While the Disney Fox merger might be a while away, it is most certainly happening. The X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and all the associated villains and supporting characters will be soon seen heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe without the threat of copyright infringement. Marvel Studios need to start thinking of ways to explain the debut of the mutant kind and the Fantastic Four, popularly known as Marvel’s First family. While the former may have to be reintroduced with a different origin story, the latter does not need that much of back drop change. As it turns out, the Fantastic Four can be introduced into the MCU pretty easily and the seeds of their debut have already been sowed in a previous Iron Man movie. A specific Iron Man villain might be all we need to do this. Presenting – This Iron Man villain may be the key to introducing the Fantastic Four to MCU!!!
The X-Men movies never were that much of a success or a Box Office behemoth. They did introduce the superhero genre back into Hollywood and were pivotal it its resurrection that led to the Marvel cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe’s birth eventually.
But the X-Men movies kind of sucked. And the Fantastic Four movies were not even within a shadow of doubt, by any chance a blockbuster franchise. They were bland, boring and not relatable. The Fox Studios never knew what to do with them to begin with. The Fantastic Four were a great team but Fox wasted it on a story line that was uglier than abstract art.
So it is absolutely essential that the First Family of Superheroes get back to their former glory. And what better way to do this than allow them to step into the able hands of the world’s most profitable franchise? But how do they do it? How does the Fantastic Four get past the infringement laws and allow themselves to be welcomed back home?
Three words – Fin Fang Foom.
The Dragon has appeared in a number of Iron Man issues in the comic books and has locked horns with the armoured avenger more than we could count. As an antagonist, Fin Fang Foom would make a worthy villain but the MCU has only showed a mere glimpse of the guy. That too, we do not know if it is even real.
A picture that is similar to the Marvel Comics’ Fin Fang Foom appeared in Iron Man of 2008. Marvel could now use that Easter egg in the coming movies to open a door for the Fantastic Four.
Here is the picture of the villain in Iron Man:
If you want to know more, we would be happy to elaborate. Remember Ego, the Living Planet? Believe it or not, it is actually a villain of the Fantastic Four comic books. The Ghost in Ant Man and the Wasp was traditionally an Iron Man enemy before making the jump in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Dragons do in fact exist within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Defenders is a Netflix TV Show that actually showed the skeletal remains of a long dead dragon. That means Fin Fang Foom also could exist in the MCU. Considering the amount of weird creatures that have graced the screens in the Marvel movies all these years, asking a huge dragon like creature would not be that big of a request. All the writers need to do now is change the story of the dragon a bit and lo and behold….enter Fantastic Four!!!
The last Marvel movie to be released was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.