MCU: Marvel Might Be about to Unleash Its Biggest Villain Yet within the Most Unlikely Place

by Jeremy Spirogis
Marvel Studios at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con

Prior to the one-two gut-punch of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Marvel promised followers issues would change. Given the catastrophic losses depicted in each movies, that actually appears to be the case. In Phase four and past, the Marvel Cinematic Universe should now discover a new route and a brand new MCU villain.

Marvel Studios at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Marvel Studios on the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Thanos is gone, leaving the MCU with out a new long-term villain

From 2012’s The Avengers on, Thanos (Josh Brolin) was the looming menace all the things within the MCU was constructing towards. As Thanos stated in Avengers: Endgame, he’s really “inevitable.” However, his fateful confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes meant “the Infinity Saga” had reached its finish. The time had come for a brand new long-term baddie to pose an ongoing menace.

Thus far, Phase four guarantees the long-awaited solo film for Black Widow and new heroes resembling Shang-Chi. But there’s been little indication which villain would make the leap from Marvel Comics to develop into the subsequent Avengers-level mastermind. Now a brand new rumor claims {that a} fan-favorite selection for the job may present up within the final place MCU followers count on him to.

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1 traditional Marvel baddie is rumored to look in an sudden method

According to We Got This Covered, Doctor Doom is rumored to play a pivotal position in Ant-Man 3. The villain — who guidelines the fictional nation of Latveria within the comics — will apparently be after Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) expertise. It’s unclear if Victor von Doom would don his signature villainous duds or seem as a extra skilled menace.

If the latter is true, it’s simple to see Doom making his debut in a plotline just like Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) in Ant-Man. He may have every kind of nefarious plans for Pym Particles. After all, the Avengers efficiently utilized them to time journey. And the MCU has seeded main characters in sequels earlier than, resembling Black Panther’s debut in Captain America: Civil War.

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Doctor Doom’s debut in ‘Ant-Man 3’ means a Phase 5 introdution

For now, Doctor Doom’s look in Ant-Man 3 ought to be firmly thought-about a rumor. But it’s one which makes a certain quantity of sense. Until Disney’s current acquisition of Fox, Doom was nonetheless off-limits for the MCU. So Phase four will seemingly not function a lot of — if any — of the Fantastic Four and X-Men characters.

Rather, Phase 5 would possibly heart completely round these former Fox characters. At the second, Ant-Man 3 will in all probability hit theaters in 2023 or so. Fans beforehand anticipated it to reach in 2022, however the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic pushed the MCU schedule again. Stay tuned for updates on Doctor Doom’s hotly anticipated MCU debut.

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