For more than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has woven together with the storylines of its characters. With so many storylines and setups to choose from, some have slid between the gaps, failing to provide what some fans hoped for, at least so far.
Many of them have disappeared from memory and are unlikely to reappear, while others might yet emerge as new characters and tales for Marvel films and television programs to explore. As the universe expands, these forgotten story pieces may resurface and become crucial once more.
1. The Leader’s Possibilities
Dr. Sterns aided Bruce Banner in his hunt for a treatment for his Hulk condition in the 2008 Incredible Hulk and drew the notice of would-be super-soldier Emil Blonsky. His collaboration with Blonsky resulted in the Abomination mutation, which he contracted after coming into contact with the Hulk’s blood. The last time fans saw him, he had a pulsating head wound and a wide grin on his face. While Thunderbolt Ross has been the lone holdover from the MCU’s early Hulk adventure thus far, the Leader’s setup has been one of the most important missed narratives in the MCU thus far.
2. The Golden Cocoon of Adam
A slightly off-her-game Ayesha, queen of the Sovereign race, delivered the perfect image of her people in a golden breeding capsule at the conclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He was given the name Adam by her. Comic book aficionados rejoiced at the news that Adam Warlock will be making his big-screen debut.
It has not yet occurred. He might theoretically still be in the capsule, waiting for the next Guardians of the Galaxy installment. The pod has been mentioned several times in conversations, but there is yet to be any indication that it will open anytime in the near future.
3. Did Ghost Survive The Snap’s Aftermath?
In the last moment of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, and Hope Van Dyne send Scott Lang into the Quantum Realm to gather healing materials for Ava “Ghost” Starr’s phasing ailment. Unfortunately, Thanos’ Snap reduces the Pym-Van Dyne family to dust just as Scott is about to escape. Scott’s return altered the race to reclaim them and the rest of the snapped individuals, but one question remains unanswered: whether she received alternative therapy or simply disappeared completely. She hasn’t been seen since thus it’s uncertain if she was a victim of Thanos’ Snap accidentally is never responded to. I’m curious as to what happened to Ava.
4. Thor Looks For The Infinity Stones But Can’t Find Them
Thor’s determination to carry out his mission in Avengers: Age of Ultron appeared like the perfect prelude to the perils the Avengers would confront in the future. That quest for answers, on the other hand, never came to fruition.
The Tesseract was the sole visible trace of the Infinity Stones in Thor: Ragnarok, and it didn’t appear in any of the actual storylines until the conclusion when Thanos attacked the evacuating Asgardians. Thor’s journeys around the cosmos were depicted as a way to clean up Asgard’s trash rather than a life-or-death hunt for the next major threat.
5. Is Lady Sif still alive?
Lady Sif seems to vanish from Asgard after Thor: The Dark World. She appeared on Agents of SHIELD a few times, however, she was significantly absent from Thor: Ragnarok. In Loki, she did emerge as a flashback.
Considering Thor: Love and Thunder in production and her comeback to the MCU in the works, this tale might be resurrected, although with the spotlight on Jane Foster and her transformation into Thor, the narrative of where Sif has been might just get a passing line or two.
6. Long-Term Consequences of Extremis
The exploding super warriors from AIM were a key part of the combat in Iron Man 3, but we haven’t seen anything like it since. It did appear in Agents of SHIELD’s Centipede project, but as it isn’t now MCU canon, it’s difficult to tell what happened to it. Similarly, the consequences of Pepper Potts’ disclosure are uncertain.
Although Tony Stark said he could “cure” it, no one ever explained how that happened or what a stable version of Extremis looked like after Tony’s healing from his ailments.
7. Nick Fury’s Hydra Chase
Nick Fury warned Captain America that he was going after the remnants of Hydra after the dissolution of SHIELD—and his feigned death. While Hydra reappears in Avengers: Age of Ultron in the shape of Baron Von Strucker and Doctor List, no more details about Fury’s search for Hydra have been revealed.
And in the Agents of SHIELD timeline, there are just a few instances of him seeking troubled agents, such as Fitz and Simmons, but nothing about the Hydra forces he must have taken down throughout the planet on his missions.
8. Atlantis Hints
Viewers have been wondering when Namor might join the MCU since Iron Man 2 and the first sight at Nick Fury’s SHIELD radar with its flashing area of focus in the middle of the ocean. Many people believe the undersea tremors in Avengers: Endgame was a clue that the Marvel Atlanteans were planning something.
Sadly, Marvel executives have already stated that the rights to Namor and his storylines is a tricky problem, so these Easter eggs are unlikely to pay off anytime in the near future.