The Avengers (and by extension the larger MCU) is one of Hollywood’s most profitable and exciting franchises, but it needs to stay fresh. After Endgame we’ll have had four team up movies (plus Civil War), with the Avengers keeping largely the same roster.
In a way, that’s been a genius move as we’ve grown to connect with these characters as their arcs have developed. However, those arcs are coming to a close now, not to mention the actors are real people too. We know Chris Evans is stepping down, with Robert Downey Jr rumoured to be following him out the door.
With the likes of Hawkeye getting picked up by Disney+ too, there could be a decent hole in the Avengers lineup by next year. Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spidey and the Guardians mean there’s an A-list waiting to step in, but what about the Avengers themselves?
They’ve already shown they have a deep bench, but who else could step in and join their trademark squad? These characters have all served on the team in the comics, and definitely have something to offer on the big screen as well.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.