5 Female Marvel characters we want to see return to the MCU

May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Although Marvel hasn’t stopped releasing several television shows on Disney Plus, there are some characters we dearly miss. These Marvel characters are some of the strongest, most powerful women to grace the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who not only deserve more screen time but more development to their stories.

These are superheroes in every sense of the word, powers or not. We’ve chosen just 5 from the long list of characters as seen in the countless Disney Plus Marvel shows.

Who do you think made our list?

1. Layla/Scarlet Scarab – Moon Knight

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(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Strong-willed, loyal, intelligent and brave are just some of the words we’d use to describe Layla. Regardless of the trials and tribulations she was bound to face, Layla, Marc’s wife, was ready to stand by her man or mans (Marc suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder).

It was rather charming and adorable to watch Layla interact with Steven, a total opposite of her husband, who seemed to fall in love with her just as deeply as Marc. There was a point where audiences were wondering how Layla’s relationship was going to work with her husband, once Marc and Steven agreed to stay together.

But one of our absolute favorite moments of the season was when Layla became the Scarlet Scarab, becoming the human avatar of the Egyptian goddess Taweret. Layla is able to use these powers in order to help defeat Arthur Harrow and Ammit.

Since the conclusion of Moon Knight season 1 there hasn’t been any definitive word on whether the show will get renewed. All the same, we can’t wait to see Layla return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

2. Sylvie – Loki

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Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL. /

To be fair Sylvie has been on both seasons of Loki, and her story seems to have ended on a happy note…unlike the main character. Her relationship with Loki is complicated to say the least.

As a Loki variant herself, she often presented a lot of her frustrations in unhealthy ways, but that didn’t stop her and Loki from developing feelings for each other. While Loki grew as a character, Sylvie struggled, however she always managed to exhibit her amazing fighting skills and powers time and time again.

Even with her hatred for the TVA, she managed to work with Loki to try and solve the time loom problem…even if it took her awhile to realize he had been right all along. Even though Sylvie may finally have a life to her own, we doubt it will stay this way for long.

We’d love to see Sylvie team up with other MCU characters, considering her powers will bring something fresh and new to the table.

3. Jennifer/She-Hulk – She Hulk: Attorney at Law

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(L-R): Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk / Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer “Jen” Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

There is a lot of debate on whether She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was a good Disney Plus Marvel show. This includes She-Hulk herself.

However, we honestly liked Jennifer and She-Hulk. She was a hard worker with a quirky, humorous side to her.

She was relatable in many aspects as she struggled to meet a guy who did not view her achievements and interests as threats, while being judged by her overbearing family. And we were over the moon to see her, and Daredevil become a couple!

With all that said, we really need to see more of her. We want to see more of her court cases regarding superhumans.

We want to see her relationship progress with Matthew/Daredevil because they truly were one of the most compatible and adorable couples we’ve seen in Marvel. We want to see how the two of them fight crime, whether together or separately, and how that could affect the dynamic of their relationship.

Plus, it would be fun to see her and her cousin Bruce Banner/The Hulk train together again, while trying to outdo each other.

4. Sif – Thor films/Loki

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(L-R): Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Lady Sif had a minor role in Loki season 1, where Loki was sent to endure a painful memory on repeat. This memory was of Lady Sif beating him up for ruining her hair.

As we all remember, Loki, as the god of mischief, was a trickster. Before Loki, Sif had been absent from Marvel, which we were beginning to think was due to the fact Marvel wanted to keep Thor and Jane Foster’s relationship afloat, regardless of their fallout in Thor: Love and Thunder.

It was obvious Sif was beginning to develop actual romantic feelings for Thor, but that subplot abruptly ended. As you can imagine, seeing Sif in Loki was a real treat and honestly, we want to see more of her.

We want to see where she has been, how her character has changed and who she might be romantically tied to. She was a great warrior of Asgard and shouldn’t be forgotten.

We miss you Sif!

5. Kate Bishop

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Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Last but not least is Kate Bishop from Hawkeye. Like Kamala, Kate is obsessed with an Avenger, Hawkeye to be exact, as she witnessed him in action the day New York City was attacked by Loki and The Chitauri. This also happened to be the same day her father tragically passed away.

Although Kate can easily be described as quirky, unconventional and being flat out true to herself, her archery skills are incredible, and her upbeat personality might just be what future MCU projects need. She’s a little bit more realistic and mature than Kamala, however, still has that spark of hope and confidence.

There have been countless rumors about Kate’s return to the MCU, but as per usual, nothing has been officially confirmed. All the same, we look forward to seeing her and Hawkeye team up again, especially now considering she’s an unofficial member of his family.

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Which female Marvel character is your favorite? Share your answers in the comments below, we’d love to read them!