Are you ready for a new era of superheroes to take the Marvel Cinematic Universe by storm? After the dust settled from Avengers: Endgame, the stage was set for a fresh generation of heroes to rise, and it looks like Marvel Studios is gearing up for the debut of the Young Avengers! If you’re not familiar with this exciting group of emerging heroes, don’t worry—we’ve got the inside scoop on who they are, their powers, and the clues left throughout the MCU that point to their imminent arrival.
The Young Avengers Assemble
Imagine a team of young, dynamic heroes, each bringing their unique powers and personalities to the table. That’s the essence of the Young Avengers. Born out of Marvel Comics in 2005, this group of amateur vigilantes is eager to prove themselves and live up to the legacies of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Now, it seems like the MCU is ready to introduce this dynamic squad to fans around the world.
The Marvel Studios Teasers
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 has been dropping hints left and right about the potential formation of the Young Avengers. With a focus on introducing new, younger heroes, the stage is perfectly set for the Young Avengers to make their grand entrance in Phase 5, 6, or beyond. But who are the potential members already in the spotlight?
Meet the Potential Young Avengers
Kamala Khan, A.K.A. Ms. Marvel
Iman Vellani burst onto the scene as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel, showcasing her mutant hybrid physiology and “hard light” manipulation. Confirmed as the founding member of the Young Avengers in The Marvels, Kamala is poised to lead this new generation of heroes.
Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye
Hailee Steinfeld took up the bow and arrow as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye, making her the second recruit to the Young Avengers. With her proficiency in archery and martial arts, Kate is ready to take her place alongside Kamala.
Cassie Lang, A.K.A. Stature/Stinger
Kathryn Newton’s Cassie Lang, with her ability to change size, is another potential member. The stage is set for her to join the Young Avengers after discussions of recruitment by Kamala and Kate.
Debuting in She-Hulk, Skaar, the Sakaaran son of Bruce Banner, brings an air of mystery. Could he be the replacement for Hulkling in the Young Avengers?
Tommy Maximoff A.K.A. Speed and Billy Maximoff A.K.A. Wiccan
The twins with powers inherited from Scarlet Witch and Vision, played by Jett Klyne and Julian Hilliard, may be on different timelines. While Tommy’s existence is uncertain after WandaVision, rumors suggest Wiccan’s return in Agatha Harkness’ spin-off, potentially bringing a magical element to the Young Avengers.
Xochitl Gomez made a splash as America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With her reality portal powers and potential sorcerer training, she could be a game-changer for the Young Avengers.
Jack Veal’s Kid Loki, introduced in the Loki series, adds a touch of mischief to the potential lineup. While he chose to stay in the Void, the MCU is full of surprises, and Kid Loki could be a wildcard recruit.
Ty Simpkins, first seen in Iron Man 3, is a gifted engineer with Stark tech. While taking up the Iron Lad mantle may seem unlikely, the MCU’s future holds endless possibilities.
Riri Williams, A.K.A. Ironheart
Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams, debuting in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, brings genius and proprietary armor to the table. Keep an eye on her journey, as she could be the armored member of the Young Avengers.
Toussaint, A.K.A. Prince T’Challa
Debuting in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Divine Love Konadu-Sun’s Toussaint, the secret son of T’Challa, introduces a new legacy character. His potential powers could make him an unlikely but intriguing addition.
Eli Bradley, A.K.A. Patriot
Elijah Richardson’s Eli Bradley, introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has a unique background as the grandson of super-soldier Isaiah Bradley. With a potential future role in Captain America: Brave New World, Eli could be a wildcard in the Young Avengers lineup.
Love From ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’
Introduced in Thor: Love & Thunder, India Rose Hemsworth’s Love, adopted by Thor, could continue the God of Thunder’s legacy. While her inclusion in the Young Avengers seems unlikely, her incredible cosmic powers make her a character to watch.
Astrid “Axl” Heimdallson
Keiron L. Dyer’s Axl, son of Idris Elba’s Heimdall, boasts Asgardian physiology and infinite senses. While his role in the MCU is uncertain, his cosmic powers could be invaluable to the Young Avengers.
Kai Zen’s Phyla, introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, marks the end of the original Guardians team. While unlikely to join the Young Avengers, Phyla’s presence in the MCU adds depth to the cosmic side of Marvel.
Miles Morales, A.K.A. Spider-Man
Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales, the successful animated Spider-Man from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, could swing into the MCU. While not confirmed, the possibility of a live-action Miles Morales movie opens up exciting prospects for the Young Avengers.
The Likelihood and Excitement
As we eagerly anticipate the next phases of the MCU, the potential members of the Young Avengers bring a fresh and diverse energy to the superhero landscape. From Kamala’s enthusiasm to Kid Loki’s mischief, each character adds a unique flavor to the mix.
While some recruits seem more likely than others, the MCU is known for its surprises and twists. Whether they join forces to face a new threat or take on individual journeys, the Young Avengers are poised to redefine heroism in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Get ready for an exhilarating ride as Marvel Studios unveils the next generation of heroes, ready to take their place alongside the iconic Avengers. The Young Avengers are coming, and the future of the MCU has never looked more promising!