The first Avengers slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was an undisputed box office banger.
From the OG to Endgame, Marvel and Disney raked in billions of dollars and fans were absolutely salivating over each addition to the franchise.
However, the fanfare has wavered a bit since then.
The TV series have been hit and miss, with some viewers loving Loki and WandVision, however others like She-Hulk and Secret Invasion have failed to get the same success.
The likes of Thor and Ant-Man also aren't attracting as much attention on the big screen since Thanos was defeated, even though the MCU has a new supervillain in Kang the Conquerer.
However, the actor who brought Kang to life, Jonathan Majors, has caused a huge headache for Marvel and Disney after he was charged with assaulting a woman; something which he has categorically denied.
As that investigation continues, there have been a lot of whispers in Hollywood about potential options for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A new report from Variety states: "Sources say there have been talks to bring back the original gang for an Avengers movie.
"This would include reviving Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, both of whom were killed off in Endgame.
"But the studio hasn’t yet committed to the idea."
I know what you're thinking: how the hell can Iron Man and Black Widow come back?
Well, the outlet explains that the comics regularly revive characters who might have died in previous editions through the multiverse.
However, it could be an expensive undertaking to get Downey Jr. and Johansson to reprise their iconic characters because they're some of the highest paid actors in Tinseltown.
That's just one option apparently being explored. LADbible has reached out to Marvel for comment.
Another idea that is reportedly floating around is changing the lead supervillain from Kang to Dr Doom, who you might remember from Fantastic 4.
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios author Joanna Robinson told The Ringer's The Big Picture podcast: "We do not know what they are going to do.
"I’ve heard conflicting stories about they are going to replace him, they’re not even considering replacing him etc etc. But it’s just one more thing."
The future appears murky for the MCU and it could be tough to remake the magic of that first Avengers film slate.Featured Image Credit: Marvel/Disney