Speculation of the Day: Is Ms. Marvel on Marvel's Avengers 2 Drawing Board?
A plausible theory that might lead to a Ms. Marvel maybe appearing in a certain Marvel sequel, a bit soon and unannounced, possibly. We get that this isn't set in stone, right?
So, granted, I don't have much evidence to bring up the point that Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige and others have sat down and said, "Yes, let's bring Carol Danvers onscreen." However, I will look at the facts in the following respects:
1. People still don't believe that Black Widow in the first film did an adequate job of holding her own on the Avengers' roster.
2. Joss Whedon didn't get a chance to make his Wonder Woman film.
3. Item 47
Now, you might be looking at that last point and scratch your head saying, "Huh?" Well, if you didn't know, Item 47 is a one-shot, short film about a couple that decides to rob a bank using the Chitauri weapons left behind after the events of The Avengers. If you know anything about Ms. Marvel, then you know she's got a pretty heavy back story that hasn't been touched on, yet, in the movies. It involves the alien species of the Kree and how, after sustaining injuries in an Kree-explosion, she ultimately gets her powers. In fact, here's the Wikipedia short-version of her introduction in the 1960s:
"So?" You may be thinking to yourself. Well, remember all the speculation about who the alien threat was going to be in The Avengers, and how for a long time, people suspected either the Skrulls or the Kree? It ended up being a turn-around in that Whedon decided to use the Chitauri, because they needed less set-up. Here's what I'm thinking (and you may chalk this up to irrational, fan-boyism):
Item 47 obviously shows the after-effects of what happens when Chitauri weapons and technology are left out in the open. It shows two people taking advantage of this once they get it to work. So, who's to say someone can't have an "accident" with this newfound technology, sustain injuries from it, only to wake up and reveal they now have cosmic powers? Sound familiar? It'd be an easy way not only to tie in Ms. Marvel to the short film, but to give Whedon a chance to work with the Wonder Woman character he never got with Warner Brothers.
I'm also aware that adding another character to The Avengers 2 is adding another player into a team that not only houses Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, and Nick Fury, but also may end up including the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rhodey from Iron Man 3 (as Iron Patriot), and Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That's a packed house, already and those are already solidified characters, so only time will tell.
It's pretty rampant speculation, and I don't want to come off as some raving fan-boy, but I desperately want Ms. Marvel to join up with the boys, and this seems like a pretty adequate way to do it.
Throw me your thoughts. If you disagree, how would you go about it?
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