengers.
Because her origin was not rooted with Spider-Man at all, I find it unlikely that we will see Spider-Woman appearing in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. I don't see any places we could see Jessica Drew hitting the screen during Phase 3. Spider-Woman will most likely be appearing during Phase 4, 5 or 6, or (more likely) she may even get her own Netflix show so as to not compete with Spidey himself.
Jennifer Walters (aka, She-Hulk) was a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner. When she had an urgent need for a blood transfusion, Banner was the only available person who could help. Bruce's radioactive 'Hulk' blood gave Jennifer her abilities where she, like Banner, could transform into a Hulk form, except her form would be much more condensed to make her appear smaller, though she would be just as strong.
She soon became one of the top members of the Avengers, and even joined the Fantastic Four on occasion. She, like Tigra, is one of the most loyal Avengers out there who is always focused on doing the right thing (unless you really tick her off when she's in the form of She-Hulk).
We might see this character hit the screen during Phase 4 to serve as the new 'tough' member of the team after Hulk presumably leaves, or maybe we will see She-Hulk team up with Hulk in a second Hulk movie during Phase 4, 5 or 6. Who knows?
Cassie Lang (aka, Stature) is the daughter of Scott Lang (aka, Ant Man) who, seeking to become a superhero herself, exposed herself to Pym Particles while she lived in Avengers Mansion with him. After the death of her father, Cassie joined the Young Avengers as Stature, gaining the abilities to grow to monstrous sizes.
After managing to bring back her father, Cassie remained a member of the Young Avengers, often helped the main Avengers and fought during many battles and events, including the Civil War.
Unlike the others on this list, we have already seen Cassie Lang in the MCU, during Ant-Man. However, she was not yet Stature. Hopefully we will see her reappear in the movies during Phase 4 taking on the alias of Stature to kick some serious butt as one monstrous-sized girl.
What other female Avengers would you like to see? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!