Doctor Doom has been the topic of conversation ever since WandaVision came out on Disney+, considering how much the show is based on the comics. If we trace our steps back into the world of Marvel Comics, we know that Doctor Doom and Scarlet Witch were having an affair. Not an affair exactly, but they were in love. But for now, let’s switch sides and place Doctor Doom somewhere.
Marvel Comics has officially announced that Doctor Doom will now be a part of Al Ewing and Juan Frigeri’s Guardians of the Galaxy. This was indeed a surprise addition to the roster of the mentioned team. “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong. What’s Doctor Doom doing here… and why? There’s only one way to find out,” Ewing teased in a statement.
Doctor Doom is one of the most unique and interesting super-villains of all time. Doctor Doom, otherwise known as Victor von Doom, is the monarch of Latveria and is the archnemesis of the Fantastic Four. Despite being one of the most powerful and interesting villains in the Marvel Universe, the character is yet to receive a live-action adaptation. Due to the fact that Doctor Doom is the sole ruler and monarch of Latveria, the character has certain rights that typically come with being a political leader.
Doctor Doom is an adversary of the Fantastic Four, and the arch-rival of Mister Fantastic, but eventually Doctor Doom went on to play a bigger role. A master of both science and sorcery, Doom frequently butted heads with both Iron Man and Doctor Strange and challenged the latter for the title of Sorcerer Supreme. He has also acted as an ally and an opponent of Black Panther on the world stage, in his role as the ruler of the nation of Latveria. Despite often assuming an adversarial role against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Doom possesses a unique code of honor and has played the hero when the fate of the world required it.
Another hero joining Doctor Doom on Marvel’s revived Guardians of the Galaxy lineup is Wendell Vaughn, the original Quasar. His replacement, Avril Kincaid, is also on the team. Marvel has slowly rolled out the announcements, with teasers for Rocket Raccoon, Marvel Boy, and Drax, among others. Marvel announced the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy’s all-new cosmic roster at the end of January.
The complete lineup of Ewing and Frigeri’s Guardians of the Galaxy includes Star-Lord, Nova, Gamora, Groot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Rocket Raccoon, Moondragon, Doctor Doom, Quasar (Avril Kincaid), Super-Skrull, Phyla-Vell, Drax, Mantis, Marvel Boy, Hercules, and the original Quasar Wendell Vaughn.