Young Superheroes introduced by Marvel in Movies or Series: When we think about superhero movies or series the first name that pops in our mind is MCU. Marvel Cinematic Universe has performed incredibly on the box office and recreated the cult and culture of Superhero Cinema. In recent times we have witnessed some of the Biggest Blockbusters in the Superhero genre movies. The movie genre has become one of the primary reasons for the masses to flock into the movie theaters. But there has been a saturation in the superhero segment because of the high demand of superhero content in the market.
The first Marvel Superhero movie ‘Iron Man’ came in 2008. After Iron Man’s arrival in the cinemas there has been no looking back for Marvel movies. The Superhero Franchise has released more than a dozen movies on the big screen. And have ruled the box office for more than a decade. But it seems that Marvel is almost done with their old storylines and superheroes. At this point of time the superhero segment is in a transformation phase. Where the old popular big names are slowly moving out of the frame or have already withdrawn themselves from these superhero characters which has created space for new fresh faces and characters. So, let’s take a look at some of the young potential characters who have been introduced in the Marvel Universe.
Young Superheroes introduced by Marvel in Movies or Series
Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
The first in our list is the new Hawkeye ‘Kate Bishop’. Bishop’s character first appeared in the 2005 comic book Young Avengers #1. Kate is the first female character who has taken over the charge as Hawkeye. However, Kate Bishop made her MCU debut in 2021 where she was seen in the first episode of ‘Hawkeye’ (a television mini series). Kate was born in New York in a wealthy family. But Bishop lost her father in the battle of New York. After her father’s death Kate told her mother that now she’ll protect her from any danger or threat. Since her childhood Kate has always idealized Clint Barton and has always strived to become a master archer.
Shuri (Black Panther)
Suri is the sister of Black Panther (T’Challa) and the princess of Wakanda. Suri’s character is portrayed by the Guyanese-British actor Letitia Wright. Suri made her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2018 where she appeared in the movie ‘Black Panther’. According to the comics Shuri is a genius scientist, a great engineer and an innovative inventor. The Wakanda princess also possesses powers like superhuman speed, agility, strength, endurance and senses all thanks to the heart-shaped herb that she consumed. Shuri’s uniform is also composed of vibranium. She’s all set to take the throne of Wakanda and become a badass female superhero on the big screen.
Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
Ms. Marvel is the alter ego of Kamala Khan who’s a 16 year old Avengers fangirl. The character of Ms. Marvel appeared in a miniseries which was created by Bisha K. Ali. However, the series was based on the Marvel Comics character Ms. Marvel. The miniseries was released in 2022 with 6 episodes. In the Marvel Comics Kamala Khan’s character first appeared in 2013 in Captain Marvel #14 which was followed by a solo series ‘Ms. Marvel’ which was published in 2014. Ms. Marvel’s character was created by the team of Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie. Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character. And is also the first South Asian American with her own comic book.
Skaar is the son of ‘The Green Monster’ Hulk. Skaar’s character was created by writer Greg Pak and artist John Romita Jr. The character first appeared in the 2007 comic book ‘What If? Planet Hulk #1’. Skaar Banner made his debut in MCU through the 2022 web series ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’. According to the comics Skaar is the son of the Hulk and Caiera. He was conceived during Hulk’s stay in ‘Sakaar’ (Caiera’s home planet). Hulk’s son is a fierce and capable general. Skaar also has the special power, which allows him to draw energy from the planet itself.
America Chavez or Miss America is a superhero character created by the duo of Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta. Chavez was the second Marvel character who used the name of Miss America, after Madeline Joyce. Chavez’s saw its first appeared in September 2011 (Vengeance #1). Afterwards America Chavez joined the team of Young Avengers. And later starred in her own series ‘America’ which started in March 2017 and was written by Gabby Rivera. Chavez possesses many powers, some of them include powers like superhuman strength and durability. She also has the power to open star-shaped holes, which allows her to travel through the multiverse and into different realities.
Laura Kinney (X-23)
The last name in our list is Laura Kinney aka X-23. Laura first appeared in the 10th episode (“X23”) of the third season of an animated television series named X-Men: Evolution on the 2nd of August in 2003. Anyways the character made her comics debut in 2004 (NYX #3) which was created by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Later Laura Kinney was seen in the 2017 movie ‘Logan’ where child actor Dafne Keen portrayed the role of Laura. The Human Mutant character has a lot of potential and is almost unexplored on the big screen. So do watch out for the lady Wolverine.
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Young Superheroes Introduced by Marvel in Movies or Series