Captain America May Lead A New Team Of Heroes In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Avengers: Age of Ultron will bring back all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the previous movie, as well as newcomers Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision. but they might not be the only change to the team’s roster in the 2015 sequel. Badass Digest is reporting that the end of Age of Ultron will feature Captain America assembling “a team that is a mix of familiar and new faces, leading forward into Phase Three.” While this “end of the movie cameo” won’t be a part of the main story, it’s meant to show audiences that the team can consist of the heroes from the first film. The article speculates that this cameo scene will either be shot during reshoots or “snuck” into the Captain America 3 production.

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While the site knows which heroes are listed in Joss Whedon’s script, although obviously that’s subject to change, they were unwilling to reveal any names except for one: Carol Danvers, called Ms. Marvel in the script, who previously been rumored to appear, albeit as a civilian. However, this may no longer be the case. According to BD’s sources, Marvel might have “cold feet” about including her. It’s apparently not because they don’t like Danvers, but because they’re not sure whether dropping her in a team movie for her first appearance is the right move. Maybe this means that Marvel is considering a solo movie debut instead, which would make her their first solo female superhero movie. It’s like an opposite Wonder Woman approach: let her kick ass on her own and then join the team, rather than what Warner Bros. is doing with the Amazon in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Regardless, the main reason for introducing this new team is to follow through on their “avoid origin stories” direction. Instead of going the Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger routes, they’re looking to Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy as their template; the characters are “on their path,” i.e. already have their powers and such, but they’re not necessarily known the public or set on their heroic mission. That being said, the article does point out that “that doesn’t mean they’re [Marvel] totally okay with just dropping a fully-formed character into Age of Ultron.” This is apparently the reason why we won’t see Black Panther, even though the Avengers will head to Wakanda to obtain vibranium.

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This is all very similar to Avengers #16, where Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and Wasp left the Avengers, and Cap recruited Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. If I had to guess, I would say that Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and possibly Black Widow are the likeliest candidates to leave. If this scene is taking inspiration from Avengers #16, then Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will certainly be sticking around, as well as Vision. As for new members, that are a lot of options. Falcon, War Machine, Doctor Strange, an Inhuman (not sure which one), Spider Woman, She-Hulk, the list goes on. As for Ms. Marvel (although it’d be preferable if she were a Captain) and Black Panther, save them for solo movies. It’s what we want!

Will Avengers: Age of Ultron take inspiration from this iconic issue?
Will Avengers: Age of Ultron take inspiration from this iconic issue?

If you think about it, this is reminiscent of how Warner Bros. is introducing the Justice League roster in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but in a way, Marvel has more of a disadvantage. At most, that movie will have seven or eight heroes. With Age of Ultron, the Avengers roster totals nine. Throwing other heroes at the end might confuse the general audience. This “cameo recruitment” will be tricky to pull off, but it could be the just the sendoff into Phase 3 that we need. 

Get ready, folks. Next year, the New Avengersmay be dropping on the scene. Avengers 2.0! A new team of heroes with attitude. Go, go Avengers! No, that just doesn’t have the same ring.

SOURCE: Badass Digest

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  • VirgilHawkins

    I’m not totally sure we won’t see Black Panther. I remember one of the set photos showing a black guy clad in all black with some sort of cloak. a lot of people on Comingsoon were saying it’s Iron Patriot, but it didn’t look like typical cgi gear, and the hairstyle and skin tone was way too off to be a stunt double for Cheadle.

    That being said, I won’t be surprised if the cameo team at the end isn’t more of a black ops Secret Avengers type deal, and that’s what Cap 3 is based on. Cap 2 alone was only a couple of heroes away from being a Secret Avengers type film, so it seems logical.