Are we finally out of Avengers: Endgame‘s spoiler period? Good. So much happened in the film that could hint at the future of the MCU and we’re all here for it.
This is something I’ve been personally thinking a lot about, but with the tip-off that we’re going to be getting a Hawkeye Disney+ show that follows Clint Barton training a young one to take on the name and the bow, it’s clear that Endgame isn’t setting up for the youngster to be Kate Bishop. On contrary to what many reports have said, I think the opening scene of Endgame, in fact sets up Clint’s daughter, Lila, to take up this role.
This also leads me to another theory…
If you paid attention to scene of Tony Stark’s funeral, a few kids were there prominently placed: Lila stands in front of her family, Cassie Lang (the daughter of Ant-Man), Morgan Stark (Tony’s daughter) and Harley Keener (the kid from Iron Man 3).
In the comics, Cassie Lang takes on the names Stinger and Stature, and goes on her own super hero adventures. Morgan would obviously continue her father’s legacy (maybe as Rescue if Pepper Potts retires after her ONE battle?). Harley…. stumps me. His inclusion at the end of the film could have just been a tribute, but it felt forced if it was. I’d love for them to bring Harley back for some super-hero action. This isn’t necessarily the “Young Avengers” from the comics, but rather… “Avengers Who Happen To Be Young” (coming spring 2025).
Thor + Guardians of the Galaxy
With Valkyrie being passed the crown of Asgard and leading New Asgard into a bright, new future on Earth, what does that mean for the God of Thunder? Well, the events are pointing at the fact that we have a new Guardian of the Galaxy!
Thor and Rocket Raccoon really hit off a great friendship in the events of Infinity War and Endgame, and I’d love to see that keep going into the next segment of the MCU. The Milano is getting pretty crowded, having 6 bodies (now 7 with Thor), and it seems like Endgame is setting up for a rescue mission to bring back Gamora. Is she alive? How did she come back?
…What does this mean for Natasha?
At this point, I am at a loss for what the future holds for Natasha Romanoff. She sacrificed herself in Endgame so that Clint Barton could get the Soul Stone, and there were no signs of bringing her back. They even stated that they couldn’t bring her back multiple times in the film… but how is Gamora potentially back?
Either way, I am predicting to get a prequel of sorts. Natasha and Clint frequently reference Budapest. What happened there? They never say in The Avengers, so I’m totally expecting this unnamed Black Widow film to give us answers.