5 Reasons why it’s time for the West Coast Avengers

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: War Machine (Don Cheadle), Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: War Machine (Don Cheadle), Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018 /
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With the success of the Avengers films, particularly Avengers: Infinity War, it’s time for an extension of the franchise. The West Coast Avengers should be next.

After Avengers: Infinity War finishes up, the Marvel Comic Universe is going to need another angle. The pure idea of expansion suits the move to the West Coast Avengers.

Coincidentally, the same type of reintroduction is happening in the comic book world. On August 22nd Marvel will reintroduce the West Coast Avengers franchise. Interestingly enough, this series will have two versions of the Hawkeye character. An accompanying movie needs to happen.

Who are the West Coast Avengers?

Beginning in 1984, the West Coast Avengers were Marvel’s way to branch out. The new team allowed for extra team members, original adventures, new villains, and more money. That sounds exactly like the recipe for post-Infinity War Marvel plans. Here are the top five reasons why Marvel needs to make a West Coast Avengers movie.

Hawkeye needs his own team.

When’s the last time you saw Hawkeye? He certainly wasn’t in the Avengers: Infinity War movie. His absence was very peculiar, and many fans wondered why he got the cold shoulder. Thankfully, his omission was rectified by the collective power of the internet.

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Nonetheless, it just so happens that Hawkeye was the guy who created the first West Coast Avengers. So maybe this is actually in future plans?

It’s time to introduce new superheroes.

The original West Coast Avenger team featured several characters that are currently not in the cinematic MCU. Aside from War Machine (spin-off movie?), Hawkeye recruited very interesting members for his new team, and each would be an incredible addition to the movie franchise.

  • Wonder Man – He actually started out as an enemy of the Avengers, and hated Iron Man.
  • Tigra – Essentially the incarnation of the greatest warrior from a magical cat-like race.
  • Mockingbird – She was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and married Hawkeye! Perfect for the new team and various subplots.

Additionally, two mysterious figures were introduced in the original West Coast Avengers. Shroud has mystical extrasensory perception, and can manipulate the Darkforce Dimension. He ultimately declined his invitation. Moon Knight – a skilled, diverse warrior who died and was reincarnated by the moon god Khonshu – is another character that appears in the first edition. Both would be incredible stand-alone movies for the MCU.

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New villains follow.

New heroes and new locations bring new villains. First and foremost, Master Pandemonium would be an superb addition to the MCU. He’s essentially a man who made a deal with the devil and had his appendages replaced with demons. He can detach and separately control each demon. That is an absolute CGI dream scenario.

Additionally, Graviton is a great enemy for the West Coast Avengers. He has superhuman gravity control so powerful he can create force-fields and was once able to hold Thor to the ground. To make matters worse, he’s a leader who has tried to unite multiple villains and mobs to fight the West Coast Avengers.

It’s a great way to merge Fox and Disney.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware Disney is trying to buy Fox properties. That includes movie rights. Assuming they win their bidding war with Comcast, the West Coast Avengers would be perfect avenue to merge properties.

In fact, Thing from the Fantastic Four once allied with the West Coast Avengers. And if that can happen, then the epic battle between Avengers and X-Men can happen.

Let the romance blossom.

Scarlett Witch and Vision need to continue their love story. Period. This is uncharted territory (i.e. synthetic humanoid and human mutant). Guess where their romance blossomed in the comic world? That’s right, the West Coast Avengers.

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What’s your take? Should the West Coast Avengers be one of the next franchises introduced in the MCU? Would the addition work perfectly now? Leave a comment with your thoughts!