Though nothing has been officially announced, The Marvels pretty much confirmed that Marvel Studios is planning some sort of Young Avengers project. Previous rumors have pointed to a Disney+ series, but we’re now hearing that the Jr. roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will actually assemble on the big screen.
Right at the end of the recent Captain Marvel sequel, after helping Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau defeat Dar-Benn and prevent a catastrophic Multiversal event, Kamala Khan uses Nick Fury’s S.W.O.R.D. tech iPad to track down Hawkeye‘s Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and tells her she’s putting a team together.
According to insider Daniel Richtman, Marvel is indeed developing Young Avengers, but as a movie. It sounds like a series was the original plan, but it’s said that, going forward, Kevin Feige would rather “showcase significant events in theatrical settings.”
We’re not sure how well a Young Avengers movie would be received by general audiences when even established heroes (Marvel and DC) are struggling in the current box office climate, but Marvel/Disney will likely be hoping that things will have turned a corner by the time this project is ready to enter production.
Kamala mentions Cassie Lang, aka Stature, in The Marvels scene, but who else will be on the team? It’s probably going to be a while before we find out for sure, but Ms. Marvel actress Iman Vellani was asked about her “Nick Fury moment” during a recent interview, and she revealed which characters she’d most like to recruit.
“People really love these Young Avengers, but I don’t even know if they actually read those comics—not that they’re bad. The chemistry between Kamala, Miles [Morales], and Sam [Alexander], it’s too good. I would love to see that trio in the MCU. Neither of those characters exist yet in live action, but I’m praying for it. Yeah. I love Sam Alexander. One of their first interactions that they had. Also when Sam tried to reveal his identity and Kamala was like, ‘Get away from me.’ I love it.”
We’re sure we will see Miles and Sam/Nova in the MCU at some point, but they probably won’t be part of this first iteration of the Young Avengers.
Would you have any interest in a Young Avengers movie? If so, which characters – aside from Kamala, Kate and Cassie – would you most like to see on the team? Drop us a comment down below.