While Thor: Ragnarok was filled with several fun Easter Eggs and nods, one that hints at the existence of Vampires in the MCU has gone highly overlooked.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor makes several new friends during his journey to save Asgard from Hela. One among them is Korg (Taika Waitit). They meet when Thor is captured and given to the Grandmaster as a contender for his Contest of Champions.
Once they’re introduced and begin choosing weapons for their upcoming gladiatorial matches, Korg has some choice words for Thor when he picks up a four-pronged wooden spear. Korg explains that said weapon won’t do much good unless Thor is face to face with vampires.
Korg: “Yeah, not very useful unless you’re up against three vampires all huddled up.”
While Korg’s line may sound insignificant, there’s a good chance Taika Waititi meant to tease the arrival of vampires, the best chance for them to appear is in Doctor Strange 2. Magic goes hand in hand with the supernatural, so it would make sense for vampires to be included. Of course, they’re not the only horror-centric creatures who can show up in the MCU.
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Now that we know vampires exist, the door is open for other creatures like werewolves, mummies, and ghosts to appear. So far, only Ghost Rider has been confirmed, but what’s to say more supernatural creatures aren’t hiding out, too. Agent Phil Coulson acknowledged Ghost Rider’s existence, pre-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so there are some untold stories out there. That said, it’s reasonable to assume characters like Johnny Blaze a.k.a. Ghost Rider have managed to remain hidden all this time. If that claim holds any truth, we can probably count on any of the following Marvel characters to make appearances in the MCU, too.
The obvious reason for Blade showing up is because he’s a vampire. As one of the most well-known in the Marvel universe, his name is synonymous with the species. Blade only comes in second to Dracula, because he’s the creator of the species. Although, being more prominently featured in the comics gives Blade a better shot at an appearance. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that fans have been constantly asking about Blade in the MCU.
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Stephen Strange’s brother, Victor, might not be a name too many are familiar with now, but he may hold significant importance in the future. Because of his familial connection with Stephen, as well as his status as a vampire, there’s a good chance he’ll be introduced alongside the Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange 2.
Mephisto has been rumored for some time, yet he’s failed to make an appearance. Most fans expected Hell’s main demon to join Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which hasn’t happened yet. However, Gabriel Luna hinted at Mephisto’s existence during an interview with Collider. Here’s what he had to say:
“Yeah, he’s very powerful. That’s a huge wild card to throw into the mix. We’re starting to tow the line and inch towards some ground that hasn’t been covered, but that is a huge part of the books themselves and the entire Marvel universe and the canon of Marvel’s assortment of characters.” Luna then followed. “What we haven’t touched on are things that can’t be explained perfectly by science. It’s a lot of really fun stuff that starts to lean into the world of Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Mephisto, and all of these other elements that also exist there, like ghouls and goblins and all sorts of cool things. We’re happy to be the ones to break the ice on that.”
Luna doesn’t say much about Mephisto, but his mention of leaning into Mephisto’s world guarantees his existence will be talked about. Mephisto doesn’t even need to make an appearance, he could be just as menacing from behind the scenes. Though, his presence on-screen would add to the effect he has overall.
What Other Characters Could Appear In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Apart from the characters mentioned above, there’s a vast catalog to choose from, any of who’d be spectacular to see portrayed on-screen. Personally, I’d like to see Brother Voodoo and Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos become part of the MCU. They’re some of the most underrated characters, yet they’d make excellent additions. That being said, any number of Marvel characters could be next to join Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange in the dark side of the MCU.
Thor: Ragnarok is currently in theaters everywhere.
Which supernatural / magic characters do you want to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.