Doctor Doom has long been the main antagonist of the Fantastic Four, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to hint that Victor Von (Doctor) Doom is in the MCU, and he is secretly the main villain of Avengers: Secret Wars. The ruler of Latveria and the nemesis of Reed Richard has been a staple of Marvel comics for decades, and viewers have wanted to see him in the MCU for quite some time. Of Secret Wars Established as the next major conflict and the culmination of phases 4, 5 and 6, it seems highly likely that Kang the Conqueror will be overshadowed by Doom as the ultimate villain.
Victor Von Doom has historically been a Fantastic Four antagonist, but he has also been a major threat to the Avengers throughout the Marvel comics continuity. Until Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Kevin Feige’s MCU didn’t have the rights to use the Doctor Doom character, so he never posed a threat to the original Avengers like Iron Man or Captain America. However, the character does appear in the three Fox Fantastic four movies in which he is less than comically accurate. The comic version of Doom is the ruler of the fictional land of Latveria, which borders Sokovia, and has seen him team up with Namor of Atlantis and maintain a frosty relationship with Wakanda’s Black Panther.
For avid readers of Marvel comics, there are several indications that Doom is Phase 6’s ultimate antagonist. From the early introduction of Sokovia in Phase 2 to the conflict between Namor and the new Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, all signs point to the introduction of Doom. Whether at the end of phase four in Wakanda foreverin Phase 5, or in Matt Shakman’s Fantastic four reboot, Doctor Doom is almost certainly coming and Marvel is strongly hinting that he is the real big villain of Secret Wars.
The timing of Fantastic Four couldn’t be more fitting for Doom’s Return
Shakman is new Fantastic four film is one of only four MCU projects announced so far for Phase 6, alongside Deadpool 3, Avengers: The Kang Dynastyand Avengers: Secret Wars. Of Fantastic four listed as the last MCU movie before the double movie event closing the Multiverse Saga: Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars, it could reveal who the real villain will be. It’s very likely that the MCU’s Doctor Doom will appear in Fantastic four, because his parentage is sometimes related to the event that gave them superpowers. Even if Doom doesn’t appear in the MCU before, Fantastic four would totally set him up for a bigger role in Secret Warsjust two movies later.
The Kang Dynasty Can’t Repeat Infinity War’s Shocking Ending
Thanos’ defeat of the Avengers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War remains one of the most shocking moments in MCU history. While Marvel tries the success of Infinite War and Avengers: Endgameit seems likely that there will be another shocking cliffhanger ending between Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. However, Kang beating the Avengers would be too much like the way Thanos “blew” half the universe. Infinite War. Instead, Doctor Doom’s connection to the… Secret Wars comic and his introduction in Fantastic four hints that Kang DynastyThe end of the twist could actually be that Victor Von Doom Kang overthrows the Conqueror to become the ruler of the multiverse.
Clues That Doctor Doom Is Behind Wakanda Forever’s Namor Attack
Doom has always had a tense relationship with T’Challa and Wakanda, based on grudging respect in the comics. He has also bonded with Namor several times, though that relationship all too often falls apart. Despite T’Challa’s passing in the MCU, Wakanda forever‘s plot involving the war between Atlantis and Wakanda could reveal that Doctor Doom is pulling the strings in the conflict between Namor and Wakandan leaders Princess Shuri, Nakia and Okoye. This matches his ambitious nature in the comics and his tendency to manipulate others to achieve his goals.
Besides, 1998’s Black Panther #27 seems to be a great source of inspiration for the film, as that strip battles Wakanda and Atlantis, which is reflected in Wakanda foreverconflict between Wakanda and Talocan, the kingdom of Namor. That comic also sees Doom weigh in and threaten war from Latveria. His close connection to Namor and resentment toward T’Challa in the comics are the perfect foundation for Doom to appear, even if he’s only in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther continued in a cameo role.
Ultron and Zemo secretly foreshadowed Latveria’s MCU debut
The Marvel Comics Universe has introduced many fictional countries, including Madripoor, Wakanda, Latveria, and more. Of these, only Latveria is to make his MCU debut, though the neighboring province of Sokovia was introduced as early as Phase 2, where the land was a key part of the evil AI Ultron’s plan to destroy Earth. The introduction of so many Sokovian characters, Baron Zemo, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, was set up perfectly to bring Latveria into the MCU. In the comics, it is located in Eastern Europe, not far from Sokovia, and is strongly associated with Doctor Doom, who acts as its ruler. The introduction of Sokovia so early was clearly no accident and maybe Kevin Feige played into the long game Avengers: Age of Ultron with the intention of one day bringing Doctor Doom into the MCU.
Doctor Doom is the ultimate villain of The Secret Wars Comic
Of course, the most blatant harbinger is that Doom will be the villain of Secret Wars is the decision for the Multiverse Saga to Secret Wars story not at all. 2015’s Secret Wars In a comic book event, the 616 and Ultimate universes famously collided, with Doctor Doom taking pieces of each to rule an amalgamation called Battleworld, where he rules as God Emperor Doom. While Marvel usually doesn’t adapt comics with 100% accuracy, Doom is such a vital part of that story that it seems likely that he will overthrow Kang and become the final antagonist of the MCU Multiverse Saga, much like Thanos in the Infinity Saga. used to be. Tips about Doctor Doom‘s existence in the MCU goes all the way back to phase 2. And comedic canon and the need to mix up Infinite War‘s ending suggests that Avengers: Secret Wars concludes with a battle against Battleworld’s Doctor Victor Von Doom.
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