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Marvel Comic Characters That Were Mishandled in MCU:

Marvel Studios has given us entertainment in many forms ranging from comics, animations to movies. Even though MCU has produced 23 films, some characters are still missing from the big screen. MCU often stirs away from the comic plot, side-lining characters that deserve more. Here’s a list of mishandled Marvel comic characters-

1. QuickSilver’s story was cut short too soon

When QuickSilver’s story was cut short too soon
Quicksilver deserted Hydra to join Avengers in the comics, but MCU killed him off too soon.

2. The rather small role of Sif in “Thor: Ragnarok” in the MCU adaptation

The rather small role of Sif in “Thor: Ragnarok” in the MCU adaptation
Due to lack of time, Jamie Alexander only appeared in a few scenes

3. When MCU replaced Nova Corps by an unrecognizable army in Guardians of the Galaxy

When MCU replaced Nova Corps by an unrecognizable army in Guardians of the Galaxy
There was only a slight resemblance to the comic counterparts. Additionally, Nova Corps appeared to be ineffective.

4. Unlike in the comics, Maria Hill never got her own story arc.

Marvel comic, Unlike in the comics, Maria Hill never got her own story arc. 
MCU never gave Maria the spotlight but kept her as Fury’s mere back-up

5. Ghost Rider’s mere guest appearance for only half a season on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ghost Rider’s mere guest appearance for only half a season on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
Reyes and the riders deserved proper screen time in the series.

6. Ever since The Incredible Hulk, Betty Rose has disappeared.

Marvel comic, Ever since "The Incredible Hulk", Betty Rose has disappeared. 
Even Banner seems to have forgotten his comic book lover.

7. When the MCU revised Mandarin’s story, depicting him as fake. This also led to a huge fan backlash.

The Mandarin in the MCU - How they tried to make the Mandarin work as an MCU villain
MCU twisted the original plot of Mandarin in the Marvel comic. Instead Iron Man’s nemesis revealed to be an actor.

8. Janet, the Wasp should have been a founding Avenger in the franchise.

Janet, the Wasp should have been a Founding Avenger in the franchise.
Janet van Dyne didn’t appear in the Ant-Man films until Ant-Man and the Wasp

9. The stark difference between Sharon Carter, as shown in Marvel comics versus MCU.

Marvel comic, The stark difference between Sharon Carter, as shown in Marvel comics versus MCU
Sharon Carter isn’t given much spotlight and is portrayed as just another agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

10. Hulk’s nemesis – The Leader, was promptly forgotten after The Incredible Hulk

Marvel Comic, When Hulk’s nemesis - The Leader, was promptly forgotten after The Incredible Hulk 
The last time we saw Stern was when his brain started mutating.

11. In Thor: Ragnarok, Beta Ray Bill appears only as a monumental silver head

In Thor: Ragnarok, when Beta Ray Bill appears only as a monumental silver head. 
Beta Ray Bill was one of the most powerful allies of Thor.

12. The irregular presence of Lockjaw in MCU’s Inhumans adaptation made it a controversy

 The irregular presence of Lockjaw in MCU’s Inhumans adaptation - making it a controversy. 
Critics felt that ABC shouldn’t have made an Inhumans adaptation at all.

13. Baron Strucker’s sparse screen time and role in Captain America movies

Marvel comic, Baron Strucker's sparse screen time and role in Captain America movies.
Although, Baron Strucker is a vital character in the comics, he doesn’t get much importance in MCU

14. Side lined by MCU, Arnim Zola appeared as an old-fashioned computer in Winter Soldier.

 Side lined by MCU, Arnim Zola appeared as an old-fashioned computer in Winter Soldier.
Arnim Zola’s role followed the comic book trajectory but stopped as things advanced.

 

Written by FandomWire Staff