10 Marvel Television Superheroes Who Still Aren’t MCU Canon:While some heroes from Marvel Television’s shows may have been made canon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are many others whose fates haven’t been revealed. Before Marvel Studios started making its own long-form TV shows for Disney+ that took place in the MCU, Marvel Television created a number of shows based on Marvel Comics’ stories.
10 Marvel Television Superheroes Who Still Aren’t MCU Canon
It wasn’t clear whether or not the Marvel Television shows were canon after they were bought by Marvel Studios, but things may be changing now that some of these shows have been added to the official schedule of the MCU on Disney+.
1. Daisy Johnson’s Quake might introduce Inhumans to MCU.
In Agents of SHIELD season 1, Chloe Bennet played Skye, but she later became Daisy Johnson and the Inhuman Quake. Agents of SHIELD introduced Inhumans to the audience through Daisy, and the MCU may do the same. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness included the Inhuman King Black Bolt, but Quake might introduce the MCU’s official Inhumans.
2. MCU Director Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie Can Reimagine SHIELD
Henry Simmons’ Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie would be a fine MCU hero despite his lack of superpowers. Mack became SHIELD Director after season 7, so his MCU debut would be great for reviving the organization. After Avengers: Age of Ultron teased SHIELD, SWORD and SABER have replaced it in the MCU. Mack might revitalize SHIELD with his tremendous leadership in the MCU.
3. Elena Rodriquez’s Yo Yo Is Strong in SHEILD’s New Organization.
Mack may be SHIELD’s new director, but Elena Rodriguez’s Yo Yo is a top figure. In Agents of SHIELD season 3, Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s Yo Yo deepened the Inhumans mythos and developed Marvel Television’s Secret Warriors team, which would be great in the MCU. If Quake and other Inhumans come to the MCU, Yo Yo should too.
4. B. Morse’s Mockingbird Could Confuse MCU’s Hawkeye Reveal
2021’s Hawkeye revealed that Clint Barton’s wife, Laura, was SHIELD Agent 19, a.k.a. Mockingbird. In Agents of SHIELD, Adrianne Palicki played Bobbi Morse. Morse, Agents of SHIELD’s answer to Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow, was one of Phil Coulson’s most powerful team members, but she left the show in season 3, thus she may not return. However, Linda Cardellini’s Laura Barton might play Agent 19 in the MCU, though Palicki’s return would be amazing.
5. The MCU May Get Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider has been touted for the MCU for years, but it may be Johnny Blaze. Gabriel Luna might reprise Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider from Agents of SHIELD, a popular incarnation of the character. If Agents of SHIELD is MCU canon, Norman Reedus, Ryan Gosling, and Keanu Reeves could play the MCU’s Ghost Rider alongside Luna’s.
6. Deathlok Canon Would Introduce A Strong New Hero In MCU
J. August Richards’ Deathlok, Mike Peterson, became a powerful ally in Agents of SHIELD after being initially a villain. He may reappear in the MCU, especially since Marvel Studios is emphasizing sophisticated technology in Ironheart and Armor Wars. In Marvel Comics, several characters have worn the Deathlok name, notably Jemma Simmons, thus a new villain-turned-hero might be brought to the MCU, though Richards as Mike Peterson’s Deathlok would be ideal.
7. Cloak & Dagger Are Related to Marvel Comics MCU Heroes
Aubrey Joseph’s Tyrone Johnson and Olivia Holt’s Tandy Bowen weren’t the most popular Marvel TV heroes, but they’d make terrific MCU Cloak and Dagger. Cloak and Dagger are street-level heroes who have fought Wilson Fisk’s Kingpin in Marvel Comics. They are also related to Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and the X-Men. Cloak & Dagger may join the MCU soon as Marvel Studios expands the street-level corner.
8. The Runaways May Join The Young Avengers
Marvel Television’s Runaways was more popular, and with Marvel Studios’ younger superheroes getting more exposure, now may be the moment to bring these six back. The Runaways—Alex Wilder, Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Gertrude Yorkes, Chase Stein, and Molly Hayes Hernandez—would be wonderful additions to the MCU, especially with a Young Avengers initiative. After fighting Dark Dimension sorceress Morgan le Fay in season 3, the Runaways’ destiny was unclear, thus their MCU incorporation may resolve some mysteries.
9. Marvel Studios May Create A Stronger Inhumans
Marvel Studios’ MCU Inhumans movie became Marvel Television’s Inhumans series, which failed miserably. Marvel Studios may not integrate Inhumans into the MCU’s canonical timeline due to its big flop, but some characters and actors can be recreated to create a more effective and meaningful Inhuman-centric tale in live-action. In the MCU, Anson Mount reprised Black Bolt, although Inhumans haven’t appeared yet. This could change.
10. Daimon & Ana Helstrom’s MCU Debuts Support Major Villain Rumors
The only Marvel Television series under the Adventure into Fear label, Helstrom, followed Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the superpowered children of a serial killer. Helstrom was a gloomy serial, thus a Marvel Spotlight series might bring Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon’s Helstrom brothers into the MCU. The Helstrom twins’ canonization in the MCU could support rumors of Mephisto’s MCU appearance, but the series’ poor popularity may mean Marvel Studios won’t mention it.