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MCU Character Teases We Still Haven't Seen On Screen Yet

Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off with "Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania," an outing that promises high stakes for this new era of the MCU. Most significantly, the movie officially introduces audiences to Jonathan Majors' psychotic Kang the Conqueror following a brief appearance by one of his variants in the Season 1 finale of "Loki." As the Marvel Multiverse continues to expand on screens big and small, there will surely be plenty of fulfilled teases and glimpses at brand-new characters.

In Phase 4, many characters were confirmed to be entering the Marvel universe through cameo appearances. For instance, there was Emmy winner Brett Goldstein's post-credit debut as Hercules in "Thor: Love & Thunder," as well as John Krasinski's cameo as an ill-fated version of Reed Richards in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Some of these teases remain unfulfilled, disappointing, or downright confusing , and certain high-profile characters have yet to truly make their entrance.

Between beloved Marvel characters from past projects set to return or fan-favorites from the comics who have yet to make their transition to live-action, Marvel fans have plenty of dangling threads to cling to. Hopefully, in upcoming projects, these characters will not only make a grand entrance, but they'll also stick around for long enough to factor into the epic tapestry of "Avengers: Secret Wars" and "The Kang Dynasty."

Doctor Doom

Many fans have been anticipating the introduction of Doctor Doom ever since Marvel confirmed that the Fantastic Four would be heading to the MCU. The Latverian ruler is known as one of the most formidable and powerful villains in the history of Marvel Comics, and chances of his prominence in the Multiverse Saga grow stronger with the confirmation of the sixth Avengers film being titled "Avengers: Secret Wars." Notably, Doom is integral to the comic book iteration of this multiversal collapse, so it seems his MCU debut can't be far away.

In fact, the early traces of Doom's appearance were planted in the Phase 4 Disney+ series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." In the series, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson find themselves traveling the country of Madripoor with Baron Zemo. During their journey, Zemo informs them of the fate of his home country, Sokovia, which was decimated during the climax of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." According to Zemo, his fallen Eastern European home was conquered by neighboring countries.

Of course, many fans took this to be a reference to Victor von Doom's country of Latveria, which in the comics is also located in Eastern Europe. It makes sense that while the Avengers are distracted with threats both political and multiversal, an emperor like Doom is slowly gaining power, which he will finally unleash on the MCU when the timing is right. 

Sue Storm & Johnny Storm

Of course, the introduction of the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will mean getting to see who will play Marvel's First Family. Sadly, the team isn't set to formally debut in the franchise until the 2025 film directed by Matt Shakman, with no current confirmed casting. However, their presence in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe has already been teased thanks to one scene in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

In the midst of Stephen Strange's battle to stop Wanda Maximoff, he's arrested by the Illuminati of Earth-818, where one of its members is none other than Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, the smartest man alive and de facto leader of the Fantastic Four. In the film, Richards was played by John Krasinski, who for many years was a major fan-favorite pick to play the character. Although Krasinski is unlikely to return in the role for the "Fantastic Four" film, he does get an opportunity to allude to some of his fellow superheroes.

In one confrontation with Wanda, Richards tells her that he has a family, mentioning his wife and children. For readers of Marvel Comics (and fans of the previous film adaptations), they know that Richards' wife is none other than Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, whose younger brother Johnny Storm becomes the Human Torch. Sadly, they weren't around to save Richards from Wanda's wrath. 


Although Marvel Studios' 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel was full of surprises, perhaps none were greater than the reveal of a new "Blade" movie, starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the titular role. Famously, Wesley Snipes played the Marvel Comics vampire hunter in the first film adaptation back in 1998, though Ali's debut in the role would firmly ground the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the film is still a ways away. 

"Blade" is set to premiere in 2024, with Kevin Feige confirming in interviews that it would be heading into production in early 2023. The film faced a few setbacks due to a shift in directors, but hopefully it won't be long before fans get to see Ali in the iconic trench coat. However, the actor's already made a brief debut in the MCU, though many fans may have missed it.

During a post-credits scene at the end of 2021's "Eternals," Kit Harington's Dane Whitman uncovers a sword, the Ebony Blade, passed down to him from his Arthurian ancestors. As Whitman is entranced by the weapon, he's advised by an off-screen voice asking if he's ready for it. That voice was confirmed by director Chloe Zhao to be Blade's, setting up not just Mahershala Ali's vampiric superhero debut, but also the potential for Kit Harington's character to become the Black Knight, one of Marvel Comics' most complicated and legendary figures. 

