Almost 12 films and 4 TV shows into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and we’ve already seen the tentpole Marvel heroes and villains. But what Marvel’s decided to show us on screen so far doesn’t come close to the decades of history from the comics. Here are just 12 ways Marvel can explore uncharted territory.
1. More Scarlet Witch
In the X-Men comics, Scarlet Witch is arguably the most powerful mutant in the universe. We’d love to see her become a more important character to the MCU as well. For example in the House of M comic series, Scarlet Witch becomes so depressed that she creates an alternate reality for herself and the rest of the Avengers team. It wold be amazing to see Marvel use this in the MCU as a way to explore an alternate timeline. What if Cap was never frozen in time? What if Banner never became he Hulk? This way, just like in House of M, Marvel could dive into entirely new storylines without seriously effecting continuity.
2. Bring Back Agent Coulson
I hear Tahiti is a beautiful place! Most Marvel fans think of Coulson as the glue that keeps the the Avengers together. Up until he was killed in the first Avengers film Coulson has the most total screen time of any cast member in the MCU. Of course, if you watch Agent of SHIELD you know that Coulson is alive and well, he just hasn’t made his way back onto the silver screen. Joss Whedon and Executive Producer Kevin Feige likely want to avoid confusion by brining him back to the film, but we think it’s worth making it happen.
Coulson is the reason the Avengers came together. We know know a huge rift is about to form between the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Marvel could surprise us with the reappearance of Coulson as a way to rekindle the bond between the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
3. The Guardians of Earth
We’re pretty sure that Marvel’s going to bring the team from Guardians of the Galaxy to Earth at some point. Most likely they’ll come in during Infinity War to help the Avengers take down Thanos. We also know that Chris Pratt is signed on for two additional Marvel films outside of Guardians of the Galaxy. Can we expect an epic team up movie? How bout Rocket Raccoon and Groot take on the Hulk? Or, we could see an entirely female super team with Gomorra, Black Widow, Captain Marvel and Scarlet Witch. We fully expect Marvel to bring together the cosmic and Earth bound sides of the MCU in Phase 3 and 4.
4. Kamala Kahn’s Ms. Marvel
We already wrote about Kamala Kahn’s origin story and shared some thoughts as to why a Kamal Khan TV show might actually happen. She would be a perfect addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for two reasons. First, as a Pakistani-American teenager she ads so much needed diversity to the team. Second, she represents a chance for Marvel to reach a completely new audience on television – beyond just die hard super-hero loving neck beards. Make it happen Marvel!
12. This Epic Ant-Man + Hawkeye Team Up
Finally we need to see this moment happen on screen. Now that we know that Ant-Man and Hawkeye will share the sceen in Captain America: Civil War and likely The Avengers: Infinity War, we just need to see this happen. Ant-Man on the tip of Hawkeyes arrow getting launched from one building to another only to to make himself big, just in time to knock out a villain. Let’s make this happen!