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Possible Recruits For The All-New, All-Different Avengers

So, I was thinking while reading the preview for All-New, All-Different Avengers that was released on Free Comic Book Day about potential additional recruits to the team. Of course, I don’t expect new members to jump in RIGHT AWAY, that’d be ludicrous. Rather, this is me thinking ahead one or two completed story arcs. Now, with that said, one has to wonder what the criteria for being a member of this team is. Well, as is the case for five out of seven of the members (possibly six, we’ll see), it seems to be characters that have taken up legacy hero names, like Thor, Captain America, etc. There also seems to be an emphasis on newer, younger characters, with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and Nova all being teenagers. So, with that said, I think I’ve got a pretty good idea as to a few newer characters who could conceivably join this new Avengers team. And before you ask, I think I’ll be leaving Captain Marvel and Ant Man out of this, simply because, while they ARE legacy heroes, I think I’d prefer them to be on a team of their own with a few more of the veterans. So, with that said, here’s a few could-be Avengers we might someday see on this team.

Nomad, AKA Ian Rogers

Nomad, AKA Ian Rogers

Well, he’s mostly been working with Sam in All-New Captain America anyway, right? Why not have them working together as Avengers? Besides, as someone trained by his adoptive father, Steve Rogers, Ian is more than capable of holding his own in any fight, and would be an asset to the team. On top of that, we could have a story involving him nowadays that isn’t “OH MY GOD, IAN’S DEAD! HE’S DIED IN THE LINE OF-” “Actually, he’s alive.” “…Are you sure? Because it looked like-” “He’s standing right over there, dude.” Seriously, that kind of repetitiveness is just annoying.

Hawkeye, AKA Kate Bishop

Hawkeye, AKA Kate Bishop

As a member of the Young Avengers, as well as the Secret Avengers, Kate Bishop already has more than enough credibility to join a team like this. On top of that, though, I think it would be VERY interesting to see her on the team, considering that Miles Morales is a member, and he used to date the Ultimate Universe version of Kate, until it was revealed her family were members of Hydra and she kinda ended up getting him and his family kidnapped. So yeah, would make things kinda awkward, but in a good way.

Power Man, AKA Victor Alvarez

Power Man, AKA Victor Alvarez

Another actual Avengers member, the new Power Man could prove the member with the most raw power if he joined this team, with only a couple of contenders. If nothing else, his ability to absorb chi from his environment gives him a different method of power from the others, giving additional variety to the team, plus he can mimic the skills and fighting styles of just about anyone he trains with, so he’d make for a very well-rounded fighter as well. The only thing he’d really need to watch out for are bio-electric jammers, which are able to inhibit his overall power.

Roberto Reyes

Ghost Rider, AKA Roberto Reyes

…Okay, admittedly, this one is based more out of curiosity. Specifically, it seems there are a HUGE contingent of Roberto/Kamala shippers, to the point where Marvel actually seems to be having some fun with the concept in a romance comic set in Secret Wars. Now, the canonicity of this is maybe a touch in the air, but imagine if they were on the same team and whether or not anything would wind up happening between them. Though personally, I think she maybe has a bit more in common with Miles Morales, but that’s just me. On top of that, his hellish power-set, near-identical to that of the first Ghost Rider (save for that duplication trick he can do), would most certainly come in handy in plenty of situations.

Anyway, that’s all I can think of for now, at least fitting the theme I mentioned. Got one I didn’t think of? Leave it in the comments below, and we’ll see how the team grows and develops following Secret Wars. Ja né!

Welcome To Marvelous May + Jyger’s Favourite 5 – 5 Marvel Characters That Should Have Their Own Netflix Series

Fans of my blog, Marvel Comics fans, fans of the Avengers movies, etc, welcome to Marvelous May.

This whole month is gonna be dedicated to Marvel-based stories, news, lists, and so on. And, since Avengers: Age of Ultron is out today (and no, I haven’t seen it yet, and if you spoil it for me, I know a guy in town with an Iron Man suit who can kick your ass, lol), might as well start off by talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Specifically, let’s talk about the Netflix exclusive series they’ve been making. As you probably know, a recent change to the original plan they had for the series has occurred. Whereas there were originally going to be four characters (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) with their own series with approximately 13 episodes each, which would lead to a 4-8 episode series for the Defenders, the plan has changed in that Daredevil apparently did so well that it’s been renewed for another season. Which, I gotta imagine, was a little stressful for the creators of the show. I mean, they had this show they were so proud of that was primarily meant the launching pad for this bold new plan, and the people looked at it and went “That was amazing! What are you guys gonna do for Season 2?” And the creators were like “… … …Oh shit.” Because what do you do? Do you compromise your original plan and go about the process of making a whole second season, or do you tell them no? And frankly, if you tell the audience no when they want more of something they thought was good, you run the risk of losing that audience.

