By Stephen Ippolito | March 28th, 2020
Since the fall of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been wondering who is the next big bad to take on earth’s mightiest heroes. As usual, Marvel Studios has been tight-lipped on who they will square off against. It’s not expected to drop for 4-5 years, but you can definitely expect small clues throughout Phase 4. Until then, I’ve come up with a few candidates and give my take on who it could be.
Since Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox Studio, It was assumed that the treacherous Doctor Victor Von Doom would be making his way to the MCU. Known mostly as a Fantastic Four villain, Doom has gone up against the Avengers on numerous occasions.
Doom has appeared in Marvel films before. His recent portrayals in Fox’s Fantastic Four movies were not well-received (2005, 2007, 2015). Fans are hoping that Marvel Studios’ magic will be able to change that and bring the Doctor Doom that was feared and loved throughout Marvel’s history.
Personally, I do not think Doom will be the choice. Known as a genius mastermind, the doctor tends to come up with plans that lead to bigger things. This would be how I could see him used. He starts off as the focal point, but midway through the film, his actions lead to something more terrifying than even him. Or maybe he would be a puppet like Loki was in the first Avengers film.