There is no question that our cinemas have been dominated for the last several years by the comic book movie phenomenon. There have been instances in which a lot of people may not have had any idea they were watching a movie based on a comic, as is the case with 300, From Hell, Wanted, Men in Black and more. On top of that, DC Comics has had a number of movies made based on their properties, including those involving Batman and Superman, as well as the recent Watchmen, Green Lantern and Suicide Squad movies. However, despite the large variety of comic book movies, there is no question that Marvel reigns supreme, especially when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Beginning with the release of Iron Man, this mega-franchise has only continued to grow and has an incredible three new entries set to be released in 2017. While the superheroes they’ve featured so far have definitely predominantly been men, at least Captain Marvel is coming soon, there have still been powerful female performances in each of their releases. Of course, Hollywood is a place that is preoccupied with the looks of the people they hire so in almost all of these cases, the women who are playing these parts also are gorgeous. Taking note of that inspired us to put together this list of the fifteen hottest pictures of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cast members.
In order for a photo to considered for inclusion here, it first and foremost needs to feature a woman who has made a significant appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking marvelous. Of course, people are bound to think of the films that have been made as part of this behemoth franchise first but they weren’t the only releases we looked at. Instead, we also looked at the TV series that are recognized as part of the MCU. That means the women that have appeared Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and all of the Netflix series had the images they appeared in looked at. The only other thing to keep in mind is that we didn’t consider any projects that haven’t been released as of February of 2017 so, for example, Brie Larson who is set to play Captain Marvel won’t appear here. We will be discussing the MCU so keep in mind there is going to be some slight spoilers in this article.
15 Rachel McAdams
Added to the MCU roster of stars with the release of 2016’s Doctor Strange, Rachel McAdams was the main character’s love interest but was absent from the film for long segments. Cast as a character named Christine Palmer, in the comics she ends up going by the name of Night Nurse, despite she having no abilities beyond medical expertise, that she uses to aid the X-Men. In the movie, none of that backstory comes to play however and instead we get to meet a strong woman who has the force of will to contend with an egotist as big as Stephen Strange. A beautiful person who doesn’t take part in that many titillating photoshoots, as soon as we saw this image of Rachel in a kitchen, suggestively enjoying a sucker, we were captivated.
14 Elizabeth Olsen
When looking at the most powerful beings that have appeared in the MCU, if we considered the abilities we’ve seen in the comics, there is no question Scarlet Witch would be in the running. First seen in the credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she played a significant part in Avengers: Age of Ultron before last appearing in Captain America: Civil War. At first cast in a villainous role before coming over to the side of the heroes, just as she did in the comics, Wanda, her real name, is now one of the main members of the MCU’s banner superhero team. Portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen, this gorgeous gal’s body has curves in all the right places and always looks alluring. However, the hottest photo of her in our opinion is this one where she is wearing an oversized shirt which makes it look like she has just had a roll in the hay and is wearing the shirt of her lover.
13 Zoe Saldana
When Marvel made the choice to release a Guardians of the Galaxy movie it seemed like a huge risk that could have become a big mistake. Thankfully, due to the writing and directing of James Gunn combined with the chemistry the cast shared with one another it turned into the surprise hit of 2014. Set to return to cinemas later this year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year in no small part due to Zoe Saldana’s appearance as Gamora. Despite the fact that her character is green, Zoe is a beautiful and charismatic enough person that we totally understand Star-Lord’s attraction to her. Case in point, this picture of her with the come hither look on her face proves just how arousing she can be.
12 Deborah Ann Woll
The first person we’ve included on our list whose character has only appeared on a series so far, Deborah Ann Woll has played one of the main characters in the first two seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil. Portraying Karen Page, a character who lives a tragic life in the comics, so far the version we’ve seen as part of the MCU seems to have a much happier life despite the crime and death surrounding her. While we weren’t the biggest fans of the way she was used in the second season, we have no idea how exactly she became a reporter, we hope we see more of her real soon. That is partially because the woman that brings her to life is a fiery redhead with a body to die for or salivate over.
