With a team for Phase 4 or beyond quite likely, some Young Avengers cast members are already set up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In order to fill the void Tony Stark, Captain America, and Black Widow left after Avengers: Endgame, new heroes must emerge in the face of multiversal threats and unknown antagonists more lethal than Thanos. For the universe’s benefit, a fresh batch of MCU young Avengers, suitably dubbed the Young Avengers, may soon come together in a Young Avengers film or series.
An amateur group of vigilantes trying to live up to the legacy of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Young Avengers were first presented in 2005. They are initially ignored because of their inexperience and problematic past, but they quickly establish their value as heroic figures. The Young Avengers start their heroic careers with the aid of a revived Vision and Iron Lad, who will go on to become Kang the Conqueror in the comic books.
The majority of the Young Avengers’ cast members have either already been introduced or will do so in Phase 4 even though the MCU’s massive ensemble has made it easy to ignore hints regarding their impending team-up. Others of them have already made cameos as supporting characters in earlier works, while others have been made references, and some even have their own Disney+ series already airing or in development. The MCU’s Phase 4 plans don’t appear to include any full-fledged ensemble films for the foreseeable future, but the following heroes might help the Young Avengers movie series wrap up sooner rather than later.
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America Chavez (Ms. America)
America Chavez was played by Xochitl Gomez and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. America Chavez, often known as “Miss America,” is a heroine who has strong ties to the multiverse because she has the power to kick holes in reality that resemble stars. America Chavez, a Young Avenger, joins the team in the comics when the resurrected Loki tries to get her to kill Wiccan, another Young Avenger. In terms of Marvel LGBTQ+ character representation, America Chavez has a good chance of being one of the MCU’s most important characters in the future. She completed her training in Kamar-Taj on Earth-616 at the conclusion of Doctor Strange 2, which positions her well to join the MCU Young Avengers.
Axl & Love
Thor: Thunder and Love presented two potential Young Avengers cast members. The first is Astrid “Axl” Heimdallson, the custodian of the Bifrost and son of the all-seeing Idris Elba. Axl would be a strong addition to the MCU Young Avengers and is sure to return in the future in some way given that he inherited his father’s sight and ability to project himself.
Love, Gorr/daughter, Thor’s is another contender for the Young Avengers film. Thor’s daughter is a member of the Avengers in the Marvel comics, despite the fact that she is technically an original character created for Thor: Love and Thunder. In a another universe, Torunn Thorsdóttir, the leader of the Avengers on Earth, is the child of Thor and Lady Sif. India Rose Hemsworth’s Love is not the same character, but she is a strong new addition to the MCU and is expected to be around for at least as long as Thor does, which suggests that she might join the Young Avengers roster.
Cassie Lang (Stature)
Cassie Lang, who was first portrayed by Abby Ryder Fortson, was a standout character in Ant-Man. Scott Lang’s daughter, Cassie, is the reason he initially decided to become a superhero. Cassie, now portrayed by Emma Fuhrmann, lost her father five years after Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Infinity War because he became stuck in the Quantum Realm in the Ant-Man & The Wasp post-credits sequence.
Scott Lang says to his adult daughter, “Wow, you’re so… large!” as he makes his way out of the Quantum Realm with the help of a very helpful rat. This is a hint to Cassie Lang’s eventual metamorphosis into Stature, a superhero who can change his or her size who joins the Young Avengers after Scott dies. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Cassie Lang will be played by Kathryn Newton, who will probably be handling Pym Particles for the first time. It’s likely that Stature will already be a well-known superhero when she joins the team if a Young Avengers movie or Disney+ series debuts soon.
Elijah Bradley (Patriot)
In the films Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Young Avengers, Elijah Richardson plays Elijah Bradley.
