Thor will still be present in phase 4 of the UCM and if Vengaodres 5 happens, he should join and be the only original Avenger in the new team
The cinematic Marvel Universe is preparing for a new era of movies and television shows, with old and new characters. UCM's future could include a fifth Avengers movie, which could have Thor on his team, making him the only original member of the team. UCM as it is now known began in 2008 with Jon Favreau's Iron Man, who introduced fans to Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man and laid the foundation for the Avengers' arrival through a post-Los Angeles scene. credits.
Since then, UCM has produced more than 20 films, with their first three phases, collectively known as the Infinity Saga, coming to an end with Spider-Man: Far From Home, which gave the public a look at the world after having recovered half of the living things that vanished after the snap of Thanos and without Iron Man following the events of Avengers: Endgame, the fourth Avengers movie that also saw the end of other original Avengers arcs, but there's one that will continue to be an active part of UCM: Thor the god of thunder, will be the first UCM character to feature four solo movies, and is expected to Thor: Love and Thunder I arrived in 2022.
After a difficult start, Thor has become one of the favorite characters of fans of the Marvel Studios movies who are eager to see what he will do in his new solo movie, which will also see the return of Jane Foster, Valkyrie and Korg, and somehow to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, Thor's future beyond Thor: Love and Thunder is unknown, although he is expected to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well. But if in the future of UCM, be it phase 4 or 5, is to include a new Avengers movie, Thor should be part of the team, making him the only original member of the team that is still active. This is how it could work and how it would benefit the character.
Endgame ended the stories of almost all Avengers hands Thor
Avengers: Endgame saw surviving heroes join forces to collect infinity gems through different locations and points in time so they could reverse Thanos' snap that ended half of life in the universe at the end of Avengers : Infinity War. Black Widow died during that mission, while she and Hawkeye traveled to Vormir in 2014 to obtain the Soul gem. There, the guardian of the gem, Red Skull, told them that the gem could only be acquired by sacrificing someone they love. After a fight, Natasha sacrificed herself so that Hawkeye could take the gem, return to her time, and help reverse the blow. Although fans will be able to see it once again in Black Widow, the movie is set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and Marvel is unlikely to bring it from the dead.
The stories of the rest of the Avengers also ended in Endgame, some tragically, others less so. Tony Stark sacrificed himself to save the world; Steve Rogers received the life he could not live with Peggy Carter, and passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson / Falcon; Hawkeye will star in her own television series on Disney + alongside Kate Bishop, who may or may not take her place; And the Hulk's complicated rights make his future at UCM unknown. Thor, on the other hand, defeated his own demons and became heroic again, and by the end of Endgame, he was ready to embark on new adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy (although that doesn't mean he doesn't go his own way at some point. ). This makes Thor the only original Avenger with a real future at UCM, which doesn't have to be limited to just Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Thor's UCM Journey is the easiest to continue beyond Phase 4
Thor's time at UCM received an extension, unlike the rest of the Avengers, especially Captain America and Iron Man. Much was said about the contracts of the actors who played the Avengers, as they do not cover beyond Avengers. : Endgame, which means that the timing of your characters had already been set, and it was demonstrated. The bows of Captain America and Iron Man were nearing their natural end, which is why fans expected to see them march in Endgame. What allowed Thor to stay a little longer is Thor: Ragnarok, who brought his trilogy back to life.
Of the original three Avengers that featured solo movies, Thor had the weakest presentation and an even worse second movie. Thor: The Dark World It is considered by many to be the worst UCM film to date, and it has many flaws, one of the biggest being that Thor did not experience any changes, compared to Iron Man and Captain America in his solo films. Thor was a flat character with zero sense of humor and personality, an image that continued in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultronbut Taika Waititi came along and made some much-needed changes in Thor: Ragnarok. Thor received a personality and Waititi took advantage of Chris Hemsworth's comical skills, making the character interesting and fun to watch. This new and improved Thor continued in Infinity War and Endgame, and opened the door for him to get a fourth solo movie.
Thor can easily have a future beyond Thor: Love and Thunder, even if characters like Jane Foster and Beta Ray Bill can replace him, as the public wants to see more of him now that he has changed for the better, and there are still many stories that can be explored since he is not human, which means he can live more than other characters.
Avengers 5 Best with a member of the original team
With five of the original six Avengers either dead, retired, or involved in behind-the-scenes conflict, the team in a potential Avengers 5 would have to be made up of characters who have already been introduced to the Infinity Saga, such as Captain Marvel, Black Panther , Doctor Strange, Spider-man, or Scarlet Witch, along with some from Phase 4. Although most of these are characters that the public is already familiar with, the new Avengers team could benefit from having the only remaining founding member. By having Thor, they would not only have a kind of mentor or leader, but would also give the audience a sense of familiarity and a touch of nostalgia, as he is a link to the team that started it all. Also, the team could use their sense of humor.
Avengers 5 could close Thor's arc
The bows for Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow came to an end in an Avengers movie, so it stands to reason that Thor ends up in one of them too. While everything could point out that Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, It is the end of Thor's time at UCM, as Jane Foster is expected to take Thor's mantle, the final appearance of the God of Thunder should be in an Avengers movie, as happened to his colleagues Captain America and Iron Man With Thor still part of the Avengers team in this new era at UCM, he could be ready for a more team adventure before finally retiring, knowing that the universe is in good hands with the new team.
Whether or not Thor could have a future beyond a fifth Avengers movie would depend on where the story takes him, as well as how open Thor's movies are to get him back. Thor has been given a proper future at UCM, which shouldn't be limited to just one more solo movie, and if his arc will end soon, what better than to leave him as the only original Avenger in the new team, and the only one who can. boast of being part of two different versions of the Avengers team.
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