With ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ 2022 Heroes Confirmed, Here Are The Seven Main Options – Forbes

Avengers
This past week, Marvel’s Avengers did two things. First, it released a new roadmap confirming that Spider-Man would be released (only on PlayStation) this year. Second, it confirmed that War for Wakanda has apparently been successful enough where new heroes and villains have been greenlit for 2022, answering a question about long term support for the game.
So, now that that’s confirmed, and we know Spider-Man is for sure the next hero, I want to explore the options for the next heroes we could see in 2022, and there are already a number of options on the table.
There are two ways to glean this information. The first is from datamining, bits and pieces of dialogue and other stuff buried in the code that points to new heroes. The second is references within the game itself, and Crystal Dynamics has said that these could be hints about future story developments involving those heroes.
Datamining
She Hulk
She-Hulk – One name that frequently comes up in the data is Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk, as a potential hero that’s being worked on. The idea is that she would not be a “Hulk clone” per se and have her own slate of movies, but she would be a brawler all the same. Given that Avengers currently has three female heroes and six male heroes, it does seem like another woman hero should be on deck soon.
Winter Soldier – Another common thought as to a new, upcoming hero could be, and the idea is that he would perhaps blend elements of Captain America’s brawling and Black Widow’s gunplay, but hopefully be unique from either. We already have seen other members of Cap’s squad hanging around like Dum Dum Duggan, so why not Bucky?
War Machine – This one is up in the air and reports are that he may have been scrapped. It is hard to imagine the game introducing War Machine and not having him feel very similar to Iron Man, plus some more ordinance, I suppose, similar to how Kate and Hawkeye are close together. So maybe they thought there were better options to work with.
Captain Marvel – So, my guess for Captain Marvel is that if Avengers lives long enough to have a second, War for Wakanda-sized expansion, she would be the new Black Panther, in effect, the star of the show. The game is clearly hinting as a Kree invasion as a long term plan for the game, introducing a new alien race, and I’m sure she would be leading that content. But that may make her further away than others, potentially.
Story Hints
WandaVision
Scarlet Witch – All three of these come from dialogue hints dropped in War for Wakanda where the resident palace mystic has lines where he’s talking to these three characters. I have seen few characters requested more than Wanda, given how unique her combat could be compared to existing heroes, and I’d love to see her. But would Disney greenlight it, given how intimately involved Wanda is in the MCU right now?
Doctor Strange – Same deal, unique, magic-based hero and a core member of the Avengers who would be a lot of fun to play in combat with a totally unique moveset from anything we’ve seen. Could be used as cross-promotion for the upcoming 2022 sequel, not that it will need the help.
Loki – Loki is also referenced in War for Wakanda, and we also already “saw” him posing as Thor in the base release in a Thor side mission. My guess, however, is that Loki would be introduced as a villain to fight, rather than a hero like he’s becoming in the MCU.
So, I think we have our answer for our next hero or two somewhere in there. But when we see them is anyone’s guess, so stay tuned for more info on that when it comes. Probably before the end of the year, Crystal Dynamics says.
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I’ve been writing about video games, television and movies for Forbes for over 10 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. I cover all

I’ve been writing about video games, television and movies for Forbes for over 10 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. I cover all manner of console and PC games, but if it’s about looting or shooting, I’m definitely there. If I’m watching something, it’s usually science fiction, horror or superheroic. I’m also a regular on IGN’s Fireteam Chat podcast and have published five sci-fi novels.

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