RICK JONES has played an important role in the history of some of Marvel Comics biggest characters and teams, so why hasn't the sidekick extraordinaire shown up the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU to the uninitiated)?
First some back story...
Richard Milhouse "Rick" Jones was created in 1962 by the dynamic duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and appeared in HULK #1. It is Rick Jones who is directly responsible for the accidental creation of the Hulk, and indirectly responsible for the formation of the AVENGERS (his ham radio team Teen Brigade transmitted a S.O.S. message for help).
Rick served as a constant companion to the Hulk, an honorary Avenger, and eventually served as CAPTAIN AMERICA's sidekick BUCKY. Jones would go onto become bonded with the Kree CAPTAIN MARVEL, and after Mar-vell's death join up with ROM THE SPACEKNIGHT. Most recently, he was transformed into A-BOMB.
Now back to the question at hand, with such a storied and integrated comic history why isn't Rick Jones a part of the MCU?
With his back story, his omission from the INCREDIBLE HULK and [The Avengers](movie:9040) films seems obvious. Could it be that the powers that be have other plans for Rick?
Maybe he will show up on AGENTS OF SHIELD? Or in one of the Netflix shows?
Maybe as a superhero blogger (poor Doom), obsessed with the sudden appearance of "miracles?"