I know it has really been quite a while since I last posted but I have no intention of just abandoning this blog. So here we go with another one. 🙂
We’ve seen The Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, what other Marvel Superhero Teams can they bring to the big screen to continue Marvel’s Legacy?
1. The Runaways
Never heard of them? Well, shame on you! Haha. Just kidding.
No, seriously? You haven’t? Well they’re AWESOME.
A little back story. They’re mostly children of Marvel Villains that are so fed up with their parents’ … well, villainy.
Composed of members that use their real names as their superhero names and not just some other code name or anything like that. They can also add more realism to the MCU since the members are teens that are also struggling with personal life and puberty.
- Nico Minoru – the de facto leader of the Runaways in most of their run. The daughter of one of the biggest crime families in Los Angeles — The Pride, she is a witch. Primarily inheriting her parents magical aptitude.
She is also extremely powerful. In possession of the powerful artifact, the Staff of One. She can cast any spell imaginable with only two limitations. Firstly, she cannot cast the same spell twice. If she tries to do so, it may produce different and could possibly be catastrophic results. Secondly, she cannot resurrect the dead. Other than that, her staff’s power can make one of the most powerful magical beings in the whole Marvel Universe, Dormammu, tremble with fear.
Can possibly tie in or appear in Doctor Strange or Daredevil.
- Alex Wilde – was actually the first leader of the Runaways. Also a member of The Pride, he became fed up with his family when they murdered an innocent girl.
Also, he doesn’t have super-powers. He is just really really smart. He is a really effective tactician and strategist. He would be a great addition to the MCU as another African-American super-hero.
Oh and, did I forget to mention? He was Nico Minoru’s boyfriend.
Can possibly tie-up in Daredevil.
- Karolina Dean – is the daughter of renowned Hollywood actors who turned out to be villains as well. She is an alien — a Majesdanian. She can absorb solar energy and produce it as concussive blasts, force fields and lasers.
Isn’t she awesome?! I mean, a rainbow colored body? C’mon.
Can possibly tie-in or appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Molly Hayes – Now, this is a bit tricky. She is actually a mutant which means that she might not appear in the MCU. But back-stories can be remade right? Ha! In your face, FOX!
Although she has a fairly basic power set namely superhuman strength, she can only use it for a limited time. Most probably because of her small physique. But she is one of the female powerhouses of the Marvel universe.
Can tie-in with Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or X-Men (LOL).
- Victor Mancha – This is going to be an interesting one. I mentioned how all of the Runaways were children of villains right? Victor Mancha is “technically” Ultron’s son.
As a cyborg, he has various superhuman abilities such as superhuman strength, superhuman speed, photographic memory, automatic self-repair, projecting electricity and flight.
One of the most interesting addition in the MCU if ever, he can definitely be tied-in with Vision or the Avengers.
- Chase Stein – is the child of two mad scientist. He stole his parents’ technology that gave him his abilities. One of the most awesome members of the team. You know why?
He has a freaking dinosaur. That’s why.
He also has the Fistigons, gauntlets that can produce and manipulate fire, fire missiles, etc. and the X-Ray goggles that can see through almost everything.
He can possibly cameo or be tied-in with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or maybe with an Iron Man reference. 🙂
2. Young Avengers
Most likely the path that the MCU might take. If you are seeing the references and the foreshadowing of the future of the MCU, you will most likely think that this is the path they might take.
- Iron Lad – the young analogue to Iron Man. He is actually Nathaniel Richards a.k.a Kang the Conqueror but this is in his adolescent days before he even became Kang.
Most likely, Marvel doesn’t have the rights to this character since FOX has the license to Kang. But he is one of those characters that can take up the Mantle of Iron Man in the MCU.
His powers are mostly like Iron Man with nano-tech that can transform into anything.
- Hulkling – this is a little bit tricky. Hulkling is a Kree-Skrull hybrid that is the Hulk’s analogue.
Due to his Kree background, he has superhuman strength which is further increased by his Skrull heritage. His shape-shifting ability is primarily Skrull in nature.
- Patriot – is the grandson of the black Captain America — Isaiah Bradley. He also earned his powers through the super-soldier serum.
Instead of using a circular shield, he uses a triangular shield and throwing stars (literally).
I don’t need to tell you who is he an Analogue to right?
- Wiccan – the Scarlet Witch analogue. Is also one of the Marvel Universe’s openly gay superheroes.
Reality warping powers + Chaos Magic makes him one of the more powerful magicians of the Marvel Universe.
- Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) – Now, who would she be an analog of? I wonder? Haha.
Kate Bishop has more than earned the Hawkeye mantle. Well versed in martial arts, swordsmanship, archery, fencing, etc. She is a welcome addition to the MCU’s roster if given the chance.
- Stature – Ant-Man’s daughter Cassie Lang and is a worthy successor to Ant-Man/Giant Man.
Now, we know that Cassie Lang would appear in Ant-Man but she would still be a child by then.
- Speed – if the name doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what would. 🙂
The Quicksilver analogue. I believe somebody should take up the Quicksilver mantle after the MCU killed him in Age of Ultron.
How about you? What other Superhero Teams would you like to see in the MCU?
I’ll be posting about other superhero teams as well if I have the time.
Tell me what you think in the comments below. 🙂