EDITORIAL: Ten Characters Who Should Be Featured In THE AVENGERS Sequels
Which heroes should join Iron Man, Captain America, etc. in the inevitable sequels to Marvel's The Avengers? I've compiled a list of ten heroes who I believe should be a part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After the box office sensation that was Marvel's The Avengers, sequels will inevitabley be released within the next few years (with #2 officially in the works, presumably for a 2015 release). Perhaps the most asked question about another Avengers film or two is "Who else will join the team?". Marvel's 'Phase Two' is currently underway, with sequels to Iron Man, Thor and Captain America officially announced (Guardians Of The Galaxy is also expected to be announced at SDCC this summer). Solo films for Black Panther, Ant-Man and others are also in development. So, out of all the characters that Marvel has, who would be worthy to be a part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Below is my list of ten heroes who I'd love to see in future Avengers films.
The King of Wakanda is one of the most desired choices to be featured in an Avengers sequel, and for good reason. T'Challa is a great character. The vibranium connection between Wakanda and Captain America's shield would be a very good way to help bring him into the MCU. A solo film is currently in the works, and was recently presumed to be Marvel's unannounced 2014 film.
Who Should Play Him? Many actors have expressed interest in playing T'Challa. My personal choice would be Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012). He's not the most original choice, but I think he has what it takes to bring the character to live action properly. Plus, Joss Whedon has already worked with Ejiofor in Serenity.
Another heavily wanted addition, Hank Pym needs a role in The Avengers 2. He's a founding member of the team in the comics. Imagine the chemistry between him and Tony Stark (and Bruce Banner). Plus, he could pave the way to bring the villainous Ultron into the MCU.
Who Should Play Him? My current top choice is Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequels). Adrien Brody (Predators) would be a good choice as well.
The Supreme Sorcerer would make a fine addition to The Avengers. He can add more of the mystic/magical side of the MCU, which is currently absent beyond Thor.
Who Should Play Him? Johnny Depp is a top choice, and while I think he'd do the character justice, I would be very surprised if he was interested in this kind of role. In that case, I'd love to see Joseph Fiennes (Luther) as the Doctor.
Considering the fact that Marvel Studios is going for a cosmic feel in some of their future films (Guardians Of The Galaxy, maybe The Avengers 2 if Thanos will be present), it would be a wise decision to bring in Carol Danvers. Plus, the team needs more females.
Who Should Play Her? Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) is the best choice. Hands down.
Not as essential as Black Panther or Ant-Man, but it would be nice to see Wasp on the team in a future film. I'm personally not the biggest fan of her (particularly the Avengers: EMH incarnation), but I believe that Joss Whedon would do her well.
Who Should Play Her? I'd love to see Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) don the Wasp costume. Olivia Wilde would be nice as well.
This addition would be complicated. With his film rights owned by Sony Pictures, many don't expect to see the Webhead appear in a Marvel Studios film anytime soon. However, I think it's possible. Andrew Garfield and Avi Arad both expressed interest in crossing over, not to mention the Oscorp tower supposedly almost being in The Avengers. If only Sony and Disney/Marvel can work out a deal in the near future...
Who Should Play Him? Unless Marvel doesn't want to connect its universe to The Amazing Spider-Man's, then Andrew Garfield should most definitely reprise the role.
One of the more recent additions in the comics, I'd really enjoy seeing the Hero For Hire in the MCU. Would bring more ethnicity to the roster. Plus, he's such a cool character.
Who Should Play Him? Sweet Christmas, that's a popular question. Many have expressed interest in playing Cage. I'd love to see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson bring the character to life (he even said that he'd like to do it). He certainly has the build for him. Also, he's one of the few wrestlers who can actually act.
Can't have Luke Cage without fellow Hero For Hire Iron Fist. Danny Rand's inclusion would help bring martial arts to the MCU, adding even more diversity to the universe.
Who Should Play Him? This is a tough one. Ray Park (who wanted to play Fist a few years back) would be awesome, but I'd prefer someone who was better acting-wise. Timothy Olyphant (Hitman) wouldn't be a bad choice. Though, I'm always open to suggestions.
I initially wasn't a fan of Vision, but after seeing him in Avengers: EMH, I'm convinced that he would be an awesome addition to the team. Just don't go down the bringing Agent Coulson back to life route, as rumors suggest.
Who Should Play Him? Despite being linked to Dr. Strange and Ant-Man, I think Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is best suited for Vision.
Falcon is another cool character. He's rumored to be teaming up with Captain America in the Sentinel of Liberty's next solo outing, so that would be a nice way to bring him into the Avengers (much like Black Widow in Iron Man 2).
Who Should Play Him? Although he recently expressed interest in Black Panther, I'd rather see Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau) donning the red feathers of Falcon.
Feel free to add any more characters in the comments below. Also, vote below to decide which of the ten aforementioned heroes should be featured in The Avengers sequel(s).
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