It’s official. The only from the original six Avengers without an impending replacement is Tony Stark/ . But what could an possibly look like?
More to the point, how will the introduce a successor, and who could possibly become the new and live up to Jr’s sensational legacy?
If the comics are anything to go by — and they certainly have been in the past — we may just have our answer.
Could introduce Riri Williams as Ironheart?
However, the fifteen-year-old Ironheart wasn’t left to fend for herself, as an A.I duplicate of something that has also been considered as a way to re-introduce Robert Jr into the MCU). acted as her mentor (
Riri is a superb choice as the next suit, but also her mind-blowing intelligence, which could well put her on par with the likes of Shuri, Bruce Banner, and himself. , not only for her fresh take on the iconic
Alternatively, however, a created by the itself: Tony’s daughter Morgan. Either of these characters would be in prime position to take over the legacy in a post- world. have also come up with an alternative suggestion, using
Robert Jr‘s is the only without a Phase Four replacement
The end of Avengers: Endgame saw more than just the closure of phase three (though, technically Spider-Man: Far From Home officially marked that moment). It also saw the death of two of the original Avengers, as well as the retirement of a third: Tony Stark/, , and Steve Rogers/ respectively.
Fortunately for us, Kevin Feige and his team at had planned this out years in advance, leaving us with suitable replacements for everyone.
We know that the series will see Clint Barton pass the mantle to a new , Kate Bishop, while fellow show She-Hulk seemingly looks to replace The with Jennifer Walters as the ‘s big, green muscle.
Finally, the announcement that Natalie Portman will return to the gives us our second Thor, as the mantle will be taken up by Portman’s from the first two films, Jane Foster.
Why is there no ?
In the past, three ended on such a poignant note – with ‘s obliteration of followed by his tragic death — that the studio likely wants to give fans time to process the passing of such a beloved . has been known to keep its cards close to the chest, particularly in the lead up to and Endgame.
It’s also probably that reason that The Falcon and The will focus on Sam’s development as he struggles with the responsibility of becoming . Diving straight into a new version of a likely wouldn’t be wise, and as we know, loves to take its time.
Of course, there are new /Ironheart because Robert Jr. isn’t done with the . We know that he’s appearing in a cameo role in the this year, but beyond that, it isn’t clear if is set to play the again. who think that we’ve not seen an announcement about a
The introduction of Kate Bishop, is on the horizon. Rumors have also suggested that we’ll see Kid in the upcoming series, so introducing Riri as Ironheart would give real credence to a project being a reality, as opposed to MCU fan wish fulfilment. , and Ms. has also lent many to believe that a
We can absolutely imagine the ‘s lead and introducing Riri as Ironheart as a surprise in phase four or five. It happened with and Thor, now we want to see give us our new Iron- . (Preferably with returning as her A.I mentor!) taking
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