Top 5 Female Superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Scarlett Johansson stars as Black Widow in "The Avengers"

The Marvel universe has brought us superheroes of every variety, but this list is in honor of the superwomen. If you’re wondering why Captain Marvel didn’t make it on the list, it’s because the list is limited to Marvel movies released to date.


We live in an age of darkness. A world full of fear, hate, and intolerance. But in every age, there are those who fight against it.

Storm is a badass X-men mutant who can control the weather with her mind.

Black Widow

We love Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of the Avenger Black Widow. She never got her own movie, but we got a glimpse of her backstory in Age of Ultron. Despite her traumatic past, she chose the side of good and is an invaluable member of the Avengers.


Gamora is something of a vigilante with the greater good in mind. She manages to make green look sexy and has us green with envy at her fighting skills and ice cool attitude.

Scarlet Witch 

Scarlet Witch is an X-Men mutant who crossed over to join the Avengers with her brother, Quick Silver. She is arguably one of the most able Avengers and a powerful sorceress.

Jean Grey/Phoenix

“We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spent in between – time spent alive, sharing, learning together… is all that makes life worth living.”

Jean Grey is one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe and struggles to fight the forces of the Dark Phoenix in X-Men 3. Next year, Fox are releasing X-Men: Dark Phoenix, so we will hopefully learn even more about the character and her backstory.