The Marvel Cinematic Universe has focused on the years since the movie’s release Avengers: Endgame About paving the way for what’s to come next. We saw Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) take on the mantle of Captain America, and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) become a famous and respected superhero. And Peter Parker (Tom Holland) has embraced his responsibilities as Spider-Man. From She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) to Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), we’ve seen plenty of new characters join the new generation of Marvel heroes.
But it turns out that Marvel has been playing a very long game in their Phases 4 and 5. They are setting not only for the new generation of heroes, but also for generations after that. Should Marvel fans be looking forward to the movie NextAvengers? It seems to be so. Here’s why the Marvel Cinematic Universe focused so much on introducing the original Avengers sons and daughters, and why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the latest example of this growing trend.
warning: This article contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
Who is the Next Avengers team?
that NextAvengers It is a popular version of the Avengers series, a futuristic team of Avengers composed of descendants of the present-day Avengers. The team is first introduced in the cartoon Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow 2008.
In this movie, we saw Ultron destroying the Avengers. Many years later, old Tony Stark leads 5 children: James Rogers (son of Captain America and Black Widow), Toron (son of Thor and Lady Sif), Azari (son of Black Panther and Storm), Francis Barton (son of Hawkeye and Mockingbird), and Henry Pym Jr. (son of Giant Man and Wasp), who are trying to save the world and defeat Ultron once and for all.
This new team of teenage Avengers quickly develops a following, and it’s not long before Marvel introduces a team NextAvengers Storyboarded as part of a series Avengers 2010. But even before that, Marvel comics had experimented with the idea of introducing a new generation of Avengers descendants of the original team.
Series included AvengersNext That didn’t last long a team that includes J2 (son Juggernaut), And Stinger (adult Cassie Lang), and an artificial intelligence designed by Tony Stark called mainframeAnd thunderstrike Thor-like (Ibn thunderstrike The original Kevin Masterson). These heroes are part of the universe MC2 which is the same universe that we saw in the stories Amazing Spider-Girl Illustrated (which also stars Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s daughter, Mayday Parker).
In short, Marvel has a history of looking into the future to reveal the next generation of Avengers, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is no exception.
The Next Avengers Team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (So Far)
We still haven’t seen an official Avengers reunion since their victory in V Avengers: Endgame. And even though there are plenty of candidates to join the team when the “Avengers, group” cry goes out in the movie, Avengers: The Kang DynastyMarvel, it seems, is looking further. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is quietly but surely working on its own version of… NextAvengers.
The process has already begun with the introduction of Tony Stark’s daughter Morgan (played by Lexie Rabe) in Endgame. Morgan eventually plays a somewhat small role in the film. But the fact that there’s a deleted scene featuring an older version of Morgan played by Katherine Langford suggests Marvel had more ambitious plans for the character.
Actually there is no reason to assume they still have plans for Morgan Stark. It would not be surprising to assume that she had inherited her father’s brilliant mind and gift for engineering. But characters like Peter Parker and Larry Williams (Dominic Thorne) may be the closest to being the current Iron Man heir, but what happens when Tony Stark’s daughter comes of age? Will she build her own armored suit?
2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder was next, ending with Thor finding his new purpose in life by adopting and raising Gore’s daughter Love (India Hemsworth) into a warrior who defends the innocent in the MCU. Love even proves herself a worthy wielder of Mjolnir, indicating that she has a very bright future ahead of her.
It was followed by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in 2022, in which we saw a big revelation in the middle of the ending credits scene, as Shuri (Letitia Wright) travels to Haiti and discovers the existence of Toussaint, the son of Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and the late T’Challa (Chadwick Bozeman). Toussaint’s existence remains a closely guarded secret, but it is inevitable that the time will come when T’Challa’s son will reveal his existence and try to carry on his father’s legacy.
and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to follow this growing approach. It introduces a character named Faila (Kai Zen), who is one of the many white-haired children the High Evolutionary has created through his genetic experiments. Despite her young age, Phyla eventually joins Rocket in the new Guardians team in the mid-scene of the endgame.
Phyla is based on the character Phyla-Vil (Phyla-Vell) from the comics, a cosmic hero who wields a sword and sometimes wears a cloak Quasar. This version of Phila does not appear to have a familial connection with Mar-Vell (Mar-Vell) in the comics, but she certainly fits the ideal of the young, promising heroine introduced as a child. Similar to Love, Phila is on her way to becoming a proper Avengers character despite her young age.
When will we see the Next Avengers team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
There is definitely a strategy behind Marvel’s decisions to introduce characters like Phaela, Morgan Stark, and Toussaint. It’s clear that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is building to a point where these characters grow up and carry on the legacy of their families. Whether Marvel plans to make a movie with a title NextAvengers Or not, it seems only a matter of time until we see these characters become the next wave of Avengers.
Having mentioned the above, it is worth saying that we do not expect that there will be a tangible result of these discoveries in the near future. Since characters like Morgan, Love, and Toussaint are still too young, too small to build movie series around. Furthermore, it would be premature to introduce the third generation of Avengers before the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a chance to properly establish the second generation.
This second generation will certainly be the focus of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. And if Captain America: New World Order is anything like Civil War, we might even get an early look at the new Avengers lineup in this movie first. But the climax of the multiverse saga is where we’ll finally see veteran heroes like Cap, Ant-Man, and Black Panther team up with heroes like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. This team of Avengers will be a focus for Marvel for the foreseeable future.
And let’s not forget all the focus is on Young Avengers. It is also inevitable that we will eventually see a movie or series that brings together Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), Cassie Lang (Katherine Newton), Ellie Bradley (Elijah Richardson) and the children of Scarlet Witch and other teenage heroes.
All that said, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually reach a point where even these teens become veteran heroes. Despite what the internet claims, Paul Rudd is not immortal. And the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually have to see off another wave of Avengers. And if not in the multiverse saga, then certainly in the years that follow.
Perhaps this is where a team will come in NextAvengers. Marvel is already laying the groundwork so that a third generation of Avengers will be ready when needed. This need may not come for another 10 or 20 years, but we have no doubt that Kevin Feige and his team have started thinking until then. It’s an opportunity for Marvel to start over without having to reboot the MCU. Team allowed NextAvengers Offering a fresh start with new versions of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and other heroes that still have direct ties to the characters that came before them. What now begins as a series of teasers and guest appearances in the aftermath of the sequel, will eventually become the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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