In just a few days, we are bidding farewell to the last decade as we look forward to bigger and better things in the coming new one. As for the movie and comic book fans, the next thing to look forward to starting this 2020 is the lineup of offerings from Marvel Studios. The Marvel Cinematic Universe gave us one of the best experience of our lives with the heart-stopping “Avengers: Endgame” in April 2019, shattering worldwide records and setting up a brand new chapter for the remaining Marvel superheroes. It will not be a shocker to see this movie having its own video game adaptation. Many people say that the recent “Avengers” flick is pretty hard to top, but knowing Marvel Studios, nothing is impossible.
Marvel Studios surely will not let the public’s attention slipping away after “Endgame,” so we can expect that there is still more to watch for in the continuously expanding universe of superheroes and supervillains. Speaking of supervillains, now that Thanos is now dusted out of existence, the surviving Marvel heroes in the MCU can finally catch a break, but maybe not for long. With the beginning of MCU’s Phase 4, the search for the next big villain begins. Of course, this meanie should be at least as taunting and intimidating as Thanos.
MCU Could Be On Its Way To Reveal Its (Literally) Biggest Threat Of All The Galaxies
It is hard to think of a Marvel comic book villain that can match the power of Thanos, except for one. If the fans to see something bigger and more sinister, look no further than the infamous Galactus. The character was first conceived in Fantastic Four comic books, where he was depicted as an enormous, cosmic-level entity that can devour an entire planet. Galactus needs to feed on planets in order to survive, and this is his motivation for killing millions of innocent lives wherever he goes.
Taking all these details in, it can be quite tricky to introduce a character like Galactus in a cinematic scale, more so in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where every character’s traits are carefully fleshed out. Even for a mass murderer like Thanos, the MCU managed to explain how the supervillain came to be. For someone like Galactus, who is basically just hungry for life force in every planet, maybe the studio needs to exert some effort to make the viewers somehow root for the character, or at least accept Galactus as a worthy addition in the MCU.
Fleshing Out The Already Introduced MCU Villains As The Next Big Meanies
Another possibility that fans have already considered for MCU’s Phase 4 is the return of the characters that we already met in the previous movies. For example, Hela, the Goddess of Death, who gave Thor and Loki a very hard time to defeat in “Thor: Ragnarok,” could once again emerge in one of the upcoming Marvel films. We have already seen how powerful Hela is, and even Thor at his peak strength couldn’t even make a scratch on his big mean sister. Instead, the God of Thunder struggled and was badly injured by Hela in their one-on-one combat. If only the spine specialists from Austin, Texas were there to treat Thor’s injuries, he might have a better chance at defeating Hela.
Although we saw her demise at the end of “Ragnarok,” it would be a waste seeing Hela gone for good in the MCU. Being a Goddess of Death herself, perhaps we might see her returning from the netherworld to wreak havoc once again. It will be much like one of those delighful Ownage Pranks when the fans witness her shocking return.