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MCU: 9 Crazy Fan Theories That May Be True

In certain aspects, the Marvel Comics world is sprawling. Within the pages of the comics alone, there are not only several timelines and many separate dimensions, but there are also toy lines, movies, and television shows, many of which fit in any way into the canon. Even the loosest correlation to the primary timeline of Marvel will make the minds of fans begin to go haywire with potential links.

As more and more films are incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and new characters and tiny Easter eggs are introduced from all manner of different writers, audiences similarly pick up on these specifics and continue to theorize about the MCU's future. Although some of these hypotheses might sound far-fetched, all of them also have the evidence to prove everything.


Thanos Is Now With Lady Death

Much like the character Thanos that appears in the MCU, the comics' character Thanos is a genocidal maniac. Regardless of his intentions, he kills many people and destroys many, many lives with his actions throughout both universes. When Thanos goes too far in the comics and Deadpool confronts him for what he’s done, Lady Death — also known as Mistress Death, or simply Death — listens to Deadpool as they fight. Because Lady Death favors Thanos, she constantly resurrects him and often backs him up. However, this time, Lady Death removes Thanos from the universe and restores mortality in his absence. Some MCU fans theorize that, when Thanos was destroyed in Avengers: Endgame, he was sent to be with Lady Death to learn his lesson potentially.


Loki Will Be Genderfluid On Screen

Loki is canonically Gay in the universe of Marvel. The poet, Mackenzi Lee, who wrote Loki: Where Mischief Lies, clearly brings up the sexuality and gender of Loki in the novel several times. Lee tweeted that in the comics, Loki was established as pansexual and genderfluid, and in her novel she made that clear.

The status of Loki as a shape shifter dating back to Norse mythology gives even more credence to the fan hypothesis that in the Disney+ show Loki, Loki would be gender fluid. Some fans also theorize that there might be a What If? episode. Disney+, which can deal with the same subject.


Jane Foster Will Take Over As Thor

While Loki is genderfluid, his brother, Thor, is not. However, the name “Thor” has become the title of “Thor,” as Thor has become a legacy character in Marvel Comics. Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman in the MCU as the love interest to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, becomes the new Thor, also known as the Mighty Thor. As Taika Waititi has taken over the Thor movies in the MCU, people have more and more faith in this thread’s ability to execute plots from the comics well. As Natalie Portman appears again in Thor: Love and Thunder in 2022, fans are theorizing that Waititi intends to make Portman the next legacy Thor.


Audiences Will See Avengers VS. X-Men

Though the properties are all still up in the air, the X-Men may be going to start appearing in the MCU soon. After so long, characters like Spider-Man have finally found their way into the MCU, and the Fantastic Four are on their way. Fans are looking forward to characters like Wolverine and Deadpool finally making their appearances in the MCU. Still, more are speculating that the team will be introduced in a big way. If the MCU were to bring the X-Men in with a bang, it’d make sense to have them clashing with the main team on the MCU, the Avengers.


Neither Sam Nor Bucky Is The Next Captain America

As America Chavez, Xochitl Gomez, who recently played Dawn Schafer in The Baby-Sitters Club, has been cast. America Chavez, also known as Miss America, will finally make her live-action introduction to the MCU when she stars in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

With the Disney+ reveal The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming out soon, fans speculate that the next Captain America could be Sam Wilson or Bucky Barnes or not. However, their transition to television programs, when America Chavez is being added to the MCU, has prompted some fans to speculate that after Steve Rogers, instead of Bucky or Sam, she will take on the role of Captain America.


The Fantastic Four Will Bring Galactus To The MCU

Galactus is one of the Marvel Universe's biggest villains, no matter what format the story takes. Be it novels, television, or comics, Galactus is a compelling figure who pops up often in huge, catastrophic ways. With the recent announcement that there will be a Fantastic Four movie entering the MCU soon, fans think this will introduce Galactus into the franchise. With Thanos gone, the franchise needs a new big bad, and Galactus is the next logical step, with too many fans.


The Avengers Will All Become Legacy Characters

With the potential introduction of a new Thor in Jane Foster and a possible new Captain America in America Chavez or Bucky Barnes or Sam Wilson, fans are gathering speculative evidence that the entire Avengers team will be replaced with legacy characters. Tatiana Maslany will appear on Disney+ as the titular character of Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk. Hailee Steinfeld will be playing Kate Bishop, the new Hawkeye, in Hawkeye. The latest trailer for WandaVision showed the characters holding twin children — potentially Billy Kaplan and Tommy Shepherd, also known as the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed. With all these new Avengers appearings, fans speculate that a new Avengers team is composed entirely of legacy characters from the first team.


Doctor Strange Is Going To Travel To Other Marvel Properties

All that fans know about the forthcoming Doctor Strange movie, Doctor Strange in Madness's Multiverse, is that Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange will continue his work investigating the Infinity Stones, especially the Time Stone. Fans imagine that he'll go to various Marvel worlds from the title alone, including the many universes of the Marvel comics.

Some fans speculate even further that Doctor Strange will not just be going to invented timelines made specifically for the movie, but also to other Marvel movie timelines. With the likely appearances of past Peter Parkers, played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, into the MCU, this theory seems more and more likely every day.


Captain Marvel Is The New Leader Of The Avengers

When the Avengers were first formed in the MCU, they consisted of six members: Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and the Black Widow. While Cap and Iron Man were originally considered the de facto leaders, they are no longer on the team. The Hulk is still present, but Thor has left, Hawkeye is a wild card, and the Black Widow, like Iron Man, has passed away. As the Hulk doesn’t tend to want to be the head of the team with no natural leader left, fans think that Captain Marvel would best fill the space left behind. While she isn’t an original team member, she’s mighty and a natural-born leader, and Brie Larson is definitely willing to stick around the MCU for a while.

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