Sorry I've been MIA, the last few days we hit record highs here in Portland and I don't have AC, so I was just a useless exhausted sweaty blob with no creative energy, lol. Sincerely (I don't think we ever decided on a chosen nickname for you, lol), the CS and post are awesome :D.
At some point I may bring in two other characters -- Blink and Jubilee, both from outside our main timeline. I'm thinking in the alternate future where the Infinity Stones were destroyed, a surviving fragment of the Space Stone was used to give Blink the ability to open small portals. She initially enters the story as a sidekick to Loki during the Battle of New York, but eventually betrays him and joins the Avengers.
At some point in the story, I want to have a larger time travel arc, similar to the Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame. I'm thinking during that process, we inadvertently spawn off multiple new timelines, including one where a group of scientists get their hands on the formula for Terrigen a lot sooner, leading to the initial Terrigen Crisis happening in 1984 instead of 2023. Out of that timeline comes an 80's Jubilee, and this also opens the door for other types of characters we can bring in from different pasts and futures. I'm thinking the entire saga around these alternate timelines could all be rolled into a giant Secret Wars arc, where Victor von Hassen is trying to get his hands on multiple incarnations of the Infinity Stones to power his Infinity God Helmet. But those are just ideas and that's all still a long ways off :D.
As it stands right now, my main narrative focus is our characters dealing with the Terrigen Crisis and the threat of the five rogue scientists. I still plan to have Cable arrive from the future at some point after the Terrigen Bomb Incident on New Year's Eve, and then Thor and Loki following him back to the future. Then a few months later Thor and Loki return, though for them it's been something like 90 years, the Terrigenesis having severely slowed their aging. That leads into the Battle of New York and our first hint at Thanos and his plans to come. After that initial plan is thwarted, Loki steals the Tesseract and heads into deep space to seek out the past version of Thanos, while Thor hands David a future cube containing advanced technology secrets and then heads off after his brother.
I'm thinking that would then be a good time to bring in a joint HYDRA/Ultron arc, as well as Vision. Rennie, if you want, Vision and Waylon could get together at some point. After that arc, we can roll into a full-blown Thanos saga, and Thor returns to Earth along with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Unlike the MCU, I don't want it to end with half of the people turning to dust and then coming back five years later. But we'll see how it goes.
From there we can delve into the Secret Wars arc I mentioned earlier, and perhaps that can lead into a saga where a version of Ronan the Accuser gets his hands on von Hassen's Infinity God Helmet and launches a Kree galactic invasion, which also spills onto Earth. At that point David -- who mostly likely will have achieved his Smart Hulk form by then -- could trick Ronan into removing the Helmet and then he runs up and slips it on, using a God Snap to achieve three outcomes: the brainwashed Kree are liberated and turn on Ronan; a massive temporal barrier is erected around the existing multiverse to prevent any new timelines from being created and rendering all time travel impossible; the Infinity God Helmet and all versions of the Infinity Stones from the existing timelines are erased from existence. Whether or not David survives this ordeal remains to be seen :D.
These are all subject to change, but I just wanted to give you all an idea of where my head is at currently with the longevity of the story.