The inspiration behind this video:
The original team has been almost completely deconstructed – Black Widow and Iron Man are dead, Captain America is an old man and Thor has jetted off into space with the Guardians.
But it’s well established in movies and comics that the Avengers line-up is fluid. Practically any MCU hero could be drafted at any point.
If Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is going to take the lead of the MCU as suggested – assuming Marvel can work out what to do with her other than send her across the galaxy intermittently – then she’s going to need a team to lead. If not the Avengers, who? (Don’t say the Defenders, please.)
Sam Wilson is Falcon no longer, having taken up the mantle of Captain America, while Hawkeye and Hulk make up the remaining heroes from the original line-up.
Other heroes like Spider-Man, Valkyrie, War Machine, Winter Soldier and Doctor Strange are still about in the MCU, but there are plenty of candidates for a new version of the team.
There have been rumours that films based on New Avengers, Young Avengers and the evil version of the team, the Dark Avengers, are in development. Marvel could go with the West Coast Avengers, or even the satirical Great Lakes Avengers.