Avengers: Infinity War had a massive cast list, bringing together all kinds of superheroes from every corner of the MCU. With Thanos winning and the Avengers now having to retaliate to fix the universe, the roster looks a lot different going into Avengers: Endgame. From the first trailer and several snippets of information, we have a list of Avengers already confirmed to appear in the film, but there are also some notable absences thus far. All of the original Avengers survived the snap, but a lot of the newer ones have already turned to dust. The question then becomes: will we see those Avengers again in the film and which ones won't appear?
While many believed that Endgame was going to include everyone (even more so than Infinity War did), details now have suggested that may no longer be the case. Nonetheless, there are plenty of heroes ready to step up to the challenge and work together to undo the greatest catastrophe the MCU has ever seen. With so many Avengers turned to dust and some whose whereabouts are unclear, it might be difficult to know who is already confirmed for Avengers: Endgame. We've come up with a handy list of every single Avenger that is currently slated to appear in the film. With them supposedly taking the fight straight to Thanos, we have them all ranked by their power to see who might pose the biggest threat to the Mad Titan. Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes save the day with this roster?
Pepper has had more of a background role in the MCU, but her life has seemingly changed as of Avengers: Infinity War. Her worst fears have come true and Tony Stark has gone missing. While it's not confirmed what part she'll play in Avengers: Endgame, there is a lot of speculation that suggests she'll don an Iron Man suit of her own to become Rescue.
While Stark's equipment has a lot of power behind it, Pepper doesn't quite have the experience to do a lot of damage in the long run (assuming the rumors are correct). She wants to get away from superhero activities as much as possible, which puts her at the bottom of our list.
Mantis was one of the characters turned to ash in Avengers: Infinity War, but she's on the cast list for Avengers: Endgame, implying that she could make a return. Mantis is likely the weakest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. She doesn't seem to have the combat training of Gamora, the strength of Drax, or even the cleverness of Star-Lord.
Her powers of empathy to help when the team is trying to tackle a much larger foe like Thanos or Ego, but that seems to be the extent of her powers. She doesn't compare to the other Avengers.
Scott Lang was stuck in the Quantum Realm at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but he somehow gets out and is ready to help the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame. Having worn the suit in three different movies now, Scott has a grasp on how the Ant-Man technology works. He is able to best utilize it in combat and even figured out how to turn in Giant Man.
It's reasonable to believe that his knowledge of the Quantum Realm will be crucial in the Avengers' efforts to defeat Thanos. However, turning small might make him better when fighting regular people, but it won't do much against the Mad Titan.
19 THE WASP
If Ant-Man and the Wasp proved anything, it's that Hope Van Dyne seems to have a better grasp of the Ant-Man technology than Scott Lang. Having wings and blasters designed on her suit by her father, she even has superior equipment when compared to Scott. She can hit fast and hard, utilizing every aspect of the Pym Particle to get ahead in car chases and hand-to-hand combat.
Unfortunately, those skills are ultimately small pickings when compared to some of the more notable Avengers in the MCU. She's capable, but doesn't have anything on the lines of superspeed or strength.
Another one of the Guardians of the Galaxy to perish in Thanos' big snap, Groot has gone through a bit of a regression since his initial appearance. Groot was easily the strongest member of the team in Guardians of the Galaxy, but going through a regrowth process has made him a bit less potent.
While teenage Groot can still do some damage, he lacks the size or raw strength that the adult version does. It's not clear if we'll see an older Groot in Avengers: Endgame, so we're going to use the most recent version of the character in this list.
17 BLACK WIDOW
While Black Widow may have been one of the weakest Avengers back in 2012, she has started to come into her own. Her training as an assassin complete with her time as a Secret Avenger and useful tech (likely courtesy of Stark and/or S.H.I.E.L.D.) have all turned her into a much more dangerous weapon.
Recall that she was one of the heroines who managed to give Proxima Midnight a run for her money. She still doesn't have any special powers, but her skills and training alone make her a viable hero that can do some damage even to cosmic bad guys.
