It’s more than likely that Phase 4 of the franchise will start to get a little bit more otherworldly and supernatural – and that means more sorcerers will be needed to combat those threats.
This article will look at five additional heroic sorcerers that we think it would be awesome to see appearing in the MCU.
Daimon Hellstrom would be a great addition to one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe television shows (he probably isn’t big enough for a movie appearance), as he has worked alongside both Luke Cage and the Defenders, as well as for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Paranormal Containment Unit.
With the introduction of Doctor Strange comes the effects of magic and the supernatural on all aspects of the MCU and that will indeed include the television shows.
Hellstrom is an interesting character, as he is the son of a mortal woman (named Victoria Wingate) and Satan himself (later retconned to being the biblical Lucifer but, either way, his father is demonic).
When his father tried to teach him the ways of magic, he learned a lot, but rejected his dark heritage and opted to use his powers (mostly) for good and he would be a cool addition to any heroic group on television.
Satana would come hand in hand with the introduction of Daimon Hellstrom – she is his sister after all. However, unlike Daimon, she embraced her dark heritage and followed her father to hell.
Having been bonded with a demon and banished back to Earth, she was initially evil – sucking the souls from men whenever she could – but she ultimately renounced her wicked ways and became something of a heroine.
She has actually encountered and fought alongside Doctor Strange himself, but she would be best suited to the television shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside her brother – the pair’s story would make for a great TV plot.
She has also been a member of the Avengers of the Supernatural, the League of Monsters and Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos.
Nico Minoru is an incredibly awesome character and her arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be particularly brilliant because she wouldn’t be alone – she’d come as part of the group known as the Runaways.
A Runaways movie has long been rumoured as something Marvel Studios want to make and the concept would be great for a cinematic experience – essentially, they are a group of kids who learned that their parents are a super-powered group of criminals known as “the Pride“, so they run away (hence the name), having discovered they have inherited some powers, and become a group of heroes.
Minoru herself is a witch who possesses the powerful Staff of One – an artefact that can cast any spell the user wishes to cast – and it would be cool to see it in the MCU.
Phase 4 has a blank canvas to work with after Thanos is defeated and some new blood would be welcome. The Runaways and Nico Minoru fit the bill perfectly in that regard.
In Marvel Comics, Merlin AKA Merlyn is every bit as powerful as the classic depictions of the character and it would be really great to see a live action depiction of their interpretation of him.
The "Merlin" name is more of a title in Marvel and a gestalt/composite of the various characters that have used the name, but a less complicated version could be used on screen.
He hasn’t really appeared very much in the comic books but, when he has appeared, he has proven himself to be extremely powerful.
It would be cool to see him appear – either in a television show on screen – to warn some heroes (perhaps Doctor Strange or S.H.I.E.L.D.) about an impending mystical or supernatural threat. He could even have travelled through time to issue said warning, because that would be awesome (can you imagine him interacting with someone like Nick Fury?!).
Brother Voodoo AKA Jericho Drumm is a Haitian character who travelled to the United States to work as a psychologist. After returning to Haiti, he discovered his brother Daniel was dying as a result of a voodoo curse.
As a result of this, Jericho studied under Daniel's mentor - Papa Jambo – and became a powerful sorcerer and voodoo practitioner in his own right, learning various magical powers and using his powers for good.
He worked alongside the likes of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Paranormal Containment Unit, the New Avengers and the Heroes For Hire and, ultimately, became the new Sorcerer Supreme.
Once Doctor Strange is finished in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – whether it be through death, retirement or otherwise – Brother Voodoo could step into his shoes and it would be very refreshing to see someone like him on screen.
What do you think? Would you like to see these characters in the MCU? Which other heroic sorcerers would you like to see? Have your say below.