Avengers: Endgame has come and gone, and a new era is on the horizon for the MCU. While there is no doubt that there'll be more Avengers films to come in the future, it's already clear that the next stage of Disney's blockbuster franchise will be heading in a "distinctly different" direction, and that new heroes, villains and yes, teams, are already on their way.
Now, a report from HN Entertainment seems to have confirmed what one of those teams might be.
According to the outlet, Marvel are considering developing films and TV shows centred around the concept of the multiverse, which was most recently teased in the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Perhaps more interestingly, however, the report also mentions how the House of Mouse are considering a project based on 'The Ultimates', although not the version fans may be aware of.
Although The Ultimates was the designation given to the Avengers on Marvel's Ultimate Universe, come the destruction of that reality in 2015's Secret Wars, a new team took on the moniker. Situated in Marvel's mainstream continuity, the group was comprised of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, Blue Marvel and Miss America. Brie Larson and Chadwick Boseman portray Carol Danvers and King T'Challa respectively, while Rambeau was last seen as a child in 2019's Captain Marvel, played by Akira Akbar. There is reason to believe she could take on the superhero identity of Photon somewhere down the line.
Blue Marvel and America Chavez, meanwhile, are yet to appear in the MCU, but that's by-the-by at this point in time. Fans will get a scale of what The Ultimates are all about by taking a glimpse at their first comic, which was written by Al Ewing and drawn by Kenneth Rocafort, and saw them hatch a plan to take down the world eater himself, Galactus.
Given there's already been talk of adapting longtime Galactus herald Silver Surfer to the MCU, The Ultimates may just be the next logical step.
What do you think of this latest MCU rumour? Would you like to see The Ultimates in Phase Four? Let us know in the comments.