The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is set to introduce the Young Avengers, marking a significant shift in the superhero landscape. Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, takes center stage in this new era. Disappointed by her exclusion from the New Avengers team, she embarks on a mission to assemble her own team of young superheroes.
This initiative mirrors the comic book version of the Champions, a teenage superhero team, and combines it with the Young Avengers. Khan's first recruit is none other than Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop, a character who humorously points out her age, being in her twenties, and almost eligible for the full Avengers team.
The recruitment scene is a clever nod to the iconic Iron Man post-credits scene, where Nick Fury discusses the Avengers initiative. This moment in the MCU is not just a passing of the torch but a playful homage to its own history.
A New Universe: The X-Men Connection
The most anticipated aspect of the MCU's expansion is the integration of the X-Men. In a surprising twist, Monica Rambeau finds herself in an alternate universe, in the X-Mansion, alongside a version of her mother, Maria Rambeau, who has taken up the mantle of Binary.
This development is a direct link to the X-Men, with Beast, played by Kelsey Grammer, appearing in a motion-capture performance. This alternate universe is not the same as the one from the Fox movies but a different reality where X-Men exist.
This setup is crucial for the upcoming Deadpool 3, which will explore the multiverse and feature various versions of X-Men characters from different universes.
The Future of Marvel: A Multiverse of Possibilities
The MCU is poised for a significant transformation with the introduction of the Young Avengers and the integration of the X-Men.
This evolution represents a new chapter in the Marvel saga, one that promises to bring fresh narratives and characters to the forefront. The Young Avengers, starting with six or seven characters, will grow over time, much like the original Avengers did.
The post-credits scenes of the Marvels movie do not explicitly state the return of characters like Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel, but it's clear that they will be back. The MCU is setting the stage for a grand narrative that will encompass the multiverse, Kang the Conqueror, and a new generation of heroes.