The films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are indeed adapted from Marvel comics, including the characters.
But did you know that not all characters, including important characters in the MCU, come from comics?
For example, here are 7 fan-favorite characters that are original to the MCU and not from the comics!
1. Erik Selvig – Thor
Erik Selvig is a scientist who first appeared in the film Thor who is also Thor’s friend.
Did you know that Erik Selvig is an original MCU character that wasn’t originally based on a character in the comics?
Erik Selvig’s role is still there until Avengers 2 as cameo and has yet to show itself.
2. Phil Coulson- Avengers
His first appearance in a movie Iron Man, but he’s more iconic in movies Avengers even he is also the one who unites the heroes.
He is the MCU’s original SHIELD agent character plus he also has his own series, but is not officially considered part of the MCU mainstream.
Meaning the Phil Coulson we know died in the main MCU, huh.
3. Darcy Lewis- Thor
Besides Erik Selvig, Thor and Jane Foster’s other partners in the film Thor is Darcy Lewis who is also an original character.
Actually he is just a side character and only focuses on appearing in the first two films Thor.
But he reappeared in the series WandaVision and it’s likely he’ll be back in the MCU again!
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4. Luis- Ant Man
We have to admit that Luis played by Michael Pena is one of the most iconic characters with his unique sense of comedy.
But did you know that Luis is an original character who just appeared in the movie Ant Man?
He’s still so popular that fans want a series about Luis again!
5 Harley Keener – Iron Man 3
Harley Keener is the original character who appeared in the movie Iron Man 3 who helped Tony Stark.
Harley Keener also appears as cameo at Tony Stark’s funeral at the end of the film Avengers: Endgame.
This gives the possibility that he could have another role in the MCU.
6. Kraglin- guardian of the galaxy
Kraglin is told as a subordinate of Yondu who is very loyal and still accompanies Yondu until the end of his adventure.
Kraglin himself is currently the leader of the new version of the Ravagers group in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In case you didn’t know, of course, like the other characters on this list, he’s also an MCU original.
7. Katy Chen- Shang-Chi
The newest original character on this list is Katy Chen who appears in the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Katy Chen is told as Shang-Chi’s best friend who is also involved in his adventures.
So, those are the 7 original MCU characters that weren’t based on comics. How do you know everything yet?
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