In the comic books, Elijah Bradley is one of the original Young Avengers. Before gaining his own superpowers, which he eventually does after receiving a blood transfusion from his grandfather, the super soldier Isaiah Bradley, he joins Iron Lad. When Sam Wilson prodded Isaiah for details about his life story in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Elijah first appeared in the MCU. In a future Young Avengers film or television programme, Elijah Richardson will probably return to the role of Elijah Bradley. Eli may get his abilities similarly to how he did in the comics. By going to the Smithsonian, which now commemorates Isaiah Bradley, Eli, dubbed “Patriot,” could also get his hands on Captain America’s original shield.
Harley Keener Or Nathaniel Richards (Iron Lad)
Iron Lad is the original member of the Young Avengers because he brings the group’s first heroes on board. In the comics, Nathaniel Richards, a superhero from the 31st century who goes back in time to stop himself from turning into the bad guy Kang the Conqueror, is actually Iron Lad. Given the several options that Kang the Conqueror has created after He Who Remains was killed in the Loki finale, the MCU can address Iron Lad’s relationship with time travel in a variety of ways. It’s most likely that Nathaniel will be a youthful MCU version of Kang who was able to cross over to the main MCU when Sylvie released all of his other multiversal counterparts. He might therefore be one of the few Kang variations that Jonathan Majors did not portray.
Ty Simpkins’ Harley Keener, who first appeared in Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark’s protege, is another Iron Man successor who might take up the mantle of Iron Lad. In Avengers: Endgame, he also showed up at Tony Stark’s burial. Harley Keener’s role as a potential Iron Lad was already established in Iron Man 3 when Tony Stark gave him some of his technology in appreciation for the young man’s crucial assistance during Tony’s unexpected adventure with the damaged MK-42 Iron Man suit. It would be clever to carry on Iron Man’s heritage by having a time-traveling Harley Keener recruit the Young Avengers, but it still seems most plausible that Nathaniel Richards will turn against him.
Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
In the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series, Iman Vellani makes her acting debut as Kamala Khan. Kamala is frequently linked to the Champions, a different group of youthful Marvel superheroes. However, the MCU will likely want to limit its newest group of live-action heroes to one squad first, most likely for a Young Avengers film or television programme. The comic book version of Kamala’s origin as a superhero, which saw her acquire bending abilities identical to Mr. Fantastic’s after being exposed to Terrigen Mists, underwent considerable alterations by Ms. Marvel. However, in the MCU series, Kamala’s energy abilities originate from both her mutant DNA and a bracelet that her great-grandmother, who came from another dimension, left behind. Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, who will also feature in Captain Marvel 2, is a strong candidate for the Young Avengers cast in the MCU.
Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
In the first scene in Avengers Endgame, Clint Barton can be seen teaching his daughter Lila how to use a bow and arrow. Even if her new abilities would lead you to believe otherwise, it’s actually the unconnected vigilante Kate Bishop who takes the name Hawkeye and joins the Young Avengers. In the 2021 Hawkeye Disney+ series, which was based on the acclaimed Hawkeye comic book run from 2012 and starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, Clint Barton takes Kate under his wing and grooms her to become the next sniper Avenger. Throughout its six-episode run, Hawkeye introduced (and reintroduced) many MCU characters, including as Black Widow’s sister Yelena Belova, Kingpin from Daredevil, and Maya Lopez, a.k.a. Echo. If the MCU Young Avengers movie materialises, Kate Bishop will likely be a part of the cast despite having her hands full in the MCU tying up all of these loose ends.
After being killed by the Void, the original Loki fakes his own death and comes back as a kid. Kid Loki, in need of a new beginning, transforms into a hero and joins the Young Avengers. Kid Loki, portrayed by Jack Veal in the Loki Disney+ series, was first revealed as a trimmed version of the God of Mischief in the Void. The objectives of the MCU’s Kid Loki are unknown, and little is known about him. However, he has admitted that after killing Thor, he was removed from his timeline. Although he chose to remain in the Void, he might appear alongside Loki and Sylvie in a future film or television programme. This would provide him the opportunity to join the Young Avengers team, where he could either betray them or aid them in combating formidable foes like the ethereal “Mother.”
Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
One more youthful superhero who has already been established in the MCU is Miles Morales, who will take over for Peter Parker as Spider-Man. Aaron Davis, played by Donald Glover in Spider-Man: Homecoming, acknowledges having “a nephew in the neighbourhood.” Aaron Davis is Miles Morales’ uncle and a villain named “The Prowler” in the comics, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the video game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Donald Glover may return to the role in the future. After Peter Parker dies, Miles, a young boy from Brooklyn, acquires Spider-abilities Man’s and dons the mask.
Given Miles Morales’ recent popularity increase, it is highly likely that the MCU will want to debut him as soon as possible. The ideal time to do it will be when Tom Holland’s time to hang up the spider-shooters arrives (or when he departs for Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, if those turn out to be the long-term plans of Disney and Sony). That time will be when he joins the MCU Young Avengers, the next major team of MCU superheroes. This situation might result in Miles Morales becoming Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Miles Morales is a member of the Champions in the comics, just like Kamala Khan, but the Young Avengers cast would be happy to have him.
Riri Williams (Ironheart)
Morgan Stark may not want to continue in her father Tony Stark’s perilous path after his bittersweet sacrifice, despite inheriting all of his fortune and the Iron Man technology. Riri Williams will therefore assume the role as the primary armoured superhero for the MCU Young Avengers. Riri Williams is a supergenius in the Marvel comics who attracts Tony Stark’s notice by disassembling one of his Iron Man armors. Iron Man’s designated successor Riri takes on the superhero moniker “Ironheart” after Stark passes away. Before starring in her own Disney+ series, Ironheart, Dominique Thorne will make her MCU debut as Riri Williams/Ironheart in Black Panther 2, where she might get cutting-edge technology from Wakanda to manufacture her armour. Ironheart is a member of the Champions in the comics, similar to Ms. Marvel, however she might switch to the MCU Young Avengers for a Young Avengers film.
Tommy & Billy (Wiccan & Speed)
Scarlet Witch and Vision’s twins are Thomas Shepherd and William Kaplan. In the comics, Thomas is a speedster who is hired by Vision and takes the moniker Speed, while William is a magic-wielding founding member of the Young Avengers team who goes by Wiccan. When Wiccan and Speed first meet, they learn about their same ancestry. As they struggle with social acceptance and their complicated origins, they get very close.
Billy and Tommy were first revealed by WandaVision as the twins of Vision and Scarlet Witch, the product of Wanda Maximoff’s reality-altering abilities. The MCU chose to overlook Mephisto’s existence, despite popular speculation that Wanda would use Mephisto’s life power to bring them to life like she did in the books. Wanda instead tried to steal alternate-history versions of her sons in Doctor Strange’s Multiverse of Madness, but since her plan ultimately failed, it’s unclear where Wanda’s twins Billy and Tommy will next appear in the MCU and how a Young Avengers movie would find them.
Last but not least, Vision might act as the Young Avengers’ unifying force. In the comics, Nathaniel Richards steals a copy of the original Vision’s operating system and instals it in one of his own armors, resulting in the creation of a completely new Vision with a different identity. This Vision made an effort to be more “human” than his forerunner, but before he could live a more typical existence, he was cruelly killed by his own creator. The Young Avengers’ introduction of White Vision in WandaVision keeps the possibility open for the mind-wiped synthezoid to acquire a new conscience (or develop his own) before joining forces with them.
Hulkling, Noh-Varr, also known as Marvel Boy, and Prodigy are three other significant members who have yet to be identified or revealed. However, the MCU has already established certain details that can be used to justify their existence, such as Hulkling’s Kree-Skrull ancestry, which may be discussed in The Marvels or Secret Invasion. The Young Avengers movie for the MCU is almost complete, so Marvel shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to include them.