10:04pm PDT, Could 7, 2022
On Could 6, 2022, Benedict Cumberbatch lastly returns to the massive display as Dr. Stephen Unusual — our favourite neurosurgeon-turned-Grasp of the Mystic Arts — in “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity,” the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s “Physician Unusual.” In honor of the most recent installment within the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wonderwall.com is counting down our favourite heroes, sidekicks and antiheroes from the beloved superhero franchise. Preserve studying to see the place Dr. Unusual and extra of your favourite characters rank…
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No. 55: Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff
Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s brooding Pietro Maximoff begins out as type of a jerk however finally redeems himself by saving Hawkeye through the Avengers’ large showdown on the conclusion of 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Sadly, he cannot compete with Evan Peters’ ridiculously enjoyable model of the Quicksilver character within the “X-Males” franchise, which hit the massive display simply weeks after Aaron made his debut in a cameo in an end-credits sequence in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
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No. 54: The Historic One
Regardless that casting Tilda Swinton because the Historic One in 2016’s “Physician Unusual” drew fairly a little bit of criticism (within the comedian ebook collection, the character is portrayed as an older man of Tibetan descent), we cherished the androgynous actress because the extraordinarily highly effective mystic. Which may simply be as a result of now we have a lot lingering affection for the English actress, although…
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No. 53: Agent 13/Sharon Carter
Our emotions listed below are difficult. On the one hand, we cherished Sharon Carter — a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative referred to as Agent 13 who additionally occurs to be Peggy Carter’s great-niece — when she first made her debut in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” However we weren’t thrilled when she locked lips with Cap, her great-aunt’s one real love, in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil Warfare.” We had been even much less thrilled once we noticed her villainous facet on the 2021 Disney+ collection “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” We are able to solely hope her true (non-villainous motives) have but to be revealed.
No. 52: Agent Maria Hill
In the meantime, now we have solely optimistic issues to say about this feminine S.H.I.E.L.D. agent! Cobie Smulders made her debut as Agent Maria Hill — Nick Fury’s right-hand girl — in 2012’s “The Avengers.” She’s appeared in a number of extra Marvel films since then — she even had a three-episode stint on the “Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV present. Most just lately, Maria performed a central function in 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Residence.” She’ll return to the small display on the upcoming Disney+ collection “Secret Invasion” alongside Samuel L. Jackson’s Agent Fury and Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos — the shapeshifting Skrull normal first seen in “Captain Marvel.”
No. 51: Dr. Christine Palmer
One among our all-time favourite actresses, Rachel McAdams, starred as emergency surgeon Dr. Christine Palmer, Dr. Stephen Unusual’s former love, in 2016’s “Physician Unusual.” So far as love pursuits go, a shocking surgeon’s not too shabby, proper? (Christine is ready to look in “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.”)
No. 50: Heimdall
If we’re being trustworthy, the Asgardian warrior Heimdall, who made his debut in 2011’s “Thor,” is nothing particular so far as supporting characters go — apart from one vital issue: He is portrayed by Idris Elba, certainly one of our all-time favourite actors!
No. 49: Pink Guardian/Alexei Shostakov
David Harbour starred as Alexei Shostakov — a super-soldier referred to as Pink Guardian who’s the KGB’s reply to Captain America and in addition Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova’s adoptive father — in 2021’s “Black Widow.” Now retired and horribly out of practice, the extraordinarily egotistical former murderer gives some further muscle — however principally comedic reduction! — as he reconnects along with his grownup “daughters” following years of estrangement. Please, MCU, deliver him again for extra!
No. 48: Kate Bishop
Hailee Steinfeld charmed as Kate Bishop — the protégée Clint Barton by no means knew he wanted — on the 2021 Disney+ collection “Hawkeye,” which facilities across the titular Avenger and his compelled partnership with the expert however trouble-prone younger archer. What we love a lot about Kate — who’s idolized Hawkeye from the time she was just a little lady — is that she’s so relatable … apart from, you understand, being ridiculously rich and expert with a bow and arrow.
No. 47: Luis
No Marvel sidekick is extra hilarious than Michael Peña’s fast-talking Luis, Scott Lang’s former cellmate who made his debut in 2015’s “Ant-Man.” He returned to the function in 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and was so hysterical, we missed whole scenes of dialogue from laughing too loudly!
No. 46: Mantis
Pom Klementieff debuted as Mantis, a completely cute alien empath who groups up with the Guardians, in 2017’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” She’s simply such a sweetheart!
