PSA: This Avengers post is free of Avengers: Endgame spoilers. I may be opinionated, but I’m not a barbarian.
The second a new Avengers trailer drops, the conspiracy machines start churning out new, wild ideas on how everything is going to connect and change. Superhero fans become abuzz with ideas, hype, and internet craze-ing. And now, that Avengers: Endgame has its country-wide release? The internet doesn’t know how to talk about anything else.
Me, though? I just wonder how this will affect the solo movies and wait for the storm to be over.
As nerdy fans wait for Captain Marvel to come out in March, their heads are starting to swim with all the possibilities, mysteries, and theories swirling around the MCU. After all, Captain Marvel leads into Avengers 4, the film that hopes to save half the universe. Will everyone come back? Will they not?
Moreover, Captain America himself is confirmed to be leaving the role soon. For the conspiracy theorists, all of this just begs contemplation. Where will the MCU go after Avengers 4?
Well, this writer has an idea and even a thesis. You see, there have been small developments in the films pointing to a very popular comic becoming the new face of the MCU. It has been slowly building and, with Avengers 4, might actually come to fruition. What might be this comic? Well, Young Avengers, of course.
As comic book fans know, the Wasp was part of the first team of The Avengers along with the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man. In fact, the Wasp has been at the centre of many Avengers rosters in the team’s 50-year history, but when it comes to the movies, we’ve had two Avengers movies go by now without the Wasp, and Evangeline Lilly, who plays the Marvel Cinematic Universe iteration of the character. She even had to sit out Civil War even though Ant-Man Paul Rudd went into battle. Well, like all things Marvel, there is a plan, and the plan is to make the Wasp an Avenger, just not immediately. (more…)