7 Big Potential Changes For The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’

7. New Nick Fury


Samuel L. Jackson may be alive and kicking, but I don’t expect Nick Fury to kick it with the Avengers for much longer. Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is compromised and Nick is on the run, I expect things to get rather dangerous for him. Plus, as the partial founder of the MCU’s Avengers, it makes sense that the symbolic leader will meet his end during their biggest challenge. The Avengers are already split due to the consequences of Civil War, so it’s gonna take more than just a simple threat to reunite them. Once Thanos reaches Earth, and the Avengers see Nick get taken out, maybe Captain America and Iron Man will finally come together and cry on each other’s shoulders before reuniting.

With Nick gone, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in need of a new super-spy. Maria Hill is the first and easiest choice, especially since she’s already been the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the comics, but she’s not the only option. Perhaps we will finally be introduced to Nick’s son, the appropriately named Nick Fury Jr., and watch the super-spy mantle get passed down to the next Fury generation.

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  • Fenix

    Meh, I see Black Panther or Dr. Strange leading the avengers post Tony and Cap rather than Quill

  • KungFuCthulhu

    Kang is stuck at Twentieth Century Fox, where he will either be never used or completely wasted.

  • Scott Whalen

    I’m going to respond by each slide:
    1- A new Nick Fury is fine. Samuel L. Jackson turns 70 later this year, and that’s not such a good age for playing a spy. Maria Hill seems like the logical choice to follow him.
    6- Kang the Conqueror- I would love to see Kang go up against the Avengers, but he’s the property of Fox as part of Fantastic Four.
    5- Secret Avengers- I think we’ve seen the MCU building toward this.
    4- Combining Movies and TV Heroes- One of the biggest complaints thus far is the lack of connection (other than an occasional mention) between the Movie and TV Heroes. I would love to see Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) included, as his performance is among the best villains in the MCU. However, so long as Ike runs the TV side, we won’t see any coordination. On the flip side, Ike is 74, and can’t run Marvel Entertainment forever. Once he’s out of Marvel, I fully expect Marvel to combined as many of their products as possible.
    3- Black Widow’s death. An obvious choice, but the obvious choice is seldom the one that comes true. I more significant death would be one that involves a true superhero that none of us sees coming. It would also enhances Thanos’ stature.
    2. Spider-Man- If we are to believe that Spider-Man is only connect to the MCU through 3 movies, then this won’t happen. I believe Sony has in mind to establish a Spider-Man in the MCU, but then develop their own Spider-Man Universe with their remaining characters, Venom and so forth. With Sony planning a Venom and Sliver and Black movies, they are trying to build a Spider-Man universe that seems (distantly) connected to the MCU. I suspect that a successful Venom movie will spell the end of Sony’s commitment to Spider-Man in the MCU.
    1- Star-Lord on Earth- I don’t think this is in consideration. He’s the Terran leader in the Marvel Cinematic Cosmic Universe. Besides, Earth has many more heroes to uncover.

    • Brodie Marschall

      Yeah, I agree. Once Ike gets kicked out of Marvel or dies, All of Marvel will be directly under the Disney banner just like Marvel Studios. And then We can finally see all of the Movie and TV heroes crossover in the next big event movie like Secret Wars or Contest of Champions.