Are you ready for more Avengers? Most of us have been ready since the credits stopped rolling after the first Avengers flick, so that answer is a resounding, “YES!” As we meet new members like The Vision, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch, the question remains: Who else should already be on the team? Or rather, who should join in future films? In this article, we’ll discuss the characters who have NOT been announced for Marvel’s upcoming movie slate. (Sorry, Spidey, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Dr. Strange fans, but those characters are pretty much set for the next installment) We’ll ponder which UNANNOUNCED characters would be fun to see team up with our favorite heroes on the big screen.
Janet Van Dyne is one of the most quintessential Avengers characters of all time. Her marriage to Hank Pym and their tumultuous relationship is one of the most juicy, controversial storylines in the Marvel Universe, yet the execs and production crews have been holding off on making The Wasp part of the cinematic Avengers team. We all know that Marvel is mixing things up this summer by bringing Ant-Man to big screens in the form of Scott Lang. In the film, Hank Pym will be a mentor, and help Scott throughout the film. Will we be getting any glimpses of Janet? Odds are, if Hank is included, and out of his prime, so will Janet. But still, doesn’t The Wasp deserve to be in an on-screen Avengers lineup? We can still hold out hope.
Fantasy cast for a young Janet Van Dyne: Ginnifer Goodwin.
If we have Norse mythology already checked off the list, why not tackle Greek/Roman mythology? Hercules has a rich Avengers history, and his relation to Thor would make for some hilarious clashes and team-up opportunities. The Hercules story would be fairly easy to tell, given the foundation has already been set by the previous Thor movies. His brute strength and fighting skills are different enough from the God of Thunder that he wouldn’t feel redundant, either.
Fantasy cast for Hercules: Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson.
So far, we’ve seen two Hulk stand-alone movies, and will have seen Bruce Banner in action twice as an Avenger, so why not bring in his cousin, Jennifer Walters? She-Hulk is an important part of Hulk’s rich history, and would make a powerful asset to S.H.I.E.L.D. While some people think She-Hulk is a bit of a cop-out choice, it would probably be a great way for Marvel to put another Hulk film in the works, this time teaming up the jade-skinned cousins for a huge fight…maybe against Red Hulk? We can only hope.
Fantasy cast for She-Hulk: Gina Carano.
A bit of a lesser known character to non-comic book readers, Tigra would be an awesome addition to the Avengers lineup. Her similarity to Black Panther might be the biggest thing holding her back from the movies, but her background and experience as an Avenger have made her an excellent member in the comics. With the success of Black Widow and the pending success of Scarlet Witch, we’d love to see another strong, cunning, powerful woman on the Avengers roster for the Infinity War.
Fantasy cast for Tigra: Michelle Rodriguez.
Namor, The Submariner
While there might be some ownership issues to be worked out between Marvel and Universal, it would probably be most beneficial for Marvel to bring their king of the seas, Namor, to life in order to combat the undoubtable success of DC’s Aquaman. Plus, he’s a refreshing new character to add to the chemistry of the Avengers team. In the big scheme of things, Namor is still one of Marvel’s biggest characters, so it should be fitting that he join the team for the next team-up.
Fantasy cast for Namor: Daniel Dae Kim.
This is one that most hardcore Marvel fans are probably dying to see. Essentially Marvel’s version of Batman but with a tendency to inflict a little more pain, Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight, would be a great new addition to the lineup. His wealth rivals Tony Stark’s, but his morals are a bit looser. That dynamic would add a bit of an anti-hero vibe to the team, and also bring into question some of the stability of the team. The drama and the opportunity to bring some awesome action sequences and violence to the franchise is pretty undeniable with this one.
Fantasy cast for Moon Knight: Jack Huston.
Fans have been begging for this one for years. Apparently even before the huge new Marvel/Sony deal, Marvel still kept the rights to Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman. She’s proven herself in the comics to be one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest assets. Her introduction to the team would fit quite well, especially now that Spider-Man will be back in the mix. This one is a no-brainer.
Fantasy cast for Spider-Woman: Alexandra Daddario.
While some fans might question this choice, let’s take a look at the options. Perhaps the most famous Ronin in recent years was actually none other than Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. He took on the mantle when he rejoined the Avengers post-Civil War. So…with a certain Civil War approaching in the cinematic universe, would it be possible that we’ll be seeing Ronin as a part of the Avengers lineup for Infinity War? The possibility is undeniable, and Marvel might even surprise us and go with Maya Lopez or Alexei Shostakov taking on the mantle. Either way, it would be awesome to see a rogue Samurai with a surplus of weapons join the Avengers team.
Fantasy cast for Ronin: Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton)
The pieces are definitely in play for this one to take shape. Certainly the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and the obvious inclusion of the Nova Corps will eventually lead us to a Nova movie. Odds are, we’ll be seeing Nova either in his own film or as a new member of the Avengers in due time.
Fantasy cast: Grant Gustin.
This one is a cool thought. Now that Marvel has shaken hands with Sony and agreed to share rights to the Spidey franchise, it’s possible that we might see Venom on the Avengers lineup in the future. Perhaps one of the coolest Venom renditions of late, Flash Thompson’s role as Agent Venom has made for an exciting and entertaining read for comic book fans. He’s a bit of a rogue, due to the symbiote, but he ultimately plays with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best intentions at heart.
Fantasy cast for Agent Venom: Ansel Elgort.
Those are just a few characters we’d love to see suit up for future Avengers sequels. Whether Marvel chooses to use them or not, we can still daydream! Who do you think should be included in future Avengers installments? Let us know in the comments below!