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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Kang the Conqueror could be the villain in Avengers 5

With Thanos presumably being dispatched at the end is the upcoming fourth Avengers movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will need a new Big Bad. Thankfully, the Fox Marvel properties offer a number of quality candidates. And while it’d be cool to see the Avengers grapple with the evil genius of Dr. Doom or the cosmic nightmare that is Annihilus, the supervillain who should next menace the heroes of the MCU is Kang the Conqueror.

A time traveling would be dictator and descendent of Mr. Fantastic, Kang has a somewhat convoluted backstory. In brief, the character is a 31st-century native who decides to set himself up as a king in past by using advanced weaponry against the people of the 20th century. Thanks to the intervention of various superheroes, most prominently in the Avengers, Kang’s plans are usually thwarted. But in one instance, he actually managed to become the first supervillain to actually conquer the Earth.

King also has a connection with the Avengers founders. As a young man, Kang encountered his older self and horrified at the man he would become, traveled back in time to stop himself. Inspired by the Avengers, a future armor wearing Kang dubbed himself Iron Lad and formed a group of young superheroes to fight the future. Sadly, following a team up with the Avengers, Kang ends up traumatized, vengeful and set and set on the path toward being the villain he once despised.

As such, a fifth Avengers film in which the team has to deal with the dark embodiment of their legacy would a great way to introduce the character to the MCU.