It is likely that the MCU is setting one up Young Avengers movies, and now that most of the characters are in play, fans are wondering when the team will start assembling. The MCU tends to take its time when doing these massive crossover events, so it’s safe to assume that it’s going to be a while before the team-up movie actually comes out. Phase 4’s board, however, has several projects where Young Avengers can start meeting each other.
That Young Avengers is a fairly prominent team in the comics, typically consisting of sidekicks and other young superheroes. There has been speculation for a while now that the MCU wants to have both one Young Avengers movies and a Avengers 5as it has consistently introduced younger characters throughout Phase 4. So far, it has cast of Young Avengers is quite large as the heroes are debuting at a fast pace. The most prominent of these heroes are Kate Bishop, Yelena Belova and Ms. Marvel, but there are many other characters that can be expanded or added to the team.
The first big meeting between two of MCU’s Young Avengers takes place in Hawkeye. In the show, Kate Bishop and Yelena Belova have a confrontation, but ultimately decide things. These two may be the founding members of Young Avengers, as they are relatively older and are the only two Young Avengers who have worked with core Avengers so far. Now that the ball is rolling, it looks like Young Avengers will start meeting more often, and there are several upcoming projects in which these crossovers may appear.
Doctor Strange 2: Speed, Wiccan and America Chavez
It is well established America Chavez will appear in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Also known as Ms. America, this young person can completely cross the multiverse by opening star-shaped gaps between the dimensions. Chavez will be a main character in the film and help Doctor Strange clean up after the events in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Wandavision. Since the film is strongly attached to Wandavision, two other characters are very likely to show up: Speed and Wiccan. These two characters are Wanda Maximoff’s children, and it’s likely that Wanda will create chaos to find them.
While many plot details remain unknown, one of the main targets for Strange, Wanda and Chavez could easily include attempts to find Speed and Wiccan. America Chavez, Wiccan and Speed have the most powerful abilities of the regular Young Avengers members, so it makes sense that they would stick together. The only problem is the age of the children. They are only ever referred to as Billy and Tommy enter Wandavision, and although they begin to grow rapidly, they eventually disappear around the age of ten. But America Chavez could find slightly older varieties, Billy and Tommy’s strange nature and their trapped in another dimension could age them, or she could just train the young children. Either way, it can be expected that the next big thing Young Avengers crossover will be in Doctor Strange 2.
Ant-Man 3: Kate Bishop and Cassie Lang
The next Young Avenger likely to be recruited is Ant-Man’s daughter, Cassie Lang. In the comics, the character becomes the size-changing hero known as Stature. Although Scott Lang’s daughter was originally portrayed as relatively young, after the events of Avengers: Endgame and the film’s time jump, Cassie is the perfect age for Young Avengers. Cassie was actually reworked for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which means she may be set to take on a more significant role as Stature. Next to Cassie Lang, there have also been rumors about Kate Bishop will perform Ant-Man 3. While her connection to the film is unclear, it may be that she shows up to recruit Stature for Young Avengers. After all, the team needs more powerful members, as Kate and Yelena are undoubtedly street-level heroes.
Captain America 4: Elijah Bradley and Joaquín Torres
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier actually included two characters who eventually become superheroes: Elijah Bradley (Patriot) and Joaquín Torres (Falcon). Both characters played relatively minor roles, but with Captain America 4 coming soon, both could make their great return. In the show, Elijah Bradley lives with her super-soldier grandfather Isaiah Bradley. In the cartoon, Elijah receives a blood transfusion from Isaiah, giving him the power to become the star-studded patriot. Joaquín Torres also appeared on the show, inheriting the EXO-7 Falcon suit from Sam Wilson. In the comics, Joaquín replaces Sam as Falcon, something that could happen in MCU because of Sam becoming the new Captain America. Getting Elijah and Joaquín to work together in Captain America 4 would make them the perfect Patriot and Falcon partnership in Young Avengers movie.
Where MCU’s other Young Avengers characters are
While the future of these seven characters is predictable, there are still a handful of Young Avengers who currently do not have clear ties to the team. The most obvious of these is Kamala Khan, the titular hero in Ms. Marvel. Kamala’s own TV series may shed some light on this, and she’s ready to join Captain Marvel and Spectrum in The Marvels. Ms. Marvel tends to be a hero at street level, so she could easily run into Kate Bishop sometime in the future, but exactly when is unclear.
The next potential Young Avenger that has already emerged is Thor-killer, Kid Loke. It has been speculated that this Loki variant will join the Young Avengers by using his powers to help the team. Although he chose to stay in the vacuum at the end of the time in Loki season 1, he could easily come back in season 2. It is possible that he could appear in Doctor Strange 2, but this seems unlikely in an already packed movie. Since he is a multiversal character, his first contact with Young Avengers will likely be through America Chavez.
There are also several other Young Avengers that either can or will be introduced. Riri Williams gets her own show with Iron heart, so she could join the team when she picks up Tony Stark’s cloak. Iron Lad could also appear in the same show or with War Machine ind Armored War. Iron Lads comic book origin has ties to the Conqueror Kang, which means he could also appear in one of the projects Kang is. There is also potential for characters like Miles Morales to be introduced to MCU and join the team. Even Peter Parker could become a Young Avenger by using his newfound anonymity to focus his time on training other young heroes. While many members of the team are already established, the potential for future grades is in Young Avengers the film is massive.
When’s MCU’s Young Avengers Gathering?
It will still take a while, but eventually MCU’s Young Avengers will finally come together. That’s unlikely Avengers 5 happens anytime soon, which means it Young Avengers could be Phase 4’s grand finale. There is still something to be done and it may mean postponing the film to phase 5, but with how many characters being introduced, it would be a wasted opportunity for the MCU to wait Young Avengers. The team could fight against someone as powerful as Kang or at street level like Wilson Fisk, both of whom have been created in Phase 4. While it is not certain, it is very possible that Young Avengers the film could be completely assembled and released at the end of Phase 4.
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release Date: May 6, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release Date: July 8, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: November 11, 2022
- The Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release Date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release Date: May 5, 2023
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release Date: July 28, 2023
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