Avengers Getting New Female Superhero?

The MCU is going through quite a change currently, and The Avengers seems to be a broken piece of that. Now it appears as if a new female superhero is set to join the team.

By James Brizuela | Published

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The Avengers is certainly a group that has no identity, as far as the MCU is concerned. Chris Evans and his version of Captain America is an old man. Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man/Tony Stark are now dead, as he sacrificed himself for the good of humanity. Thor is now one of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Wanda Maximoff is an evil Sorceress, or so it seems. The Avengers are fractured and essentially non-existent. It might be time for a new version of the team to be formed. The New Avengers or Young Avengers would be a good way to bring back the team that is a staple in the Marvel Universe. That might certainly be the case, as it’s being reported that Ms. Marvel might be joining the superhero team in the future.

According to a producer for the Ms. Marvel series, “She’s this young character who is very much a fan of the bigwigs of the Marvel Universe like the Avengers, and she doesn’t feel necessary like she can stand toe to toe with them. But I think, ultimately, she can, and she does.” While this statement might sound a little vague at first, it does essentially reveal that Ms. Marvel will be making her way onto the team in some way. Spider-Man was essentially the protege of Tony Stark, so Ms. Marvel could follow that same route.

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel, otherwise known as Khamala Khan, is set to receive her debut on Disney+ via a new series. The character is also going to be an integral part of The Marvels, which is a sequel film to Captain Marvel. Khan is the first Muslim-American superhero, and in her series, she is obsessed with The Avengers. She goes so far as being a fanfiction writer for the superhero team. With her obsession with the team, and eventually teaming up with one of the actual Avengers, it stands to reason that she would get some sort of training from Captain Marvel. At the very least, she could be welcomed in as some sort of junior member. Captain Marvel could train her in the way that Spider-Man was trained by Tony Stark. There needs to be an Avengers team.

With so many young characters breaking their way into the MCU, it stands to reason that the Young Avengers could be the route to go, which could lead to a more expansive phase of Marvel continuity. She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Echo, and Ironheart, are all characters that could eventually reform the Avengers in some fashion. There are other alumni to think about too. Thor, Scarlet Witch, and The Hulk remain. They could serve in the more mentor-type roles, but it could be time to pass the torch.

The Avengers have had many iterations and teams in the comics, and it’s time for the MCU to do a little experimenting with a new team. Ms. Marvel is going to be close to Captain Marvel, so she should absolutely get her shot on the team eventually. Doctor Strange 2 is supposedly bringing in mutants, so there is that to think about as well. We will certainly get more answers when Doctor Strange 2 drops on May 6th, followed by Ms. Marvel in June on Disney+.