Ok, so, here’s what I think Marvel should do:
Eventually, the current Avengers cast is gonna age out. RDJ is in his 50s now, and by the end of infinity war a lot of contracts will be up and cast members may wanna move on to new things. Marvel will have made a shit ton of money by then, so, of course, they have the option to slow down and take a break. They also have the option to make more solo title films, and miniseries with Netflix (which I hope they do, starting with a BLACK GODDAMN WIDOW MOVIE).
But if they want a superhero team, well, it’s way too early to reboot the Avengers. (especially seeing what a disaster the premature Spider-man reboot was).
So instead, plant some seeds for the next generation – Easter eggs, or cameos in the current films.
Give us more Cassie Lang, playing with her dad’s gear.
Give us a muslim girl in Jersey looking out her window in excitement as Carol Danvers flies by.
Give us a young black boy handing Cap back his shield with a smile and a salute.
Give us a dark-haired girl with a Hawkeye t-shirt picking out a bow and arrow at a sporting goods store.
And at the end of infinity war, kill Loki off. Let him go out in a grand fashion, a sacrifice play in a game played by his own rules, with a smirk on his face as he burns.
Then, in the post-credits scene, give us a shot of a street in Paris. A little boy picks a tourist’s pocket, then slips away into an alley before he’s spotted. The boy looks at his ill-gotten gains, then looks up at the audience and smiles, before waving his hand and prompting the screen to go dark in a flash of shimmering green.
Give us the teaser:
Loki will return with the Young Avengers (2022)