If Marvel really wants to shine a spotlight on characters who may otherwise be forgotten, then Sylvester Stallone's Ravagers team could be a great choice for a limited series too. Stallone debuted as Stakar Ogord aka Starhawk in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and by the time the film ended, his entire team had been introduced. Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Mainframe (Miley Cyrus), and Krugarr all appeared alongside Starhawk. There's been no assurance that they'll be featured again, but with the team back together, a limited series could be a chance to show their new adventures.
The star power of this show would be large, and there's no reason why Marvel should shy away from the cosmos with these series'. James Gunn may have had plans for them down the road, but those plans could be changed now that he's out. Even though he's not directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, could Gunn be brought back as a showrunner, writer, or producer on a Ravagers series? There's unlimited potential with a short Ravagers series and rich history with these characters to explore. If the talent is all onboard, an epic cosmic adventure like this would be a fine choice for Disney's streaming service.
When it comes to MCU breakouts, few are bigger Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie. She made her debut last year in Thor: Ragnarok and left a huge impression on audiences. Her not appearing in Avengers: Infinity War was a major question for many, although the directors confirmed she did survive Thanos' attack on the Asgardian vessel at the start. Regardless of whether or not she appears in Avengers 4, the MCU needs more of Thompson's Valkyrie and a limited series could be the best bet - unless they make her the new Thor.
Thompson is no stranger to blockbuster TV either after the first two seasons of Westworld for sure, and Valkyrie is a character who'd fit perfectly on the small screen. A scene showing Valkyrie's relationship with another woman was cut from Thor: Ragnarok, but with an entire series dedicated to her, this could be where her personal life if actually explored. A Valkyrie series could take place at several different points in the MCU, such as her early years when she still was a member of her namesake team or after Avengers 4 with adventures with Korg and Meik. Would be it too difficult to get Taika Waititi involved too? Either way, Marvel needs to be considering a Valkyrie series.
If Tom Hiddleston's Loki can get a series of his own, then Marvel should invest in another great, complicated villain: Baron Mordo. Chiwetel Ejiofor debuted as Mordo in Doctor Strange; starting as a friend to Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange, he eventually turned against Strange due to his beliefs. Mordo is likely to be featured in Doctor Strange 2, but with the status of the sequel unconfirmed, a limited series in the meantime could be exactly what the character needs.
Since the ending of Doctor Strange, Mordo has been traveling the globe taking away the magic abilities of those who he believes are misusing these gifts. His turn to evil progresses well enough to buy it in the movie, but if he's going to be a complete villain in a sequel, showing his fall into darkness could be fascinating. Marvel is sure to want to explore as many different corners of the MCU as these limited series' are made, so opening up the mystical side with Mordo may be the best way. Plus, with a talent like Ejiofor on board, Marvel shouldn't wait until a sequel to Doctor Strange to utilize him in a greater capacity.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019