In honor of Women’s History Month (are you celebrating by telling a woman that she’s awesome everyday? I hope so!) I’m combining my love for comic book movies and telling people what to do to create my dream cast for the The Avengers: Age of Ultron except with only females casted in the main roles!
Although I can appreciate some Chris Evans in that red white and blue uniform, you know who’d make a great female Cap?
She’s plays badass Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter, so she can clearly do action. She’s been a character who would do anything to make sure the truth was known and was more than willing to fight for what was right. Sound like any do-gooder you know?
When you think of Tony Stark and Iron Man, you think of a brash, independent, no-nonsense reluctant leader who loves their spirits. So which actress could encompass that essence of Tony?
As Olivia Pope, she’s smart, popular with the guys, and is kind of a “It’s my way or the highway” type, but not to the point where people question her authority. She loves her wine but it doesn’t stop her from getting the job done. Could you imagine Nick Fury calling Iron (Wo)Man to tell her that a nuke is heading towards NYC, and after depositing it into space, she goes “It’s handled.”
Thor. God-like prince. Lightning Thief. There’s only one woman I can think of who can bring enough presence to be a powerful being who balances the responsibilities of a god while still trying to maintain some humanity.
She can do action. She can do royalty. She’s tall and blonde and has the presence. Give her a hammer and let’s see how well she smashes through dozens of Ultron look-a-like robots.
Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk is a brilliant scientist who turns into a huge green rage monster when angered. Small snippets of his humanity show even when he’s transformed and there’s only one woman I feel confident can pull that off.
She was Lara Croft. Fox in Wanted. Maleficent. She can do fights. She can do rage. She can do existential battles with good and evil. Honestly, she could do it all.
Hawkeye is a S.H.I.E.L.D. special agent with a mysterious past and a knack for archery. He doesn’t say much and can blend into the background.
I don’t know much about her and we haven’t seen her on the scene lately which adds an air of mystery to her…I guess? Honestly, Hawkeye is one of my least favorite characters in the Avengers and I just needed someone to fill a void, so why not her?
Nick Fury is (or was) the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., king of the secret agents, with a smart mouth, even smarter brain and a kick butt, ask questions later kind of mentality. There’s only one person I know who could do Nick Fury, lady version, the best.
She’s played a commander type in Ender’s Game, she’s a woman who commands respect in How to Get Away With Murder. She’s a badass. She’s a killer actress. And she’s Viola freakin’ Davis!
Age of Ultron introduces a couple new characters including Scarlet Witch and her twin brother, Quicksilver. The Quicksilver I knew from the comics had a chip on his shoulder (thanks to his dad), was fast-talking and kind of a hot head. Even before this movie came out, I knew I would prefer Aaron Johnson’s version to Evan Ross’ in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” just because he seemed to come from a darker more tortured place which is the kind of Quicksilver I’ve always known. So when I thought of doing this post, I immediately knew who I’d love to cast as the female Pietro Maximoff.
Abbie Mills from”Sleepy Hollow” is tough, snarky, protective of her friends, quick to action, has an unstable past and still manages to keep her cool under pressure. Beharie has the chops to pull off the silver-haired speedster.
Vision is a relative unknown besides his connections to Tony Stark (he’s played by the actor who does the voice of Jarvis in Iron Man’s suit, Paul Bettany) so he could be played by anybody. A form of A.I. who is slightly sentient with allegiances not quite known? Who could play him?
Because she’s smooth, enigmatic, and would fit flawlessly in the cast of an action movie. She’s already got experience in the comic book realm, and she’d pull off a great portrayal of a machine made almost human. Just look at Michonne’s transformation from season 3 of “The Walking Dead” to the current season. She can handle it.
Now if only this could become a thing…