30 Predictions for Marvel Phase 2. (And 5 for Phase 3)

Possible spoilers for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Enter at your own risk!

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By Taloc11 - 10/31/2012
Here's my fun list of predictions for the future of the MCU. I've left Ant-Man off of the table because we still don't know whether it's Phase 2 or 3.

PHASE 2

Iron Man 3

1. Bruce Banner Cameo
The bromance between Tony and Bruce and the fact that Mark Ruffalo is signed to six films makes this a logical fit.

2. Pepper Potts is Pregnant
This would be both surprising, (it never happened in the comics) and a good way to grow Tony as a character. More on this later.

3. Post Credit: Ant-Man!
What better way is there to boost your least popular solo hero than promoting him with your most popular solo hero?

Thor: The Dark World

4. Fandral and Darcy
The popularity of Darcy/Kat Dennings and the recasting of Fandral(Zachary Levy has a built in fan base from Chuck), makes this a match made in Asgard.

5. Loki Redeemed
After his turn as the villain in the Avengers, everyone loves Loki. Tom Hiddlston plays him like he's always on the verge of doing the right thing. Maybe this time he does.

6. Post Credit: The Winter Soldier
Sebastian Stan has a multi-picture deal and seeing Bucky in full Winter Soldier getup for the first time would make the fans go crazy.

Captain America: Winter Soldier

7. Steve and Peggy Will Dance
This has the potential to be one of the most emotional and poignant scenes in comic book movie history.

8. Sin/Bernie
Steve gets close to a modern woman named Bernie Rosenthal. In a twist, Steve, Bernie, and the audience find out that she has been a sleeper agent all along. The Red Skull's psychotic descendant, Sin. This introduces two characters at once and could be a gut punch.

9. Sidekick Drama
At some point Steve will have to choose between Sam and Bucky, and he will choose Sam. This will fit the theme of Steve having to choose between the present and the past.

10. Invaders cameo
The Invaders will have a cameo in a flashback. This would be a quick and easy cameo that would please fans. More about this in Phase 3 predictions.

11. Black Widow Flashbacks
Scarlett Johansson's only appearances will be in Winter Soldier flashback scenes. The movie is getting a little crowded so this is an effective way to squeeze her in.

Guardians of the Galaxy

12. Carol Danvers
An Air-force pilot who aspires to be an astronaut. Carol Danvers always looks to the stars. The stars come to her when she is "abducted" by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Why do they take her? She is the daughter of a recently deceased cosmic hero and they need her help to stop a dark force (Thanos obviously). This kills two birds with one stone: giving the audience a pov character and prepping a strong female member for Avengers 2.

13. Mar-Vell
Captain Marvel is the aforementioned hero. What most of the galaxy doesn't know is that he did a stint on Earth, spying for the Kree empire. While there, he had an affair with a human woman and they had a daughter (Carol obviously). Mar-vell will be important thematically, as Carol tries to live up to her father.

14. Moondragon
The right hand woman of Thanos. She has no memory of her former life and is blindly loyal to her master. Moondragon will play an important role in Avengers 2. More later.

15. Death of Guardians
Thanos kills all of the Guardians except for Carol, who escapes to Earth to warn the Avengers. This establishes Thanos as an extreme threat and gives Carol good motivation for Avengers 2.

16. Post Credits Scene
This will be a teaser of Avengers 2 much like the teaser of The Avengers after Captain America.

Avengers 2

17. One-Shot
There will be a short in front of Avengers 2. Black Panther or Doctor Strange

18. New Members
Falcon, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man.

19. Ant-Man: Lovable Screw-up
Recently dismissed from S.H.I.E.L.D due to a lack of successful projects, Hank Pym breaks into Avengers tower to impress S.H.I.E.L.D and his ex-girlfriend...

20. Wasp: Unlikely Hero
Janet Van Dyne is the suit designer for S.H.I.E.L.D taxed with designing a new suit for Captain America. In over her head, she will become a hero in the duration of the film.

21. Love Triangle
With everyone making nice at the end of the Avengers we could use a dose of inter-team turmoil. Enter the Steve/Janet/Hank love triangle. These things also don't hurt with the female crowd. I'm seeing Team Steve/Team Hank shirts everywhere.

22. The Hulk Gets Stranded
The Hulk is Thanos' biggest physical threat, therefore Thanos will remove him. Partway through the film Hulk will be transported to a remote alien planet with no technology. More soon.

23. Ant-Man Creates Ultron
In an attempt to be useful Hank creates a powerful synthetic being to help defeat Thanos. More soon once again.

24. Thor Dies
Come on it's Joss Whedon, somebody has to die! And Thor makes sense for many reasons. It would have emotional weight for the audience and the characters, as well as further Thanos' badassery. Thor dying also works on a practical level. Asgardians get resurrected. It's kind of their deal. So if it is done right, bringing Thor back for his third film shouldn't illicit an eye roll from fans.

25. Captain America is Worthy
How does Captain America stay relevant during a cosmic event? By getting a cosmic weapon. Look for Cap to deal the finishing blow on Thanos with his fallen comrade's hammer.

26. Moondragon Betrays Thanos
Moondragon will remember/find out her past, and realize that Drax was her father. She will turn on her master, turning the tide for our heroes and avenging her father's death.

27. Avengers Initiative
The battle effects Tony more than usual due to the fact that he is now a father. In order to protect the future for his child he decides to expand the Avengers program, recruiting dozens of new recruits. A way of bringing in countless characters without worrying about origins.

28. Thanos Lives
Killing Thanos wouldn't be much of a punishment( he loves death) and I'm sure the audience will want to see more of him anyway.

