Spoiler Warning: Black Widow (2021)
The MCU continues to steamroll the remainder of Hollywood as they’ve begun churning out initiatives left and proper. For 2022, they’ve initiatives releasing in March, Might, June, July, August, October, November, and December — that is a whole lot of new materials. Even with how crowded the MCU was pre-Endgame, the post-Endgame MCU is a completely completely different animal, having integrated the idea of the multiverse and bringing characters just like the X-Males, Implausible 4, and Deadpool into the fold.
Regardless of how cluttered issues are beginning to get with the literal a whole lot of heroes that the MCU has launched to the world, the franchise has confirmed that they are greater than able to weaving the narrative of a number of completely different characters into the material of 1 movie or TV sequence. Whereas this idea might need appeared not possible previous to 2012 and the primary Avengers movie, Marvel has written the guide on how to take dozens of heroes and villains and provides all of them time to shine on the display.
One such instance is the Crimson Guardian (David Harbour), a personality that grew to become an instantaneous fan favourite in 2021’s Black Widow movie but was barely given sufficient time to indicate what a memorable hero he might be. With that in thoughts, no matter how many extra characters/heroes are being launched within the MCU, would not or not it’s becoming to deliver the Crimson Dynamo in for one more look?
Might Crimson Guardian Crew Up With Yelena?
Regardless that Alexei Shostakov was enjoying the a part of Natasha’s father, it was fairly evident through the course of the Black Widow stand-alone movie that he cared about Natasha and Yelena, not less than a bit of bit. On the very least, he admired their capacity to kill and was happy with the assassins that they’d turn out to be. Joke all you need, not all dad and mom are as supportive.
Whereas Yelena was proven to have had a robust response to Natasha’s demise (i.e., attempting to kill Clint Barton when she thought he was chargeable for her demise), it might additionally make sense that Alexei would really feel strongly about Nat dying.
So, it might solely be acceptable for Alexei to get correct display time to grieve Nat as Yelena did. However extra acceptable can be the Crimson Guardian attempting to group up with Yelena (or act as her bodyguard) to maintain one other considered one of his ‘daughters’ from being killed. Alexei won’t have been the most compassionate or caring father determine, however we’re positive he would wish to specific gratitude to the those who broke him out of jail.
Crimson Guardian Might Go the ‘Thor Route’
In the event you’re confused by the heading, you clearly have not seen the trailer for Thor 4 – a.okay.a. Thor bought ripped once more. One of many Crimson Guardian’s pitfalls in Black Widow was that he had been locked up in jail for a number of years, and his physique had misplaced its tip-top bodily situation, very like how Thor’s physique did after he grew to become depressed from dropping to Thanos.
However, within the new Thor 4 trailers, Thor is seen vigorously figuring out to get again into the situation that the God of Thunder is understood for. So, why cannot the Crimson Guardian do the identical? In spite of everything, he’s nonetheless a super-soldier and proved that he was bodily in a position to battle. It stands to cause he’d be capable to work out too.
If Alexei determined to go the Thor route and get again into correct super-soldier form, he may simply turn out to be a formidable foe for any of the heroes or villains within the MCU.
The Potentialities Are Limitless Because of the Multiverse
As said within the intro, the MCU has gone topsy-turvy with the inclusion of the multiverse and the idea that infinite variations of the Marvel heroes and villains exist. So, relatively than have the 616 model of Crimson Guardian seem, why not usher in a distinct one? In spite of everything, with infinite variations of the Crimson Guardian on the market, it leaves countless prospects of which form of Crimson Guardian the MCU may introduce.
Possibly we may see a Crimson Guardian who actually considered Nat as his daughter, and he enters the 616 universe to try to reverse her demise in Endgame? Or perhaps we may see a Crimson Guardian who took Captain America’s place after he went within the ice, and he turns into the standing of hope on the earth that Cap was? Once more, the chances are limitless.
Crimson Guardian Would Slot in What If…? Season 2
Tying into the prior cause, this might be a straightforward cop-out to deliver the character again with out having to do a live-action model of him. In spite of everything, we already said that the MCU is getting actually crowded, and there aren’t many openings for detours or pit stops simply to re-touch an outdated character.
So, relatively than deliver the Crimson Guardian again for a live-action look the place he would not actually match into place, Marvel may simply incorporate the character into an episode of the What If…? animated anthology sequence that airs on Disney+. With a confirmed second season (and a second Crimson Guardian live-action look nowhere in sight), it might be correct fan service to provide the character an animated highlight.