The hype surrounding Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman was unprecedented. It's one thing seeing hero vs villain, but it's a totally different ball game to see hero vs hero. I don't know what it is about us comic book fans, but we just love seeing our favorite superheroes battle it out to see who will come out victorious. 2016 gave us some epic superhero match-ups, but given the success of Civil War, we're hoping that was just the beginning. Let's take a look at the superhero fights that sound most exciting to imagine in the future of the MCU, starting with the battle of the brains!
1. Iron Man v Doctor Strange
How it could happen: Both of them being stubborn and arguing till they fight
Who I think would win: Iron Man
Quick witted. Philanthropist. Genuis. If you thought of either Doctor Strange or Iron Man upon reading those words, you are right. Both of these men have these traits, and with their strong personalities, seeing them argue in future #Marvel movies is going to be exceptional. Between Iron Man's various gadgets and Dr. Strange's mystical powers, Stephen Strange sounds like an easy victor. But you have to bear in mind Strange is early in his use of powers, whilst #IronMan is weathered and been through saving the world various times. Making this battle happen sooner rather than later would definitely benefit the #MCU.
2. Hulk v Spider-Man
How it could happen: Spidey is known to sometimes annoy people, and it would be amazing to see him annoy Bruce Banner, awakening the Hulk.
Who I think would win: Spider-Man
Ever since Spidey was introduced to the MCU, one idea got me excited: a battle of power vs speed. Hulk vs Spider-Man. Of course Spider-Man is super-strong, but The Hulk is a total brute who with one punch, would send Spider-Man across New York. Then again, Spidey is so agile and evasive that it would even it out and make for a historic bout.
3. Ant-Man vs Star-Lord
How it could happen: When Star-Lord arrives on Earth, Ant-Man could be the one who gets him, not knowing who he is and whether or not he's a threat to Earth, prompting a fight.
Who I think would win: Star-Lord
This pair are regarded as the comedians of the MCU, and they've earned the title, because they're both absolutely hilarious. A fight between these two could be a hysterical moment that could be iconic for the MCU, maybe with some echoes of fights like Stephen Strange vs Dormammu & #Falcon vs Ant-Man. Both of these guys are hilarious, both of 'em have great masks, and both of 'em are in Avengers: Infinity War — I want to see these guys throw down!
4. Doctor Strange vs Scarlet Witch
How it could happen: Scarlet Witch could get pretty pissed of with Doctor Strange's cockiness and start a fight. Or she turns evil by means of hypnotizing. Or the most likely of all: Doctor Strange teaches Scarlet Witch and they have to spar against each-other!
Who I think would win: Scarlet Witch
Magic is a relatively new concept in the MCU. Scarlet Witch only turned up for the first time in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). #DoctorStrange is also a very fresh character, who we only met in his solo film last year. A battle between this pair could be absolutely awesome, and it would be so interesting to see who would win.
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5. Maria Hill vs Black Widow
How it could happen: I could see Maria Hill not trusting Black Widow and then boiling over in frustration, resulting in the pair fighting in pure tension. I could see them being fine after the fight, but first they need to clear the air with a battle.
Who I think would win: Black Widow
I think it's time we start to see Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) get some action in the MCU, and who better to fight than the incredibly acrobatic and multi-skilled Black Widow? I've a feeling that there's more to Maria Hill than meets the eye — I reckon she could turn out to be almost evenly matched with the awesome Black Widow.
6. Thor vs Iron Man
How it could happen: Iron Man and Thor not agreeing, simple as. Probably something along the lines of what the Avengers should do with Loki.
Who I think would win: Iron Man
Iron Man has the habit of getting under people's skin, and #Thor is perhaps the Avenger with the least patience. Iron Man and Thor have fought before, but we've yet to see Iron Man's Thorbuster (suck it Hulkbuster) suit in action on screen. At least Tony Stark knows how much of an ass he is that he has a suit prepared for anybody who he thinks he'll piss off!
It's very possible we may never get to see any of these fights appear on-screen, but I'm hoping and praying we get another Civil War-type arc where the heroes have no choice but to fight each other! There's no predicting where Marvel is going to go with its heroes, either way I'm stoked for everything they've got coming out.
Let me know what hero fights you'd like to see! Follow my page for a DC version coming soon.