Avengers: Endgame is right around the corner. Right now fans everywhere are trying desperately to avoid being spoiled and preparing themselves for what is sure to be an emotional roller coaster of a film. The film is set to conclude the epic 10-year long saga of storytelling. But since we're greedy and want more from our favorite superhero team, we have to wonder what's next for the Avengers.
The Avengers' battle against Thanos over the course of these two films is epic and, although a lot was changed for the film, it was inspired by the comic book storyline. There is a long history of Avengers stories from the comics that the films could draw from. From epic cosmic clashes to Earth-bound battles, here are some of the best Avengers storylines we want to see in the MCU.
10 New Avengers: Breakout
While no one knows how Avengers: Endgame is going to shake out, there is a pretty good chance that the team will forever be altered and it may be the last time we see some heroes. That also means the next time we see the Avengers, it could be a brand new team. In other words, we'll meet the New Avengers.
New Avengers: Breakout finds the team imprisoned on The Raft and planning a prison break together. This basically happened in Captain America: Civil War, except we didn't get to see it. This could be a fun way to bring together new heroes and put them in a situation that forces them together.
9 Secret Invasion
Secret Invaision is a storyline that fans have been anticipating since the announcement of Captain Marvel. That film introduced the conflict between warring alien race, the Kree and the Skrull. The Skrull are especially exciting introductions to the MCU as their shape-shifting abilities led to them invading Earth in this classic storyline.
Captain Marvel changed the Skrulls quite significantly from the comics, making them more sympathetic. However, that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't war-minded Skrulls out there waiting to invade. The Skrulls have more to do in the MCU, so this paranoia-filled story could still happen.
8 Avengers/Defenders War
The MCU has had a lot of fun with pitting various heroes against each other. Of course, there was the big showdown in Captain America: Civil War, as well as smaller, more fun skirmishes in The Avengers, Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok. These kinds of conflicts can be very effective as it is difficult for audiences to take sides.
The Avengers/Defenders War storyline uses this concept to great effect as the separate teams of heroes find themselves at opposite ends of a conflict leading to some fun one-on-one fights. As a bonus, that could mean the Defenders finally join the film universe.
7 The Korvac Saga
As fun as it is to see the heroes battle one another, having a really great villain for them to go up against is even better. Though the MCU had a villain problem in their earlier years, they have made dramatic improvements, all leading to the epic showdown with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
The Korvac Saga could provide the Avengers with their next great nemesis. Michael Korvac is a man who was imbued with the Power Cosmic, turning him into a god-like being. The threat of Korvac leads to the Avengers to team with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him. That particular crossover in Infinity War was a highlight and it would be great to see them meet-up again.
6 Operation: Galactic Storm
It has been said that the cosmic universe will play a big role in the MCU going forward, so it makes sense that the Avengers would find themselves in some big cosmic stories. Operation: Galactic Storm is an acclaimed cosmic tale from the comics that could be a truly epic big-screen adventure.
The story finds Earth caught up in an intergalactic war between two alien races and the Avengers being forced to intervene. While Captain Marvel tread on this same territory, to see a cosmic war on a massive scale would be a lot of fun.
5 The Kang Dynasty
One of the biggest questions about the Avengers film post-Endgame is how they will ever top Thanos as a villain. From the character design to Josh Brolin's outstanding performance, to the fact that he killed half the universe, it's not easy to follow that up. However, Kang the Conqueror might be the perfect villain to face the heroes next.
Kang is another brilliantly designed character who could look incredible brought to life on the big screen. He is also a big enough threat to warrant the entire roster of heroes to band together to fight him. It could certainly make for an epic showdown.
4 Under Siege
The Avengers are designed to fight against extraordinary threats. But what if there was a team designed to fight against the Avengers? In the comics, the Masters of Evil were a team founded by Baron Zemo and made up of some of their most deadly foes. This storyline found the dastardly team hitting the heroes and putting them on the ropes.
The Masters of Evil seem like the obvious villains to take on the team and give them some real trouble. Zemo is still alive in the MCU, and there are some fun villains who he could recruit.
3 Avengers vs. X-Men
As soon as the Disney/Fox deal closed, fans began speculating about how the X-Men would be brought into the MCU. As exciting as it is, integrating so many characters in the already crowded universe is a difficult task. However, to pit them against the Avengers, as in this popular storyline, might help to bring them in the fold.
While the X-Men act as heroes, the emergence of mutants and their immense powers could potentially lead to some conflict between the groups. Although the X-Men apparently won't be used for some time, this showdown feels inevitable.
2 Secret Wars
Avengers: Infinity War has been called the most ambitious crossover event ever. Again, it's not easy to follow that up, but Secret Wars is the one storyline that could indeed be even bigger. The story finds the Beyonder, a cosmic entity, bringing together an all-star roster of heroes and villains to "Battleworld", his own personal playground planet, where he forces them to battle each other.
The storyline has everything you could want for one of these movies. The amount of characters in the tale is astounding. There are plenty of hero-on-hero battles, and there is a fair bit of cosmic fun as well. The only thing that might prevent it is that it could be too ambitious.
1 Avengers Forever
As stated before, the Avengers team will likely go through some big changes in Endgame. We could very well see the end of the current iteration of the team which will be hard to take. However, when enough time passes this could be the story that brings back the original team.
Packed with plenty of time travel fun, the story finds Rick Jones jumping through history and assembling Avengers from the past, present, and future. How exciting would it be to see Captain America, Iron Man and Thor brought back after a long absence? The only problem is, we have to first say goodbye.