Oh, Marvel. Always planting seeds. From the very beginning, the studio has done wonders with the source material. They’ve planted little inside jokes for fans to notice, only to pay them off later down the road. Some even turned into happy accidents — the one “happy accident” that comes to mind is the casting of Paul Bettany as JARVIS, who also was the spitting image of Vision.
But what other kinds of things are they planting for the future. We can look at Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie as a potential example. In the trailer for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, she says the very telling line, “I wish I could fight bad guys like you.” Knowing comic book fans know that she later goes on to join the Young Avengers in the comics. Could this bode well for the character’s future in the comics?
Heroic Hollywood spoke with Kevin Feige about the possibilities of Young Avengers joining the likes of Runaways and Cloak and Dagger in the MCU. Here’s what Feige said:
“Well…sure. And both of those you just mentioned we talked about for a long time and they went over to be successful TV shows. We’ve always been fans of Power Pack and figuring that out. And yes. So…where and when we would see the evolution of that? I don’t know. And certainly — taking our cue from the comics as we always do — that’s why we wanted Cassie, a very young Cassie in this movie, to be inspired by her father. Just planting seeds.”
Boo. Why’d he have to add in the line of them joining the TV universe? As much as I enjoy some of the TV, there’s no denying the quality isn’t as consistent as the film. Plus, with the strong connections to Ant-Man, it would be a bit weird to see the character demoted to the TV shows (at least demotion in terms of overall budget and scope).
Okay, so real talk. It’s very clear that Marvel has always planted little inside deals into their films mostly for the films. They may not have any concrete plans down the line, but if things work out, hey, they have the build-up for it already set up. It’s a smart move and allows them to be pretty flexible with their statements, because you never know. Something that works in favor of Cassie potentially becoming a young hero is that Cassie Lang was reportedly aged up in Avengers 4 and could be played by Emma Fuhrmann.
Would you like to see the Young Avengers on the small or big screen?
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