Dream Casting: The Next Avengers

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Apr 26, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

With the release of Avengers: Infinity War, it's an interesting time to think about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Infinity War and its unnamed sequel seem very much like the final chapter to the story of the MCU so far. There will surely still be Avengers movies, but it's fair to wonder how many cast members will stick around, and for how long.

As I write this, I haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, and I have no spoilers about who dies or gets otherwise taken out of the action. But with the idea that this will likely happen to some characters, I've collected some potential replacements. These characters (along with the female Thor I've covered in the past) comprise the next generation of the Avengers, and their time in the MCU may be coming before too long.

Julia Goldani Telles as Hawkeye

Julia Goldani Telles (the upcoming Slender Man) will be perfect at portraying Kate Bishop's evolution from a debutante to a hard-traveling hero following in Clint Barton's footsteps.

Shyrley Rodriguez as America Chavez

I'm sticking with my choice from last year, but I want to reiterate that she'd be a great addition to the MCU.

Anthony Mackie as Captain America

If Chris Evans is leaving and you want a new Captain America, the comics have already provided a perfect solution: give Falcon the job.

Yara Shahidi as Ironheart

Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) is the obvious choice to play the teen prodigy who follows in Tony Stark's armored footsteps.

Ki Hong Lee as the Totally Awesome Hulk

Teen genius Amadeus Cho was already an adventurer in his own right before he became a Hulk, but he's particularly good to have around if Bruce Banner's not available. Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner) will be a great Amadeus, and his smile and mannerisms will be captured for the Hulk as well.

Sophia Ali as Ms. Marvel

Sophia Ali (Truth or Dare) will make a great Kamala Khan, but the real challenge will be translating her size-changing powers to live action without them seeming silly or unsettling.

Jessica Sula as Viv Vision

If Vision doesn't make it, you can always reveal that he constructed his own daughter after the fact. Jessica Sula (Split) will have a striking look in her colorful makeup.

Louis Hynes as Kid Loki

When Loki dies in Marvel Comics, he's reincarnated as an adolescent kid who makes some attempt to find a better path as his new self. Louis Hynes (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is the perfect young actor to bring this Loki to life.