Avengers: Endgame will mark the end of one era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the beginning of another. While the remaining heroes gather to battle Thanos in hopes of somehow reversing the events of Infinity War, Marvel Studios is preparing for a future that, if rumors can be believed, may include the Young Avengers.
Citing anonymous sources, We Got This Covered reports a "New Avengers" movie is in the early stages of development that will feature characters from Young Avengers, a team of teenage heroes introduced by Marvel Comics in 2005.
According to the website, the roster would include Hawkeye (Kate Bishop, not Clinton Barton); Hulkling, the shape-shifting Kree-Skrull hybrid; Stature, better known as Scott Lang's daughter Cassie; Wiccan, the magic-using son of Vision and the Scarlet Witch; Patriot, the grandson of Eli Bradley, who was part of an early experiment to recreate the formula that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America; Iron Lad, an adolescent version of the Fantastic Four villain Kang the Conqueror; and The Vision, created from a fusion of Vision's old operating system and Iron Lad's armor.
Cassie Lang, of course, appeared in Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp, where she was portrayed by Abby Ryder Forston. Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege hinted that her inclusion planted seeds for future films. The rumored casting of Emma Fuhrmann as an older Cassie in Avengers: Endgame certainly adds credence to speculation about Stature's introduction to the MCU.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.