13 Supporting Superheroes and Villains Ready for Their Closeup

After seeing all the Avengers: Endgame trailers, we started thinking about our favorite superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That lead to deep thoughts on how those titular superheroes wouldn’t be what they are without all those supporting superheroes. And villains. Here’s our list of characters we’d like to get to know better and see more.


Hawkeye: Clint Barton

An expert marksman and fighter, Clint Barton puts his talents to good use by working for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a special agent.

We know the Avenger’s archer has a wife and kids. We get a glimpse into Hawkeye’s private life when he brings the Avengers to his safehouse in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But we want to know are the details. How did he meet his wife? Does she have any special abilities? What does Hawkeye do when he’s not saving the world? Does Black Widow come for the holidays?

See Hawkeye in Thor, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War.

 


Valkyrie

Gifted the power of the legendary Asgardian Brunnhilde, Parrington assumed the mantle and the cosmic responsibilities of the Valkyrie.

We meet Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok as a bounty hunter for the Grandmaster (all hail Jeff Goldblum) on Sakaar and get just a snapshot of her story. Well, we want to know more about and see more of Valkyrie.

 

 

 


Thanos

“The Mad Titan Thanos quests across the universe in search of the Infinity Stones, intending to use their limitless power for shocking purposes.”

We know Thanos loves power and Gamora, but mostly power. What we don’t know is his backstory. What was his childhood like? What got him started on taking over the world/universe/reality? How does he feel about his “Mad Titan” nickname? The abundance of questions is as expansive as his neck size.

See Thanos in The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Infinity War.


Nebula

“As a pirate and mercenary with her intentions set on conquering other empires, this daughter of Thanos is feared by many across the star systems.”

Can Nebula ever catch a break? Constantly vying for any acknowledgment from Thanos, maniacally jealous of her sister Gamora, even when she’s trying to do the right thing, she gets screwed. Well, we want to know all about Nebula. What keeps her motivated? What gets her out of bed every morning? And what’s her favorite food?

See Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Avengers: Infinity War.


War Machine: James Rhodes

“Military veteran James Rhodes is ready for combat in his advanced armor, adding a formidable arsenal to Tony Stark-created designs.”

Between being in the Air Force and being Tony Stark’s longtime friend, James “Rhodey” Rhodes has got to have some crazy stories to tell. And we want to hear them all.

See War Machine in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War.

 

 


Pepper Potts

Virginia “Pepper” Potts is the CEO of Stark Industries and Tony Stark’s fiance. Besides being shrewd in business and having an uncanny ability to keep things running despite the end of the world, we don’t get to really know Pepper Potts very well. Anyone who can put up with Tony Stark’s shenanigans for so many years must have a fascinating story.

See Pepper in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Infinity War.

 

 


Loki

Loki, Prince of Asgard, Odinson, rightful heir of Jotunheim, and God of Mischief, is burdened with glorious purpose. His desire to be a king drives him to sow chaos in Asgard. In his lust for power, he extends his reach to Earth.

Why do we want to see more of Loki? If you have to ask, then you haven’t been paying attention.

See Loki in Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok.

 

 


Falcon: Sam Wilson

When Captain America asked Air Force Veteran Sam Wilson for help, Wilson immediately agreed. He donned the flight suit he’d used in combat to become the Falcon, setting him on a path towards becoming an Avenger.

See Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War.

 

 

 


Shuri

Possessing one of the most brilliant minds in the world, the Black Panther’s sister, Princess Shuri, is also the chief science officer for Wakanda, a position she cherishes much more than her royal status.

See Shuri in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

 

 

 

 


Okoye

Okoye serves the Black Panther as a personal bodyguard and the nation of Wakanda as a torchbearer of tradition and virtue. Okoye is as deadly as she is wise, and stands as one of T’Challa’s most trusted allies and companions.

See Okoye in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

 

 

 

 


Trish Walker

“Patricia ‘Trish’ Walker is a former model and child TV star, turned successful radio talk show host, and the adoptive sister/best friend of Jessica Jones.”

See Trish in Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Defenders.

 

 

 

 

 


Scarlet Witch: Wanda Maximoff

Notably powerful, Wanda Maximoff has fought both against and with the Avengers, attempting to hone her abilities and do what she believes is right to help the world.

See Wanda in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War.

 

 

 

 


Wong

Wong is a Master of the Mystic Arts who protects the New York Sanctum alongside Doctor Strange. Until recently, he was the librarian at Kamar-Taj in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he took up the post after Kaecilius killed the previous keeper of the books.”

See Wong in Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War.

Quoted material comes from marvel.com and marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com.

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