Marvel Studios won't have a film with a female lead character until 2019's Captain Marvel, but studio president Kevin Feige says there's a possibility that characters such as Black Panther's Okoye and Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie have potential to anchor their own films.
“It is an embarrassment of riches,” Feige told Vulture of the potential of the female breakout characters from recent Marvel films. “Even watching the audience at the Black Panther premiere respond to Lupita [Nyong'o], Letitia [Wright], and certainly Danai [Gurira] in their action sequences … you watch Danai spinning around in that casino, taking out dozens of people, and you go, ‘Of course you can make a whole movie about that!’”
“It is all about figuring out when and how,” Feige continued. “But by the way, many of them have already filmed additional scenes in upcoming movies, so some of that is gonna come sooner rather than later. All of them will be seen again.”
Gurira's Okoye, Wright's Shuri, and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie are all slated to appear in May 4's Avengers: Infinity War, part of which takes place in Wakanda.