Avengers: Infinity War will mark a major turn in MCU. Marvel has been building up their universe exactly for this movie. Thanos’ invasion will change a lot as he will end up killing multiple heroes. So if many of them get killed, it could severely alter the line-up of heroes in MCU.
Keeping in mind the major change that the movie could bring, here are heroes that MCU could be focusing on in future.
Bucky aka the New Captain America
Sebastian Stan has a big contract with Marvel. With Chris Evans hinting that he might stop playing Captain America after this movie, chances are Sebastian will become the new Captain America. Bucky could take up the mantle if Steve ends up dying in the movie. Additionally he might even get some upgrades in his costume from Wakanda where he is right now.
Brie Larson will debut as Captain Marvel in the movie and after that she will have her own solo movie. Given the alteration in the line-up, she could be one of the heroes MCU focuses on. Also she will have an important part to play in the ensemble as it will setup her stint in MCU.
Iron Man has pretty much retired from superhero business. He only dons the suit when necessary. He could continue to act as a patron and post the ensemble could regulate a new team of Avengers. He will also be seen as a mentor to Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming, further consolidating his role and status in MCU.
Odinson (formerly Thor)
Thor will perhaps be deemed unworthy of lifting the Mjolnir and would go by the name Odinson. He is seen with a different hammer in a promo art, which only hints at the above stated theory. Valkyrie too could step up as female Thor in the movie but that would depend on the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
Doctor Strange is another major addition to MCU. The cinematic universe could continue to focus on multiverses as far as this character is concerned. It would help churn new stories and bring new characters. Before that he could be seen as an Avenger in the movie.
Spider-Man too could end up becoming the newest member of the team. He will also be seen in the ensemble and could get recruited by his mentor Tony. It would depend on his role in the movie as to how much MCU ends up focusing on him.
Comicbook.com reported that Chris Evans might not return in the role of Captain America. According to the outlet once Avengers: Infinity War ends, Steve could either die or retire. There were rumors earlier that some of the old heroes could step down to make way for new heroes to join the team.
This new update is now indicating that Steve could be one of the heroes who could be stepping down.
Avengers: Infinity War will release next year on May 4.
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