With Marvel Studios’ twenty-two-films, now referred to as “THE INFINITY SAGA” complete, certain characters will be heading over to the upcoming Disney streaming service, Disney+. Here’s what the events of Avengers: EndGame possibly means for these upcoming Marvel shows.
Falcon and Winter Soldier
Avengers: EndGame concludes with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), passing on the Captain America shield, and perhaps safe to assume, the moniker, over to Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, considering the show has been called “Falcon and Winter Soldier” since word spread about the show, we may potentially see Sam struggle to choose between the roles, alongside which to call himself: Cap or Falcon. Either way, Steve is clearly supportive of Sam’s future as Captain America and beyond the heaviness of “losing” Steve, there are sure to be some comedic scenes between him and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Dream scenario: drop Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in the middle of their banter, the two did seem united “against” Peter in Captain America: Civil War...
Teased to take place in the 1950s, it seems likely that this show will use the time travel concept (or “time heist” as Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) calls it), introduced in EndGame to create another happy ending scenario for Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). EndGame’s lack of a wedding scene for Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), who was also in his final outing as the titular character, didn’t go unnoticed. Albeit, it seems understandable, considering it probably just didn’t fit the tone of the film as is. It WOULD however be neat to see a Marvel wedding at some point. Will this be the Marvel project to give us one? Hmmmm.
The animated What If? Disney+ show imagines Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell in both the theatrical and television outings of the character, taking on the Captain America mantle instead. How, you may ask? With Peggy having received the Super Serum instead of Steve! EndGame gave us the closure scenes we needed between Tony and his father, Howard Stark (John Slattery). A particularly fun moment was seeing Agent Carter’s Jarvis (James D’Arcy) in his trusty role as Howard’s butler (AND OH SO MUCH MORE, please watch Agent Carter). Sure to please any (of the MANY) Agent Carter fans out there, this Disney+ show seems like it could be some fun. Maybe it opens a portal to potentially also see Pepper as Iron Man or Rescue and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) as Thor too? Dependent on availability and interest, of course.
EndGame reunited Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and his family, but the loss of his best friend, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), is bound to be a huge part of the upcoming Disney+’s Hawkeye show. Katherine Langford’s casting for EndGame caused quite the buzz last year but with her scenes not having shown up in EndGame, if early fan speculation of her role being that of Kate Bishop is correct, this may be the show where we see Clint begin to train the next Hawkeye. To be fair, if the Hawkeye show is more so about Clint and Natasha’s prior missions, a connection over to the upcoming Black Widow movie may be in the cards instead.
Interestingly enough, though the same may not be said about numerous characters in an already packed to the brim movie, we caught more than a glimpse of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in EndGame. For their time heist mission, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are sent back to Asgard, to the very day Thor’s mother, Frigga (Rene Russo), would inevitably be killed. If one recalls Jane at this point in the MCU, has the Ether (or the Reality Stone) within her and Thor and Rocket are sent to retrieve it to aid them in their plan to beat Thanos (Josh Brolin). While Thor and Rocket are in Asgard, on their own time heist mission, Tony, Steve, Scott and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are sent back to the Battle of New York/Chitauri invasion. Problems galore, Loki manages to evade not only his arrest, but completes a heist of his own: He gets away with the Tesseract! Though the Loki show seems to be set up to explore his actions following this (and his using the tesseract), of note, with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the time travel concept having been introduced, it won’t be surprising to see Marvel throw fans a curveball!
By: Prutha S. Patel (@pspatel)
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