No. 45: Yelena Belova
Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff could have lastly stepped into the highlight in 2021’s “Black Widow,” nevertheless it was Florence Pugh as her adopted child sister, the hilarious however equally expert Widow Yelena Belova, who had everybody speaking. We had been overjoyed when she made a shock look on the late 2021 Disney+ collection “Hawkeye,” and we are able to solely hope it is only the start for this cute murderer.
No. 44: Wong
Benedict Wong starred as Wong, a grasp of the mystic arts, in 2016’s “Physician Unusual.” What we love about this character is the best way he was up to date from a easy manservant within the comedian books (a disgraceful racial stereotype) to a grasp within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Welcome to the longer term, y’all! (Wong — who popped up in 2021’s “Spider-Man: No Approach Residence” — is ready to look in “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.”)
No. 43: Michelle “MJ” Jones
Zendaya stole each scene as Michelle “MJ” Jones in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and its two sequels. We couldn’t be extra thrilled with the best way the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to date Peter Parker’s love curiosity from the favored Mary Jane Watson, an aspiring actress, to the super-sarcastic mental loner MJ.
No. 42: Joyful Hogan
Jon Favreau has portrayed Joyful Hogan — Tony Stark’s good friend, chauffeur and bodyguard — since 2008’s “Iron Man.” Most just lately, he appeared in 2021’s “Spider-Man: No Approach Residence” after selecting up the place Tony left off as an advisor to younger Peter Parker. Through the years, we have watched him blossom from a valet to the pinnacle of safety at Stark Industries as he is turn out to be increasingly more vital to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We hope we have not seen the final of him! (As a bonus, Jon additionally directed the primary two “Iron Man” films, making him much more very important to the MCU!)
No. 41: Darcy Lewis
Kat Dennings made her debut as Jane Foster’s hilarious assistant Darcy Lewis — a former political science main who initially sucks at precise science stuff — in 2011’s “Thor.” Though she began out as merely comedian reduction, she actually proved herself in 2013’s “Thor: The Darkish World.” By the point she made a shock look on the 2021 Disney+ collection “WandaVision,” she’d turn out to be a full-blown astrophysicist able to unlocking the secrets and techniques of Wanda’s hex all by herself.
No. 40: The Wasp/Hope van Dyne
Evangeline Lilly starred because the super-smart and strong-willed Hope van Dyne — who’s WAY extra certified to put on the shrinking swimsuit than Scott Lang — in 2015’s “Ant-Man” and its sequel, throughout which she takes the lead when it comes to butt-kicking.
No. 39: Yondu Udonta
Who may’ve guessed when he debuted in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1” that Michael Rooker’s exiled Ravager Yondu Udonta would turn out to be one of the crucial beloved father figures within the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
No. 38: Pepper Potts
Gwyenth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts saved Tony Stark in line (personally and professionally) beginning with 2008’s “Iron Man.” She’s good, lovely and would not take crap from anybody. However so far as the Avengers’ love pursuits go, she has some powerful competitors…
No. 37: Jane Foster
Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who made her debut in 2011’s “Thor,” is our favourite Avengers love curiosity by far. Why? Um, whats up, she’s an astrophysicist! Sadly, the courageous, sensible and delightful scientist took a prolonged hiatus from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after 2013’s “Thor: The Darkish World” — apart from a short look in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” However we count on to like her much more after she turns into Girl Thor — who, in response to the actress, will probably be referred to as The Mighty Thor — in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which is due in July 2022.
No. 36: Monica Rambeau
Teyonah Parris made her debut as S.W.O.R.D. agent Monica Rambeau on the 2021 Disney+ collection “WandaVision.” (Akira Akbar portrayed a youthful model of the character — the daughter of Carol Danvers’ finest good friend Maria Rambeau — in 2019’s “Captain Marvel.”) On the present, Monica good points the power to govern vitality after her cells are rewritten when she passes via a hex created by the Scarlet Witch. Within the Marvel comics, she’s adopted a number of superhero names together with Pulsar, Photon and Spectrum. We will not wait to see what the Marvel Cinematic Universe does together with her subsequent!
No. 35 and No. 34: Sif and Valkyrie
We had been all about Jaimie Alexander’s Sif — an Asgardian warrior and childhood good friend of Thor’s who made her debut in 2011’s “Thor” — till she bought upstaged by Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie — a washed-up drunkard and the final surviving member of the all-female Valkyrior warriors — in 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” Whether or not your No. 1 is Sif or Valkyrie, it’s a must to admit: These Asgardian warrior ladies (Ragna)rock! (They’re each set to look in 2022’s “Thor: Love and Thunder.”)
