5 Movies That Will Hit The MCU and 5 Rumored MCU Movies
With Phase 3 officially wrapping up at the end of Spider-Man Far From Home, speculation has begun to run rampant on the future of the MCU. Certainly, through various leaks and obvious sequels, we already know a few of the movies that Marvel has planned. In fact, nearly have of the upcoming twenty or so movies have already been unearthed.
But, that means that the other half are up for debate.
And those 10 or so movies have gotten the collective imagination of the world running at an all–time high. This, of course, means that my imagination is running wild too! For the last few months, I’ve wondered exactly what the future of the MCU will bring. We already know that Kevin Feige wants to explore the cosmos a little more than he did in the first 20-ish movies but that doesn’t mean that he won’t release some that are grounded on Earth.
In an effort to get what’s been in my head on the screen of a computer, I bring to you 5 Movies That Will Hit The MCU and 5 Rumored MCU Movies.
Nova is, aside from Warlock, the most rumored character to never have made an appearance in the MCU. Richard Rider was, after the Annihilation Wave hit Xandar, the last of the Nova Corps. As such, he possesses the entirety of the Nova Force. With the Nova Force, he wields a weapon that’s unlike anything the MCU has seen before.
Kevin Feige has made it very clear that the MCU will take on a more galactic tone moving forward. Due to this, Nova’s inclusion is a must.
Now, I ask you, will it be Richard Rider as Nova or Sam Alexander?
9. Black Widow
Unfairly or not, Black Widow hasn’t receive the solo treatment yet. Iron Man did. Thor did. Captain America did. And even the Hulk did. In saying all of this, I’m certain that there isn’t a person in the world who doesn’t know that a Black Widow movie is coming.
The movie is rumored to be a time–piece that sees her either in a life before the Avengers or somewhere during the events of the Infinity Saga. No matter which happens, I have no doubt that the movie will be excellent. Not only is she loved by millions, she has one of the best, but not yet explored backstories of any character currently in the MCU.
8. Moon Knight
As one of the most dynamic and interesting characters in all of Marvel, a Moon Knight movie seems like a no-brainer. The problem with the character is that Marvel has done a tremendous job of building up a family–friendly environment for their characters to play in. Moon Knight doesn’t quite fit this environment.
Not only do his books contain some of the most violent imagery that Marvel has to offer but the character also has multiple personalities. This, for anyone new to Moon Knight, could make for a hard to understand watching experience.
Nonetheless, Moon Knight should make his long awaited debut.
7. Dr. Strange 2
Dr. Strange presents an interesting situation. If Marvel wanted to expand on his first outing and the two Avengers outings, they could merely offer up a tale that sees the good doctor battle some sort of being or character…Brother Voodoo is rumored.
If, however, they wanted to give their watchers something a little more, then they could introduce a whole new concept to the MCU. Of course, I refer to the Illuminati. The Illuminati sees powerhouses of the Marvel Universe come together to see that the Earth remains unharmed from evil. The MCU would have to make a few adjustments to the team (Iron Man is no longer around) but it would be a great way to introduce the likes of Mr. Fantastic, Namor, and Professor Xavier.
Speaking of Namor…
If you missed it, one of the best Easter Eggs, although I think the writers didn’t intend it to be, from Endgame was the reference to the Earthquakes on the Oceans floor. Mentioning anything water related in Marvel immediately conjures up visions of Namor.
Of all the characters long-rumored to appear in the MCU, none, save for Nova and Warlock, have held as much intrigue as Namor. Namor is a mutant whose history is as long as the publisher that promotes him. Like DC’s Aquaman, he is the guardian of all that lives on the oceans floor. Unlike Aquaman, he has a temper and a hatred for humanity.
And that’s why a Namor movie would be a great addition to the MCU. While every hero they’ve introduced thus far does whatever it takes to protect humanity, Namor simply doesn’t and won’t.
5. Spider-Man 3
Could we finally get a cinematic representation of Kraven’s Last Hunt? If longtime fans of the book had it there way, we certainly would.
As good a question whether or not Kraven’s Last Hunt is coming, a better one is whether or not Sony will allow it. The company has already teased the addition of Kraven to their universe and if that means anything, I’d argue that Marvel won’t get him.
And if that happens, which direction will Spider-Man 3 go? If I was a betting man, I’d say that the movie will finally introduce, like Into the Spider-Verse did, other Spider-type superheroes.
- Miles Morales
4. Fantastic Four
It’s not a matter of if but a matter of when. If you saw my 100 Best Supervillains of All Time List, then you saw who I had as the number one villain.
In order for Dr. Doom to successfully make his debut in the MCU, the Fantastic Four must make theirs. And make it they will. The next phase of the MCU will conclude with the introduction of the Fantastic Four.
Now, here’s what I will say about Dr. Doom. He will not be the antagonist in this Fantastic Four movie. Marvel is a very smart company and they realize that Dr. Doom has been done one too many times by Fox. So, they will wait.
Mark my words, this Fantastic Four movie will introduce Annihilus to the MCU.
3. Captain Marvel 2
If Captain Marvel 2 expands on anything from the first outing, please let it be the Skrulls. After watching the movie, I could help but feel let down by their portrayal. Don’t get me wrong, the acting was spot on. It was more so the way in which they came off as kind and gentle.
The Skulls from the comics are nothing like the MCU made them out to be. They are ruthless monsters who go from planet to planet infiltrating, dismantling, and destroying all that the planet knows. The Skrulls are creatures capable of mass destruction and murder. Imagine how much the landscape of the MCU would change if the Skrulls embraced that which they are?
2. Avengers Secret Invasion
The Avengers have beaten Thanos, the world has been saved, some have died, some moved on, and the timeline has been restored.
Or has it?
Endgame ended with Captain America returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful places in time. What nobody foresaw…other than Bucky…was that he stayed back in time to live out his life with Peggy. While not official yet, as a result of him staying back, he changed the course of history. We’ve already seen it eluded to by the Ancient One, so it can happen.
With the timeline changed, Marvel can theoretically change the stories they’ve told to say that some Skrulls had replaced the heroes on Earth. And they’ll do exactly this. The rumored MCU movies will include some sort of Secret Invasion story all-the-while allowing a new team of Avengers the chance to save the day.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy 3
The only question worth asking right now is whether or not Thor will be a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
When we last saw the team, they had just helped defeat Thanos and set the Universe back into order. As they left Earth, Thor joined them and pronounced them the Asgardians of the Galaxy. If Thor, does, in fact, join the team, the perfect dynamic each member brings will be heightened to unimaginable heights.
Oh, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 should also probably address the fact that Gamora is back, albeit from a different time and reality. And oh, again. It’ll probably introduce Adam Warlock.
And that’s it. 5 Movies That Will Hit The MCU and 5 Rumored MCU Movies. What do you think? What do you think are rumored MCU movies?