Regardless, though, the point remains that the original plan has been slightly compromised, but in a good way, where we can see that this strategy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is working. So, with that said, one has to wonder if this means they’ll be considering adding more to the plan. Specifically, more characters with their own series. So, with that said, time for another Jyger’s Favourite 5 as we look at 5 Marvel Characters That Should Have Their Own Netflix Series. As usual, for the benefit of people new to this blog, these are in no particular order. Also, Black Widow is not here simply because I think she should instead have her own MOVIE, not TV show. With that said, let’s start with the one I keep saying they should do…

#1 - She-Hulk

#1 – She-Hulk

Seriously, how was this not part of the initial game-plan? Superhero shows are hot, courtroom dramas are hot. So, mix the two and see what happens! Plus, we’ve got Daredevil, who is a lawyer by day, meaning you could potentially cross over with the two outside of the big one planned. And, it would create a great contrast between the two, with Daredevil being a far darker and edgier series about a lawyer who is a superhero, whereas She-Hulk would just have fun with the concept. Plus, think of the guest stars you could have by, say, having one of the Avengers (Tony, most likely) getting sued. You can do all kinds of weird and wacky stuff with that concept, and still have a viably good show. On top of all of that, there’s just the great contrast between the personas of Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk, which is VERY different from Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Whereas Banner can be afraid to let the Hulk out and feels the need to leash the beast, Jennifer can sometimes feel like the She-Hulk persona is needed to do the things she can’t, but at the cost of her sense of self-worth (at least, that’s what I took away from Dan Slott’s run with the character, which FYI, he’d need to be a creative consultant for the series).

#2 - Spider-Woman

#2 – Spider-Woman

Now that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have a deal, there’s no more concern as to whether this character can appear in this universe. And thank goodness, too. With the reveals made in Captain America: The Winter Soldier regarding S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra, it would actually be cool to see a character that was on both sides of the spectrum at one point or another, to learn more about how Hydra continued to exist for so long without S.H.I.E.L.D.’s knowledge, even infiltrating its organization. And then there’s the aspect of Jessica herself, especially at this point in the MCU, where S.H.I.E.L.D. officially doesn’t exist anymore, with its agents now having to operate even more clandestinely than ever, and where she fits into that, and if she even wants to work as a spy anymore, or if she’d prefer to be a hero that helps people more in the open. With that said, though…I’m think it might be best to use a modified version of her current costume. Or, if nothing else, alter the old one so it isn’t quite as skin-tight and doesn’t have the frigging arrow pointed down at her crotch. lol Seriously, who the hell designed that? I mean, I like the colour balance, but that’s about it.

#3 - Hawkeye

#3 – Hawkeye

Again, I haven’t seen Age of Ultron at the time of this writing, but I have heard a few details, specifically as it pertains to the character of Hawkeye. Let’s just say we learn some interesting details regarding Clint Barton that would be cool to explore. And seeing as how the movies don’t seem keen on exploring them much farther than shown in this movie, the options seem to be to either have him be a guest character in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or have him get his own Netflix series. And frankly, the latter would also open the door for Hawkeye related characters to appear, like his brother Barney, AKA Trick Shot, the super-villain Crossfire, his ex-wife Mockingbird, and even his eventual successor Kate Bishop. On top of that, it’d be a great character study for Clint, looking at how he feels being on a team with a god, a super-soldier, a near-invulnerable gamma radiated man, and a genius with his own high tech mech suit, and if he feels in any way inadequate compared to them.

#4 - Ms. Marvel

#4 – Ms. Marvel

I’ve actually heard rumours they may be at least considering doing a live-action adaptation of this character. If they do, all I ask is that, for the love of God, don’t white wash her, and PLEASE have actual Pakistani-Americans writing for the show. Hell, have G. Willow Wilson on board for this. If Geoff Johns can do the DC shows, I’m sure it wouldn’t be problematic to have her for this. Beyond that, I would also suggest holding off on it. Like, a lot. In fact, might even be a good idea to wait until after Inhumans hits theatres, considering that she is one of them after all. And it might be a good idea to aim this at a SLIGHTLY younger audience (not LITTLE kids, just younger), thus allowing Kamala to be their stand-in as a young person entering this oftentimes insane world.

#5 - The Mandarin

#5 – The Mandarin

Okay, in my personal opinion, and I know I’m gonna get crap for this, the decision to make the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 just an actor playing a role was actually a good call. It plays well into the overall theme of the movie. It also works even better that it turns out, via a one-shot in the Blu-ray release of Thor: The Dark World, that there was a REAL Mandarin that’s been hiding in the shadows whose name was stolen by Aldrich Killian and used by Trevor Slattery, and that this individual is VERY unhappy with that. As such, we have our cake and eat it too. People who like the twist in Iron Man 3 don’t have that taken away, and fans of the character from the comics get what they want. So, why not explore that? See what his real schtick is, and establish him as a character and a legitimate threat for either Iron Man, the Avengers, or the Defenders to have to fight later on. Again, everybody wins.

Anyway, those are five characters I think should get Netflix series. Got one that’s not on here? Lemme know in the comments below, and we’ll see how things develop over the years. Ja né!