It is time for the old generation to retire and the new generation to set in. Much like the real world, the New Avengers are here to give their respects to the original Avengers as the new characters are rumored to assemble very soon.
With Phase 5 & 6 of the MCU, Marvel wishes to pass on the torches to the newer generation of audience as we get to see Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Shang-Chi, and other newer characters forming the New Avengers.
Make Way For The New Avengers
Planning this for a long time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe slowly and smartly introduced protégé of each of the original Avengers. This includes Sam Wilson (Falcon) inheriting Captain America’s shield, Ms. Marvel (being a fan of Captain Marvel), She-Hulk (A cousin of Bruce Banner), and Shang-Chi (A newly introduced character).
As per a tweet on Twitter, the newer set of Avengers will include protégés of the original characters while also bringing Captain Marvel into the fold. With the title of Black Panther given to King T’Challa’s sister Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Shuri will also join the New Avengers team.
— Marvel Updates (@marvel_updat3s) December 17, 2022
Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man however stays an all-time OG Avenger and will likely lead the team or more specifically, the replacement of Iron Man i.e., Shang-Chi. With these newer characters and the retirement of the older generation, there is surely going to be a generational gap seen in the MCU content-wise and entertainment-wise.
Will The New Avengers Stay True To The Comics?
Although the MCU train gets derailed from the lore of the comics, this seems to be a good thing when the new Avengers lead the fight. As per IGN, the upcoming Avengers that will fight Kang in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is a mixture of the original ones and some newer faces. It is also rumored that Shang-Chi will replace the role of Iron Man as the team leader while Sam Wilson will portray the role of Captain America. There are also plans to feature Bucky Barnes amidst it all since the duo of Sam Wilson and the Winter Soldier is something to be missed.
The newer Avengers will include the likes of Wong, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange, Sam Wilson’s Captain America, War Machine (rumored), Ironheart, and Spider-Man. Although there has been no official release date for the movie confirmed, the new Avengers will surely be a sight to look at.