The original MCU Avengers gave us a lot of great memories, but the fact of the matter is (in the grand scheme of all things Marvel), they are really just OK at best. That’s not to say they weren’t a great supergroup—no, that’s not what I’m saying at all. But they were one of many interesting groups to grace the pages of Marvel Comics. For instance, below are just a few fire supergroups we can expect to see (hopefully) soon.
It’s kind of hard for Kevin Feige to keep the Young Avengers under wraps. Hawkeye actor Hailee Steinfeld already hinted at the potential plans at a press conference, met quickly with the well-known Feige Death Stare™. The Avengers from the previous phases have since disbanded and departed on their own paths, making way for a new group of heroes to arise. While there’s been no indication of the Avengers coming back together, there have been very obvious clues in recent Marvel projects that point to the Young Avengers’ debut.
We’ve met Billy Maximoff/Wiccan and Tommy Maximoff/Speed—the twin sons of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, and Vision, in WandaVision and Elijah Bradley/Patriot, the grandson of the first Black American super soldier Isaiah Bradley, in Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Not to mention Kid Loki—a Loki variant—in Loki, and most recently, Kate Bishop in Hawkeye.
With the introduction of America Chavez/Miss America in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel in her upcoming Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel, in 2022, the formation of this young team of superheroes is just around the corner.
West Coast Avengers
The appearance of the West Coast Avengers is not nearly as likely as the Young Avengers, but it is possible. Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) has expressed interest in leading the West Coast Avengers. Speaking to BBC Radio, Renner discussed his desire to see Hawkeye step up as a Captain America-like hero.
“You mentioned the word underutilized, well look—he was the head of the West Coast Avengers,” Renner said. “Like, I would personally love to see him be in that sort of Captain America leader role actually, which I think he would succeed in. Like calling the shots and doing these type of things, right?”
There are only a few members of the West Coast Avengers that have made themselves known in the MCU. Obviously, we have the leader, Hawkeye, but we also have the Scarlet Witch, U.S. Agent, War Machine, Ant-Man, and Wasp. Other members, such as Moon Knight (who will be played by Oscar Isaac), The Thing, and Spider-Woman, have yet to debut or are involved in projects that are further down the MCU pipeline.
This is Marvel’s Suicide Squad. The Thunderbolts are a group of reformed villains and anti-heroes. The history (and multiple comic iterations) of this reformed group of misfits has been occupied with the likes of the Winter Soldier, Red Hulk, Deadpool, Elektra, Punisher, Juggernaut, Black Widow, Venom, Baron Zemo, and Norman Osborn.
In the early stages of Phase Four, we have seen a lot of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, leaving fans to believe that she is scheming and building the Thunderbolts. With the appearance of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home, there’s a possibility that Osborn and de Fontaine could team up and build out this dark team. With Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova/(the new) Black Widow, Ghost, U.S. Agent, Abomination, Venom, and the Winter Solider already being in the mix, there’s a very good chance that we could get this team of anti-heroes at the tail end of Phase Four.
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