ByWilliam Anderson, writer at
William Anderson

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is by far the best super hero film franchise to date. FOX comes at a close second with the X-Men films, Sony is a different story. There are a lot of characters that made their debut appearance in solo films (by debut I mean 2-5 minute cameo) and have now become major players in the franchise. With Phase two ending this year in July with [Ant-Man](movie:9048) and Phase 3 beginning next May with Captain America: Civil War, there are a lot of heroes that are going to make their first on-screen appearances, some will debut in another characters film others will debut in their own film. But the Universe isn't just within the movies, we still have Agents of SHIELD which introduces characters from the comics pretty often. (And some may make it to the films in the future; cough, cough Mockingbird) Not to mention the Netflix shows that are coming out soon, we have to ask; Which characters will appear in the MCU down the line? This countdown will showcase five characters from the comics that have a good chance of appearing in the MCU either in the films or television. This is opinion based so if you disagree that is completely fine.

5. Tony Masters/Taskmaster

Tony Masters aka The Taskmaster has a unique ability in which he can mimic his opponents physical fighting style and use it against them. Some call this a super power, though Masters himself says he has had this ability since childhood due to photographic memory. He is often portrayed as an anti-hero, though he will work for a criminal organization if they pay him what he wants. One of his most notable students is Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones who appeared in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) last year, they could easily reference his training in Cap 3. I can see Taskmaster appearing in [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) rather than the movies though because he is more of a threat to SHIELD than he is to The Avengers. (Though in the comics he can hold his own against the team pretty well) He is a b-list character as well; although the movies have featured multiple B-list villains, and since Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) has a nine picture contract we could see Taskmaster in the future.

4. Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman is a member of The Avengers in the comics, and she was an agent of SHIELD so it almost seems like she deserves to be part of this ever growing franchise. Again like Masters, I see her appearing on Agents of SHIELD, however she is like Mockingbird where, in the future she could easily be featured in the films specifically [Avengers: Infinity War - Part II](movie:2390833). Her powers are nothing like Spider-Man's; she can shoot energy blasts, has enhanced hearing and smell, and she gives off pheromones which make men very attracted to her. This counts as both a pro and a con since her allies and enemies won't be able to get enough of her. Hopefully we see this character in the not-to distant future.

3. Simon and Eric Williams/Wonder Man and Grim Reaper

Yeah, I know it's a bit of a cop out putting two characters in one spot, but these two characters should be introduced at the same time. Simon Williams was the good guy gone bad then good again while Eric Williams has always been bad. Simon was jailed for getting help from his brother Eric to get more money for the family business, the reason he was arrested was because he did it illegally. Bailed out by Baron Zemo (Who is apparently the villain in Cap 3) and given super powers due to an experiment, he became Wonder Man. He was then defeated and supposedly destroyed after failing to beat the Avengers. Eric became angry over his brothers "death" and became The Grim Reaper and has since then become a recurring issue for The Avengers. Simon came back to life later, and joined The Avengers in an attempt to reform himself and has become a powerful member since then. I see these two appearing in the films more, since Simon's conflict was with Tony Stark and he fought The Avengers. Though Coulson could use some super powered allies now that Calvin Zabo is forming a crew of super powered baddies in next weeks episode...

2. Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk

Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner, and when Jennifer was attacked and on the brink of death Bruce gave her some of his blood which helped her heal quick. One problem, now she becomes big and green whenever she gets stressed out or pissed off; but she managed to control herself and she can transform whenever she wants to (though she mostly stays as She-Hulk) and she talks normally to. So she says "Hey nice outfit", not "Hulk like your outfit" like her cousin. We don't know anything about Bruce Banner's personal life, so introducing this character could open a few doors in the future for another Hulk solo film since there isn't one in the phase 3 timeline. Like Wonder Man and Grim Reaper, this character should be in the movies however unlike the Williams siblings I don't think Jennifer should be on Agents of SHIELD. The character would be too over powered and they would win every battle and of course if the show is gonna last, we need some conflict and unhappy moments.

1. Kang the Conqueror

After Thanos, you need another character that has the potential of wiping out all of existence, and Kang is the guy for that position. Kang is all about travelling through time and attempting to destroy Earth in different time periods since people like [The Avengers](movie:9040) wouldn't be able to stop him (though they always do of course) and I think time travel could really work for the MCU because it could drive certain characters mad ad make them ask questions example Steve could ask himself why not go back to the forties and save Bucky from being "killed" that way he wouldn't suffer all the pain he went through as The Winter Soldier. Kang could totally work as both a physical and a psychological threat, but he shouldn't be on Agent's of SHIELD at all only in the films because he is on the scale of Thanos.

Honorable Mentions

Amora and Skurge/Enchantress and Executioner

Madame Hydra


John Walker/U.S Agent

Hope you enjoyed that countdown everyone! Comment below on who you would want to see in The MCU.


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