Hawkeye has a different identity in Avengers: Endgame. The first trailer showed him in Japan wielding a sword rather than a bow. He is taking his Ronin identity from the comics. While the cause of this identity change isn't yet known (though there is an obvious guess), it seems that Clint Barton has become a bit wilder than before.
He seems to take lives without thinking twice and even cuts his own arm with his massive blade. This unbound version of Clint is likely a much more dangerous fighter than when he served as Hawkeye. We'd guess he's even a bit stronger than Black Widow.
15 WAR MACHINE
War Machine was one of the newer Avengers who managed to survive the snap (newer in terms of when he officially joined the team). His version of the Iron Man suit has always been known for how many weapons it can carry. During the Wakanda battle in Avengers: Infinity War, War Machine let loose all sorts of explosives, which dealt a devastating blow to the Outrider army.
However, War Machine doesn't compare to the tech that Tony Stark has employed in his own designs. The suit is good, but it doesn't beat the impressive nanotech or massive jet propulsors of Tony's no matter how you look at it.
Rocket was the only member of the Guardians of the Galaxy to survive Thanos' attack, and it seems like he might be joining the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame to compensate. While he might just be a snarky raccoon, Rocket has a lot of knowledge regarding tech and weaponry. He can create some of the deadliest weapons in the galaxy, like when he built the Hadron Enforcer.
He is also extremely accurate with his weapons and fears nothing. He could take on an army of Ravagers with his own clever schemes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Even Tony Stark would've been proud of someone like Rocket.
Shuri has seemingly survived Thanos' snap according to some information about Avengers: Endgame, but her whereabouts are unknown if the film's trailer is anything to go by. Shuri has been confirmed to be the smartest character in the MCU. With her use of vibranium, there seems to be nothing she can't do.
However, her intelligence doesn't extend well into her combat potential. She didn't last long against Killmonger and was nearly useless against Corvus Glaive. She can (and has) create some of the best tech in the MCU, but that alone isn't enough to make her a serious threat. She is a character that works better in the background.
12 WINTER SOLDIER
After getting reprogrammed by HYDRA, Bucky Barnes was turned into a dangerous weapon known as the Winter Soldier. Since he was cured of his programming by the people of Wakanda, Winter Soldier has been a powerful asset to the Avengers. His training with the military and as a controlled assassin have led to him becoming one of the most self-sufficient Avengers on the team.
As of Avengers: Infinity War, Bucky was also fitted with a vibranium arm, which means that his extra appendage is now practically indestructible. He also has around the same level of powers as Captain America, being created with a variation of that serum.
11 CAPTAIN AMERICA
If there's one thing that makes Captain America so dangerous to any villain in the galaxy, it's his determination. Captain America will never back down from a fight, especially when there's a bully involved. He'll do whatever it takes to make sure that justice prevails. That, combined with his enhanced abilities from the Super Soldier serum, turns him into a natural leader and a seriously strong Avenger.
His own drive has led him to do some crazy things, like prevent a helicopter from taking off, stopping Thanos' hand, and even surviving a ridiculous fall from an elevator. The best part is that he will always put his life on the line for others.
Captain America might have a Super Soldier serum and a special drive, but Nebula has cybernetic enhancements from a genocidal alien. She too has a passion for her own goals, and combined with her own training and robotic parts, she is one of the deadliest women in the galaxy.
While not quite as well-trained as her sister, Nebula still knows how to handle herself and can even put her body back together when taking extreme damage. She knows how to pilot ships, manipulate others, and will not stop until she finds her own father defeated in the face of the galaxy.
The MCU's Peter Parker has learned over the course of a few movies what it means to be Spider-Man and what that looks like in his own life. While he still has some growing to do, Spider-Man remains one of the most impressive Avengers to date. His use of spider sense, web-slinging, enhanced strength, and great agility turn him into the Avenger with the most potential for the future.
His Iron Spider upgrade in Avengers: Infinity War made him all the more impressive, capable of landing a few good hits on Thanos. He might've turned to dust at the end of the film, but he'll be back -- he has another movie on the way.
