Nearly every Marvel Cinematic Universe character imaginable makes an appearance in Avengers: Endgame, except for these few major ones who missed out. The bulk of the 22nd Marvel Studios film is centered around the original six Avengers, with added help from Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and War Machine (Don Cheadle), but as the movie's time travel plot unfolds, plenty of familiar faces appear.
Surprises like Robert Redford's Alexander Pierce and Natalie Portman's Jane Foster make brief appearances during the time travel missions, but the cast truly expands once Thanos' original snap is undone by Hulk. This leads to a fight at what little remains of Avengers HQ, where the entirety of the MCU unites against Thanos. However, there were several MCU characters who never got involved at any point in Avengers: Endgame.
Everyone's favorite cat sidekick from Captain Marvel, Goose, was absent, as were characters like Black Panther standout Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) or Iron Man 2 villain Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). They are not what you'd call major MCU characters at this point though, as each has only made a single appearance. Here are the biggest MCU characters who didn't make an appearance in Avengers: Endgame.
The android is a creation of Ultron, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Jarvis, and the Mind Stone, but Vision does not make an appearance in Avengers: Endgame. Paul Bettany has been with the MCU since its inception as the voice of Jarvis, Tony's A.I., but it was only in Avengers: Age of Ultron that he received a body created out of vibranium. Thanos did rip the Mind Stone out of his head at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but many still expected him to return in some fashion - especially with the Disney+ WandaVision series on the way. No such appearance was made by Viz, but we did get a look at the inspiration for him when Tony went back in time and saw the original, human Jarvis (played by James D'Arcy).
Former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and niece of Peggy Carter, it was also somewhat expected that Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) would make an appearance at some point in Avengers: Endgame. She made her MCU debut with Anthony and Joe Russo's first film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Last time we saw her, she and Steve Rogers had just shared a passionate first kiss in Captain America: Civil War. Since the Russos brought her in and she has played a role in Captain America's story, her absence is noticeable - even though Steve's attention is solely focused on Peggy this time around.
Everett Ross also made his MCU debut with a Russo brothers film in Captain America: Civil War, where he was introduced as the Deputy Task Force Commander of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre and worked closely with Sokovia Accords. Martin Freeman reprised this role in Black Panther last year, and left him as a point of connectivity between the CIA and Wakanda. Ross not keeping tabs on the Avengers after their big failure is surprising, unless he didn't survive the snap.
One of the original MCU characters, many were hoping to see Clark Gregg return as Phil Coulson in Avengers: Endgame. He appeared in four of the six Phase 1 films, up until he was killed by Loki during The Avengers. While he has found life again on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson hasn't been reunited with the Avengers since - even though they really should know he is alive. After Marvel Studios brought Gregg back to play a young Coulson in Captain Marvel, fans became more optimistic that another appearance could come in Endgame.
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