No. 33: M’Baku
Winston Duke killed it as M’Baku, the ferocious however in the end super-funny chief of the Jabari Tribe, in 2018’s “Black Panther.” He is so beloved by followers, some are calling for him to succeed T’Challa as the subsequent king of Wakanda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually,” which is due in late 2022.
No. 32: Could Parker
Marisa Tomei made her debut as Peter Parker’s Aunt Could — a youthful and hipper model of the character than we have seen previously — in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil Warfare.” Whereas the MCU is chock-full of father figures, maternal surrogates are few and much between. That is why Aunt Could will all the time imply a lot to us — and why we’ll miss her so dearly!
No. 31: Hawkeye/Clint Barton
Jeremy Renner debuted as Clint “Hawkeye” Barton, who’s an knowledgeable with a bow and arrow, in 2011’s “Thor.” For years, he performed a principally supporting function within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However issues took a sudden shift when he revealed his secret household in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Via them — and thru his deep friendship with Natasha — he revealed himself to be the key coronary heart of the Avengers. Overcome with grief after dropping his household within the Blip, he turns into the katana-wielding vigilante Ronin … and in addition reveals himself to be a way more attention-grabbing character than we initially thought! Followers noticed the toll his days as a non-powered hero took on his physique on the charming late 2021 Disney+ collection “Hawkeye,” making him all of the extra inspiring.
No. 30: Drax the Destroyer
Dave Bautista broke our hearts (Ronan the Accuser murdered his spouse and daughter) after which made us cry with laughter because the utterly literal alien warrior Drax the Destroyer, who made his debut in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1.”
No. 29: Warfare Machine/James “Rhodey” Rhodes
Don Cheadle took over the function of James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Tony Stark’s good friend and sidekick, in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” after Terrence Howard walked away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been a pleasure to observe him blossom into Warfare Machine — a real hero in his personal proper — through the years, and we will not wait to see him on the upcoming Disney+ collection “Armor Wars.”
No. 28: Nebula
Who’s the best anti-heroine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Karen Gillan’s Nebula, after all! The “Physician Who” star first appeared as Gamora’s adopted sister, whom the Scottish actress has described as a complete sadist, in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” She began making strikes towards redeeming herself within the 2017 sequel and took issues even additional in “Avengers: Infinity Warfare” and “Avengers: Endgame.” We now see her as one of the crucial difficult characters within the MCU: She’s each unintentionally hilarious and utterly tragic.
No. 27: Director Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson made his debut as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury in an end-credits sequence in 2008’s “Iron Man.” He is the tough-talking chief you possibly can’t assist however respect! After enjoying a supporting function in additional than 10 Marvel films — together with 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” which depicted a youthful, pre-eye patch model of the character — Nick will lastly step into the highlight on the upcoming Disney+ collection “Secret Invasion.” We will not wait!
No. 26: Agent Peggy Carter
Is it any marvel she received Cap’s coronary heart? Hayley Atwell made her debut as Peggy Carter in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The sensible and delightful British SSR officer was such an enormous hit with Marvel followers, she scored her personal TV collection: the incredible however short-lived “Agent Carter,” which follows Peggy’s efforts to struggle Hydra in Nineteen Forties New York Metropolis and Los Angeles.
No. 25: Agent Phil Coulson
He is the guts of S.H.I.E.L.D., the glue that holds the Avengers collectively and our favourite Marvel father determine: Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson, who made his debut in 2008’s “Iron Man.” The character was so beloved, he scored his personal TV spinoff (“Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) after getting killed off in 2012’s “The Avengers.”
No. 24: The Sorcerer Supreme/Dr. Stephen Unusual
Benedict Cumberbatch debuted as Dr. Stephen Unusual in 2016’s “Physician Unusual.” The world-class neurosurgeon turns into the Sorcerer Supreme, one of the crucial highly effective (actually the weirdest) member of the Avengers. And it is superior! He and the Scarlet Witch are positive to make an unbeatable duo after they group up in 2022’s “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.”
No. 23: The Winter Solider/Bucky Barnes
Sebastian Stan has starred as Bucky Barnes, who finally turns into the Winter Soldier, since 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The bond of brotherhood between Bucky and Cap, his childhood finest good friend, is without doubt one of the best love tales within the Marvel Cinematic Universe! His dedication to his longtime pal carries over to the second Captain America, Sam Wilson, on their 2021 Disney+ collection “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” which depicts their difficult (and sometimes hilarious) dynamic.