11 Emily VanCamp
So far Sharon Carter has appeared in two of the three Captain America movies, the second and third, and while comic fans have grown to know and love her character we’ve been disappointed. A romantic interest of Steve Rogers in both mediums, in the comics she is a fully fleshed out person while in the movie there have only been hints at her emotional depth so far. However, considering she is portrayed by Emily VanCamp, someone who s no slouch as an actress, she has the potential to be a much more interesting part of the MCU mythos then simply Steve’s girlfriend. Wherever she goes from here, however, we hope that we get to see more of Agent 13, as she is sometimes known, on the big screen in the future. Looking ravishing while showing off her long and lovely legs, the look we get here of her body is truly awe-inspiring.
10 Jaimie Alexander
In the movie Thor, we get to see depictions of a variety of Asgardian Gods. While the titular character, Odin, and Loki get the lion’s share of the attention given to the characters in the movie there is a supporting figure we love. Sif, as played by Jaimie Alexander, manages to be a godly beauty and fierce warrior. Someone who clearly pines after the thunder god, we may not be able to condemn his choice to care for a woman played by Natalie Portman but his ability to ignore Sif always boggled our minds. Wearing all white in this photograph that was taken when she posed for Maxim magazine, the way it plays off her dark hair is visually captivating. However, we’d be lying if we tried to pretend like we weren't entirely focused on the heavenly body underneath those clothes.
9 Cobie Smulders
In the annals of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on film there have been three main members of S.H.I.E.L.D. that the audience is likely to recognize. Phil Coulson and Nick Fury were first introduced but from the moment Maria Hill, as played by Cobie Smulders, came along she was instantly memorable. Perhaps that was partially because we’d come to know her well from her time on How I Met Your Mother but in our guts we think it has more to do with her tough exterior and superb looks. Seen here in a supremely simple photo that consists of her lying on a bed without any of the usual frills we see in mainstream photographs, it is the possibilities that get us going. That is because we can’t see a stitch of fabric on her body aside from the sheet that is strategically placed to ensure we don’t see anything we aren’t supposed to. Despite being covered up, it is easy to imagine that the slightest movement of her body could result in her body being entirely uncovered.
8 Simone Missick
In the comics, Misty Knight is a superhero who has taken on an increasing importance over the last several years. At one time a street level character, similar to Daredevil, she and her close friend became private investigators that dealt with super-beings, oftentimes working with Iron Fist and Luke Cage. While she has gone on to rise above that role since it, therefore, makes perfect sense that she joined the MCU by playing a significant role in Netflix’s series called Marvel’s Luke Cage. One of the only people within the NYPD that believes that the hulking hero deserves support or at least a presumption of innocence, she is a character the audience was bound to love. The fact that was brought to life by Simone Missick, an exquisite woman made it a lot easier to like her, especially after her intimate scene that didn’t show any naughty bits but gave a great view of her body. This screengrab comes from that scene and we couldn’t find any other image of her that outdid it.
7 Evangeline Lilly
When Ant-Man came out there were undoubtedly those that reacted with bemusement or befuddlement when coming across the trailer. Seriously, a movie about a dude who is the size of an ant, they were likely to proclaim, who would want to see that? Little did they know that the resulting film would turn out to be one of the most entertaining entries in a franchise that is filled to the brim with likable characters and movies. One of the keys to the film’s success was the interplay between Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne which worked on every level. The only way they could make us more excited to see the movie get a sequel came after they announced its title, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Seen here wearing a pair of bikini bottoms that give us a great view of her derriere, a top that is eye-grabbing, and a smoldering look on her face, Evangeline doesn’t make us want to shrink away in the slightest.
6 Natalie Portman
When a photo of Natalie Portman only comes in sixth place on a list like this one, there can be no doubt that there are a lot of good-looking women that have played a part in the MCU. When it came time to cast Jane Foster in the first two Thor movies, the task was an unenviable one, to say the least. They needed to find an actress that was talented enough that she could seamlessly seem like she is being swept off her feet while also spouting scientific facts that ground the movie in reality. On top of that, she needed to be attractive enough that we as an audience could believe that the Asgardian would be smitten enough with her that he couldn’t stay away from her. How else could they explain the fact that he chooses to leave the ornate beauty of Asgard behind. That is to say nothing of the bevy of women there who were likely to go to great strides to bed him in order to travel across the cosmos to Earth, or Midgard as he calls it.