Jessica Jones

Many Marvel fans were stunned when they watched "Spider-Man: No Way Home" for the first time, seeing Charlie Cox reprise his role as Matt Murdock alongside Tom Holland's Peter Parker. Combined with Vincent D'Onofrio's simultaneous appearance as Wilson Fisk in the Disney+ series "Hawkeye," it appeared that Marvel was gearing up to re-introduce the characters from the Netflix Marvel series into the MCU. 

Cox again appeared in the Disney+ series "She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law," in which he was seen donning a new comic-accurate Daredevil costume and romancing Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters. Although there were rumors that Krysten Ritter would be reprising her role as Jessica Jones from her Netflix series of the same name, that didn't come to pass. However, there may have been a sneaky reference to Jessica Jones' existence in the legal world of She-Hulk.

In episode 7, there's a moment where fans can catch a glimpse at Jennifer Walters' phone contacts. One of the names on the list is simply "Jessica," with no last name, which could possibly allude to the super-powered private investigator. Though it could also be a random coincidence, "She-Hulk" director Kat Coiro expressed interest in including the character in the series. Luckily for Marvel, Ritter has also shared a willingness to returning to the role, so hopefully we might see her in either "Echo" or "Daredevil: Born Again." 


Anyone who watched "WandaVision" in January 2021 will know of the agony that comes from theorizing about the Marvel Comics character Mephisto. The demonic seducer is notable for his antagonistic roles against characters like Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man, but also played a huge role in the comic book events that inspired Marvel's first Disney+ series. In the comics, Mephisto is responsible for giving Wanda her sons, Billy and Tommy, using pieces of his own soul. He later takes them back, sending Wanda spiraling into the breakdown that results in the events of the infamous "House of M" storyline.

By all accounts, that appeared to be where "WandaVision" was heading, though Mephisto never debuted in the series. Despite the countless fan theories that ended up going nowhere, many fans were likely correct in their recognition of details hinting at Mephisto's presence. Aside from devilish imagery in Agatha Harkness' basement, Wanda also notices a fly on Agnes' window that may well have been a reference to Mephisto's appearance in the comics. 

Odds are, Mephisto's MCU debut is not far off. "Agatha: Coven of Chaos" may build on the Easter eggs planted in "WandaVision," and there have been rumors that the character could appear in "Ironheart" played by Sacha Baron Cohen alongside Anthony Ramos as The Hood.

Jessica Drew

The live-action debut of Spider-Woman has been in the works for a long time. In 2020, director Olivia Wilde signed on to direct a film for Sony allegedly centered on the comic book character, though its current status is unknown. The character of Jessica Drew is slated to make her feature film debut in animated form in 2023's "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," played by "Insecure" star Issa Rae. However, Jessica Drew may also play a big role in the MCU's Multiverse Saga.

In the comics, Jessica Drew is heavily associated with the comic book arc known as "Secret Invasion." During that event, Jessica is revealed to be a Skrull in disguise, particularly their queen Veranke, who had kidnapped Spider-Woman while launching an invasion on Earth. As MCU fans know, "Secret Invasion" is being adapted into a Disney+ series of the same name, though Jessica Drew's involvement is unknown. However, her potential surprise appearance on the show could tie into another aspect of Marvel's Multiverse Saga.

All the way back in Phase 4's "WandaVision," the government agency known as S.W.O.R.D. was introduced. An offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D., S.W.O.R.D. is tasked with handling extraterrestrial threats. The agency hires Jessica Drew based on the recommendation of Abigail Brand, who is confirmed to be appearing on "Secret Invasion" portrayed by Emilia Clarke. Perhaps the former Khaleesi will be tasked with recruiting the hero known as Spider-Woman in a future MCU project. 

Miles Morales

Miles Morales is one of the most popular Marvel Comics characters introduced in the 21st century, having first appeared in 2011. The Brooklyn-based web-slinger didn't have to wait long for a feature film debut, appearing as the protagonist in Sony's wildly successful 2018 animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." However, the character's official appearance in the live-action MCU has yet to come, despite many hints that Marvel has planted regarding the character's existence in the franchise.

Most recently, the character was referenced indirectly near the end of "Spider-Man: No Way Home." During a moment between Jamie Foxx's Electro and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man, Electro remarks that he had secretly wished that the Spider-Man from his universe was Black. After Garfield's Parker apologizes, Electro comments that there must be a Black Spider-Man somewhere out there, potentially alluding to a future introduction for Miles Morales. But for eager fans of the character, there's an even bigger Easter egg in an earlier MCU film. 

