The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been more extensive than it is now, with plenty of movies, TV shows, and specials.
However, the only movie the MCU has produced with a Black woman as the main character is this year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and this is because the great Chadwick Boseman tragically lost his life.
So, it’s high time to get a movie or TV show starring a Black woman.
But which characters are the most deserving of this role?
These are my thoughts!
Ironheart is a recent superhero; the character was created in 2016.
Ironheart’s real identity is Riri Williams, a super-genius who made her armor suit without Iron Man’s help.
This feat impressed Tony Stark, and he endorsed Ironheart as a superhero.
When it comes to the MCU, Ironheart would be the perfect replacement for Iron Man, who passed away in Avengers: Endgame.
“Ironheart” is in production and will come out next year.
Remember Halle Berry killing it in the X-Men movies?
Her character, Storm, was the first Black woman superhero to have her own Marvel comic series.
She controls the weather, can fly and is among the leaders of the X-Men.
Even though she appeared in the 2000s X-Men movies, it’s time for Storm to get her own.
And now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has regained the rights to the X-Men, it’s as good a time as any.
After a bomb attack, Misty Knight lost her arm.
Knight received a prosthetic from billionaire Tony Stark and her private investigation agency.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Knight has been played by Simone Missick.
She appeared on:
- Iron Fist
- Luke Cage
- The Defenders
However, she is a supporting character in those shows.
As a good shot, sharp detective, and lethal martial artist, it’s time for Knight to headline her show.
Monica Rambeau is among the most powerful Marvel characters.
Rambeau is a fan-favorite among comic book fans because of her sarcastic wit and strong leadership, and she can defeat most supervillains without breaking a sweat.
In the MCU, Rambeau has appeared as a supporting character in “Captain Marvel” and “WandaVision.”
She will be among the lead characters in next year’s “The Marvels,” and this will hopefully lead to Rambeau getting her movie.
Silhouette is a Black superhero who’s also a paraplegic.
However, Silhouette’s physical disability hasn’t hampered her abilities.
She knows martial arts, can cloak herself in shadows and can teleport.
Silhouette is yet to appear in any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, but she would be a diverse new addition who would appeal to a rarely addressed niche.
She would undoubtedly inspire kids with physical disabilities to pursue their dreams, and seeing her fight next to other Marvel superheroes would be a pure delight.
Rosetta and Regina Morgan are twin sisters who were born to a crimelord.
The twins became experts in martial arts, though they had different talents: Regina was brainy, while Rosetta was a skilled fighter.
But instead of following their father’s lead, the twins chose to fight crime.
Instead of each twin becoming a different superhero, they shared the Ladyhawk codename.
To keep people from suspecting that Ladyhawk was two people, the twins decided that only one of them would use the Ladyhawk identity at a time.
Ladyhawk is a fascinating, distinct superhero I would love to see portrayed in the MCU.
Give These Black Women Their Marvel Cinematic Universe Shows!
Many other Black women exist in the MCU in both significant and minor roles.
However, these 6 are the ones I find most likely to appear in and lead their own MCU shows and movies.