Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
Kevin Feige already confirmed that Kamala Khan will be joining the MCU, though he hasn’t revealed how or when. In the comics, she took over the title of Ms. Marvel after Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel. An Inhuman with the ability to shapeshift, Kamala Khan is also a Pakistani-American, daughter of immigrants, a practicing Muslim, and the type of superhero we need today.
Casting ideas: Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy) or Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers)
America Chavez (Miss America)
This one also seems like it’s definitely happening, though there’s been no confirmation. America Chavez is super powerful, with the ability to fly, super speed, super strength, invulnerability, and the power to create portals and travel through dimensions, among others. She’s bilingual, has two moms, is openly gay, and is the first queer POC to have their own comic series.
Casting ideas: Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99) or Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), who have both stated interest in playing her
Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
It’s been reported that Marvel Studios is considering a Hawkeye movie for Phase 4, but what if it’s not the Hawkeye we think? Kate Bishop is the ace archer who first appeared in Young Avengers alongside America Chavez, but she takes the name Hawkeye shortly after, and Clint Barton acts as her mentor. Though she definitely deserves her own movie, we’d also welcome a Young Avengers film or television series, because that whole team is amazing.
Casting ideas: Katherine Langford (Thirteen Reasons Why), as there are rumors that her secret role in Avengers 4 is Kate Bishop, or Zoey Deutch (Set it Up)
Laura Kinney (X-23)
Now that Disney’s acquiring Fox, there’s all new possibilities for the MCU. Laura Kinney has finally been introduced on screen in Logan, but she’s such an intense and interesting character that we’d love to see her all grown up and on her own. In the comics, she even takes on the title of Wolverine after he dies, in The All-New Wolverine!
Casting ideas: Sonoya Mizuno (Ex-Machina) or Lindsey Morgan (The 100)
Angela (Aldrif Odinsdottir)
In the comics, Hela’s story is a little different, and instead, Angela is Thor’s long-lost sister. When she was a baby, the Queen of Angels kidnapped and tried to ransom her. Odin refused to do anything and left her there to die.
Angela was then secretly raised as one of the angels in the realm of Heven. Years later, she runs into the Guardians of the Galaxy, bringing her back into the loop.
There’s a huge and complicated plot that unravels between Angela, Odin, Thor, and the rest of the family, but her best moments are her team-up with Gamora, and her relationship with her lover, Sera. Angela’s as strong as Thor, super cool, and would be a great addition to the MCU.
Casting ideas: Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) or Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)
Gwen Poole (Gwenpool)
Basically, Gwen Poole is from a different universe, somehow ends up in the main marvel universe, and decides she wants to be a superhero. She gets herself a suit and some weapons, and goes off on some misadventures.
Eventually, she ends up with the newly formed West Coast Avengers, though she was a villain’s henchman for a while there. She has zero superpowers, but she has the charm and humor of her male counterpart, as well as a tendency to break the fourth wall. She’s like a cuter, more relatable version of Deadpool.
Casting ideas: Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) or AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries)
Now that we’ve gotten to space, the infinity gauntlet, and the quantum realm, there’s really no limit to where Marvel can go next. Singularity is a sentient pocket dimension that’s taken the form of a woman. She has the ability to transport through time, space, and different realities and dimensions.
She’s friends with Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and many others. Also, in terms of abilities, she would be on the level of Captain Marvel. We’d love to see how Marvel would translate her to the screen.
Casting ideas: Since she has no clear look, it could be anyone from Auli’i Cravalho (Rise) to Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies)
Ororo Munroe (Storm)
With Fox comes the X-Men, and Storm’s the first one they should bring to the films. Born a princess of Kenya, Ororo is orphaned as a child, living on the streets in Egypt. When she’s a young adult, she discovers her powers, and takes a journey across Africa back to her home.
There, a woman named Ainet trains her, and soon she’s worshipped as a goddess by the tribe. She could be easily introduced through her connection to Wakanda. In the comics, Ororo saves T’Challa, falling in love with him and getting married, though they break up soon after.
Casting ideas: Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures) or Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder)
Cindy Moon (Silk)
Cindy Moon is a Korean-American high school student when she’s bit by the same spider as Peter Parker, though she doesn’t really join the scene until later. It can’t be long before Marvel decides to introduce another Spider superhero. While we love Miles Morales, Cindy Moon is just as great an option.
Tiffany Espensen plays a character credited as “Cindy” in Spiderman: Homecoming, so they might already be setting up for it.
Other casting ideas: Arden Cho (Teen Wolf) or Claudia Kim (She was in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Silk’s story could be altered to fit)
Jane Foster (Thor)
The only character on this list already in the MCU, Jane Foster is a character with a lot of potential not being used. In the comics, after Thor’s deemed not worthy, Jane takes up the mantle, becoming Thor herself. Chris Hemsworth’s contract is ending, so if Thor ends up dying or stepping down in Avengers 4, Jane Foster as the first female Thor would be an amazing thing to see next.
Casting ideas: Natalie Portman, because she would do an unbelievable job and they shouldn’t recast
We’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store for us after Avengers 4!
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