MCU Scoop: The 7 Supers Set to Become the ‘New Avengers’
With Avengers: Endgame fading in our rearview mirrors — the last of our teardrops for Iron Man and Captain America drying up — we look towards the future. Tony Stark’s character-defining sacrifice and Captain America’s relinquishing of the mantle has set up a new cinematic landscape, one bound to segue (eventually) into our highly-anticipated New Avengers.
Not to mention, Chris Hemsworth is set to pass the hammer onto Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor, and Black Widow may bid farewell to the MCU following the upcoming prequel; however, recent reports indicate that Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha may be sticking around for a little while.
Putting all the pieces together, and relying on information from We Got This Covered, Mikey Sutton, MCU formula, and reports directly from Feige and other Marvel members, seven heroes seem most likely to constitute our New Avengers when the team finally gets rebooted.
1. Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel is a surefire bet for the new team of Avengers; she will most likely lead the A-Force — the all-female team of heroes, taking on intergalactic battles, while Spider-Man (if all presumed Disney/Sony negotiations go to plan) takes charge concerning earthbound threats.
2. Mighty Thor (Jane Foster)
Rumor has it that Marvel Studios is already planning a trilogy for Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, as a follow-up to her appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder. Most of the fourth Thor installment will focus on the original God of Thunder; however, Jane Foster’s Thor will be introduced, paving the way for her future influence over the MCU at large.
3. Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will continue the Doc’s story, yet he will fight alongside Scarlet Witch, and the movie will directly proceed WandaVision. Strange is set to take on Nightmare and (possibly) three other iconic foes in the installment.
Considering Strange is new to the universe, and integral to the multiverse plans destined to shape the future of the Marvel filmic landscape, his presence in the New Avengers is a virtual guarantee.
4. Black Panther
Black Panther 2 is scheduled for a 2022 release date; meaning, the character (and his beloved set of allies) will be around for quite some time. Given the presumed timeline, Black Panther 2 will likely have a major role in shaping phase 5, as the first Black Panther was integral to the fallout in Infinity War.
Following the recently leaked news that Disney plans to buy Spider-Man outright, it goes without saying that the character will grow to fill Iron Man’s shoes in the MCU; Peter Parker will be the new Tony — the protege who lives up to his mentor’s legacy — and Captain Marvel will function as the new Captain America. Many believe that Norman Osborn will become the MCU’s next great threat, requiring Parker to call upon his allies for assistance.
6. Falcon (Captain America)
Now that Steve Rogers handed the shield over to Falcon, Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson will be the next to take on Cap’s legacy. Wilson — shaping his own path, while paying homage to Rogers — will appear as Cap in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, yet, rumor has it, he will continue with the role in a fourth Captain America installment. The movie will likely play greatly into the character’s future role within the new Avengers.
With a Blade series coming to Disney+, who knows what’s next for the MCU? Considering the small and silver screen will communicate with one another, the show will likely serve as the character’s introduction to the larger landscape.