Marvel’s premiere super-team is getting a new roster, taking a youthful turn. This is the new members of the All-New, All-Different Avengers!
The road to Marvel’s latest company-wide crossover event ‘Secret Wars’ is in full swing, and the company has already mentioned that in the aftermath, the status quo will be changed. As far as parallel worlds go, most people know of the big two: ‘616’, or the main universe, and the ‘Ultimate Universe’, a re-launch and modern retelling of classic Marvel franchises.
With ‘Secret Wars’, the 616, Ultimate Universe, and every other parallel world Marvel has will be thrown together and characters from all worlds will have to duke it out to come out on top. Post-‘Secret Wars’ however, well-known teams and characters will be altered, ushering in a new age for Marvel Comics.
Take for example, the line-up of the Avengers after ‘Secret Wars’:
Captain America – Even before ‘Secret Wars’, Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, has taken up the shield and it looks like he will be Cap for a good while in the future.
Thor – Like Cap, a new female Thor has been running around the 616 universe pre-‘Secret Wars’ holding Mjolnir, the hammer that used to belong to Thor Odinson, the original – and male – Thor. This new Thor’s identity is still unknown, and we hope it would be revealed in the coming months (maybe even during ‘Secret Wars’).
Ms. Marvel – Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American, is the new bearer of the name, with Carol Danvers having her own adventures in space, having taken up the mantle of Captain Marvel.
Spider-Man – Miles Morales is the Spider-Man of the Ultimate Universe, having taken up the mantle after that world’s Peter Parker died. With this reveal, it seems like Miles will be the Spider-Man of the new Marvel Universe after the crossover event, which begs the question: where is 616 Peter Parker?
Nova – Sam Alexander is part of the Nova Corps, a group of space policemen (like the Green Lanterns of the DC Universe). He is also the successor of Richard Ryder, the most well-known Nova.
The Vision – An android, The Vision may have a new personality to match the new line-up.
Iron Man – The Avengers needs its ‘big three’, and all is well thanks to Iron Man being kept in the new roster. However, the ultimate question is: who’s in the suit? Tony Stark, James Rhodes, Pepper Potts, and a slew of other characters have donned the armor at some point, so it’s anybody’s guess right now.
This line-up is reminiscent of the change DC Comics implemented with its ‘Teen Titans’ franchise a while back of mixing older, more experienced (and classic) members with youthful counterparts. It would be interesting to find out what direction Marvel will take this new team of Avengers for the next year.
‘Secret Wars’ begins in May.