Seeing that “Avengers: Endgame” signals the end of an era, many fans are wondering what the future holds for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We can’t help but wonder if Marvel Studios is setting up a full-fledged of Young Avengers after noticing their cameos in “Avengers: Endgame”. Keep your eyes out on these young characters for future MCU appearances.
1. Morgan Stark/ Iron Heart
- Her role in “Endgame”: The 5-year-old daughter of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. If she’s anything like her dad, you can bet she’ll inherit his genius mind.
- Comic books connection: In the comics, Morgan is a man and Tony Stark’s cousin. He harbours a deep resentment for Tony after being left out the family fortune.
- Morgan Stark’s future in the MCU: Iron Man 2.0 anyone? After all, she’s been wearing her dad’s Iron Man helmet since she was 5. Iron Man was succeeded by a 15-year-old Black girl named Riri Williams, who goes by Ironheart.
2. Harley Keener/ Iron Lad
- His role in “Endgame”: At Tony’s funeral, the mysterious kid was actually Harley Keener who appeared in “Iron Man 3”. His cameo in “Endgame” hints that Harley has been Tony’s protege as well.
- Harley Keener’s future in the MCU: Fans think that this is a setup for the teenager to take up the mantle of Iron Lad. In the “Young Avengers” comics, Iron Lad is in a relationship with Cassie Lang.
3. Cassie Lang/ Stature
- Her role in “Endgame”: Cassie is the daughter of Scott Lang and Maggie Lang. During the aftermath of Thanos’ snap, she was left without her father. That in turn inspired her to follow take up Ant Man’s principle.
- Comic books connection: She was a superhero with the codename Stature. Just like her dad, she can also manipulate her size using Pym particles.
- MCU future: In “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, Cassie already express her interest in doing good. Her older version in “Endgame” indicates that her superhero future isn’t too far off.
4. Lila Barton/ Hawkeye 2.0
- Her role in “Endgame”: Lila is the daughter and middle child of Clint and Laura Barton.
- Comic books connection: Clint’s daughter was named Nicole (after Nick Fury) in the comics. However, the mantle of Hawkeye was taken up by Kate Bishop, who was also part of the Young Avengers team.
- MCU future: Call her Hawkeye or Katniss Everdeen, Lila is already honing her skills with a bow and arrow. It’s likely we’ll see her in the Hawkeye-focused Disney+ series.
5. Monica Rambeau/ Photon
- Her role in “Captain Marvel”: Monica is the daughter of Carol Danvers’ best friend, Maria.
- Comic books connection: In the comics, Monica possesses the ability to travel at the speed of light and give the appearance of glowing.
- MCU future: Her future was already teased in “Captain Marvel” when Nick Fury told her that maybe one day she’ll “learn to glow like Aunt Carol”.
Of course, that’s not all. Since we’re getting a “WandaVision” series that centre on Scarlet Witch and Vision, there’s a possibility that audiences will be introduced to their children – twins Wiccan and Speed.
Source: Refinery 29.