With Avengers: Endgame expected to bring Marvel’s first three phases to their point of culmination, fans have been doing a whole lot of speculating lately on what the general focus and overarching storyline of the MCU’s next few years could be.
For instance, with the release of Captain Marvel just a few days away, many of the rumors and theories suggest that Skrulls could be a big part of the saga moving forward, and sure enough, according a source close to We Got This Covered, these shape-shifting beings are expected to maintain their relevance into the MCU’s next phase. However, it’s alleged that they won’t be the only major “big bads” in the mix, with the others being Norman Osborn and Annihilus.
To break these down individually, while it’s alleged that all these villains are somehow connected to the Quantum Realm, the source specifies that the Skrulls are interested in the Microverse for its “power.” As for Norman, the character once played by Willem Dafoe has shown up in more than one unconfirmed report in the past year, and as per the old rumor, it’s said that Osborn was behind all the black market activity in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Annihilus claim, meanwhile, is a little more surprising, but perhaps the franchise needs another big bad to keep things eventful on cosmic end of the Marvel universe.
If all we’re hearing is true, then it could be a while before we get any official confirmation on this intel, but just as Thanos showed up at the end of The Avengers, perhaps Avengers: Endgame can offer a tease of what’s to come when it hits theaters on April 26th, 2019. And if not, then maybe Spider-Man: Far From Home will give us some hints when it comes out on July 5th.