With Endgame now behind us, fans are looking forward to the next phase of Marvel movies, and of course, the Disney+ MCU shows.
These shows, set to air on the new Disney+ streaming service, are set to give the spotlight to a few smaller players in the Marvel Universe, as well as fully tying in with the movies.
Characters such as Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and the Winter Soldier are confirmed to have series in development. A show starring Hawkeye, and an animated MCU ‘What if?’ series are also on the way.
What other characters could we see in these series?
1. Sharon Carter
We last saw Sharon Carter in Captain America: Civil War, returning Steve Rogers’ confiscated shield and sharing a brief kiss with him. While she appeared in a few early drafts of Infinity War, the film was deemed a little too crowded, and Sharon was cut.
Now, show-runners are said to be in talks with actress Emily VanCamp to reprise the role of Sharon in Falcon And The Winter Soldier. This might give the character a chance to shine in a way she never got a chance to in the films.
2. Lady Sif and The Warriors Three
Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg, known as the Warriors Three and Thor’s closest friends, were last seen in Thor: Ragnarok where they unfortunately met their untimely ends. Lady Sif, however, was last seen in a string of guest appearances on Agents of SHIELD. While she was confirmed as a victim of the Snap, it’s fair to assume that she has now been revived.
If rumors are true that the Loki series is a prequel, or will include flashbacks, we may see these characters again. However, they might not be the versions of them we are familiar with. They could be younger incarnations, or played by different actors.
3. Dr. Abraham Erskine
Dr. Abraham Erskine is the creator of the super soldier serum. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Erskine chooses Steve Rogers to be the first recipient of the serum, not because he is the strongest candidate, but because he is a good person. Tragically, Erskine is assassinated just after Steve’s procedure is successfully carried out.
The first episode of the MCU What If? series will supposedly ask the question ‘What if Peggy Carter received the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers?’. So, Dr. Erskine will almost certainly appear. It will be interesting to see whether Erskine intentionally chooses Peggy over Steve, or if the switch happens by accident.
4. Pietro Maximoff
We now know that the Scarlet Witch series, currently titled, WandaVision, will focus on the relationship between Wanda Maximoff and The Vision.
However, given the promise that the Disney+ shows will dig deeper into the stories of their characters, it is possible that the show may take a dip into Wanda’s past at some point. It would not be possible to explore Wanda Maximoff’s past without referencing her twin brother, Pietro.
Pietro was killed back in Age Of Ultron, but we could see him in flashbacks. If Pietro isn’t seen in WandaVision, he could feature in an episode of What If? in a reality in which he survives.
5. Helmut Zemo
Helmut Zemo was last seen in Captain America: Civil War. Succeeding in his goal of splitting up the Avengers, Zemo is at least partially responsible for the losses of Infinity War.
Along with Sharon Carter, Zemo is tipped to return in Falcon And The Winter Soldier. It will be interesting to see how Zemo feels about his role in the decimation. We may see him make the full transition into his villainous comic counterpart, Baron Zemo.
We don’t know yet exactly when we will see these shows hit screens, though current evidence suggests Falcon And The Winter Soldier and WandaVision are slated for release in 2020.
We’ll know more after the new Disney+ streaming service launches.