Throughout the first decade of the MCU, no antagonist had a greater presence than Thanos[played by Josh Brolin]. Thanos is the prominent antagonist that unleashed hell in the universe.
During 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, he gathered the six Infinity Stones and eliminated half the universe’s population before eliminating all of it. Even after Iron Man and the Avengers defeated him and his army, his presence still threatens the MCU and its future as Phase 4 continues to expand.
Now that we know that the Mad Titan was killed by Thor at the end of Phase 3, one of the MCU’s top screenwriters expressed his thoughts on what to expect in MCU’s next phase.
Doctor Strange 2 Writer confirms a ‘Multiversal Threat’
Doctor Strange sequel‘s writer Michael Waldron in an interview told about the threats that are on the horizon in Phase 4 of the MCU.
Waldron reminisced the time when Thanos was the threat when “the MCU first went cosmic” about a decade ago. Now, through “Incursions,” a new “Multiversal threat” will challenge the MCU’s new wave of heroes. He stated, “And there’s the threat. And it’s out there and now it’s out there. There’s a Multiversal threat. In the same way that when the MCU first went cosmic many years ago, there was the teed up threat of Thanos. Now it’s probably a matter of, you set up some Multiversal threats on the board. Whether it’s Kang, Incursions, whatever. It’ll be interesting to see how all those things come together.”
The MCU’s Next Big Threat!
We all are aware that Benedict Cumberbatch led Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness enhanced the concept of Multiverse in the MCU just the same way that The Avengers opened up the MCU to more cosmic characters and stories. This Multiverse also gave us a hint about the threats from other universes that will somehow be shown in Phase 4 and beyond. Now that Doctor Strange is in the process to know what the Darkhold did to him while Clea brings him back to the Dark Dimension, it does give us the hint about the next in line antagonist which will threaten the Avengers and the universe after Thanos.
In the recent future, Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, will be the potential candidate who will fill the spot that’s vacant after Thanos died. He was first introduced in Loki before truly unleashing his reign of terror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. His time travelling abilities and the Multiverse certainly make him for that top villain role, especially considering how Ant-Man 3 will likely be far from the last time fans see him in action.
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