Several new heroes have been introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in recent years, but their futures are uncertain. Some characters, like G’iah, Hercules, Eros, Dane Whitman, America Chavez, and Love, have the potential to make a return, but no clear timeline for their appearances has been revealed. Other characters, such as the Eternals, Kate Bishop, Phyla, Layla El-Faouly, Skaar, Cassie Lang, and Clea, have uncertain futures, but their storylines could be further developed in the MCU’s Phase 6.
In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, many of the MCU’s beloved heroes either died or retired, creating an opportunity for new heroes to be introduced in Phase 4. While some of these new characters have received confirmation of future appearances, such as Agatha Harkness, Red Guardian, and Kamala Khan, others remain a mystery. However, with several open release slots for Phase 6, it is possible that any number of these heroes could return in the coming years.
One of the new heroes introduced is G’iah, played by Emilia Clarke in the Phase 5 series Secret Invasion. G’iah is the adult Skrull daughter of Talos and has transformed into the MCU’s version of Marvel Comics’ Super Skrull. Although she was last seen joining forces with Sonya Falsworth, her next appearance in the MCU is unclear.
Another new hero is Hercules, introduced in Thor: Love and Thunder’s post-credits scene, portrayed by Brett Goldstein. Although Hercules is a popular character in Marvel Comics, no further Thor sequels have been confirmed or teased, leaving his return uncertain.
Eros, also known as Starfox, made a divisive appearance in Eternals’ post-credits scene, played by Harry Styles. His inclusion raised questions about Thanos’ lineage in the franchise, but a sequel for Eternals has not yet been confirmed.
Kit Harrington debuted as Dane Whitman in Eternals, teasing his future as the MCU’s Black Knight. However, recent reports suggest that his role in the Blade reboot may have been cut, leaving his future as a superhero uncertain.
Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez was introduced in the first season finale of Loki and joined Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Her ability to open portals into other dimensions could play a significant role in upcoming MCU projects, but her future appearances have not been confirmed. However, with rumors of a Young Avengers film, Chavez could have a bright future in the MCU.
Love, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth’s daughter India, began as Gorr the God Butcher’s daughter in Thor: Love and Thunder. After her resurrection, she gained mysterious abilities, and her unclear power level could make her an exciting addition to the MCU. Given Thor’s confirmed return to the MCU, Love could follow suit.
The Eternals, the cosmic team introduced in their self-titled film, have not been confirmed to return to the MCU. Portrayed by a star-studded cast, including Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, and Angelina Jolie, their absence in future projects is a disappointment, considering the potential for further exploration of their storylines.
Kate Bishop, portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld, made her debut in the Hawkeye series on Disney+. While her future as a hero has been teased, there have been no confirmations of her return. Speculation suggests her involvement in a potential Young Avengers project, but Marvel Studios has not provided any official confirmation.
Phyla, played by Kai Zen, joined the Guardians of the Galaxy in the third film. Her origin as the daughter of the original Captain Marvel and her energy-based abilities have yet to be fully showcased. The future of the Guardians in the MCU is unknown, but if they return, Phyla’s story could be further developed.
Layla El-Faouly, also known as Scarlet Scarab, debuted in Moon Knight and became the MCU’s first Egyptian superhero. Her future, along with that of Moon Knight himself, is uncertain, as no confirmation of a second season has been made. However, there is a possibility that these characters could join the new Avengers team in Phase 6.
Skaar, a character with ties to the Hulk, has an unclear future in the MCU. With no confirmation of his return, it remains to be seen if he will have a role in future projects.
Overall, while some of these new heroes have promising futures in the MCU, others are still shrouded in mystery. As Phase 6 approaches, there is hope that these characters will have the opportunity to further develop their stories and make their return to the franchise.