The veil has been lifted, and the floodgates flung wide open. After Sony announced the merging of Spiderman with the Marvel Cinematic Universe it almost seems like anything is possible. Well, I have compiled a wish list here that I think is still a bit realistic… A.K.A. Batman won’t be on here (Even though Batman is, and should be, everywhere.) I also won’t have characters like Onslaught or Carnage. They need to appear in their own franchises first. That being said wouldn’t it be fun to have Carnage as an Ironman villain? I digress. I should probably bring up the fact that I am a supporter of the belief that the MCU will never be overcrowded as long as the movies are good. I think that there cannot be too many superheroes that go up against Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. Send them all, I say!
If I had posted this list a month ago it would have been ridiculed and shunned like crazy, but NOW who knows? Any one of these could become a reality. Seriously, who knows? The sky could very well be the limit. These are my hopes and dreams in order of importance:
“But wait, John Carter! Didn’t we see Nova Corps in Guardians of the Galaxy?” Oh, indeed my friend. But I am talking about one specific character from the Nova Corps: Richard Rider. He has considerably more power than a normal Nova centurion. In actuality he is really a star-faring Ironman, but he would make a great addition to the Guardians. He has even shown up in a Spider-girl series. Fan-boys hope for the longest time that he would have been played by Nathan Fillion in Guardians, but evidently that ship has sailed. Bummer.
7) GIANT MAN
It has to be said that there is a distinct difference between the Ant-Man and Giant-Man characters. Though it is the same person, when Hank Pym is able to reverse the equation that makes him microscopic and he grows to 100 feet tall… it changes things. The team dynamic shifts drastically, as it should. Think about it, if you were going to war with a 100 foot tall giant on your team you would fight differently, as would your opponent.
6) BLACK BOLT
As with Giant-Man above, it really is quite likely that this character will show up, but we have had no confirmation as of yet. Black Bolt is a prolific Inhuman. He has a pretty standard hero skill set: strong, fast, smart. But his one main power is really special. His voice is a weapon. If he whispers he can level buildings. And if he yells… you get the picture. So he never talks. Now, my deepest hope is that Vin Diesel will play him. It would be very special if in the MCU my boy Vin got to be the voice of Groot and the body of Black Bolt. Hey, if Spiderman can come onboard, this is a piece of cake… right?
5) The Real MANDARIN
Probably the only mark I have against the MCU is the whole Mandarin hoax. I am not even against it for the same reason as everyone else. There was a trailer for Ironman 3 that had the greatest line I have heard come from a villain in decades. The line was this: “I’m gonna offer a choice. Do you want an empty life, or a meaningful death?” Holy cow! I was ready for that scene. I couldn’t imagine the scenario that Tony was going to face right after that line was spoken. And then… it never came. That was the let down for me. Not that they jacked with the Mandarin character, but that they created a fake villain in the trailer that was better than the real villain. Well Marvel, I want the villain from the trailer. Make it happen!
KA-BOOOOOOM!!!!! Come on Marvel, let’s get brutal! Shoot something up! Make something explode! They got him back, so they better use him. Maybe they just don’t want to tangle with the violence, or maybe they want to avoid the ridicule of making [The Punisher](movie:1007544) movie PG-13. I don’t care what they do, but they need to make a movie with this guy. If Wolverine can be PG-13 and the Dark Knight trilogy can be PG-13, maybe the Punisher could be. That might not be the best solution, but I don’t want to wait forever. Or Marvel can put their big-boy pants on and make it the right way. I’m just sayin’.
She has to materialize. If you haven’t read Thanos Rising then go to Barns & Noble right now and get a copy and read it before you go any further.
You’re obviously back from reading it. WASN’T THAT CRAZY?!?!?!? Seriously, Death is the heart and soul of Thanos. Without her Thanos has no purpose. Thanos without Death is like Captain America without the Shield…that simple.
BANGARANG! (Yup… totally put a Hook reference in here.) If Sony did it then it is only a matter of time before Fox follows suit. But it would be super easy with [Deadpool](movie:38663), because he already doesn’t make sense. He breaks the fourth wall like it’s going out of style, so having him show up with no explanation in another franchise would be more than acceptable. There is no reason to rebuild the Fox movie universe to have continuity with the MCU. He can just show up and say, “Oh, me? I just do what Kevin Feige tells me.” It would be soooooo awesome!
1) BETA RAY BILL
Oh man. I’m ready for this! For those of you who are uninitiated and don’t know who this character is, allow me to answer the two unavoidable questions you now have...
a. “What’s with the silly name?” At one time the Korbinites realized they needed a champion, so they did the only sane thing and manufactured a one. Rather than doing the reasonable thing and naming this synthetic warrior “Ultron” they decided on something a bit more modest… “Alpha Ray.” (you see where this is going, don’t you?) After Alpha Ray inevitably turned on his creators the Korbinites decided to recruit their second champion, and the one found to be most worthy if this great honor was Bill. And so Bill became the Beta Ray. Not so silly now, huh? Showed you.
b. “Why is he dressed like he is going to a Thor look-alike contest?” In his travels, Bill came across Thor. Like all superheroes, when they crossed paths the first time they decided to fight. At one point in the brawl Bill was able to strike the hammer from Thor’s grip, and then the unthinkable happened… Beta Ray Bill lifted the hammer. Odin come and broke up the fight, and he named Bill an honorary Asgardian. He gave Bill a suit of armor and a hammer called Stormbreaker whose power is second only to that of Mjolnir.
From then on Thor and Bill have been besties who travel the galaxy together speaking like they are in a Macbeth production and searching for nails that need a good hammering. I would love for Beta Ray Bill to show up just in time for Ragnarok and then maybe stick around for the Infinity War. I am ever hopeful.
Who do you want to see? Share your thoughts below. Tell me what you want, what you really really want! heheheh
Ok, on second thought I want Batman too.