At Wizard World New Orléans over the weekend, directors Joe and Anthony Russo were discussing the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War Part One and Two. During the discussion they had this to say “We have so many characters, we’re dealing with. We’re breaking ground on Avengers: Infinity War. We have a board with 67 characters on it.”
67 characters gives fans a lot of ammunition for speculating who this could include. I decided to do some speculating of my own and below are five characters I would really like to see appear.
Moon Knight’s alter ego is a man named Marc Spector who, after being left to die following a fight, has a vision of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Khonshu gives Spector a second chance of life, if he agrees to be the god’s avatar on Earth. Spector takes the offer and awakens and returns to America with the statue of Khonshu. Deciding to become a crime fighter with his second chance of life, Spector creates a silver cloaked costume, and becomes the Moon Knight.
Spector gains superhuman abilities once paired with the moon god Khonshu. Moon Knight’s strength, endurance and reflexes become enhanced depending on the phases of the moon. The fuller the moon is, the more strength Moon Knight can draw from it. Due to his multiple personalities, he is resistant to some psychic attacks.
On top these enhanced abilities, he is also an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and skilled with most weapons. He is particularly skilled with throwing weapons.
Black Bolt is the ruler of the Inhumans, a race of genetically altered superhumans who received their powers through a process called Terragenesis. The Inhumans will be getting their own movie in July 2019, which makes Infinity War a great way for the characters introduction. Black Bolt’s signature power is his voice. His ability is to harness electrons, which is linked to the speech center of his brain. Because of this and the amount of power that he controls, he maintains complete silence and communicates through sign language and or a spokesperson. He has undergone training so that even in his sleep he remains silent. His power is so great that even a whisper could rock a battleship, and at full force, he can destroy a planet.
Through Terragenesis, Black Bolt has strength, stamina, durability and reflexes which are well above that of a typical Inhuman. He also has increased speed and agility.He is able to fly by changing his electrons into anti-electrons. He is able to reach speeds of up to 500mph for as long as six hours.
All of the above makes him a fantastic character for the MCU, and I can’t wait to see him if not in Avengers: Infinity War, then the Inhumans.
I couldn’t have Black Bolt on the list and not his wife could I?
Medusa is the Queen of the Inhumans and the wife of Black Bolt, and acts as his interpreter due to being able to communicate via sign and body language. She was exposed to the Terrigan Mist as a child and went through Terragenesis. As a result, of this her hair has been altered on the molecular level. It now has increased tensile strength and elasticity. She can psychically control her hair to extend to almost twice its normal length (it’s six feet long when relaxed), and can lift heavy objects up to one ton in weight.
Medusa can also manipulate her hair so it can whip through the air at the speed of sound, pick locks, bind enemies and shuffle a deck of cards. Due to Black Bolt not speaking, Medusa acts as his voice when commanding the Inhumans.
I think the super-powered couple are a dead cert for upcoming Inhuman film, and really hope they appear in Infinity War.
This is a character I have wanted to see on-screen for a long time. Now that Sony has agreed to Marvel using Spider-Man, I hope it means they will allow more of their characters to be used. Especially if it helps wipe the memory of the awful version of Venom we had in Spider-man 3.
Carnage is the offspring of the symbiote Venom, and bonded to a serial killer called Cletus Kasady who was in prison with Eddie Brock (original host of Venom). Kasady was in prison as he is a serial killer, and due to his mindset, the symbiote has only intensified his already damaged mind.
Carnage’s abilities are greater than Spider-Man’s and Venom’s combined. He can produce a web-like substance from any part of his body to form weaponry, and allows him to plant thoughts into people’s minds using a symbiote tendril. The symbiote also allows Kasady to see in any direction, and gives him a spider-sense similar to Spider-Man. The main difference to Venom is that he can launch parts of his symbiote at enemies in the form solid weapons such as spears, knives, darts and axes.
Like Venom, he’s weakened by sound, but on a smaller scale and affected more strongly by heat than Venom is.
Where Venom’s fixation is getting revenge on Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Kasady is out for revenge against the world. He sees chaos, unpredictability and violence as reality. Because of this, it has increased the symbiotes power and makes him one of the most dangerous enemies that Spider-Man has.
If this character appears in Avengers: Infinity War, it would be one of the most interesting ones to appear in the MCU. The Taskmaster’s abilities allow him to mimic any physical attribute a person has. This makes him a dangerous opponent as he can expect your next move. He can mimic any sort of weaponry, whether it be Captain America’s shield or Hawkeye’s bow and arrow. If he were to watch a video on fast forward of someone’s abilities, then he could do them at superhuman speed as it links into his muscle memory.
Taskmaster has often worked for different organisations to impersonate various heroes in the past by mimicking their body movements and their voices. Interestingly, the only person he can’t mimic is Deadpool due to his unconventional and irregular behaviour.
Due to his skills, he can normally be found carrying a sword, a replica of Captain America’s shield, a bow and quiver of arrows, nunchaku and various firearms.
If Taskmaster does appear in the Avengers: Infinity War, it will be interesting to see who they cast. I would prefer it was someone who could impersonate people instead of getting the actors to repeat their performances.
So that’s my picks. Do you agree with them? Or have you got different choices you feel would like in there. As always please comment and let me know.
That’s all for now.
See you soon.