In "Spider-Man: Homecoming," Donald Glover appears as Aaron Davis, Miles Morales' uncle who, in the comics, becomes the supervillain Prowler. In a deleted scene found on the home release, Aaron is on the phone telling his nephew Miles that he'll be home late after being webbed by Tom Holland's Peter Parker. Glover's appearance in it of itself is an Easter egg for Miles, as the "Community" actor was a fan-favorite choice to play Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man," though the role eventually went to Garfield. 

Gwen Stacy

The character of Gwen Stacy is no stranger to film adaptations at this point. In the comics, she's one of Peter Parker's most significant love interests, and a touchstone for Peter's sense of responsibility, stemming from her death as a result of Peter's mistakes. She embodies a similar narrative in the Andrew Garfield-led "The Amazing Spider-Man" and its sequel. However, a web-slinging version of the character also appears in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. Before all that, Bryce Dallas Howard had a minor role as Gwen in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3."

Gwen Stacy's appearance opposite Tom Holland's Spider-Man, on the other hand, has yet to be seen. The character could be due for a debut now that Peter has parted ways with his first love, Zendaya's M.J., at the end of "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Particularly, the MCU could have potentially set Peter up to not make the same mistakes as Andrew Garfield's iteration of the character, thanks to a scene from "No Way Home" which references his loss of Gwen Stacy. 

Luckily for any variant of Gwen that may appear in the MCU, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" seems to have taught Peter that with great power comes great responsibility after he loses Aunt May and his friends have their memories of him erased. Hopefully, if Peter encounters Gwen Stacy in a future MCU "Spider-Man" film, he'll take some pointers from Garfield's Peter Parker and make sure he does everything to not tragically lose her this time around. 


In perhaps the most stunning comic book movie news of 2022, Hugh Jackman was confirmed to be returning to the role of Wolverine in the MCU's "Deadpool 3." The Australian actor notably gave the character a triumphant and tragic curtain call with 2017's R-rated "Logan," though the door was opened for him to return when co-star Patrick Stewart reprised his role as an alternate universe version of Professor X in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." 

However, it's obvious that Wolverine's return in "Deadpool 3" will likely be a limited one (unless Jackman also appears in "Avengers: Secret Wars"), given the overall tone of Deadpool and the real-life friendly rivalry shared by Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. There's no information yet as to when or how Marvel Studios will be fully integrating their own mutants into the MCU, though a few mutant characters have already been named as mutants in Phase 4, including Kamala Khan and Namor.

Nevertheless, a Wolverine who can intersect with the MCU certainly must exist, thanks to an Easter egg from "She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law." In the series' second episode, a web page on Jennifer Walters' laptop shows a news headline reading: "Man fights with metal claws in bar brawl." It certainly sounds like the kind of trouble Logan would be getting himself into. 

Psylocke & Captain Britain

With every new entry in Phase 4, new corners of the MCU seemed to be revealed, with several projects opening multiple new paths for the franchise. One of those lies with Dane Whitman, the "Eternals" character played by Kit Harington, who in a post-credits scene comes into possession of the Ebony Blade, a family heirloom from his ancestors in Arthurian England. The Black Knight isn't the only Marvel Comics character connected to King Arthur, meaning more could be on the way.

Two potential Marvel Comics characters were teased all the way back in 2019's "Avengers: Endgame," during the scene where Steve Rogers returns to 1970's-era S.H.I.E.L.D. to procure Pym particles. While eavesdropping on his lost love Peggy Carter, audiences can hear an unseen agent mention the name "Braddock," which many comic fans surely flagged as potentially referring to Brian Braddock or his twin sister, Betsy.

Notably, Brian Braddock is an English professor who has been bestowed powers by Merlin to become the new champion of England, Captain Britain. His sister Betsy briefly inherits the mantle, before later joining the X-Men as an iteration of the character Psylocke. However, the twins could potentially make their appearances alongside Dane Whitman, their fellow Arthurian superhero in the MCU. 


One character whose MCU debut has been quite a long time coming is Nova, who has appeared in Marvel Comics in two iterations. The first, Richard Rider, is an officer of the Nova Corps, protecting the universe from intergalactic threats. The character later passes down his mantle to the younger Sam Alexander, who notably becomes a member of the Young Avengers and often teams up with Richard Rider. Strangely, neither character has yet appeared in the MCU, despite being set up a long time ago.

