Who are the West Coast Avengers?
Created by Roger Stern and Bob Hall, the team first appeared in the titular
How could they fit into
WandaVision and the MCU TV shows?
Now this is where things really get fun. Even though they weren’t founding members, Wanda and Vision did end up joining the West Coast Avengers. With the main Avengers out of action, the pair now need a new home. Though we’re currently looking at Wanda as a potential antagonist, Monica sees her as a hero in need of help. That sets up a possible redemption arc for Wanda. And while the core Avengers might not want her on the A-team, she could find a place in a secondary group alongside her husband. After all, we know that they’re weapons that everyone wants to get their hands on. But before any of that can happen, we’d need a West Coast Avengers. So let’s talk about how they could come into play in the Marvel Studios TV shows.
There are some obvious pointers that this could be the next iteration of the Avengers. Hawkeye will soon be leading his own show, and is the founder of the team. Then there’s the unexpected but awesome arrival of the Rhodey-led Armor Wars series. Voilà—two founding members of the West Coast Avengers have arrived! While there’s no news on Tigra in the MCU, we have had some tiger-themed props sitting around in
While we don’t expect to see a fully formed version of West Coast Avengers in
What would their role be going forward in the MCU?
Without a main Avengers team, it looks like we’ll need new heroes. That said, with both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men confirmed as heading to the MCU, we’re about to see a universe filled with multiple hero teams. So why not multiple Avengers? We know that we’re almost certainly going to see the Young Avengers arrive during or after the Marvel Studios TV series. So it makes sense that Feige and co. would be open to another iteration too. And if the Marvel Studios TV shows are leading towards
With major heroic competition in the movies, it makes sense we might get smaller breakout teams for the Disney+ series. And after whatever chaos Wanda causes, she and Vision will need a new home and a new team. Preferably one under the watchful eye of a powerful hero. It makes sense that Hawkeye, who is her closest ally from the Avengers, and maybe her recently resurrected brother would make space for her on their team. That way they can keep an eye on her and utilize her massive powers for good. While it’s all hypothetical right now, we have to say we might have convinced ourselves.
So we say bring on the West Coast Avengers and their weird adventures!