It’s been nearly two weeks since Avengers: Endgame entered theaters and in that time I saw the movie twice. With every Avengers movie, my list of favorite Marvel superheroes changes a little bit and after Endgame my list definitely needs some serious altering. So, on that note, here are my latest ten favorite Marvel superheroes. Enjoy!
I really, really like Ant-Man. Not only are his movies very, very enjoyable but seeing him interact with The Avengers was just…so natural and perfect. His humor in the film was perfect and whenever he turns into Giant Man a gigantic smile plasters my face with happiness. There was no way I wasn’t having Ant-Man on this list.
9. Black Widow
For a long while I wasn’t a Black Widow fan but after Captain America: The Winter Soldier she easily began to have one of my favorite stories in the MCU. I love that she was afforded such a heroic deed in Endgame. A lot of times those sort of heroic moments are only given to the male characters in a story, making her sacrifice all the more impactful.
Plus, she’s got some really sweet fighting skills. 😁
8. Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch is one of those characters who gets cooler and cooler with every movie. I already liked her in Avengers: Age of Ultron but to see the magnitude of her power is simply incredible. Watching her take on Thanos (and nearly defeat him) is clearly her shining moment in the MCU.
Thor is awesome, there’s no doubt about it. At one time he was one of my least favorite characters in the MCU but after Marvel fixed his storyline and made him a mixture of comic relief and epicness I have loved Thor ever since.
And the fact that Thor now looks like melted ice cream is also very hilarious.
6. Captain Marvel
I was hoping that when I eventually saw Captain Marvel I would like her as the newest addition to the MCU family. I don’t like her. I love her. Her superhero moment in Captain Marvel is chill-inducing, her role in Endgame was utter perfection, and I LOVE the fact that she’s such a powerful character. I can’t wait to see her again in future Marvel movies.
5. Captain America
One of the reasons why I love Captain America is his neverending fight to save humanity. No matter how much you beat him down as long as there is breath in his body he will get back up and continue to fight. I love that.
Plus the fact that he can wield Mjolnir (and use it so well by the way) is just…ah, I love it!
If you had told me last year that by the end of Endgame I would like Hawkeye more than Captain America I would’ve been excited but I wouldn’t have believed it. After seeing Endgame twice now it’s official, Hawkeye is one of the coolest characters in the MCU.
I’ve always loved Hawkeye since The Avengers but he was never given a really enticing story. My intrigue for his character heightened after Avengers: Age of Ultron when I learned that he had a family. But then again he was relegated to a smaller role in the franchise as he basically played a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Since then we hadn’t seen Hawkeye and then when he returned in Endgame he was finally given the love that he deserved.
Not only is he actually given a tantalizing story but he’s just so freaking cool. The sword, the new outfit, the new hairstyle, everything about Hawkeye has received a worthy upgrade and I thank Marvel for finally making him the cool hero I always knew he could be.
Gosh, I love Rocket. He may be a raccoon but he is clearly the most sensible character in the franchise. At the beginning of his story, he tried to act like someone who isn’t very fond of saving the day but it soon became apparent that he was a bona fide hero. In both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame he has been given the chance to shine in ways that he didn’t have before. We’ve seen at his most serious, we’ve seen him reveal that more emotional side of himself, and we’ve seen him slap the crap out of the God of Thunder. What more do we need in life?
2. Iron Man
For a long while, Iron Man was my favorite Marvel superhero and there’s a reason. He’s an amazing character. Avengers: Endgame was more than just a superhero ensemble movie. It was a perfectly constructed conclusion to Iron Man’s story, highlighting him in the most heroic ways. When he saved the universe from decimation by Thanos’s will I cried so hard. This is a character that deserved a beautiful sendoff and I just am thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to see these incredible movies in my lifetime.
1. Doctor Strange
Is this even a surprise? Doctor Strange is and probably will always be my favorite Marvel superhero. If anyone manages to take his crown that hero will have to be the greatest and coolest superhero ever brought to the big screen because I am a straight-up Doctor Strange fan.
So, this is my updated list from last year. It’s a big difference considering that last year’s list looked like this:
- Doctor Strange
- Spider-Man (It’s a shame because I really wanted to fit Spider-Man into my updated list but he barely missed the cut.)
- Iron Man
- Black Panther
- Captain America
- Black Widow
- Scarlet Witch
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.