Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)
Danvers was Ms. Marvel but she's now the current Captain Marvel and it's no coincidence the long-time Avenger just joined the Guardians of the Galaxy comics earlier this summer. If there's one powerful female superhero we want to see in The Avengers it's Carol Danvers, but we wouldn't complain if the films changed things up a bit and had her join the Guardians first.
Jack Harrison (Jack Flag)
Jack's a good-hearted character who began his Marvel Comics career in the '90s helping Captain America. During the Civil War mess, while helping out an innocent, he was paralyzed and imprisoned by the Thunderbolts - a team of supervillains who at the time were working with Tony Stark/Iron Man against Captain America in enforcing the Superhuman Registration Act. He later joined the Guardians of the Galaxy during an other-worldly prison battle and they were able to repair his back.
Going by the alias Jack Flag, Jack has superhuman strength and offers a great additional human character for Peter Quill to relate to and banter with. Jack even rocks a similar but unique mask and uses blasters just like Star-Lord. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may be too early to introduce Jack, but we can easily see him showing up down the line, especially if we first meet him in a Captain America movie.
Tony Stark (Iron Man)
When Marvel Comics relaunched the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series as part of their NOW! initiative just as development began on the film, the fact that Iron Man was on the roster threw everyone for a spin and even had fans wondering if Robert Downey Jr. could make a surprise appearance sharing the screen alongside Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.
Those rumors were fake, but Iron Man in the comics did enlist with the team for a while. With Stark getting a taste for the great beyond at the end of The Avengers, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning to explore more otherworldly stories and characters, we hope Disney and Marvel Studios can sign Robert Downey Jr. for more appearances beyond The Avengers 2 & 3. Who wouldn't want to see Stark suit up in a deep space armored suit?
Angela's origins are one of the most unique since she actually began as a character co-created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane for Spawn. Through a legal battle , Gaiman was able to bring Angela to the Marvel Comics universe last year, where she quickly rose in prominence to being unveiled to be a daughter of Asgardian king Odin, a sister to Thor and Loki, and now, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. She was even once rumored to be a character in the film (which turned out to be untrue) but as revealed just before Comic-Con, she's joining The Avengers team this fall as part of the upcoming Avengers NOW! relaunch.
Introducing Angela in the Marvel Cinematic Universe adds another powerful female lead character with unique lore that allows for story threads to be created between Asgard, the Guardians team and The Avengers, while also adding more to Marvel's take on Norse mythology by explaining that there was actually 10th realm - not nine - that was banished by Odin.
We didn't include Bug, a character who was in early drafts of Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay since James Gunn told us that Marvel Studios doesn't own the film rights to the character. What character or two would you like to see most in 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and who's your favorite of this list?
The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28 2017, November 3 2017, May 4 2018, July 6 2018, November 2 2018 and May 3 2019.
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