Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
i mean just think of all the cool things they could have done with janet van dyne in her 50’s/60’s…
- she could have been like M in Bond, but to the avengers
- trained another wasp to take over her field role in the avengers (maybe, le gasp, her daughter hope van dyne? and then we’d get another female avenger out of it)
- or even, hell, they’ve already thrown enough comic continuity out of the window in the mcu, why not go crazy and have it turn out that she had some kind of mentor/protegeé relationship with Peggy Carter, and JVD helped her badass mentor maintain S.H.I.E.L.D? She could be former Director Van Dyne
- and in a twist, it turns out she came up with the idea for the Avengers Initiative (hey, canon!)
- reject ageist stereotypes that older people can’t still get their superhero on, i mean, she doesn’t have to punch people… i assume the ability to fly, shoot energy blasts, manipulate size and telepathically control insects doesn’t magically disappear the second a person no longer conforms to hollywood standards of youth/beauty
- also she still has a brain and the wasp has been a founding member / leader of several avengers teams, including the main avengers (hey, canon again)
- she could help cassie lang form the young avengers and mentor them with aforementioned avenger-forming/leading expertise, and hey then we could get a ya movie
- she emerges gloriously from the comic-book-movie-grave in full costume, breaks the fourth wall to rant at everyone for what they did to her character, summons she-hulk, captain marvels (danvers and rambeau), mockingbird, spider-woman, jessica jones and elektra and they fly the fuck away to form a new superhero team while giving everyone the finger
- HEY, HOW ABOUT LITERALLY ANYTHING EXCEPT ERASING HER / FRIDGING HER AS A PLOT POINT FOR HANK PYM’S MANPAIN
GUYS GUYS GUYS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST
SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE
WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT
i mean we know why this isn’t being talked about but WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT IT!