2023 was not a good movie for Marvel Studios, despite it being an incredibly important year since it was supposed to kick off the next saga and introduce the new primary villain, Kang the Conqueror. Two of our three released movies flopped, and ‘Secret Invasion’ was among the critics pronounced to be one of the worst MCU-based shows that were ever released in Disney+.
Reflecting on record-low profits, Bob Iger commented that they need to focus on quality over quantity, and this is why the 2024 release slate is rather humble, with ‘Deadpool 3’ likely being the only movie to be released. Several other projects were pushed back, like ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ due to needing extensive reshoots. ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ received a complete overhaul after more than half of the episodes had been shot. And the rest of the projects were affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike that paralyzed productions everywhere not just in the MCU.
One project, however, that was foreshadowed by the recent release, ‘The Marvels,’ is still going strong and has entered active development according to the most recent set of rumors. We’re talking about ‘Young Avengers,’ and if the rumors are true, the project might see the light of day as early as 2026.
The post-credits scene of ‘The Marvels’ sees Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel recruited Kate Bishop into her own new initiative; she also asked about Lang’s daughter, Cassie, who, as ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ goes under the alias Stature. The rumored members of the Young Avengers also include Skaar (Hulk’s son), Wiccan and Speed, America Chavez, Kid Loki, Ironheart, Toussaint, Patriot, and Love from ‘Love & Thunder.’
The Young Avengers just might set up the future of the MCU, considering that according to the most recent rumors, it’s heading for a soft reboot keeping only new superheroes, mutants, and Fantastic Four that are scheduled to be introduced in the next few phases.
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