The Avengers may have defeated Thanos but there are some superheroes that still have a lot to answer for to the World in MCU Phase 4.
The disdain for the Avengers had been piling up ever since the attack on New York in Avengers (2012) and reached its peak in Civil War (2016) with the blast in Lagos. Finally, the Sokovia Accords were formulated to keep the Avengers under governmental control. But this divided the Avengers into two halves, one supporting the Accords and the other against it. And although the defeat of Thanos did push the issue towards the back, some Avengers still may be held accountable for their actions in MCU Phase 4.
Where Is Spider-Man after “Far from Home”?
Spider-Man: Far From Home showed Mysterio AKA Quentin Beck not only revealing Spider-Man’s true identity (mid-credits scene) but also framing him for the attack in London. And to put the cherry on the cake, J. Jonah Jameson of The Daily Bugle is “head over heels” with all the evidence he has gained against Spider-Man. This revealing further puts the lives of all of Peter’s loved ones in danger and we might see it in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie.
Watch: Marvel MCU Phase Four: New Avengers Release Dates and Movies
Are There Two Captain Americas in MCU Phase 4?
With Steve Rogers passing on the mantel of Captain America to Sam Wilson in Avengers: Endgame, things will get more serious in Phase 4. Sam has already been against the Accords and this puts him on the “bad” list for the government. Moreover, we also know that the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier of Phase 4 will showcase U.S. Agent John Walker. John is the US government’s own sponsored Captain America (coming in from Marvel comics).
On the other hand, Sam himself has doubts as to whether he will be able to keep up to the expectations that Steve has bestowed him with. And while the Avengers may have sorted out their personal fights, Team Cap still carries the tainted image of vigilantes acting against the government into Phase 4. Also, we must not forget that Bucky is still held responsible for the blast in Vienna in Civil War. All these things do add to the negative image of the Avengers.
Is Wanda Still An Avenger?
She has already been at the center of it all. After all, she has the one who lost control of her powers and this led to the blast and loss of so many lives in Lagos. So, in other words, her actions led to the Sokovia Accords and the Avengers facing charges extending perhaps even to Phase 4. But, for us, it is not what she has done but what she will be subject to that will make things even trickier.
The upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision of Phase 4 will deal with her abilities to manipulate reality as we saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And we can expect some repercussions that will draw the government’s attention and specifically SWORD’s attention to her. And based on how to storyline moves ahead, Scarlett Witch may also be framed as the main antagonist in the series.
So, all this does seem to tell us that the Avengers are still in deep waters; if not with a supervillian, then with us. And only time will tell if “oversight is not an idea that can be dismissed out of hand” or is it.