The MCU is quite a miracle, isn’t it? This billion-dollar machine quickly turned obscure characters, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, into household names. But don’t get it twisted, I’m not here to speak about your favorite intergalactic group of merry rapscallions.
Well, at least not the team you’re familiar with…
First, I’m raising a toast to the return of Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four. And to honor their presence, I would like to talk about four new cosmic team leaders (couldn’t be more on the nose, I know).
Angela and the Asgardians of the Galaxy
Picture Hela’s character. Now, add goodness, infant abduction, and a Tenth Secret Realm ruled by Angels. That’s Aldrif Odinsdottir for you (aka. Angela, the firstborn of Odin)!
In only a couple of years, this badass warrior birthed by the rulers of Asgard and raised in Heven attracted many fans and became an iconic member of the modern Guardians of the Galaxy.
I’m absolutely certain alongside her brother Thor, Angela could bring Asgard-tied characters to the big screen and diversify the Guardians’ roster with fresh new blood. We could see her eternal soulmate Sera (I hope Angelica Ross secured this bag), Thor’s best horse-faced friend Beta Ray Bill, the reincarnation of your favorite trickster Kid Loki, and Throg, the…frog…Thor ( don’t ask!).
Since Hela was already introduced as the All-Father’s oldest child, Angela’s comic book origins might be a bit redundant to adapt. Nonetheless, with a good story and a creative writer, the light of the Asgardians of the Galaxy could shine on us for years to come!
Sam Alexander and the Black Novas
You may be familiar with the Nova Corps, but here’s a quick summary of their history: The members of the Nova Corps are a highly trained military who swore to protect the planet Xandar. They served under the commandment of the highest ranked member of the Corps, Nova Prime. Unfortunately for Xandar, Thanos destroyed the Nova Corps to retrieve the Power Stone.
Trust me, the introduction of Sam Alexander can’t come at a better time! The People of Xandar and the Skrull refugees living on the planet are now at the mercy of the Kree Empire. They desperately need protectors. A group of rogue Novas escaped the wrath of the Mad Titan and are heading to Earth. Their mission? Recruit the son of one of their former members. The old Corps is dead, long live the Black Novas!
This is all pure speculation, but that would be so damn cool.
Corsair and The Starjammers
The Starjammers is a team of space swashbucklers lead by the mysterious Corsair (fka. Christopher Summers). They are pirates, but they have heart, and they’ll do anything in their power to help the Shi’ar princess Lilandra to get her throne back from the evil and self-proclaimed emperor, Vulcan (basically, the love child of Marvel and Star Wars).
Here’s the twist though: Corsair and Vulcan are both from Earth! Not impressive enough? Here’s a second twist: Vulcan is the son of Corsair!
You want more? I can do this all day. Corsair is none other than the patriarch of the most powerful Mutant family, the Summers. He’s the father of Cyclops, Havok and Vulcan, the grandfather of Cable, and the father-in-law of Jean Grey.
(Here is a little tidbit: Cable is the son of Madelyne Pryor, a clone of Jean, who was married to Cyclops before he ditched her to return with his first love.) No one could be a better bridge between the Cosmic side of the MCU and the Mutants than Corsair, so you better remember his name.
Vance Astro and The Guardians of the Galaxy (31st century)
We’ve established that Corsair was the bridge between space and the Mutants. Well, if that’s the case, then Vance is the one who could unite the past, present, and future of the MCU.
Vance Astro (aka. Vance Astrovik, Major Victory) is the coolest and most fascinating character of this list. This guy wields the shield of Captain America and uses his telekinetic mutant powers to control its direction. He was put in stasis for a millennium (you thought Steve Rogers had it bad), and leads the 31st Century Guardians of the Galaxy. His team can travel through time and interact with heroes from the present, including a younger and different version of him. You can’t really top that!
A movie starring Vance Astro could introduce Guardians from the future and from the present. It would also be a great opportunity to witness the fate of the “immortal” characters like Thor, Valkyrie, Hulk, Blade, and Wolverine. With so many characters, so many timelines, and so many stories to tell, Marvel’s future is assured.