On Saturday evening, San Diego Comic-Con featured a Marvel Studios panel in Hall H that planned out the entirety of Phases 5 and 6 for the MCU in terms of theatrical releases and Disney+ exclusive shows. Because so many fresh and young faces were brought into the series during Phase 4, many fans anticipated a team-up movie starring the Young Avengers to be unveiled during the convention. Marvel Studios, on the other hand, has been focusing on unveiling new projects like as Daredevil: Born Again, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Even while there have been no official claims that a film starring the Youthful Avengers is in the works, several of the actors who play young characters in the MCU have remarked on the notion. When questioned about the Young Avengers, Hailee Steinfeld, the actress who plays Kate Bishop, said, “There’s a lot of fresh chances emerging.” Julian Hilliard, who plays Billy Maximoff, was also questioned for his thoughts on the superhero squad, and he even mentioned which actors he would want to collaborate with on the project.
Although there were no formal announcements concerning the Young Avengers at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige did speak about what to anticipate in the future.
Kevin Feige’s thoughts on the Young Avengers
Following Marvel Studios’ appearance in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, MTV News’ Josh Horowitz questioned Kevin Feige about the lack of an announcement surrounding the Young Avengers. “We’ve got… we’re sort of reminding people of all the amazing characters that we have introduced in Phase 4 and sort of where those characters go and how they form their own their own cliques,” Feige responded, hinting that a project starring the Young Avengers would come later down the line: “We’ve got… we’re sort of reminding people of all the amazing characters that we have introduced in Phase 4 and sort of where those characters go and how they form their own their own cliques.”
Several times in the past, Feige has been questioned about the Young Avengers. In a March 2021 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel’s CEO was questioned about the possibility of assembling such team, and he responded that “the potential (is) unlimited” when it comes to the characters debuted in Phase 4:
“As a comic book enthusiast, everything in the comics is always our source of inspiration and guidance. It’s always interesting to see how those things come together and take form; it’s always half the joy to meet them. But, sure, it is clear that Phase 4 is presenting a plethora of new kinds of characters, with the potential being limitless.”
In the same interview, Feige compared Marvel Studios to Nick Fury, particularly when he needs to convince “fresh performers” that they are “part of a broader universe:”
“Now, everyone at Marvel Studios feels like Nick Fury at the conclusion of Iron Man 1 when new actors and performers arrive and we tell them they’re part of a larger world.” They must now do the necessary effort to create their audience. I’m delighted to announce that everyone here, especially where I’m sitting now, is doing incredible work, and [I] can’t wait to show them the world.
It’s also worth noting that, before to the release of Hawkeye, actress Hailee Steinfeld was questioned about the possibility of a Young Avengers team-up film in an interview with ComicBook. She immediately returned her gaze to Kevin Feige, and for a brief minute, it seemed as if the two had something to conceal. In answer to the initial question regarding the Young Avengers, Steinfeld remarked that “it’s just the beginning”: “I mean, listen, this seems so strange to me right now just being here with this bunch of individuals.” I’m very fortunate to be a part of this show in this world, and it’s just getting started. This program hasn’t even premiered yet, so I’m looking forward to that day.”
Will a Young Avengers film be made?
There seems to be plans for the Young Avengers to arrive at some time in the future. There has been just too much evidence to think that nothing is in the works, from direct remarks from Kevin Feige to the look Hailee Steinfeld gave him when questioned about the team.
Feige’s statements during the Comic-Con panel certainly don’t rule anything out, and although no one can speak for the Marvel Studios President save himself, it seems like he just wants fans to get to know the new characters better before seeing them all together. Many of the new faces have only featured in one or two productions so far in Phase 4, so rushing them into a team-up film when there is still so much to learn about them may not be the best idea.
It’s also worth noting that the MCU has already scheduled three big team-up movies for Phases 5 and 6, two of which will be Avengers flicks. If a Young Avengers project is thrown into the mix, there’s a significant probability that everything will get crowded. Feige seems to have a plan for the Young Avengers based on his statements and response. Meanwhile, his words imply that further solo projects focusing on some of the MCU’s newcomers are in the pipeline, and fans can always look forward to the already announced projects.