With End Game only a couple of months away I’m starting to think more and more about new characters we could see to move the MCU forward for the next 10 years. With the likely loss of Captain America and/or Tony Stark we need new figure heads that can lead the Avengers going forward. I do believe that Spider-Man could be being groomed into this but with Sony holding the license I think this would be dangerous.
This is complete speculation but with Disney purchasing Fox they own the movie rights to one of my favourite comic book properties – The Fantastic Four.
There are a couple of things that lead me to believe that we could see their introduction in a post credit scene in End Game.
Tony sold Avengers tower
As part of Spider-Man homecoming we know that the Avengers tower has been sold off. Maybe it’s been planned that it would become the Baxter Building, the home of The Fantastic Four.
In the Spider-Man Far From Trailer we see it in the background in a state of reconstruction. Is this from the result of End Game or being done for it’s new residents?
Disney own the rights
It would be crazy not to introduce them as soon as possible after the deal was looking done. They are their bread and butter and although we have seen various movies we haven’t seen them done right. Having them introduced now means that they can be slotted in the next phase and have them leading whatever Avengers turns into next after End Game.
Whatever happens the Avengers are going to need a group of leaders and with the potential loss of Tony and Cap we need some strong characters leading at the front. I do believe this could be Spider-Man but as I’ve said from a business perspective I don’t think it’s the smartest thing to do with Disney not owning the movie rights.
What do you think?