Marvel Studios is working to further expand their already massive superhero franchise with a series of new characters and new teams of heroes. One of the new teams of super heroes is Alpha Flight.
Alpha Flight is an interesting move by Marvel because the team of Canadian superheroes is very closely connected to the X-Men. There was a clash between the two groups over Wolverine returning to rejoin Alpha Flight. Marvel seems to be doing a preemptive strike on the expanding X-Men franchise and limiting their potential to license more heroes.
Alpha Flight is part of the Canadian government and is set up to protect Canada in case of a national crisis. After all, New York City was the center of an alien invasion and not too far from the Canadian border. A team of Canadian superheroes might be essential to their protection.
Here are some details about possible members of Alpha Flight
Guardian: James MacDonald Husdon is an inventor who developed a specialized battle suit. The suit enables Guardian to fly via the magnetic energy, create personal force fields and fire blasts of energy.
Northstar: Jean Paul Beaubier is a mutant with the ability to fly a superhuman speed and generate light when in connection with his sister Aurora.
Aurora: Jeanne Marie Beaubier can also fly a superhuman speed and generate light when she joins hands with her brother Northstar.
Snowbird: Snowbird has the ability to transform into a variety of animals. Most of these animals are connected to the Canadian North.
Sasquatch: Walter Langowski has the ability to shape shift into massive beast.
Shaman: Michael Twoyoungman uses the Medicine Bag to pull out various items needed to combat villains or assist other members of Alpha Flight.
Marrina: Marrina is a member of an alien race and was found off the coast of Newfoundland. She has the ability to mimic aquatic life.
Puck: Eugene Judd possesses no super human abilities but has trained himself in a variety of martial arts.
Alpha Flight has connected with several super hero teams, including the Avengers. There could be room for multiple hero crossovers in the film franchise. The newness of the team could generate some excitement among hardcore Marvel fans. Like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Alpha Flight is relatively unknown but full of some amazing potential.