The MCU’s New Avengers vs. the Comic Book Lineup: Who Will Be Different?

With Phase 4 set to commence, Marvel enthusiasts everywhere know that it’s only a matter of time until the New Avengers grace our silver screens. However, considering Phase 4 is filled to the brim with standalone installments and epic Disney+ shows focusing on characters previously under-utilized, it will be quite some time until another grand mash-up — one that sells out theaters everywhere in a matter of minutes —  comes to fruition. 

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Actors Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Chris Hemsworth and Clark Gregg attend the European Premiere of Marvel Studios’ ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’ | Jon Furniss/WireImage

The New Avengers will come to replace the OG Six: Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye. Though these characters are indisputably irreplaceable, a new team must come together eventually. With Captain America and Iron Man no longer holding the reigns, new leaders, as well as heroes who will stand beside those leaders, will come to protect Earth and other planets in other galaxies far and wide. 

Though the New Avengers may conjure a particular image in your head, the MCU’s take on the super saviors will not mimic the superhuman soiree akin to the comic books. Let’s break it down. 

Who are the New Avengers in the comics? 

By the end of the first volume of the New Avengers, the team consisted of Ronin, Captain America (the Bucky Barnes version), Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Wolverine, and team-leader Luke Cage. 

While seeing these heroes team up would be movie magic, several of them still lack cinematic interpretations within the MCU and many of them haven’t even been greenlit (as far as we know).

Though individuals would love to see Zendaya become Spider-Woman, it is still just a pipedream. Wolverine has yet to be recast, and as for Luke Cage, he had a Netflix series that does not intertwine with the MCU’s current landscape or main timeline. 

Spider-Man, depending on future negotiations between Disney and Sony, may be a possibility; however, Bucky Barnes did not receive the Captain America mantle, so he’s out of the question. Ms. Marvel will receive a TV show; however, it is still unknown whether her story will lead to a spot in the movies.

No mention of Mockingbird yet, and Hawkeye became Ronin in Endgame, yet will likely pass the mantle in his Disney+ series, as Jeremy Renner preps for projects outside the MCU. So, who will be in the MCU’s New Avengers?

Who will be the New Avengers in the MCU?  

According to We Got This Covered, the New Avengers will consist of Captain Marvel, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Mighty Thor (Jane Foster), Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Shang-Chi, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Blade. 

The source close to the outlet previously revealed that Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow 2 and that Ghostbusters 3 would feature young teens, both of which were later confirmed.

Considering Captain Marvel has been prepped for leadership and Spider-Man may be sticking with the MCU, this list seems quite probable. Furthermore, Jane Foster will become Mighty Thor in Love and Thunder, Blade was recently confirmed, and Sam Wilson will likely come to own his Captain America identity in the upcoming Disney+ show, Falcon and the Winter Soldier.