Family is something that has been an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Phase 1. Thor and Loki, Gamora and Nebula, and superpowered people coming together to create families through bond instead of blood. As we progressed into Phases 2 and 3, family became an even bigger part of the Universe’s webbing, and it wasn’t always good. Though Thor and Loki had battled, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Black Panther upped the ante as family had to actually kill family to ensure the safety of both Wakanda and the Universe as a whole.
In the comicbooks, there are superpowered families throughout Marvel. Sometimes it’s superheroes getting married, having children, and those children becoming superheroes of their own. Other times they’re a different set of family dynamics, but the theme of relation is constantly explored. We wanted to take a look at some of these families that could make for some interesting storylines in the future of the MCU, well in the distant future. Check them out below!
T’Challa and Shuri
We’ll start with this because yes, they’re already a major part of the MCU, but they’ve only just begun. Between the success of the film and Shuri’s technological advancements with vibranium, these two will likely have a long history built into the future!
Pietro and Wanda Maximoff
We’re following up the Black Panther choice with Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch choice because they’ve both been included in the MCU as well, but in the comics their father is Magneto. While Quicksilver was killed off in Avengers: Age of Ultron and they were given their powers through the Mind Stone, Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets could allow for a Magneto tie-in in the future. There is hope!
Miles Morales and The Prowler
Donald Glover was already introduced as Aaron Davis/The Prowler during Spider-Man: Homecoming. He mentions his nephew, who just happens to be Miles Morales, who will likely become Spider-Man in the MCU at some point. While that’s merely speculation, much like most of this list, the fact they’re leaving breadcrumbs opens up the possibilities.