8 BLACK PANTHER
T'Challa has enhanced abilities, training on par with Black Widow, and the wisdom from a long line of kings coming down to him. Perhaps his greatest asset, though, is the Black Panther suit. Made entirely out of vibranium, this suit can take the impact of bullets from a helicopter turret without even budging.
If he were robbed of his suit, then he would be on a similar level to Captain America and Winter Soldier, but the vibranium weave makes him a much stronger hero as a result. He can displace kinetic energy, leap across buildings, and sink his claws into any material without getting a single scratch.
Drax received the nickname "Destroyer" for his actions across the galaxy. Consumed with the desire to get revenge for his family's demise, he used his superior strength to tackle all sorts of foes with the goal of getting to face Ronan the Accuser one-on-one.
While there is a limit to Drax's powers (he doesn't do well against giant space villains), his strength and skill alone make him one of the strongest characters in the MCU. He can take on Sakaarans with no issue, and launch people several yards with a single punch. He was turned to dust in Avengers: Infinity War, but it's only a matter of time before he returns.
6 IRON MAN
Tony Stark has only gotten stronger with each film appearance. Avengers: Infinity War shows him at the peak of his strength, building a suit out of nanotech that can take the hardest of blows before breaking and dealing out massive hits in return. He lasted the longest in a battle with Thanos, and that's saying something.
His only downfall is that, without his suit, he doesn't pose that much of a threat. The trailer for Avengers: Endgame shows us that there are certain situations that even Stark can't think or act his way out of. That said, he remains one of the strongest Avengers due to the technological prowess of his suits.
Doctor Strange's beloved best friend, Wong is a protector of the Sanctums and the Time Stone. Having years of magical training under the tutelage of the Ancient One, Wong knows how to use his abilities to fight all sorts of foes.
He was constantly thinking and fighting on his feet at the start of Avengers: Infinity War, even cutting off Cul Obsidian's hand and stranding the monster on the other side of the world. It's arguable that we still haven't seen Wong's full potential, but he is a solid and powerful protector. He'll probably be the only magic user remaining at the start of Avengers: Endgame as well.
4 SCARLET WITCH
Scarlet Witch got a bad deal at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. After spending the entire film thinking of ways to save Vision, she had to destroy him herself only to have Thanos reverse time to crush him again. When she finally turned to dust, she seemed to embrace the sweet release of the end.
However, Scarlet Witch has become one of the strongest Avengers to date. She could lift multiple alien machines at once, destroyed Proxima Midnight with little effort, and managed to hold off two of Thanos' children at once. It stands to reason that her powers will only grow as she appears in more movies.
Hulk used to be the most powerful Avenger (a fact even Tony Stark admitted), but the days of The Avengers are behind us. His time being the Champion of Sakaar was nothing less than impressive, especially knowing that he had managed to crush every opponent that tried to stand in his way.
He has been shown to take just about any attack to the face and keep walking and only gets stronger the angrier he gets. While Hulk took several good hits from Thanos, we expect him to make a triumphant return in Avengers: Endgame, ready for a rematch with the Mad Titan.
Thor was a bit distressed that Hulk was considered the strongest Avenger in Thor: Ragnarok, but he quickly made the case that he was indeed stronger than the big guy. Whatever case he made was proven in Avengers: Infinity War with the help of Stormbreaker. Thor can channel the Bifrost to transport anywhere in the galaxy.
He can destroy hordes of foes with a single strike. He can even outmatch Thanos with the entire Infinity Gauntlet formed. The God of Thunder and King of Asgard has earned his place among the Avengers, and we're excited to see what he'll do in Avengers: Endgame.
1 CAPTAIN MARVEL
We haven't fully seen Captain Marvel on-screen apart from snippets in the trailers for her upcoming film. Her spot on this list has largely been determined by Marvel admitting that she's the strongest Avenger in the MCU. While it's possible we may not see that in Captain Marvel or Avengers: Endgame, it's hard to argue at this point.
Shots in the trailers for the upcoming Marvel film have shown her taking on a fleet of ships and destroying them with a single blast. She can fire energy straight from her hands, can soar through the skies, and is one of the strongest characters in the galaxy. There has to be a reason Nick Fury called her when things became dire.