Younger, more diverse Avengers, assemble! Kevin Feige, the man with the plan over at Marvel Studios, has admitted that audiences could expect to see the team of Earth’s Adolescent Heroes hit the big screen sometime in the not-too-distant future.
When asked if fans could expect to see the Young Avengers appear in, say, either of the Marvel shows Runaways or Cloak & Dagger, Feige said: “Well…sure.”
He went on to explain: “And both of those you just mentioned we talked about for a long time and they went over to be successful TV shows. We’ve always been fans of Power Pack and figuring that out. And yes. So…where and when we would see the evolution of that? I don’t know.”
This is apparently why there’s an interaction between Scott and his daughter in Ant-Man And The Wasp that suggests that a heroic future may be in store for Cassie. “That’s why we wanted Cassie, a very young Cassie in this movie, to be inspired by her father. Just planting seeds,” said Feige.
Young Avengers is a team of adolescent heroes introduced in the comics in 2005 with connections to the Avengers. The team includes Cassie Lang, aka Scott Lang/Ant-Man’s daughter, who goes by the codename Stature. Power Pack, meanwhile, is a superhero team made up of four young siblings who appear in the books published by Marvel Comics.
Not only is it the next logical step after adding LGBTQIA characters to the cinematic universe, but it also makes sense to set the stage for the next phase of the MCU whenever Robert Downey Jr. (or whomever in the original cast, really) has decided he’s made enough money and may be too old to play Iron Man (he’s been Tony Stark for 10 years and counting, people). After all, given fans’ love of continuity, it wouldn’t make much sense to reboot one franchise within the MCU while continuing with others. Plus, we already know of one Avengers actor looking to call it a day with pretending to save the world.
So, what do you guys think? Would you like to see the Young Avengers or Power Pack appear in the MCU? Let us know in the comments below.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6
(Via Heroic Hollywood)