10 female characters Joss Whedon could add to 'The Avengers 2'
Which of these super ladies will could join Iron Man, Hulk and Cap in the sequel?
Spectrum (formerly Photon, Captain Marvel)
Real Name: Monica Rambeau
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16
Powers: Has the ability to transform herself into any form of energy within the electromagnetic spectrum. She can literally become a living laser beam or transform into electricity. She can also fire or discharge some of this energy.
Avengers Member: Yes
Why: Let's be frank. The Avengers have a diversity problem. Even with Black Widow and soon The Scarlet Witch the team only has two ladies on board. Worse, the only non-Caucasian member of the cast is Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and he spends most of his time talking in a helicarrier. It's 2013, Joss (and Kevin Feige if you're reading). Why not broaden the, um, spectrum with a character with a New Orleans background? Moreover, Rambeau brings a power level only Thor can match (depending on how powerful Whedon makes this incarnation of the Scarlet Witch, of course). She's also returning as an active member of Luke Cage's new Mighty Avengers squad later this summer in the comic books. So, now is a perfect time to bring her to the big screen.
- Gregory Ellwood