29. Mid Credits Scene
Bruce Banner wakes up on a barren planet surrounded by hostile aliens.

30. Post Credits
Annihilus is gets informed that Thanos has been defeated. With a power vacuum, Annihilis and his horde can make their move. The messenger is Ultron.

PHASE 3

1. Avengers 3 in 2019
Following the Nolan/Dark Knight model, there will be a four year gap between the second and third films in the trilogy. This gives Whedon the time to make his "Inception" in 2017. This also gives Marvel the chance to slate eight films for Phase 3 instead of six.

2. Sequels
Planet Hulk, Captain America: The Invaders, Thor 3

3. Non Sequels
Black Panther, The Inhumans, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, The Runaways

4. Winter Soldier will costar in Black Widow.

5. Carol Danvers will star in Inhumans.

Thus ends my crazy predictions list. Let me know your thoughts as well as your predictions.
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marvel72 - 10/31/2012, 7:59 PM
darcy popular i only liked her tits,her role in thor was crap.
gunner - 10/31/2012, 8:04 PM
Friggin Loved it !!
JerBear - 10/31/2012, 8:25 PM
Darcy, as a character, is popular among the female crowd.
Canon108 - 10/31/2012, 8:30 PM
I still think they might have a deal with FOX to do an Avengers vs. X-Men for phase 3...Wolverine is a sequel to X3 including a Jean Grey cameo and Days of Future Past seems to be bringing back more than one member from the first 3 films. It seems like FOX is resetting the franchise the same way Marvel did in setting up Avengers.

I think after we get Wolverine and Days of Future Past we'll get X-Men 4...and a proper movie too. They could bring in Mr. Sinister, Legion, Trask and the Sentinels, the list could go on.

There was also a deal made between FOX and Marvel in order to hold onto some rights. It wouldn't surprise me that if they went on to do Avengers vs. X-Men both production teams would split the profits down the middle. It would be great IMO...
zachman2013 - 10/31/2012, 8:56 PM
they wouldnt kill off thor, he is a flagship MCU character. Watch for Black Widow biting the dust.
writernick - 10/31/2012, 9:24 PM
You're dreaming buddy. nothing against your predictions, loved to have them come true. but remember them in 2019 and you'll be able to say you were wrong.
writernick - 10/31/2012, 9:25 PM
it seems more like a wish list
niknik - 10/31/2012, 9:35 PM
Yeah, It's a wish list. "If I were Kevin Feige" type of thing. Keep dreaming pal.
Happy11 - 10/31/2012, 10:58 PM
Is this a joke.
genesis609 - 10/31/2012, 11:04 PM
FALCON being in avengers before black panther makes me twitch a little, hate it... CAP will die at the hands of thanos i think and bucky (winter soldier) will take over as the new cap.... thor wont die, odin will against surtur... hawkeye or black widow will die.... thanos should control the hulk in avengers 2 leading him being sent away for planet hulk then Avengers 3 would be Avengers 3: WORLD WAR HULK.... now THAT my friend would be amazing
CoulsonLives - 10/31/2012, 11:08 PM
Cap will bite the dust and Bucky will take on the mantle.
FirstAvenger - 10/31/2012, 11:09 PM
Ant-Man comes after the Avengers. I have a question is
Pepper wearing an engagement ring in the Avengers?
CorndogBurglar - 11/1/2012, 6:41 AM
Killing off Cap this early would be totally stupid. He hasn't even been in the present long enough to adjust, and the Avengers have only been on one mission, yet you guys want Steve Rogers to be killed off?

ridiculous...
Happy11 - 11/1/2012, 7:13 AM
Well I thought Chris Evans had signed a 6 movie deal so can't see him being killed off any time soon personally I think after phase 3 they will reboot the series and cast new actors
lapress - 11/1/2012, 7:27 AM
Pictures please!

TheLokey1 - 11/1/2012, 9:34 AM
I really hope guardians plays out just as you predict, I would love for thanos to be portrayed as a big enough bad ass to slaughter a potential franchise in guardians of the galaxy. That would be a statement. Also I believe Dr. Strange is going to cameo in Thor 2.
fortycals - 11/1/2012, 10:01 AM
Definately a wish list. Just a couple of things though. Dont count on the sidekicks from the solo movies showing up in avengers. Remember some people thought we would see war machine in avengers and we got pepper.
avengers72 - 11/1/2012, 2:12 PM
iron man should die. pretty good exept i don`t like the peper pregant idea
hueyfreeman - 11/1/2012, 9:30 PM
Kill thor, Planet Hulk, Cosmic Cap. I like the cut of your jib. All the possibilities for stories... Thor 3 could be about Thors battle through Hel so that he could be resurrected.

I'm hoping for a 60's style Antman,in which Hank passes on the torch giving us O'Grady as the current Avengers Antman.
incrediblesuperbatspider - 11/3/2012, 11:36 AM
I like some of your ideas
Wallymelon - 11/3/2012, 4:59 PM
really? why do darcy and fandral need to get together? what does that serve? why does pepper need to get pregnant? that would ruin peppers character as a strong woman that runs a company turning her into the mommy damsel in distress is too much? why would bucky be in a post credits scene for thor? why wouldnt black widow be more involved in cap 2? you dont think she would be the one to help capture bucky?
MisterMagurlypse - 11/4/2012, 1:45 PM
Some good ideas there, some really far fetched too. I like your GOTG one about Danvers being the pilot/astronaut and Thanos killing them. That really would set him up to be a very badass villian for the Avengers.

The idea about Thanos removing Hulk is interesting cause it could set up a Planet Hulk movie. Doubtful, but interesting.
FirstAvenger - 11/5/2012, 8:42 AM
Are you Roger Wardell? Lolz

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