With the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever expanding, it makes sense that any and all characters that can be used by them will be eventually. With so many major characters still unavailable between the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, it seems like some of the lesser known characters may be on the move soon towards either the big screen or the small screen. Here's ten characters that Marvel haven't used yet, but may do soon!
1. Amadeus Cho!
Now Mark Ruffalo playing the Bruce Banner Hulk is all the Hulk I need. But before Amadeus Cho became a version of the Hulk in Marvel Comics, he was a friend of Hulk as well as a kid genius. This kind of character would be excellent to use either for a Hulk film as a side character, or as his own man in some young version of the Avengers, where he could either provide tech support and his genius abilities or actually become his version of Hulk. Let's face it, Mark Ruffalo won't stick around forever, and Marvel would love the opportunity to replace his Hulk with a young Korean American character.
Thor: Ragnarok looks is definitely the end of the Thor trilogy, but it may also be the end of Thor films. Asgard looks like it's going to be destroyed by Hela, and Chris Hemsworth may well be killed off or just decide to leave after Avengers: Infinity War. As such, the MCU could really use the boost of another mythological character who brings with him an entire magical background and can be a powerhouse member of the Avengers. Hercules brings all this, and with the recent success of Wonder Woman, using an origin based in Greek mythology, this is a sure-fire hit for Marvel!
3. Captain Britain!
C'mon Marvel, all of us loyal British fans are waiting! Sokovia and Wakanda have gotten heroes into the Avengers before Britain and those are fictional! Captain Britain has been around since 1976, and he's got magical powers that Merlyn gave him! Don't tell me you don't want to see a character like that in the Avengers, it would be amazing! Also there are British actors playing American heroes like Tom Holland as Spider-Man, so it's time to give us our due!
I think this character is necessary for the MCU at some point. Jennifer Walters is an amazing character who can be a huge inspiration to women. Sure Captain Marvel is going to do amazing things in that regard, as Wonder Woman has already done, but that's no reason for another incredibly strong female character not to be introduced. Walters is a lawyer by day and a giant green superhero with incredible strength the rest of the time, that's some juggling act! In addition, Marvel may actually be able to make movies for this Hulk, while rights issues with Universal are apparently still stopping them from making normal Hulk films for now.
This is a character many people have been expecting for some time. Nova, in whichever incarnation of the character you prefer, is a member of the Nova Corps and it's pretty weird we haven't seen him yet. The Nova Corps were in a pretty huge battle involving an infinity stone being used by a maniac in a wild attempt to destroy their entire planet of Xandar. So Nova probably doesn't exist yet, but it could make a fun film for a young human to accidentally receive the armor and become Nova. Such a film could also bring back the Nova Corps characters we met like John C Reilly and Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Alternatively it would be fun for the character to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 3, where the Guardians could help mentor him and help him learn to be a hero. It's pretty unlikely though, they're bound to have their hands full.
6. Moon Knight!
Moon Knight is a character I can't wait to see in the MCU. He's the avatar on Earth of the Egyptian God Khonshu, the ancient Egyptian God of the Moon (of course). While he has no actual superpowers, he is incredibly skilled from his time in the military and is wealthy, using his gadgets and skills to fight crime in the name of Khonshu. No, he's not Batman. I see where the similarities are generated but he's not Batman. Also, if Moon Knight got his own Netflix series it would be a major hit, because he's an excellent character and his origin involving betrayal by a friend who leaves him for dead under the statue of Khonshu would make for an excellent first series.
Of course another character that fully deserves an opportunity to strike out on their own within the MCU, either in a film or a Netflix series, as he could easily carry something like on his back. Between his long background in Marvel Comics and the excellent rogues gallery he has amassed, it would be quite an excellent way to bring him back after a great tenure from Wesley Snipes as the character in his own film trilogy. There have already been rumors about having Blade's daughter headline a Netflix series, but I feel like seeing the man himself in action within the MCU is a must. A later Defenders style team-up with the likes of Ghost Rider, Punisher and Moon Knight also has to be on!
I wasn't intending on including many villains in this list, but Taskmaster is a must because I love the idea of him. He can mimic the fighting style and movements of anyone. Absolutely anyone. Over the years this has been regarded as merely a talent, and sometimes as a superpower. Either way, he has worked for villains, often teaching them and their men how to fight certain heroes, but he has also helped heroes learn to fight and on occasion has worked for the US government. As a villain in any Marvel film or Netflix series he would be excellent, even on Agents of SHIELD. Whether you used him as a full-blown villain or as a morally grey mercenary, he's a fantastic character to introduce.
9. Beta Ray Bill!
Beta Ray Bill would be a fascinating character to introduce into the MCU. He was originally expected to be a villainous monster, but ended up being a hero somehow worthy of wielding Thor's legendary hammer Mjolnir. Thor and Bill argued over who should wield it for some time before Bill was gifted a hammer of his own, known as Stormbreaker. Thor and he then became friends, and Bill has been a part of the Marvel universe ever since. An extra alien character could do no harm, and he could be a replacement for Thor if Chris Hemsworth does indeed decide to leave the Marvel films behind. Alternatively you could have a future Thor film pit Thor against Bill over who should wield the hammer, if it makes a comeback after Hela destroys it in Thor: Ragnarok that is.
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