Fortunately, they were able to convince Natalie to take on the role and because of that the two films she appeared in had stories that held together for the audience. In this photo of the critically acclaimed and highly respected actress, she looks like she is having a fine time on a relaxed Sunday morning. Seemingly bare from the waist down, there is an implicit class to this image while it also teases the mind of the viewer.
5 Kat Dennings
Speaking of MCU actresses that have only appeared in the Thor movies to date, Kat Dennings played Darcy Lewis, Jane’s intern, and friend. Typically used for comedic fodder in the movies, her role was as the sounding board and the stand-in for the audience due to her reactions to the outlandish circumstances that took place in front of her eyes. Since Jane seems to be absent from 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok it seems like Darcy may be gone as well, considering the reason for her presence to begin with, but that would be a shame as we always enjoy seeing Kat. On the red carpet here, the insane amount of cleavage on display made it improbable that the cameras would ignore her presence and we couldn’t be happier they didn’t.
4 Chloe Bennet
When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted a lot of people saw it as a disappointment but after the betrayal of many of the agents was discovered in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, its fortunes changed. Greatly improved by the intrigue that was created with the Hydra reveal, the series has continued into its fourth season and as a result, has introduced many interesting characters into the MCU. Chief among them, if you ask us, is Daisy "Skye" Johnson who also goes by Quake, and is played by Chloe Bennet. Starting out simply as an accomplished hacker, her character has undergone massive changes since but one thing remains static, she looks amazing. Wearing a one-piece bathing suit here and slightly biting her lip as her cleavage is on display, the results are simply dazzling.
3 Hayley Atwell
One of two characters that started out playing major parts in an MCU film and then transitioned into starring in a series, alongside Clark Gregg’s Coulson, Peggy Carter has stolen hearts using both mediums. Playing Steve Roger’s love interest in the immediate aftermath of him undergoing the process that made him Captain America, she was later shown to be a groundbreaker herself. Revealed to be one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D., as seen on her show Agent Carter, she holds an important place in the history of the universe Marvel has built. A busty and beautiful woman who comes across as someone that shouldn’t be trifled with, Hayley seems to have been born to play the role. Lying provocatively in a car’s backseat and with her finger positioned to draw attention to her cleavage, like anyone needed to be prompted, this photo is likely to make your heart skip a beat.
2 Rosario Dawson
The character that seems to be the link in Netflix’s Marvel series, she has appeared in all the series that have released on the streaming service so far. Providing health care to the heroes in the series focused on Daredevil and Jessica Jones, with Luke Cage her character took on an even more important role, as the love interest and confidant. Arguably one of the most heroic characters shown in the entirety of the MCU so far, she wades into dangerous situations risking life and limb despite lacking anything resembling super powers. Embodied by Rosario Dawson, this photo of her wearing what appears to be a tight one-piece leaves little to the imagination and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
1 Scarlett Johansson
The Black Widow could easily be argued as the most interesting figure in the entirety of the MCU. Someone with a dark and possibly villainous past who clearly feels like she needs to make amends for it, in typical movies she may come across as being decidedly one-note. Here, however, she is sometimes shown as the greatest source of wisdom and the person who is the greatest caretaker of the group. Known to be the only person who is able to calm the beast in The Hulk on top of consoling both Steve Rogers and T'Challa, the man who plays The Black Panther, she is as multi-faceted as they come. Played by Scarlett Johansson, the only woman Esquire magazine has named the sexiest woman alive twice, it seemed like choosing a photo of her for our top spot was the only way to go. While there are legions of pictures of her due to her celebrity status, we found this one of her out on the town in a red dress with a plunging neckline simply irresistible.
Sources: <span class="irc_ho" dir="ltr">CinemaBlend</span>
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