The MarvelsThe Marvelsis currently a major crossover event in cinemas that unites three projects from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in awacky space adventure The film started out as a sequel to Captain Marvel. At the center of the story, however, is not onlyBrie Larsonas the intrepid Carol Danvers.
Monica Rambeau, played byTeyonah ParrisfromWandaVisionalso returns, whileIman Vellanimade her big screen debut as Kamala Khan akaMs. Marveldelivers. At the end of the film, there is also an exciting teaser that announces a very special Marvel team: theYoung Avengersare coming to the MCU!
Young Avengers: The surprise ending of The Marvels sets the course for the future of the MCU
Theoretically, the members of the young superhero group have long been in the individual MCU films and series. However, Marvel has never directly stated that they will unite to form a team.This now changeswith the end of The Marvels. Because a key scene from Iron Man is repeated here.
Remember when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) ambushed tech billionaire Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the middle of the night to tell him about the Avengers initiative? This exact scene is repeatednowin The Marvels, but with Kamala Khan as Nick Fury and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) as Tony Stark.
When Kate comes home with her dog, Lucky the Pizza Dog, Kamala is already waiting for her with a datapad in her hand. She talks enthusiastically abouther Young Avengers plans, which don’t seem all that mature yet, but are bursting with energy. Who else is there? Nobody, but Ant-Man has a daughter too, doesn’t he?
Which characters belong to the Young Avengers in the MCU?
For years, potential Young Avengers characters have been introduced to the MCU. Now, for the first time, the franchise seems to be getting serious. Who will join the Avengers 2.0? The following characters are possible:
Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani): As Ms. Marvel, she emulates her role model Captain Marvel. She also seems to have become Nick Fury 2.0.
Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld): Can handle a bow and arrow at least as well as Hawkeye and was recruited as the first Young Avengers member.
Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton): The daughter of Scott Lang, she proved herself as a budding superhero in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez): Since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she has recommended herself as the Sorcerer Supreme of the Young Avengers.
Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne): Under the name Ironheart, she’s already following in Iron Man’s footsteps in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Toussaint (Divine Love Konadu-Sun): At the end of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we also learn that T’Challa and Nakia have a son.
Eli Bradley (Elijah Richardson): The grandson of forgotten super soldier Isaiah Bradley first appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Love (India Rose Hemsworth): In Love and Thunder, Thor takes young Love as his adopted daughter and teaches her about his powers.
Skaar (Wil Deusner): Yes, the Hulk actually has a son. He first appeared in She-Hulk. Now he could be joining the Young Avengers.
Billy and Tommy Maximoff: Two important characters from WandaVision who, as Wiccan and Speed, are an important part of the Young Avengers in the comics.
In addition, there are other ways to expand the Young Avengers group. Loki was never a member of the original gang, but Kid Loki (Jack Veal) from the Loki series could definitely pop in for a visit.
New Marvel team: Who will lead the Young Avengers?
Kamala Khan rounds up the Young Avengers. But who will be their leader? At first glanceTom HollandsPeter Parker, who has already saved the world several times as Spider-Man, is the obvious choice. Black Widow’s successor, played byFlorence PughYelena Belova, would also be conceivable. She has already had contact with Kate Bishop. For the time being, however, she is uniting the Thunderbolts under her command.
Will the Young Avengers be a movie or a series?
What exactly a Young Avengers project in the MCU could look like is still unclear. The crossover would be conceivable as both a movie and a series. Before that, however, it would have to be clarified whether the Young Avengers would get their own project at all or whether they would simply be involved in other adventures as a Marvel team. There really are a lot of possibilities here to draw from the big pot of characters.