The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast and incorporates many characters. Some we see a lot of, such as Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, and some we see every once in a while, like General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross and The Collector.
Of course, not every character can be in the spotlight all the time and not every character gets a comeback after their initial introduction. But don’t you wish that some would?
Below are six MCU characters currently missing in action. Isn’t it about time we found out where they are?
OK, so there is a good reason for Betty Ross’ absence from the MCU and that is largely associated with restrictions on Hulk characters being used in the movies. But if her dad can pop up in films such as Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019) then surely Betty is due for another appearance soon, right?
Unlike Iron Man villain, Obadiah Stane, who was killed off after his first appearance, Justin Hammer is still very much alive and presumably sat around plotting something evil. Last we heard, Hammer was incarcerated, but surely he has some powerful friends that could help him out?
An update on Hammer’s current situation, or even a return to the MCU, would be much appreciated.
Another Hulk character MIA, but one with a great deal of potential. Samuel Sterns was last seen aiding Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
During his final moments on screen. sterns was also shown to be infected with the Hulk’s blood, suggesting a transformation into his more common alter-ego, The Leader. So where the heck is he? It has been over a decade!
Pretty much all of the Asgardians are dead, right? Hmm… what about Lady Sif?
The character was missing from the events of Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and she wasn’t featured in Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers: Endgame either. So, where is she? Anyone? Someone must have her on speed dial.
Back to The Incredible Hulk again for Leonard Samson, as played by Ty Burrell.
In the comics, Samson is better known as the green-haired Doc Samson, yet (to date) the character has only made one appearance in the MCU and his hair wasn’t green.
Yo, Samson, where you at?
And finally, where the heck is Peter Parker’s uncle, Ben Parker?
Based on what we know from previous, non-MCU Spider-Man movies, Ben Parker dies before Peter fully embraces his super hero side. But Ben’s death is highly influential and signifies a huge turning point for Peter, becoming the main driving force for his career.
The MCU hasn’t really addressed what happened to Ben Parker. Maybe it’s time to give us the story and give us Uncle Ben!
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