It's no secret that big changes are coming to Marvel in the near future. In just a single year, the MCU has introduced us to the true power of the Scarlet Witch, given us a new Captain America, opened up the multiverse, and introduced a number of new heroes and villains. A number of these new characters that have been introduced seem to hint at the possibility of a future Young Avengers team, which would make a lot of sense since Marvel has appeared to be making efforts to attract a younger audience. This list will take you through a quick lineup of characters that you may possibly see appear on this team in the future.
1. Kate BishopGiphy
To start off this list, we have one of perhaps the most obvious and most recent Young Avengers candidates to be seen onscreen. Kate Bishop is seen to be a prodigy when it comes to combat and nearly all forms of outdated weaponry, as stated in "Hawkeye." Most notably, she is a highly skilled archer and protégée to the one and only (for now) Hawkeye, Clint Barton. In Marvel Comics, Kate Bishop is a founding member of the Young Avengers and ends up taking on the mantle of Hawkeye. The MCU's version of Kate Bishop is said to be 22 years old, making her much younger than most other heroes in the MCU, not to mention her status as a founding member of the Young Avengers in the comics nearly guarantees her inclusion, should a Young Avengers storyline ever be explored.
2. Billy and Tommy MaximoffGiphy
The children of Wanda Maximoff and the Vision made their official MCU debut in the hit series "WandaVision" in early 2021. The two were created by Wanda's magic, as in the comics, and both share abilities with the original Maximoff twins. Billy Maximoff has magical abilities like his mother, and takes on the name Wiccan in the comics. Tommy Maximoff has enhanced speed like his uncle Pietro Maximoff, or Quicksilver, and is appropriately named Speed. Wiccan and Speed are also founding members of the Young Avengers in the comics. As of their last appearance, the twins are at the ripe age of 10, and also appeared to have ceased to exist when Wanda took down her hex at the end of "WandaVision." But anyone who watched long enough to see the post-credits scene of "WandaVision" knows that their fate is not sealed, and their appearance in any live action adaptation of the Young Avengers is very likely.
3. Eli Bradley
If you watched "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," then the name Isaiah Bradley should sound very familiar to you: the super soldier the world forgot. In the same show, his grandson, Eli Bradley, makes a few notable appearances. This is likely to tease the part he will play in a future Young Avengers adaptation in the MCU. In the comics, Eli Bradley is another founding member of the Young Avengers, getting powers from a blood transfusion from his super soldier grandfather and taking on the name Patriot. With that, he is clearly this team's version of Captain America. The onscreen version of Eli Bradley clearly has a very close bond with his grandfather, which could increase the likelihood of his comic book origin story being much like his MCU origin story. Though his appearances in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" was brief, his presence alone suggests his role in a possible future Young Avengers adaptation.
4. Cassie Lang
Cassie Lang, the daughter of Scott Lang, better known as Ant Man, has expressed interest in her father's superhero life a number of times in the MCU, and since she was dramatically aged up in "Avengers: Endgame" and is set to have a large role in "Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," it is likely that she will be stepping into a superhero role herself, much like the comic books. In Marvel Comics, Lang became the hero known as Stature, with the ability to change her size with Pym Particles just like her father. She is another founding member of the Young Avengers, but her fate with the team is a grim one. It is safe to say that if a Young Avengers team is made in the MCU, Cassie Lang would likely have a spot on it.
5. Kid LokiGiphy
The hit series "Loki" introduced Marvel audiences to countless new and occasionally silly variants of the now beloved character, Loki. Among these many Loki variants was a much younger looking Loki, who comic book fans would recognize as Kid Loki. Kid Loki is another founding member of the Young Avengers, hilarious considering he is a variant of the Avengers' first enemy in the MCU. The version of Kid Loki that was introduced in "Loki" is still living in the void at the end of time as of his last appearance in the series, but Marvel fans know by now that the multiverse is opening up, so there is no way of knowing where this character is now or if the variant we all met in "Loki" will be the same one that ends up on the Young Avengers roster in the future.
6. America ChavezGiphy
This character is one that has not been introduced to the MCU just yet, but will be very soon. It has been long confirmed that founding Young Avengers member, America Chavez, will be making her onscreen debut in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" in 2022. While she has not made her debut yet, this hero that goes by the name Miss America should be considered very likely to appear in a future Young Avengers adaptation due to her status as a founding member in the comics. Miss America's abilities include superhuman strength, speed, flight, and the ability to punch star-shaped holes in reality, which allows her to travel through the multiverse at ease. Since the MCU is just beginning to explore the multiverse, abilities like these would be especially useful for a future Young Avengers lineup.
This is another character that has yet to be seen in the MCU, but Riri Williams, better known as the superhero Ironheart, will be making her onscreen debut in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and then going on to have her own series. Riri Williams is an indisputable genius who goes on to create the most advanced suit of armor that the world has seen since Iron Man. But in this case, this character has never been a Young Avenger on comic book pages, but since Marvel has yet to confirm or even hint at Iron Lad making his debut, it is possible that the MCU may end up switching out this founding member of the Young Avengers with a newer and more relevant character to take his place.
8. Ms. MarvelGiphy
Kamala Khan, better known as Ms. Marvel is set to make her TV debut in her own series in 2022, and will later make her onscreen debut in the "Captain Marvel" sequel, titled "The Marvels." In the comics, Khan is a Muslim Pakistani-American superhero with inhuman abilities, most notably the ability to stretch and contort her body at will and shapeshift. Promotional photos for the "Ms. Marvel" show do suggest that her abilities may be altered from those she possesses in the comics, but the truth behind these rumors is unclear. Khan herself has never been associated with the Young Avengers in Marvel Comics, but her young age, superhuman abilities, and convenient introduction at the same time as all other Young Avenger candidates give fans reasons to believe that Ms. Marvel could join the ranks of the Young Avengers in a future MCU adaptation.
While there are a number of other characters from Marvel Comics that have also appeared on the roster for the Young Avengers, this list solely includes those that have already appeared in the MCU or are set to appear in future projects. Marvel has yet to confirm a Young Avengers-related project, but with all of these new characters appearing and a great number of them being founding members of the Young Avengers in the comics, it is safe to assume that the Young Avengers are coming to the MCU.
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