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Wakanda Forever introduces a new Black Panther, sure to join the Avengers team. It also gives audiences their first glance at Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), a genius who builds her own Iron Man-like suit and takes on the Iron Man mantle. She will star in her own Disney+ series, Ironheart, in Phase 5 of the MCU. Even the villain Namor looks set to play a bigger role in future Marvel films.
Marvel's Future Avengers
Marvel Studios' Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a rollicking success! Kevin Feige took the stage to clue fans in on the future of the ever-expanding tapestry that is the MCU. Much was revealed including, but not limited to, release dates for projects like Blade and Fantastic Four. Marvel also showed off engaging trailers for upcoming movies and shows.
Marvel's Avengers is the premiere team of the Marvel Universe, but it alone is not enough - which means three other teams are necessary to create the Avengers of the far future. The members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes are indeed powerful, and their ranks include Gods, super-soldiers, tech billionaires and mutants with extraordinary powers. Avengers #32 suggests that in the far future, the other teams of Earth - and space - will band together to establish an entire Avengers World.
Marvel's Avengers have ventured into the far future before, but their journeys are usually fraught with peril and often end in a dystopian future they must eliminate from the timeline. Most of those adventures involve Kang the Conqueror, a time-traveling villain with a mastery of time travel unlike many others. Most recently, Captain Marvel traveled into the future in 2021, only to see many of her fellow Avengers deceased in a future ruled by Ove, the son of Namor and the Enchantress. But Avengers #32 takes place over an astounding 5,000 years in the future.
In Avengers #32, written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Leinil Francis Yu, Captain America is met by Franklin Richards, who brings Captain America to space. There, the two witness a massive artificial planetoid: Avengers World. In the future, Earth's solar system is protected by this world and four major groups in addition to the Avengers: "The Imperial Academy, the United Universal Houses of the Inhumans, and the Atemporal Architects of SHIELD...protect and police the known universes." These four groups make up the new Avengers of the distant future - and one is quite a surprising addition.
It is also important to note that this issue was written during Marvel's massive Inhumans franchise push of the 2010s. While the team is powerful, they are not necessarily as powerful as the X-Men or other mutant-based teams, but the Inhumans received prominence in Marvel media for some time (at least until 2017). Regardless, the Avengers, Inhumans, SHIELD and Shi'ar Empire play a pivotal role five thousand years into Marvel's future - and if this potential future becomes a reality, it is proof that peace on Earth (and beyond) is possible.
Its initial success may also impact the new Marvel animated series planned to premiere on Hulu, which now only includes M.O.D.O.K. and Hit-Monkey. (In case you missed the news, Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler were cancelled last month). The success of the previously aired and offbeat Marvel Future Avengers series on a digital platform might prove a good yardstick to consider for future animated series.
According to Disney's updated release calendar, as of October 2022, there are five more untitled Marvel movies on the way. It's possible an "X-Men" reboot will appear among these titles in the future.
This weekend, the most ambitious crossover event in history returns to McConomy Auditorium! In Marvel Studios' nineteenth movie, Avengers: Infinity War, the stakes for the Avengers have never been higher as they must come together to stop the mad titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), from collecting all six Infinity Stones, which are ancient cosmic artifacts that enable its user to control all aspects of reality. This summer's biggest blockbuster (and the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time) is the culmination of ten years of Marvel Studios history, and it pays off throughout the movie's entire two and a half-hour runtime. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo perfectly balance elements of humor and darkness, the screen time of at least twenty-one characters, and differing yet compelling perspectives of our heroes as well as the fiercest villain that they've ever faced. Writers and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) architects, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, help to elevate the movie to new heights within the MCU by launching it into new storytelling territory for Marvel's future slate of movies. Josh Brolin delivers a defining and legendary performance as one of the best and most terrifying villains in Marvel Studios history, holding his own against Marvel Studios veterans Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Benedict Cumberbatch. And even in its bleakest moments, it's impossible not to have a great time during every grand character entrance, every quick-witted quip, and every epic fight. Avengers: Infinity War promises to be not just a classic Marvel Studios film, but a classic blockbuster for decades to come. 041b061a72