With Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe almost complete, some theories about what’s going to happen in Phase 4 are beginning to bubble up and that’s because they are hot, hot hot!
Of course, adding fuel to the Marvel fan theory fire is the still-developing deal where all of the 20th Century Fox Marvel characters including the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and, aww yeah, Deadpool, could soon be able to become a part of the MCU.
To recap, Phase 1 of the MCU consisted of Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and The Avengers (2012).
Phase 2 saw the films Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Ant-Man (2015).
While Phase 3, the one we are currently in, has consisted of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with Avengers 4 still to come.
So, if 20th Century Fox does end up being acquired by Disney, will we see our favorite Avengers begin to interact with characters like Professor X, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Gambit, Mr. Fantastic, Silver Surfer and more? Maybe.
We do know that there will be a second Spider-Man movie and a third Guardians of the Galaxy film. Doctor Strange and especially Black Panther are very likely to resurface with second solo movies. Plus, talk of a Black Widow movie is also gaining some serious steam (finally).
Of course, Marvel being Marvel we really have no idea what’s yet to come in Phase 4. That doesn’t mean we can’t have educated guesses though. Which is exactly what Screen Rant takes us through in the video below.
The theories that cover very well include (1) that the whole universe will be reset, (2) the Fantastic Four and their supporting characters will be introduced, (3) mutants will be introduced, (4) Red Skull will return, (5) there’ll be a Secret Invasion movie, (6) a Secret Wars movie (7) and a Siege movie, (8) there’ll be an influx of supernatural characters and concepts, (9) there’ll be a new character in the role of Captain America, and (10) Thanos will return.
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