Not Your Father’s Avengers

This story speculating on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe offers us an idea that I’ve had ever since the Black Panther movie was so well received and the Captain Marvel movie is on the horizon.

That idea is The Ultimates. The team that debuted in 2015 and boasts a diverse cast of interesting characters ready to take their place among the Captain Americas, Thors, and Spider-men of the MCU.

The article gives an excellent outline of who is who in this version of the Ultimates. Additionally, as the article points out, it is important to present this as something new and not Avengers 2.0. The fact that there isn’t a white male on the team is also groundbreaking and something new and different in today’s super-hero movie landscape.

Plus with the imminent acquisition of the Fantastic Four properties, a two-hour movie where this team stops Galactus would be epic and worthy.

The only thing you’d have to do is change Blue Marvel’s name to something like Ultramarine and you’d be good to go. Although, to be honest they kept Rocket Raccoon for Guardians of the Galaxy so maybe all bets are off on that front.

May 11, 2018

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