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Doctor Doom vs. Galactus – Who Should Be the Villain in MCU’s Fantastic Four Reboot

Ever since the announcement of the Fantastic Four film that will be part of the upcoming Phase 6 of the MCU, fans cannot keep calm for the details of the plot as well as the cast, crew, and director that will try to revive this broken team back into action. As far as the antagonists are concerned, it appears that Marvel would like to bring Doctor Doom back into focus however, a different theory states that Galactus can be the next villain in the movie.

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Doctor Doom seen in Fantastic Four (2005).
Doctor Doom seen in Fantastic Four (2005).

Galactus Vs. Doctor Doom: Which is the better villain?

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It is always a tough decision when choosing who the better villain is for the story. From the titles and the details confirmed, Kang the conquerer will be playing a major role in the upcoming Phase 5 & 6 of the MCU. It has been revealed that Kang will be the main antagonist in the tieing Avengers movie, Avengers: Kang Dynasty.

An image of Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
An image of Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

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That leaves us with a sweet spot on the antagonist throne in Avengers: Secret Wars. It is very unlikely that a linear plotline will be followed from the comics by the guys over at Marvel Studios’ headquarters, but considering the comics, it is none other than Doctor Doom who has a key role in the books.

Doctor Doom needs to be set up before Avengers: Secret Wars

A comic pane featuring Kang the Conqueror.
A comic pane featuring Kang the Conqueror.

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It is always Marvel’s style to set up the atmosphere of the main antagonist in several movies. From appearing in several movies throughout the timeline before making a big appearance in the finale of the saga. Thanos was first seen in Avengers (2012) in a post-credit scene and was further referenced and shown until his demise in the finale of the Infinity saga, Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Considering the comics, it is very likely that Doctor Doom needs to be set up in the grand finale of the Multiverse saga. Therefore, he needs to be in the Fantastic Four movie that will be upcoming in the year 2024. But, another theory states that Galactus should be the main antagonist in the finale since he is a much more powerful entity in the universe.

It was a glimpse of Galactus that fans got to witness in Fantastic Four: The Rise of Silver Surfer (2007). Silver Surfer was a servant of Galactus which makes Galactus the main antagonist to be feared. Eating planets to survive, Galactus is a cosmic entity that was born with the creation of the universe. It is not confirmed who the antagonist will be (rooting for Galactus) but considering Marvel to be taking care of the timeline, it will surely be a fun watch.

Fantastic Four is slated for a release date of 8th November 2024.

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Source: Screenrant