Why Kevin Smith Thinks Galactus Is The MCU’s Next Big Bad
Kevin Smith thinks Galactus is the next big villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, citing the Fantastic Four’s upcoming introduction as the main reason.
With bigger plans still in question for the franchise, Kevin Smith thinks Galactus will be next Marvel Cinematic Universe big bad. First launched in 2008 with Iron Man, the ongoing comic book franchise has seen a variety of comic book villains come and go through their various installments, some of which include Red Skull, Loki, Ultron, Mysterio, and the Vulture. The first three phases of the MCU, collectively known as the Infinity Saga, slowly established Thanos as a global threat to the world in his hunt for all the Infinity Stones to wipe out half the universe.
Although he initially succeeded in his plan in Avengers: Infinity WarThanos would meet his end in Avengers: Endgame while the titular superhero team successfully undoes their snap and brings the universe back. As the franchise moves forward with Phase Four and heads into the Multiverse, questions continue to pour in from the public as to who the MCU’s next big bad will be. While a variety of theories have been floated, one iconic comic book fan has his own thoughts on who the next major threat to the franchise might be.
By speaking with Forbes, Kevin Smith has shared his thoughts on the future of the MCU. When asked who would be the next big villain for the franchise, Smith cited Galactus as the likely major villain, explaining that the Fantastic Four’s upcoming arrival is likely the reason. See what Smith said below:
“Well, there’s a part of me that resents Galactus because they want to bring FF (Fantastic Four) in a really bad way. But I don’t know, man. They’ve got enough characters now that maybe …I’m not alone It’s not like a hot take, but I feel like Secret Wars is coming I felt the closest to Secret Wars was Captain America: Civil War, where it’s like, ‘Look at this. Heroes fighting heroes. It’s crazy. It’s like in the comics. But I don’t know, man. In a world where they do multiverse, how far is someone like Beyonder? How far is the idea that you’re all brought to this place far from Earth where no one is going to get hurt, and you’re all going to fight each other? That’s magic of the movies. Maybe Galactus is on his way to that, or maybe one is on Galactus’ way because “Galactus, in terms of the doomsday threat like Th anos, is about as big as this in Marvel. He’s a character who eats entire planets, a sort of end of the world. “
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and introduced in 1966 The Fantastic Four #48, Galactus was introduced as a villain who gained cosmic abilities that allowed him to devour entire planets to sustain his life. The character is often accompanied in the comics by a messenger who warns of their impending doom while preparing the planet for Galactus to consume. Galactus has been hailed as one of the most important villains ever created, not least for his more complex motivations of wanting to survive rather than committing his actions out of genuine evil desire.
Galactus was previously adapted to the big screen with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, though he was criticized for changing the character to just a hurricane-like cosmic cloud. As Smith notes, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe set to bring the Fantastic Four home with the upcoming team-centric movie, plus John Krasinski’s brief appearance as Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the door is open for Galactus to serve as the MCU’s next big bad. While some have pointed the finger EternalsExploring Celestials as a further indication of Galactus’ arrival, Jonathan Majors’ announced major plans for Kang the Conqueror will certainly leave many wondering which of the two will become the next Thanos.
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