The last time that we saw the Avengers compound, it was being pounded into the dirt by Thanos and his armies. Avengers: Endgame concludes with a massive battle in the ruins of the headquarters, and the team somewhat scattering to the winds following its joint victory over the Mad Titan. Spider-Man: Far From Home found “Nick Fury” recruiting Spider-Man (Tom Holland) for a mission, but we haven’t heard any indication of a current Avengers team, or what that title might mean moving forward.
CinemaBlend got time with Kevin Feige for the upcoming standalone film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. And we got around to questioning him about the status of the Avengers team, from its current make up to whether it exists at all. And Feige told us:
There are members of the Avengers team who still are part of the Universe, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who’ll next appear in the Disney+ series of the same name. Other characters like Captain Marvel and the Guardians fought alongside Avengers, and often served as members of the team in the comics.
There have been multiple characters introduced in recent projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision that could imply the formation of a Young Avengers team. Given the characters that are interacting with Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), there also could be an iteration of a Dark Avengers team.
But it’s exciting to learn that there will be conversations regarding the existence of The Avengers, and what that team could look like in the face of a massive threat. Eternals is going to approach a globe-threatening force when that opens on November 5. Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) has been on the Avengers roster before, and has the potential to do it again in Phase Four. So long as the idea of that team isn’t off the table entirely, that has us excited.
We’re also excited for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the next MCU feature that will be arriving in theaters on September 3. Get your tickets now.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.