We’re starting to see different Marvel actors looking to try to pitch movie ideas to Kevin Feige and through reporters. A big one recently was an all-female flick (Liberators?) that a bunch of the Marvel actresses mentioned to Feige during the Vanity Fair photo shoot, which sounds like he’s seriously considering.
Previously, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo mentioned the idea of teaming-up which led to Thor: Ragnarok pairing their superhero characters in easily the best Thor installment to date.
Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her Black Widow solo film which is expected to be released sometime in 2020. And seeing more spinoffs in Phase Four wouldn’t be terribly shocking.
Another film idea that was suggested on the set of Avengers: Infinity War came from Sebastian Stan while speaking with EntertainmentTonight. Stan wants to see Bucky Barnes and Anthony Mackie‘s Falcon in a buddy flick. Not unlike Midnight Run or 48 hours.
“We absolutely can. Absolutely. I mean, the right people to make that happen are certainly within feet from us right now.”
“To me, it’s like Martin Brest film classic, Midnight Run, you know. It’s really just sort of in my head, like, 48 hours or a buddy comedy from the ’80s or the ’90s. That’s how I see it.”
Fans have been strongly debating which of the two Captain America sidekicks would end up taking on the mantle in the future. Well, there could be answer to that some might not be expecting, how about both of them?
The film could easily be considered Captain America 4. I already mentioned what that could look like and how Marvel could easily add these supporting characters.
- Joseph Chapman aka Union Jack
- Lady Jacqueline Falsworth aka Spitfire
- Jim Hammond aka Human Torch
- Thomas Raymond aka Toro
- Elizabeth Barstow aka Silver Scorpion
- Mark Anthony Todd aka Blazing Skull
- Louise Grant Mason aka Phantom Blonde
- Madeline Joyce Frank aka Miss America
- Kevin Marlow aka Destroyer
- Aarkus aka Vision
- Bruce Dickson aka Thin Man
- Peter Noble aka Fin
- Robert L. Frank aka Whizzer
- Roger Aubrey aka Dyna-Mite
- John F. Walker aka U.S. Agent
- Ryoko Sabuki aka Radiance (granddaughter of Golden Girl)
- Nia Noble (daughter of Atlantan villain U-Man)
Some potential returning MCU villains could include Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), and Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Daniel and Sam have recently suggested they’d reprise their roles if given the chance. Sam Rockwell earning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Three Billboards gives Marvel a big reason to bring him back.
In the comics, it’s Norman Osborn who creates a new version of SHIELD named HAMMER, which would easily be handed off to Justin Hammer leading to the formation of the Thunderbolts (founded by Zemo).
This was somewhat teased in Iron Man 2 when Hammer gave Rhodey the Iron Patriot suit which is Osborn’s alter-ego from Dark Avengers. We’ve seen plenty of Thunderbolts members running around the MCU including Crossbones (Frank Grillo), Zemo, Thunderbolt Ross’ Red Hulk, and Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).
Bucky also happens to be a member of the recent comic book incarnation of the team.
Thunderbolts could be a government controlled version of the Avengers and might have willing/unwilling members. Combining the Thunderbolts and Dark Avengers into one group wouldn’t be terribly shocking.
Another way to go is possibly using the Serpent Society with Madame Hydra leading them as a surrogate for HYDRA. That could be either Ophelia Sarkissian (also has ties to Spider-Woman) or Secret Empire‘s Elisa Sinclair versions of the villainess.
Kevin Feige originally gave Captain America 3 the title Captain America: Serpent Society only to switch it to Captain America: Civil War, it wouldn’t hard to imagine if they actually circle back to that faux title.
Some might be confused thinking that The Wolverine‘s Dr. Green was Madame Hydra when they only used the name Viper and was turned into a snake-like mutant (unconnected to HYDRA).
Ophelia was a villain in the WWII-set First Avenger video game tie-in Captain America: Super Soldier (voiced by Audrey Wasilewski). However, Baron Strucker was also used in the game but was ultimately used in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
I’d love to see Oscar-Winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) as Madame Hydra. The Swedish actress has been slowly moving towards bigger films with Jason Bourne, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Tomb Raider, while they didn’t make a huge impact at the box office audiences have been very happy with her in those movies.
Serpent Society has plenty of cannon-fodder villains but they could also include some of the villains from The Secret Empire comics including Taskmaster (also in Thunderbolts), Black Ant, and Doctor Octopus/Superior Octopus. These could be potential lineup additions for Dark Avengers/Thunderbolts as well.
We’ll have to wait and see if Marvel Studio will actually move forward with this anytime soon.