Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Phase 4 heroes become the new Avengers in a fan-art. With the Infinity Saga now finished, fans are looking forward to what’s next for the MCU. The franchise is taking an extended break after the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced Marvel to delay kicking off their new slate of films and TV shows. While some are spending their time revisiting its 23 movies, others are looking forward to the future – including one illustrator who imagines what the revamped Avengers lineup will look like
With half of the original Avengers no longer in the MCU, Marvel Studios is looking to introduce a new string of heroes that would become the franchise’s new premier team. Aside from the existing characters who will be continuing their journeys, the film series is also debuting fresh faces such as the Eternals and Shang-Chi. Not much is known about Phase 4 in general, but with the public having a general idea of what to expect, fans are coming up with their own versions of the new Avengers lineup, not to mention who the universe’s next big bad is moving forward.
For digital artist psychboyz, the revamped Avengers lineup will be composed of familiar characters like Thor, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. It also reunited them with heroes who are tipped to headline their own Disney+ series such as Sam Wilson in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Scarlet Witch for WandaVision. As for Thanos’ successor, the illustrator chose Galactus as seen in the newly-released fan-art. Check it out below:
The one-sheet noticeably doesn’t feature upcoming Marvel heroes, aside from Jane Foster, who will transform into Mighty Thor in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. That doesn’t mean that the Eternals and Shang-Chi won’t partake in any future Avengers movies. Chances are, the artist skipped on incorporating them into the creation because Marvel Studios has yet to debut any official look for the aforementioned heroes. In fact, the public has only seen concept artwork for the characters of Eternals, debuted at last year’s D23 Expo, while there’s nothing from Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings so far, except for the film’s logo.
Fans would have to wait a little while longer for an Avengers movie, however. Following Avengers: Endgame, the MCU has to rebuild itself to merit another ensemble movie – this is backed by their confirmed slate that’s mostly origin stories and sequels. Aside from the upcoming characters, the public can also expect the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and their tie-in characters to be slowly incorporated in the franchise. MCU architect Kevin Feige has been mum about how they’re going to accomplish this, but as masters of playing the long game, there’s a possibility that they’re already planting plot seeds for their imminent arrival.