Could Avengers End Game introduce the Fantastic Four?

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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?

Will Thanos be the villain in Avengers: Endgame?

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I love this image of the Thanos armour in the new trailer. As per the comic books he looks to have become a farmer and stopped his desire for power. The comic plays a bit different to the movies where he loses the gauntlet after the snap thanks to his arrogance then retires to a plant for the simpler life having failed.

Given he has retired I’m thinking he’s done fighting but the Avengers will still need to get the gauntlet to reverse the snap. The question is will be put up a fight? With the reintroduction of Ant-Man and the quantum realm they might not even need him if they can mess with time.

It’s very interesting thinking that Thanos might not even have a big part to play, I don’t think he will.

I think it’ll be more of a time travelling adventure to stop the stones in the first place.

Hawkeye becomes Ronin in Avengers: Endgame

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This was a cool moment in the new Avengers trailer, Hawkeye appears to have embraced his dark side and become Ronin. I’m assuming that his family were dusted in the snap.

In the comic books this happens after Civil War, it’s a samurai term and generally means going at it alone. Looks like he’s after a particular person or group in the trailer.

He does go back to Hawkeye in the comic books but it’ll be interesting to see where it takes him in the movies and his relationship with black widow.

Non Spoiler Infinity War review

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I’ve seen Infinity War twice now and wanted to share my thoughts on it now that I have had some time to digest everything. First off I’ll come straight out say it’s in my top 3 MCU movies along with Winter Soldier and Civil War – these are in no particular order by the way.

To me as someone that is somewhat familiar with the comic story line I couldn’t believe what I was seeing in front of me, it really is like a comic book coming to life. Massive fight sequences mixed with humour and a diverse set of characters make this a really enjoyable movie. It has to be seen at the cinema, it’s that huge a deal. Not many movies like this come along and it’s up there with Empire Strikes Back and The Lord of the Rings trilogy in terms of it being that epic (to me).

Not everyone is going to be pleased but I am glad that Disney backed the Russo brothers and pulled out something amazing from a crazy amount of characters.

If you haven’t seen any MCU movies then it’s going to be difficult, you have to see at least the 3 Captain America’s, first 2 Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and previous Avengers.