Now that Avengers: Endgame has been released, and out of theaters, and the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe been shaped with the announcement of MCU Phase 4, we can take a good look at what a magnificent franchise we saw being shaped in the past 11 years, and what is the future of the MCU. Disney and Marvel Studios are definitely burning the night oil to chalk out the best timeline in an attempt to make billions at the box office, but some ardent MCU fans are already up to task on it. Here are the 5 best and most fascinating fan theories about the future of MCU after Avengers: Endgame that just might become true.
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A bigger cosmic involvement
Ever since Thor, and subsequently Guardians of the Galaxy, came out, Marvel had made its intentions clear of pushing the cosmic boundaries and not restricing superheroes to just planet Earth. Ending with a focus on alternate universes, Marvel's Phase 3 opened up opportunities for more on that front. Confirmed for the next phase, The Eternals will explore the cosmic world even more as it puts things into perspective for the first time in the MCU.
An all-female MCU movie
The final battle scene in Avengers: Endgame was iconic for more than one reason. In the middle of the action, when our teenager Spider-Man was down, most major female characters of the MCU - Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Shuri, Nebula, Scarlet Witch, Gamora, and others - came together to take on the mighty Thanos.
This was definitely one of the biggest fan moments of the movie, but it might just turn out to be something that is made into a full-length feature film. An all-female cast for an upcoming MCU movie could be just the thing mainstream audiences need in this day and age.
A Thor x Guardians of the Galaxy crossover
Thor standalone movies, except Ragnarok, haven't done really well, and Thor joining the Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of Avengers: Endgame is probably one of the best things to come out of that film. Now that Thor has handed over the reign of Asgard to Valkyrie, he might just become a part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and we could also probably see some of the Guardians making their way to Thor: Love and Thunder in November 2021.
The new Avengers
Now that the OG Avengers have retired or, unfortunately, died, the next phases of the MCU would look at building top characters who can rise up to the rank. However, there are already a few powerful contenders of that - Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange - to name a few. After all, who wouldn't want the guy who knows the future to be in charge?
The next big supervillain
Thanos was the epic supervillain DC will be jealous of. He was an unforgettable antagonist, who made some fans sympathise with his plans. However, he is gone from this world, with the Iron Man snap, and the MCU desperately needs a big-time villain to fill his shoes. Fret not, as the comic book universe has a ton of great villains including Galactus and Kang the Conqueror. Doctor Doom from Earth could also be a great anti-hero.