Adam Brashear, a.k.a. Blue Marvel, has a fascinating backstory, gaining his powers in the 1960s during an anti-matter experiment with the Negative Zone. From there, he'd become a superhero, only for America's ongoing racial tensions to force Adam to abide by his government's wishes and continue his work from the shadows.
Eventually, Blue Marvel would step out of those and become a publicly known, albeit slightly older, superhero. He'd make a great supporting character in any number of upcoming movies and TV shows, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever producer Nate Moore confirmed his interest in bringing the hero into the MCU during a recent interview with Deadline.
"There’s a fantastic character who’s relatively recent in Marvel, named the Blue Marvel, who is fascinating," the executive explains. "So, he’s a character who is almost Superman in strength and powers, who in the '60s, operated as a Blue Marvel masked character."
"In a fight, his mask is ripped off and people realize he’s Black. And [John F.] Kennedy actually asks him to go back undercover because he’s scaring people [and] because he’s going to upset the powder keg of the Civil Rights era. And he’s since been reintroduced into Marvel publishing as a really smart, almost Captain Nemo character."
"He takes great space voyages and he goes on these grand adventures. He’s a great character," Moore adds, "but there’s so many. I mean, there really are a lot. There’s a lot of exciting stuff that’s gonna come."
Often described as Marvel's "Black Superman" by fans, Blue Marvel's MCU debut is long overdue and the character definitely has the potential to be a game-changer in this shared world. With Marvel Studios rumoured to have plans for The Sentry in Thunderbolts, why not bring this guy out of retirement to show him who the real Superman is?
While there don't appear to be any immediate plans for Blue Marvel, fingers crossed he makes his presence felt sooner rather than later in the Multiverse Saga.