MCU Setting Up Young Avengers?
Start writing a post

MCU Setting Up Young Avengers?

A quick look at the possible Young Avengers lineup, as of 2021's "Hawkeye" and confirmed future characters

MCU Setting Up Young Avengers?

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 Bishop


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 Kate Bishop is seen to be a prodigy when it comes to combat and nearly all forms of outdated weaponry, as stated in "Hawkeye."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 Maximoff


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 Loki


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 Chavez


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.

7. Ironheart

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. Marvel


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.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less
A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Boyfriend's Christmas Wishlist: 23 Best Gift Ideas for Her

Here are the gifts I would like to ask my boyfriend for to make this season unforgettable.

Young woman opening a Christmas gift

Recently, an article on Total Sorority Move called 23 Things My Boyfriend Better Not Get Me For Christmas, was going around on social media. I hope the author of this was kidding or using digital sarcasm, but I am still repulsed and shocked by the lack of appreciation throughout this article. I would like to represent the girlfriends out there who disagree with her standpoint -- the girlfriends who would be more than happy to receive any of these gifts from their boyfriends.

Keep Reading...Show less
Two teenage girls smiling

The 2000s were a time that many young adults today can look back on, joyfully reminisce and somewhat cringe at the trends and the fads that we all used to love and adore. Here's a list of things from the golden 2000s that will have one feeling nostalgic about all of those times.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments