On June 15 of this year, I wrote a post sharing the five superheroes I wanted to see in Phase 4 of the MCU. Here’s a look back at my choices and which ones actually ended up correct, which is amazing! Enjoy!
Monica Rambeau’s debut was in Captain Marvel. Like Cassie Lang in the Ant-Man films, she was inspired by her superhero co-parent, in this case, it would be Carol Danvers, and she wanted to help fight the bad guys.
The events of Avengers: Endgame, which mostly takes place in the year 2023, is twenty-eight years after Captain Marvel. That means Monica Rambeau, by Avengers: Endgame is in her late thirties’. If Marvel follows her story like in the comics then that means she’s surely a superhero by that time. Maybe in a future film, we’ll get to see Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau team up in the ultimate heroine-duo as two flying bolts of pure power. Wow. Now that’s a thought.
In Avengers: Endgame we got to see Bruce Banner and The Hulk morphed into one strange super being. It’s obvious that Marvel is setting up Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk’s arrival in the near future. Think about it. They tested us, waited to see what we would think about a giant green Hulk with a Bruce Banner attitude, and we responded with blistering approval.
Jennifer Walters is this type of hero. She’s a super strong, super green, but she’s still herself. I would LOVE to see The Hulk and She-Hulk team up in the ultimate “Hulk Smash” showdown. It would undoubtedly be one of the coolest moments in superhero history.
Hawkeye is on his way to retirement, meaning he won’t be a part of The Avengers anymore. Someone will have to take the baton and it’s very possible that his daughter could be that new hero to wield a bow.
In a post I wrote several months ago I stated my suspicion that Marvel is indeed setting up his daughter to become the new Hawkeye. I mean, is it really coincidence that we see him helping his daughter practice archery in a film that is designed to be the end of an era and the beginning of a new one? We know that Hawkeye is getting his own series on Disney+ but will this series focus on him training his daughter to take his role as an Avenger? Or will it center around him helping another young woman becoming Hawkeye? We will see, but new Hawkeye is coming, that’s for sure.
In the comics, Kamala Khan is inspired by Captain Marvel and decides to become a hero too after obtaining powers that allow her to elongate and enlargen her limbs. She dons the title, Ms. Marvel, in homage to Carol Danvers and eventually joins The Avengers alongside her idol.
With Captain Marvel making her Marvel debut this year I think it’s safe to say that little Kamala is somewhere waiting to become the hero she knows she can be. And with Kevin Feige liking the idea of adding Ms. Marvel to the cast of characters it’s very likely that we will see her very soon.
Miles Morales made his cinematic debut in the Oscar-winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and I was instantly a fan. His story is very much like Peter’s except there are a few twists that make him stand out. One being that his uncle Aaron is actually a villain that works for Kingpin. Deep.
Of course, right now we have our very own Spider-Man in the MCU, the classic Peter Parker who seems very enthralled in the story as of this moment. So how could Miles Morales enter this growing universe? Well, it seems a chunk of his story has already slipped into the MCU and you may have not even noticed.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming Donald Glover plays the role of Aaron Davis who’s simply a struggling crook on the streets of New York City. In one very memorable interrogation scene between him and Spider-Man Aaron Davis helps Peter Parker locate the bad guys because in his words, and I quote, “I don’t want those weapons in this neighborhood. I got a nephew who live here.”
Boom! And there’s the Miles Morales easter egg right before your eyes.
Aaron Davis’s “nephew” is Miles Morales, meaning that he’s already a part of the MCU without us knowing it. All Marvel has to do is have him bitten by a radioactive spider and we could see Miles Morales suit up and ready to save the day as an Avenger alongside his Spider-Man, Peter Parker.
Three phases have come and gone. Now it’s time for the new heroes to rise and it seems like that time isn’t far away.
What other characters would you like to see join the MCU in the coming years? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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