No. 22: Ant-Man/Scott Lang
Paul Rudd injected some a lot wanted humor into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as ex-con Scott Lang, the titular hero in 2015’s “Ant-Man” who’ll do something for his little lady. (He introduced much more LOLs to the MCU in 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”)
No. 21: Imaginative and prescient
Paul Bettany has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the very starting: first because the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s AI system stemming again to 2008’s “Iron Man, after which because the highly effective however naïve android Imaginative and prescient, who first appeared in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” (It was such a pleasure to see the English actor’s face on the massive display in spite of everything these years!) We fell deeper in love with Imaginative and prescient when he appeared on the 2021 Disney+ collection “WandaVision,” throughout which on-screen love Wanda Maximoff reenvisioned their life collectively because the “American Dream” impressed by Hollywood sitcoms from completely different a long time.
No. 20: Xu Shang-Chi
There isn’t any doubt that Simu Liu’s Xu Shang-Chi has a number of the finest martial arts abilities of any character within the MCU. When he made his large debut in 2021’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” — the primary Marvel film with a predominantly Asian solid — as an aimless valet underneath the pseudonym Shaun, he proved that he may land punchlines in addition to punches.
No. 19: Gamora
Zoe Saldana made her debut as Gamora — the primary feminine member of the Guardians of the Galaxy — in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1.” The previous murderer betrays her adoptive father, Thanos, and later turns into a real hero on her quest to redeem herself for her previous crimes. It is probably the greatest character arcs within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however sadly, that arc was undone when Thanos sacrificed Gamora on his quest to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet. Later, when a model of Thanos from the previous travels ahead in time in “Avengers: Endgame,” he brings an alternate model of Gamora into the current with him. It stays to be seen what’s going to turn out to be of this iteration of Gamora, who hasn’t technically met her fellow Guardians but. In the meantime, she’s bought some competitors the place green-skinned heroes are involved…
No. 18: The Hulk/Bruce Banner
The Hulk has modified arms so many instances through the years, we have not fairly developed as a lot loyalty to him as to a few of his friends. Eric Bana portrayed the naïve scientist Bruce Banner in 2003’s “Hulk.” Edward Norton gave us a darkish, tortured model of the character in 2008’s “The Unbelievable Hulk.” And Mark Ruffalo (pictured) took over the function in 2012’s “The Avengers,” giving us the most effective iteration but: a Hulk who’s equal components candy, foolish and savage.
No. 17, No. 16, No. 15 and No. 14: Okoye, Nakia, Shuri and Ramonda
How may we presumably select a favourite from the foursome of exceptional ladies on the heart of 2018’s “Black Panther”? Danai Gurira knocked it out of the park as Okoye, the fierce chief of the Dora Milaje, an all-female unit of warriors and King T’Challa’s private bodyguards. Lupita Nyong’o killed it as Nakia, who would moderately work undercover to free enslaved Nigerian ladies than sit on a throne. Angela Bassett was regal and smart as T’Challa’s mom, Ramonda. And Letitia Wright stole each scene as Shuri, T’Challa’s child sister — who additionally occurs to be the lead inventor and head of know-how of probably the most superior nation on this planet and subsequently the neatest particular person on Earth. Yeah, bow down.
No. 13: Star-Lord/Peter Quill
Chris Pratt made his debut as Peter Quill, who’s nicknamed himself Star-Lord, in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1.” The actor has described the character as a mixture of Han Solo and Marty McFly, who’re principally two of the most effective characters ever. So, yeah, it is secure to say we love Star-Lord. Sadly, he is bought some stiff competitors in relation to guys named Chris who star in Marvel films…
No. 12: Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Tom Holland breathed new life into the function of Peter Parker, who made his debut in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil Warfare” earlier than scoring his personal movie, 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” After struggling via two super-dark Sony-produced Spider-Man films with Andrew Garfield within the lead function, it was a welcome change! (Tom’s Peter even helped Andrew’s Spidey rating some much-needed redemption with the extensively beloved 2021 sequel “Spider-Man: No Approach Residence,” which noticed the two-time Oscar nominee sharing the display with Tom and the unique Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire.)
