15 Marvel characters that fans should expect to see on Disney Plus

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Pepper Potts in Resue Suit (Gwyneth Paltrow), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Nebula (Karen Gillan)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Pepper Potts in Resue Suit (Gwyneth Paltrow), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Nebula (Karen Gillan)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /
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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson. (ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio )
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson. (ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio ) /

Agent Coulson (Hawkeye)

Phil Coulson has died a couple of times now and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stick. We’re not saying he’s invincible, but odds are he’ll keep reappearing in the Marvel Universe. And with Agents of SHIELD about to wrap up its’ final season, joining another series makes the most sense.

Looking at all of the series currently in development, Hawkeye sounds like the ideal fit for him. Hawkeye stands out more than others because of how it’ll likely set up a version of the Secret Avengers. The series will reportedly focus on Clint Barton training his daughter Kate Bishop to take up his namesake, which seems like the first step in assembling a team.

What we don’t know is which heroes are joining them. That could consist of any number of young superhumans, although Clint’s history as a SHIELD Agent suggests that he’ll ask some of his former colleagues for assistance.

While Phil Coulson and the rest of his Agents aren’t technically part of the MCU anymore, that doesn’t mean they can’t appear on Disney Plus. Technically speaking, they’re more likely to crossover with the Disney Plus series than to play part in an MCU movie. They’ve been slowly phased out of the MCU since Captain America: The Winter Soldier, making a crossover with Hawkeye much likelier.

Canon aside, cameos by Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his SHIELD comrades make sense in the long run. Earth’s population of enhanced individuals is only growing, and everyone knows central governments can’t be trusted with keeping them in check. Superheroes like Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) can intervene when needed, but an organization like SHIELD should have eyes on potential threats at all times.

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye is scheduled for its’ Disney Plus launch in 2021. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its final season in 2020.