8 MCU CHARACTERS THAT NEED MORE SCREEN TIME

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One of the most bad-ass characters in the MCU and played by a fantastic actress (Jamie Alexander). This character and actress really do deserve more scenes. She could easily become one of the most popular characters if they just gave her the chance to do so. Also, since Marvel reportedly prevented Jamie Alexander from taking the role of Wonder Woman in DC’s cinematic universe (after she had 5 meetings for the role), I think they owe her at least an expanded role in Thor 3.

WINTER SOLDIER

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Immediately became a fan fave, Sebastian Stan is all over Tumblr as a result. One of the coolest characters the MCU has used. Even though the second Captain America movie was named after him, he actually had very little development in that movie. You saw him only really in a few fight scenes. the majority of the movie was dedicated to the downfall of Hydra. He will no doubt appear in Cap 3 and Stan is signed on for another 6 movies after that so I’m hoping he’ll become a huge player. I just hope he gets enough development as the Winter Soldier and is not just turned into the new Captain America after 2 movies (as everyone assumes he will).

AGENT CARTER

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Was the best part of Captain America: First Avenger. Was sad she was barely seen again after that movie. Total badass and a much needed strong female character. Her scenes were the most memorable in the first Cap movie. She is set to appear in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and her own TV Show ‘Agent Carter’ so the character is gonna be developed which I’m happy about. Both the character and the actress (Hayley Atwell) deserve it.

FALCON

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Again, immediately became a fan fave after ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’. Hugely likable, kicks ass, and is just a cool character. The actor (Anthony Mackie) is brilliantly talented and deserves a chance to shine. He will hopefully get a huge scene-stealing moment in the third Captain America movie, and who knows after that, but everyone wants to see more of this dude.

ODIN

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Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest actors of all time. This is fact and is non negotiable. The scene where he banishes Thor in the first ‘Thor’ movie was just outstanding acting. I’m hoping he will get more chances to shine in Thor 3 since he has been underutilized thus far. He is meant to be the all powerful protector of the 9 realms, and I want to see him use that power. The Thor movies were Marvel’s chance to make big ‘Lord of the Rings’ style fantasy movies and I don’t think they’ve utilized that opportunity to anywhere near it’s full potential. 

WAR MACHINE

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I would have given War Machine his own TV show. With Robert Downey Jnr possibly not returning as Ironman, it would have been the perfect opportunity to utilize and expand that part of the MCU. Also, having a black lead (Don Cheadle) in his own TV show would have been well received. I’m not sure how Marvel should implement War Machine into the MCU movies now that the Ironman trilogy is over without seeming like there’s just two Ironmen, but his own TV show without Ironman could have been hugely successful. Oh well. I hope Marvel work out a way to get this guy more big scenes in future movies without just seeming like he’s Ironman number 2.

HAWKEYE

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The most obvious character that needs development. Everyone seems to forget that Hawkeye has only been in one movie (apart from a 5 second cameo in Thor where you barely saw his face) unlike the other 5 of the “originals” who have all had multiple movie roles. And on top of that, Hawkeye spent the majority of the movie under mind control. It’s pretty safe to say we have not seen the best of Hawkeye, but apparently Marvel have big plans for him. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is set to focus mostly on him and Hulk, and Robert Downey Jnr said that Hawkeye is truly badass in that movie, so we’ll have to wait and see. He desperately needs more development but I’m not really worried, Marvel were always going to give him more screen time because he’s one of the original 6 and Jeremy Renner is a more than capable actor.

HEIMDALL

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As keeper of the gate, the role of Heimdall is extremely limiting. He has to be in the same spot all the time. Marvel have done very well getting him as much action as they have so far in the Thor movies, but I want more. Idris Elba is a fantastic actor and I’m actually a little gutted that he’s stuck in this role. I wish they have saved him to play Black Panther in the future movie, but oh well. He’s still brilliant as Heimdall and he should get more scenes where he continues to show how much of a badass he is.

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