Jonathan Kang Replacement is Here: 4 Years Ago, This Multiverse Villain Made Galactus Sh*t His Pants

As fans distance Kang the Conqueror from the MCU, there is one newly minted multiverse threat that could save the MCU.

Jonathan Kang Replacement is Here: 4 Years Ago, This Multiverse Villain Made Galactus Sh*t His Pants


  • Kang the Conqueror has failed to be an interesting threat to the Avengers in the MCU.
  • Marvel has a host of villains who could easily take his place, while being much more interesting.
  • The Black Winter is a Thor villain who could take the character in a new direction while also replacing Kang.
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Kang the Conqueror has failed to be an interesting antagonist for the coming phases of the MCU. Unlike Thanos, the character has received a lot of backlash from fans. Ranging from Jonathan Majors’ inability to carry the character, to the character being a narrative bore, fans have been clamouring for a replacement for Kang the Conqueror in the MCU.

The Council of Kangs, Kang
The Council of Kangs

Despite all of Marvel’s attempts to hype the character up, the MCU seems to be ready for a different villain to take centre stage as the big bad. Lucky for Marvel, there seems to be a long line of villains ready to take up arms against the Avengers and other assorted heroes, while staying true to the multiverse storyline Marvel is trying to set up.

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The Black Winter is the Twilight of the Multiverse

Thor, as the Herald of Galactus
Thor, as the Herald of Galactus

A freshly minted multiversal threat straight out of the pages of Marvel comics, The Black Winter seamlessly melded Norse Mythology with science fiction, as has been the case with Marvel and Thor. In place of Kang, the Black Winter could be the next opponent that the Avengers face along with their allies, while also managing to keep Galactus a Fantastic Four-only villain.

Just as Galactus has heralds, Galactus himself is the herald for the Black Winter. The Norse Pantheon of the Marvel Universe references this multiversal threat as Fimbulwinter, the true herald of Ragnarok, the end of the Norse Pantheon and the Nine Realms under the rule of Asgard.

The Black Winter functions like Galactus but on a larger scale. Instead of devouring planets, it devours universes, which makes it a very potent threat to the multiverse, even more so than an entire army of Kangs.


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The Black Winter would afford several advantages to the MCU

What if...? which features characters from The Multiverse
The Multiverse as it appears in What If…?

To begin with, The Black Winter devours worlds. Entire universes are snuffed out to satiate its hunger. This could mean that any survivors of these universes would probably seek refuge in the ones that successfully destroy or stop it. If the Black Winter were to make landfall in universes with Captain America and Iron Man, it would be possible to revive them in their prime in the MCU.

While Kevin Feige has said that the MCU will not be revisiting the death of Iron Man anytime soon,  it is always great to have that door open. The MCU could also bring in the X-Men, who could settle in the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, which could also add to the friction between them and a populace that celebrates superheroes.


The Black Winter could also be introduced in a Thor film, adding the new dimension that Chris Hemsworth has been looking for in the MCU. Given that certain slots between Deadpool 3 and Avengers 5 need filling, there could be plenty of time to develop a 5th Thor outing that could redeem the IP and set up the next big villain, in the same way Loki was in Phase 1.


Written by Anuraag Chatterjee

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Anuraag Chatterjee, Web Content Writer
With a passion for writing fiction and non fiction content, Anuraag is a Media Science graduate with 2 year's experience with Marketing and Content, with 3 published poetry anthologies. Anuraag holds a Bacherlor's degree in Arts with a focus on Communication and Media Studies.