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7 Different Ways Doctor Doom Can Be Introduced in Phase 4

Since 2008, the MCU has grown more apparent as Disney has gradually bought more and more of Marvel’s film rights from other firms, such as Fox. This has fueled speculation about when specific Marvel comic characters will make their MCU debut.

And a significant name on that list is a man who many consider being Marvel’s greatest villain of all time. Doctor Doom is a super genius with a formidable suit of armor and extraordinary black magic skills.

So let us take a look at 7 Different Ways Doctor Doom Can Be Introduced in Phase 4 

  1. As The MCU’s Fantastic Four Villain

Doctor Doom Fan Art

The Fantastic Four’s past on cinema hasn’t been great. Previous attempts with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans were not favorably accepted by Marvel fans. Those two films were still far superior to 2015’s abominable Fantastic 4, which earned a mixed reaction.

A new Fantastic Four movie is planned for Phase 4 of the MCU now that Marvel and Disney own the movie rights. This would be the easiest approach to introduce Doctor Doom to the MCU.

  1. Facing Off Against Wakanda

The fate of the Black Panther in the MCU was uncertain after Chadwick Boseman’s death. T’Challa will not be recast or replaced with CGI in Black Panther II, as Marvel has promised. Yes, that’s the best decision.

It’s possible that the next film’s plot will include Doctor Doom. Also, The nations of Wakanda and Latveria have always been enemies.

  1. Getting in Thor’s Way

Thor: Ragnarok turned the MCU on its head. It was by far the greatest Thor film, presenting a more comedic and sympathetic Thor.

When director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder comes out in 2022, it may be time to bring back Doctor Doom. Fans already know he won’t be the movie’s main villain, but he may have enough of a role to be added to the MCU.

  1. Making It Personal With Ant-Man

Phase 4 will bring Ant-Man and the Wasp return to the big screen for a third “solo” movie. But Doctor Doom and Scott Lang have a bloody past in the comics that may make it to the big picture.

Cassie, Scott’s daughter, is a superhero in Marvel Comics. Doctor Doom killed her, sending Scott on a vengeance expedition. This plot may not be used exactly, but a variation may appear once all players arrive.

  1. Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch Must Work Together Against Him

People tend to emphasize Doctor Doom’s scientific and political aspects. To say the least, his armor and army of robots are fearsome. And he does, in fact, rule an entire country. However, his skill in the dark mystical arts is sometimes disregarded.

Following WandaVision, the magical aspect of the MCU has been greatly bolstered up leading up to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Doom could possibly be on his way to help or harm Doctor Strange.

  1. Armor Wars’ Major Player

Armor Wars is another upcoming MCU Disney+ series. War Machine, James Rhodes, will have to deal with the consequences of Tony Stark’s technology falling into the wrong hands.

Those wrong hands could be Doctor Doom’s. Iron Man and Doctor Doom have been at odds for decades. While Stark is currently absent from the MCU, Rhodes might easily fill in for him in dealing with Doom. 

  1. His Own Disney+ Series

Doctor Doom

Some comic book enthusiasts feel Doctor Doom is the greatest villain ever, which may be true. Offering him his own MCU series on Disney+ may be the best option to attract new viewers.

Victor Von Doom’s origin tale and subsequent rise to power are fascinating and compelling enough for an entire series. It’d be a wonderful change of pace to have a villain given the full-on, huge MCU origin tale treatment for a change.