5 things we want to see in Marvel’s Phase 5

Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany is Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+.
Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany is Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+. /
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The return of past fan favorites

With the welcome announcement that Charlie Cox at least make an appearance as Daredevil in the MCU’s Spider-Man 3, we’re hoping to see the return of other Netflix characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. As the world of the MCU expands thanks to the additions of Disney+ series like Secret Invasion and Ironheart, surely there is room for some of our other favorite characters from Marvel series past to return. The two most obvious choices come from ABC’s Agents of SHIELD television series, the longest-running Marvel television show in history at seven seasons.

Since Samuel L. Jackson is returning as Nick Fury for the Secret Invasion show on Disney+, it would be the perfect time to bring back Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake or Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s Yo-Yo Rodgriguez. In the original Secret Invasion storyline in the comics, both Quake and Yo-Yo are part of an elite team of super-agents called the Secret Warriors, which Fury creates in the wake of the news that the Skrulls had invaded Earth.

We could also see the return of AOS‘ fan favorite Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, in the Hawkeye Disney+ series. Mockingbird and Hawkeye have a complicated past in the comic books, having an on-and-off-again relationship when they’re not saving the world, or dying, or being kidnapped and replaced by Skrulls. Having Bobbi appear in the Hawkeye series is a great way to not only give more backstory to both heroes but to tie the Disney+ series in with the previous events of Agents of SHIELD.

With the introduction of Ironheart, a young heroine who comes into her own when she builds her own suit of armor, it is a perfect opportunity to bring back members of Hulu’s Runaways and Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger. Both series ended prematurely, with plenty of buzz and storylines to still spare, as a result of Disney wanting control over all live-action Marvel properties. There may be a stipulation similar to the moratorium put on the Marvel Netflix characters, but it may only be a matter of time before the likes of Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) and Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner) return to the small screen.