A new Marvel fan-poster brings together the New Avengers including Mighty Thor and Ghost Rider. Kicking off the MCU’s Phase 4 is taking a little while longer than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, but once it’s kicked off, fans can expect that a revamped roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be formed and it will be composed of familiar and fresh faces. Since there’s a confirmed slate, fans at least have an idea of what the franchise’s premier superhero team will look like moving forward.
Avengers: Endgame marked the end of the Infinity Saga and to further drive that point, it also functioned as the swan song to some of the MCU’s founding heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow. Meanwhile, the remaining three original Avengers—Thor, Hulk, and Hawkeye—are all scattered with no clear plans of rebuilding the superhero team. This is intentional as it coincides with Marvel Studios’ rebuilding phase.
Once a big new villain threatens Earth again, the Avengers will be back one way or another. A new fan-made poster created by empyre.art imagines what that revamped poster would look like. The line-up includes Jane Foster’s upcoming superhero persona as Mighty Thor and Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider joining already established heroes such as Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and the new Captain America in Sam Wilson among others. Check it out below:
As confirmed during last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Natalie Portman is set to return to the MCU in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love & Thunder. Her last appearance was in Thor: The Dark World. This time, however, she’s set to play a much bigger role as she assumes the role of Mighty Thor just like in the comics. Given this, it’s safe to say that she’ll eventually join the Avengers. Meanwhile, there’s no official word yet on Marvel Studios’ plans for Ghost Rider, but rumors are relentless that it’s being secretly developed. Interestingly, the creator of the fan art opted to not include the three remaining original Avengers, especially since Chris Hemsworth has just said that he’s a long way off from retiring from the MCU, meaning he could appear in another ensemble project after his fourth solo movie.
Coming from a big event like Avengers: Endgame, it’s understandable why Marvel Studios isn’t rushing to confirm another Avengers film. While they have a confirmed slate that runs until 2022, there are no signs that another ensemble project is on their pipeline, presumably because they want to focus on rebuilding the MCU after the debacle against Thanos. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are not quietly building towards another massive event that would demand the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to re-assemble.
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