3 Primary Superhero Teams Will Form Following ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in the MCU
Avengers: Endgame — featuring Tony Stark’s tearjerking sacrificial denouement and Captain America’s bittersweet relinquishing of the mantle — has left fans wondering what will become of the Avengers now that two of its leaders have bid the Marvel Cinematic Universe farewell.
With Captain America and Tony Stark out of the picture, Thor and Black Widow soon to make their final appearances (presumably), and no confirmation concerning Hulk’s future in the franchise, the OG Six are soon to become a mere memory. The question is: Who will take over?
Based on recent reports, rather than one superhero team coming to the forefront, three separate teams will likely feature in the MCU following Phase 4. Theoretically, Phase 4 will lay the foundation necessary to form three separate super squads. So what are the squads? Who will be on each team?
1. The A-Force / Leader: Captain Marvel
We Got This Covered reported a while back that all signs are pointing toward an all-female Avengers team modeled off of the comic book A-Force with Captain Marvel as its leader. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige even revealed the character has a paramount future in the Marvel landscape, explaining that Brie Larson’s presence at Comic-Con, side by side with the original Avengers, foreshadowed her destiny. Feige said:
There she was at the forefront, and it was a great foreshadowing – not just for how audiences are going to embrace Brie as this character, but also for how Captain Marvel is about to take the lead and be at the forefront of the entire Cinematic Universe.Quoted by CinemaBlend
Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers will likely lead a team consisting of Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, Jennifer Walters’ She-Hulk, Valkyrie, Wasp, Gamora, and Nebula. Since this team is far off, adjustments are likely. However, Carol Danvers, Jennifer Walters, and Jane Foster will likely be the three primary players on this team.
2. The Young Avengers / Leader: Spider-Man
Based on a leak by 3 Buck Theater (receiving intel from Marvel and DC insider Mikey Sutton), Spider-Man will likely come to lead a younger group of Avengers if Marvel Studios manages to keep him around. Spider-Man is a primary hero in the comics, and he’s a face the MCU needs right now to balance the many new additions. With so many original beloved heroes waving goodbye, we need Spidey as the connective tissue to the former saviors; we need Spidey to remember them by.
Who will be on this team remains unknown; however, in the comics, Spider-Man is a mentor to a young Ms. Marvel. Considering Ms. Marvel is receiving a Disney+ show, Marvel Studios might be planning to go down this route, making her one of the Young Avengers. Rumor has it that Iron Lad, Cassie Lang (Ant-Man’s daughter), and Kate Bishop might also be a part of this team.
3. The Illuminati / Leader: Doctor Strange
A recent insider report suggests that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will lay the foundation for The Illuminati in the MCU. The idea: After Wanda fractures reality, leaving a portal for extraterrestrial threats to enter the planet, Strange will need a team of heroes able to fight threats the Avengers are unprepared to tackle.
Rumor has it that Professor Xavier and Mr. Fantastic will be two integral members of the team.