In the MCU, there was only one Avengers team. It disbanded after the events of Avengers: Endgame. But according to the comics, there are a group of various Avengers teams that include New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Young Avengers, and Great Lakes Avengers. The primary Avengers team is based on the East Coast. But there is a West Coast Avengers group to fight the threats from outer space. With the headquarters in San Francisco, Ant-Man and the Wasp can start the West Coast branch of the Avengers and recruit the powerful characters from the MCU.
1. Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
Marc Spector, also called the Moon Knight is kind of Batman in the Marvel Universe, if Batman had superpowers from an Egyptian god and multiple personalities to keep tabs on the criminal underworld. Oscar Isaac has been selected to play the role of Moon Knight in the Disney+ series of the same name in 2022. After being introduced, Moon Knight can be included in the wider MCU through the West Coast Avengers. According to the comics, he became a full member of the team shortly after they were formed in the late 1980s.
2. U.S. Agent (John Walker)
John Walker was at first introduced as the new Captain America. He was considered a villain at the beginning of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Towards the end of the season, he redeemed himself by taking an assignment from Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and adopted a new superhero identity as U.S. Agent. According to the comics, the government appointed Walker as a watchdog to keep an eye on the West Coast Avengers.
3. Stature (Cassie Lang)
Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie is the superhero Stature in the comics. She was not a member of the original West Coast Avengers but was a key member of the first Young Avengers team and is currently fighting crime with her father. Because of the time jump in Avengers: Endgame, Cassie is now old enough to take the comic book mantle. The role will be played by Kathryn Newton in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It is not confirmed if Cassie will take on the superhero mantle but it is possible since the role has been recast.
4. Ant-Man (Scott Lang or Hank Pym)
Since the starting of the Ant-Man franchise, Scott Lang has been based in San Francisco and has a long way to travel to the Avengers headquarters in upstate New York. To save himself from traveling so far, Scott can spearhead the MCU’s West Coast Avengers team. Alternatively, the team can be assembled by Hank Pym working as a kind of Nick Fury figure, and possibly his daughter Hope Van Dyne and Scott will probably be the first recruits.
5. Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Scarlet Witch was one of the superheroes recruited to join the West Coast Avengers in the comics soon after it was founded. She had a breakdown after knowing that her children aren’t real and leave the team for a few years before returning to fight Mephisto. The events mirror Wanda’s storyline in WandaVision where her family is destroyed and she forsakes the Avengers to find her children. Since her story will continue with a supporting role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she might join the MCU’s West Coast Avengers and continue to battle villains as she did in the comics.
6. The Thing (Ben Grimm)
The Fantastic Four will now join the MCU since they are getting a reboot after the previous two franchises failed to impress the audience. The reboot will be directed by Jon Watts who is also the director of MCU’s Spider-Man films. It will be tricky to include Marvel’s first family into the bigger universe but there is no limit to the team-ups that might happen when the Fantastic Four joins the MCU. According to the comics, the Thing accepted the offer to join the West Coast Avengers but left before they could officially vote to confirm his membership.
7. Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)
According to the comics, Clint Barton was among the founders of the West Coast Avengers. But his MCU arc is going to end soon. In the upcoming Hawkeye series on Disney+, Clint will pass the mantle to Kate Bishop and the role will be played by Hailee Steinfield. It looks like Kate is being considered for a place on the MCU’s Young Avengers, the Young Avengers are not yet confirmed for the MCU. So, possibly, she might be recruited on the West Coast Avengers.
Tony Stark loves to stay on the West Coast since he has a beachfront mansion in Malibu. So he had a long stint on the West Coast Avengers in the comics. But he cannot join the team in the MCU since he is now dead following his battle with Thanos. Rather than Iron Man, his successor Riri Williams, also called Ironheart might join the team’s resident armored Avenger. The role will be played by Dominique Thorne in the upcoming Disney+ series.
9. White Vision
The Vision has been a part of the West Coast Avengers for a long time in the comics. He was later dismantled by the U.S. government and reassembled as a synthetic machine with no emotion. Now he is officially dead in the MCU. The character was resurrected by his lover Wanda in WandaVision. Just like the comics, he was replaced by White Vision. The name was given by the fanbase and he might join the West Coast Avengers.
10. The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne)
Apart from Ant-Man, the Wasp can be a perfect choice for the MCU’s West Coast Avengers. She lives on the West Coast and quickly becomes one of the franchise’s most beloved heroes. Evangeline Lilly has mentioned once that she is more interested in the team-up movies instead of a solo Wasp movie and so this can work out perfectly.
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