5 Marvel Teams That Could Replace The Avengers in the MCU (& 5 That Shouldn’t)

There is no doubt the popularity of the MCU is in huge part because of the successful team-up of the Avengers. But which team could replace them?

There is no doubt the popularity of the MCU is in huge part because of the successful team-up of the Avengers. Many fans are wondering what the next big team-up will be if any, as the Phases continue. The delay in movie releases due to COVID-19 has only left more time for audiences to speculate.

This list does not include specific popular Marvel teams such as the Fantastic Four or Inhumans. Those teams had previous familial or romantic ties before formation, unlike the Avengers.

Shouldn't: The Ultimates

The Ultimates is an elite task force comprised of enhanced beings. There are a few reasons why this team shouldn't show up on the screen. They are too similar in make-up to the Avengers. They are the best of the best, the elite enhanced.

However, they are not as pure as the Avengers and are more like a tactical strike team than a group of heroes protecting the innocent. That is not an image that will be popular to have on-screen, as it often can be a hard sell even on the page.
Could: Nova Corps

Nova Corps has already been introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. They are shown as having been destroyed by Thanos in Infinity War, but that does not count them out as being used as the next big team-up in the MCU. It is possible that members of the Nova Corps survived and are rebuilding more significant and better for a return.

Since they tend to be more grounded in the Cosmic side of Marvel Comics, this would be a way to tie in with Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, the Guardians, Thor, plenty of already existing characters that will be continuing, at least for a bit in the MCU. Nova (Richard Rider) is a hugely popular character in the books and would translate well on screen.

Shouldn't: The Thunderbolts

The Thunderbolts started as a group of villains perpetrating a hoax on the public, stepping in to replace missing heroes. Their rookie member, Jolt, is the only one who is not a bad guy, joining their ranks to be a heroine and do good. The leader of the group, Baron Zemo, misjudged his recruited teammates, however.

Could: Revengers

 Though it was a bit of a tongue in cheek moment in Thor: Ragnarok, the Revengers are a real thing in the world of Marvel. If the MCU wanted to, they could easily use this moment to build an MCU Revengers team anchored by Thor and Valkarie, with Korg, Banner/Hulk as members. Other teammates could be found as Phase 4 progresses.

Let's face it, no matter where the MCU goes from Endgame, there are going to be plenty of heroes who have a darker outlook on life and are looking for revenge from the events that cost them dear loved ones. The Revengers may be the mantle for the darker, edgier team-up bound to be the result.

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