6. What if Ultron had taken over the world?
While Ultron’s mission in Avengers: Age of Ultron failed, what if he’d beaten the Avengers during that final battle? He didn’t but there’s already a precedent for this particular scenario happening.
One of the most recent animated Marvel movies envisions an alternate future where Ultron won and the Avengers were all murdered. The movie in question was entitled The Next Avengers. It centered around a new generation of heroes who are forced to face the past, confronting the villain responsible for killing their parents: Ultron.
If Ultron had won his fight with the Avengers in the MCU, the situation probably wouldn’t have ended the same way. Only Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) had a family at the time which means the Next Avengers wouldn’t be possible. Then again, other heroes could’ve come to the rescue in their stead.
In the scenario of Ultron executing all of the Avengers in the Sokovia battle, the universe’s remaining heroes would have to step up. Some of the heroes who come to mind are Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Spider-Man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The problem is uniting them without a leader like Iron Man or Captain America present.
Regardless, Ultron destroying the Avengers would’ve led to a new team being formed. And that alone seems like it’s worth a watch.
5. What if Captain America was awakened in the 90s?
Originally conceived in an issue of Marvel’s What If? comics, the idea of Steve Rogers aka Captain America waking up in the 90s sounds like something that’ll work in an animated format, too.
What’s most interesting about Cap waking up during the 90s instead of 2012 is that he would kickstart the Avengers Initiative earlier on. Steve Rogers might even run into Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) in the scenario described above.
Even though the Avengers Initiative began with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) making a proposition to Tony Stark in 2008, Rogers waking up in the 90s would’ve made him Fury’s first choice. It wouldn’t take long for Stark to follow suit seeing as how his father created Cap’s signature shield, so the Avengers would’ve assembled regardless of start dates.
The only significant difference is that the Avengers would have more time to prepare for Loki’s arrival. And with all that time at their disposal, Captain America and his teammates would be more than ready for the Chitauri invasion. Their swift defeat of Thanos’ army could then serve as a message to the Mad Titan which tells him not to mess with Earth. Then again, Thanos has always seemed hellbent on destroying the universe.