5 New MCU Characters We're Excited To See!
The days of
Captain America and Iron Man leading the heroes of Marvel Cinematic
Universe are over (sigh) and a new generation of superheroes (and
villains) are ready to leave their mark. Phase 4 of one of the
biggest cinematic universes is expanding even more by introducing a
plethora of new characters. Here are few characters to look out for
in the next stage of the MCU as they join some of our faves in
1. Yelena Belova
Portrayed byMidsommar star Florence Pugh, Yelena Belova will make her entrance to the MCU in the long-awaitedBlack Widow. Yelena is a sister figure to Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) and a fellow trainee from her Red Room days. It has also been confirmed that Yelena will make an appearance in the upcoming “Hawkeye” series, but it is still unknown what role she will have in the show’s storyline.
Shang-Chi will be the first Asian hero in the MCU. The character portrayed bySimu Liu is a skilled fighter known as the Master of Kung Fu. In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, he will have to confront the past he believed he had left behind when he is drawn into the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Production has just wrapped for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and we are excited to share the fantastic cast bringing the film to life.#ShangChiand the Legend of the Ten Rings is in theaters July 9th, 2021.pic.twitter.com/fnmNP94nrA— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
3. Kate Bishop
Bishop was confirmed to be in “Hawkeye”, we
couldn’t contain our excitement! Kate Bishop will be played
by “Dickinson” star Hailee Steinfield.
In the Disney+ series, we will see her train under Clint Barton
(Jeremy Renner) to take over the mantle of
Hawkeye. Kate Bishop is a character Marvel fans have been dying to
see enter the MCU.
4. Gorr the God Butcher
Gorr the God Butcher will be the villain to look out for in the next phase of the MCU. The character is set to appear in Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder and expected to be a great threat to the God of Thunder, as his M.O. is to butcher gods. Gorr the God Butcher will be portrayed by former BatmanChristian Bale, marking his big leap from the DC universe to Marvel.
Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale will join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. In theaters May 6, 2022. âš¡ pic.twitter.com/fWS4UuP2oM— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
5. America Chavez
America Chavez is the first Latinx LGBTQ+ hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character, portrayed by Xochitl Gomez, will make her live-action debut in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Darkness”. Chavez will fit perfectly in the world of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), since she can create portals, allowing her to travel through the multiverse.
We can’t wait to see these characters in action soon!