Tony. Steve. Thor. Bruce. Clint.
Five male characters sharing the same universe. Plenty of fans to go around. I’m sure we can handle two women being awesome at the same time if we really put our minds to it.
What I’m far more worried about is fandom pitting Carol and Natasha against one another, as they already do when it comes to the “who deserves a movie more?!?” posts, which act as though this is a zero sum game. (Fandom would have us believe that only one movie that isn’t about a white guy can ever be made.)
And let us not forget that Gamora is a character that exists in the MCU and -if there’s any justice in the world- needs a huge fandom behind her rallying for her to headline a movie as well. Or that Scarlet Witch will be in Age of Ultron, a character for which I have the highest hopes.
I desperately want Carol in the MCU, anon. I want Carol/Natasha friendship fic and femmeslash and adorable fanart and headcanons that make my heart hurt.
I want my cup to runneth over with Marvel leading ladies. I want an embarrassment of riches. I want to forget the Smurfette Principle was ever a thing. Give me as many leading ladies in as many different movies as you can imagine.