All the way back in 2014, the Nova Corps made their debut appearance in James Gunn's first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film. The intergalactic police are seen engaged in war with Thanos' army, eventually trusting the Guardians to stop Ronan the Accuser. The Nova Corps are later apparently wiped out by Thanos himself in his search for the Power Stone, which he possesses at the beginning of "Avengers: Infinity War." According to the film's screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Richard Rider almost debuted in "Infinity War" as the sole survivor of Thanos' attack, acting as a Paul Revere figure warning the other heroes of Thanos' coming invasion. (That role in the story that eventually went to Mark Ruffalo's returning Bruce Banner, streamlining the Hulk's character arc.) 

A solo Nova project has nevertheless been in the works for a long time at Marvel Studios. As recently as 2022, it was rumored that Marvel was looking to introduce the character in a Disney+ special similar to "Werewolf by Night." 


Though audiences are by now well familiar with the Guardians of the Galaxy lineup that appears in the movies, there are some prominent members of the comics Guardians who have yet to appear in the MCU. Key among them would be Moondragon, aka Heather Douglas, a young Earth girl who survives an attack from Thanos and becomes the telekinetic hero Moondragon. Notably, Heather's father dies in the same attack by Thanos, but his soul later becomes reincarnated as Drax the Destroyer. 

Sadly, there may not be many opportunities left for Heather and her father to reunite in the MCU. Dave Bautista has confirmed that 2023's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" marks the end of the road for his take on Drax. Given the sure-to-be emotional nature of the film, which will also be director James Gunn's last "Guardians" outing, it's very possible that Drax will die by the end. 

However, the fact that Drax is making his MCU exit could provide the perfect opportunity to introduce Moondragon to the next edition of the Guardians. If the two get to reunite before Gunn's trilogy closes, Moondragon can remain a permanent member of the Guardians alongside other new characters, such as Will Poulter's Adam Warlock. Drax reuniting with his family would also make for an appropriate ending for Bautista's Drax, whose quest for revenge against Thanos has been sidelined since the first movie.

Beta Ray Bill

When it comes to fan-favorite Marvel Comics characters who have yet to appear in the MCU, many would likely cite Beta Ray Bill near the top of the list. Notably, comics explain that the Korbinite champion is chosen by Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, as a worthy wielder, briefly granting the character the powers of Thor. Once Thor gets his hammer back, Beta Ray Bill becomes the wielder of Stormbreaker, which MCU fans know as the weapon Thor crafts to fight Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War."

As it turns out, Beta Ray Bill nearly did debut in the MCU before Thor's showdown with Thanos. Taika Waititi planned to include the character in a brief cameo in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," though Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recommended they remove it so as to not waste the character on a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. The character still appears in a brief Easter egg in "Ragnarok" as a statue in Sakaar, establishing him as a former champion of their fighting arena alongside the Hulk.

Perhaps if Beta Ray Bill had been introduced earlier, it would've helped to have two Thors fighting Thanos in Wakanda. The character didn't even make Waititi's 2022 follow-up "Thor: Love & Thunder," though with the inclusion of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, that might've been too many Thors for one movie. That film also ends with Thor's adopted daughter Love wielding Stormbreaker, so it's not impossible that the weapon's legacy could still intersect with Beta Ray Bill.


One of the biggest unfulfilled teases in recent MCU outings involves the fate of White Vision, who disappears at the end of "WandaVision" after recovering his memories. Though audiences have yet to catch up with exactly where Vision went, it's likely there will be answers by the time of the Disney+ series "Vision Quest." This series could potentially introduce some other artificially intelligent robots from the comics, including one with some existing ties to the MCU.

That character is Jocasta, who in the comics is one of many robots built by Ultron, just like Vision. She later becomes a member of the Avengers, developing unrequited feelings for Vision, who was falling for Wanda Maximoff at the time. Sadly, the character did not make her debut alongside Vision and Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but her name can be seen amongst Tony Stark's discarded virtual assistant cards before he eventually selects the A.I. "F.R.I.D.A.Y."

Jocasta's role in Vision's story going forward could prove incredibly important, especially given that Wanda Maximoff has been taken off the board for an indefinite amount of time after "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Perhaps by the time Wanda returns, White Vision will have found himself a new family with an A.I. wife he created from Tony Stark's lost technology, which would create at best a love triangle amongst the stars of "WandaVision," and at worst a bloodbath on Wanda's hands.