No. 11: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff
Scarlett Johansson made her debut because the Black Widow — former KGB operative Natasha Romanoff, who’s the primary feminine member of the Avengers — in 2010’s “Iron Man 2.” She’s tremendous good, tremendous powerful and tremendous horny. However she’s not superhuman, which makes the truth that she will be able to sustain with the boys all of the extra spectacular! She lastly stepped into the highlight when her eponymous standalone movie debuted in 2021.
No. 10: Loki
Has there ever been an antihero extra scrumptious than Tom Hiddleston’s Loki? The God of Mischief and Lies, who made his debut in 2011’s “Thor,” has stabbed his adopted brother within the again extra instances than we are able to depend, and but we by some means can not help rooting for him. That is what we name charisma! We had been equally invested in his misadventures in his eponymous Disney+ collection, which debuted in 2021.
No. 9: Thor
The luscious locks! The bulging biceps! The unintentional hilarity! What’s to not love about Chris Hemsworth’s Thor? The warrior and inheritor to the throne of Asgard made his debut in 2011’s “Thor.”
No. 8: Captain Marvel/Vers/Carol Danvers
Brie Larson starred because the Kree warrior Vers — who’s really former Air Drive fighter pilot Carol Danvers — in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” the primary Marvel film centered round a feminine character. And boy was she definitely worth the wait! She’s courageous, daring, brash, lovely and, oh yeah, one of the crucial highly effective people within the universe — second solely, maybe, to a different feminine hero…
No. 7: Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff
The Marvel Cinematic Universe was significantly sleeping on Wanda Maximoff! Elizabeth Olsen made her debut because the Scarlet Witch in an end-credits sequence in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” After kicking issues off as a villain in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” she flew underneath the radar for years as she struggled to regulate her powers whereas grieving the lack of her twin brother, Pietro. That battle continued within the lauded 2021 Disney+ collection “WandaVision,” which noticed the underutilized superhero lastly entering into the highlight. It was then we realized she’s really one of the crucial advanced and wealthy characters within the MCU. And probably the most highly effective. In truth, there is a motive why she needed to fly underneath the radar all these years: If she had full management of her powers when the Avengers first confronted Thanos, she may’ve taken him down with a easy snap of her personal … with out the Infinity Gauntlet.
No. 6: The Falcon/Captain America II/Sam Wilson
Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson made his debut in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Once we first met him, the former U.S. Air Drive Pararescueman wasn’t simply smoking scorching, he’d additionally dedicated his life to serving to others, counseling veterans affected by PTSD via the VA. He later places his life on the road again and again to assist Cap because the Falcon — although he would not have superhuman power, regenerative therapeutic skills or another powers. It is no marvel he is the one one Cap trusts along with his legacy. We fell even deeper in love with Sam when he took up the protect and accepted the Captain America mantle on the 2021 Disney+ collection “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” Nobody deserves it extra!
No. 5 and No. 4: Rocket and Groot
Rocket, a genetically modified raccoon (the voice of Bradley Cooper), and Groot, a humanoid alien tree (the voice of Vin Diesel), are the cutest platonic couple within the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The cute however lethal duo made their debut in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and shortly turned favorites for followers of all ages. Do not you simply need to hug them?!
No. 3: Black Panther/King T’Challa
Lengthy reside the king! The late, nice Chadwick Boseman broke boundaries and made historical past as Wakanda’s King T’Challa, the ruler and protector of probably the most superior nation on the planet. He appeared in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil Warfare” earlier than scoring his personal spinoff, 2018’s “Black Panther,” which is now one of the crucial profitable films in cinema historical past. We’ll by no means cease lacking him.
No. 2: Iron Man/Tony Stark
We would not have the Marvel Cinematic Universe — which kicked off in 2008 with “Iron Man” — with out Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. (The 2-time Oscar nominee took on the function in 10 completely different movies.) We did not all the time agree with the billionaire industrialist, inventor and former weapons producer, however no character within the MCU had a higher transformation than the previous playboy, who made the last word sacrifice to guard those he loves in “Avengers: Endgame.” Tony, we love you 3,000.
No. 1: Captain America/Steve Rogers
Our deepest apologies to Tony Stark, however we’ll all the time be Group Cap… Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers, who made his debut in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” is our favourite member of the Avengers — and never simply due to his beautiful, genetically enhanced look. In contrast to his friends, the previous wimp and scrawny Boy Scout actively selected to sacrifice his private life to serve the higher good. (No lab accidents right here!) You will be hard-pressed to discover a extra loyal member of the group, whether or not to his nation or to his childhood BFF — bear in mind, he gave up every little thing to guard Bucky — and have become a global fugitive within the course of.