5 Ways Fox’s Marvel characters can be brought into the MCU

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Wong (Benedict Wong) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Wong (Benedict Wong) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018 /
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Introduce Mr. Fantastic as a contemporary of Tony Stark      

One of the MCU’s most unconventional but enjoyable pairing is that of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. As two genius scientists with a penchant for experimenting on themselves, the duo struck up in an immediate friendship in the first Avengers film. Although the pair are close in the movies, their comic book relationship is more fraught. This is due to the fact that in the comics, the Hulk vacillates between being a tortured hero and a force of destruction.

Instead, Tony Stark’s closest ally in the superhero scientific community is Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards. Notably, the duo is responsible for things like teaming up to send the Hulk to the planet Sakaar and for helping pass the legislation that sparked the superhuman Civil War.

And along with Dr. Strange and Professor X, they were part of a superhero cabal called the Illuminati that secretly protected the Marvel Universe from various cosmic threats.

In the post-Avengers 4 MCU, it would make sense to introduce Mr. Fantastic as a contemporary of Tony Stark. As we saw in Ant-Man, there are a lot of super scientists in the world who aren’t interested in acting as publically as Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Reed Richards could be one such character and he could decide to step into the spotlight in the aftermath of Thanos’ attack on Earth.