It could be years earlier than the Avengers assemble once more, however the probability of their reunion is excessive regardless of the continued pandemic and Marvel’s ever-changing launch schedule. The crew won’t even look the identical for Avengers 5 following the occasions of Avengers: Endgame and the upcoming movies set for Part 4, however their legacy will proceed. There’s little we all know concerning the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper now, but it surely’s potential that Eternals and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will arrange the subsequent group of villains assembling for Avengers 5.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has lastly resumed manufacturing and set photos revealed that Georges St-Pierre was again to play Captain America: The Winter Soldier villain Georges Batroc (in any other case often called Batroc the Leaper). The mercenary as soon as fought Captain America earlier than being arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. Whereas his return may appear random, the truth that Helmut Zemo will play a serious function within the Disney+ collection might outcome within the formation of the Masters of Evil.
The Masters of Evil reside as much as their title. First launched in 1964’s The Avengers #6, the primary incarnation of the supervillain crew was based by none aside from Baron Heinrich Zemo, Helmut’s father. Black Knight (whose superhero nephew Dane Whitman shall be in Eternals), Melter, Radioactive Man, Enchantress, and the exiled Asgardian named the Executioner had been members of the unique lineup.
The Masters of Evil have gone by way of varied iterations since then and had been even led by Ultron and Physician Octopus at completely different factors. Naturally, Helmut carried on his father’s legacy and led a brand new incarnation of the Masters of Evil. The first purpose was to hitch HYDRA’s “Military of Evil” and defeat the Avengers as soon as and for all. Batroc’s involvement with the supervillain crew occurred through the “Home of M” storyline, which discovered the characters in an alternate actuality.
Exterior of the Masters of Evil, Zemo employed Batroc and his crew of mercenaries to acquire magical fragments earlier than preventing Captain America collectively. There’s positively a historical past there and it might’t be a coincidence that Batroc is again in the identical collection that may see the return of Zemo and his nefarious plans. We didn’t get to see a lot of Zemo in Captain America: Civil Struggle, but it surely’s potential that he’s lastly constructing a crew of supervillains that may develop highly effective sufficient to fight the Avengers of their subsequent film.
We all know the superhero model of Black Knight will seem in Eternals, however who’s to say that his villainous uncle isn’t nonetheless round and keen to hitch Zemo’s crew? It will add a contact of non-public drama if Dane was compelled to battle his uncle in Avengers 5. What’s extra, Enchantress was an unique member of the Masters of Evil and followers have speculated that she is going to make her debut in Loki. It’s potential that she shall be Zemo’s subsequent recruit.
Meaning it’s extremely potential the Disney+ collection are laying the groundwork for an eventual supervillain vs. superhero conflict. It’s unclear what Zemo is in the end planning in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, however given how almost profitable he was in destroying the Avengers from the within out in Civil Struggle, we will make certain that he’ll be as much as no good.