In the first 3 phases of the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU), the Avengers have always been the central superhero team and regularly participate in major events. However, entering the multiverse storyline, Marvel Studios has begun to plan to build more groups and other superhero organizations to share and even gradually replace the role of the Avengers. That is also why in the next 3 phases, lasting from 2021 to 2026, this studio only released 2 Avengers blockbusters, including The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
As a matter of course, the appearance of a series of superhero squads also entails the birth of many new, more dangerous, larger-scale criminal organizations. In fact, Marvel Studios has also quietly prepared for the pitch of many powerful villain groups for their future projects.
The Intelligencia once appeared in the series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law with the task of … comedy – Photo: Internet.
Intelligencia first appeared through the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series as a forum for anti-fans of the emerging superhero-lawyer, Jennifer Walters. However, in the original, Intelligencia is a collection of genius supervillains, the smartest but most cunning people of the Marvel universe.
At the head of Intelligencia is Dr. Samuel Sterns, also known as Leader. Some reports say this villain will appear in the blockbuster Captain America: New World Order, scheduled to be released in May 2024. That makes many fans believe that Marvel Studios still has many plans with Intelligencia, especially when the appearance of this organization in the She-Hulk series has just stopped at the level of no more joke, no more. least.
Besides, after the launch, Intelligencia has also paved the way for a number of other villains to join the MCU in the near future, including classic names like Mad Thinker, Mr. Sinister or The Wizard. Even MODOK, appearing in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, is an important piece of Intelligencia in the original comic book. The appearance of these villains will make Intelligencia closer to the original and especially more dangerous, possibly even becoming a counterweight to the Avengers in the near future of the MCU.
The Dark Avengers
The Dark Avengers is considered the evil opposite version of the Avengers squad – Photo: Internet.
Marvel Studios has been quietly building the Thunderbolts squad throughout Phase 4 of the MCU, through projects like Black Widow, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier or Hawkeye. This squad will officially launch in July 2024 to close the fifth phase. However, the appearance of Thunderbolt may also pave the way for the Dark Avengers, as a means to replace the Avengers in future and steer the MCU in a slightly darker direction.
In the original, Dark Avengers is considered a spin-off of the Thunderbolts, originating from the 2008 Secret Invasion event. Taking advantage of the Skrull invasion, Norman Osborn turned the Thunderbolts into a new revenge squad and became the most popular “superhero” group in the world for a long time. However, many of the members of this group are villains, fearsome villains, often trying to destroy the reputation of the Avengers and constantly have evil and undisciplined actions.
The Gamma Corps
Gamma Corps may be a group of villains in a separate movie project for Hulk – Photo: Internet.
After years of playing a “double side” role, it seems that Hulk has begun to receive the attention he deserves for his status and fame. Over the past year or so, Marvel Studios has brought many different versions of Hulk into the MCU, including She-Hulk, Skaar – the son of Hulk, or soon Red Hulk – the character is said to be. will appear in the blockbuster Captain America: New World Order. This makes many viewers believe that Marvel Studios will soon bring the Gamma Corps organization to the screen in the near future.
In the She-Hulk series, members of Intelligencia stole a radioactive blood sample from Jennifer Walters and created a serum capable of turning ordinary people into Hulk. This plot has not been fully resolved by Marvel Studios yet, and it is entirely possible that it is the premise for the birth of the Gamma Corps – a group of soldiers mutated under the influence of Gamma rays, backed by the US government to can confront the destructive power of the Hulk.
In the original, the members of the Gamma Corps are all people who have experienced many Hulk-related tragedies, first appearing in the World War Hulk 2007 storyline. Gamma Corps was assembled after the green giants. declare war on Earth. While not leaving much of an impression, the organization can still act as a secondary villain to aid in character development and give Hulk’s story more depth.
HAMMER is an evil replacement for SHIELD after the Secret Invasion event – Photo: Internet.
Although SWORD has become an alternative to SHIELD in the MCU, Marvel Studios has also quietly planted the seeds of a more evil, evil organization, that is HAMMER In the original, HAMMER was founded after Invasion of the Skrulls, acts like a “smashing over and over” version of SHIELD – the organization that was considered obsolete after Tony Stark took the role of director after the superhero civil war event.
Thanks to his heroic actions in the Secret Invasion event, Norman Osborn was appointed by the US government to the position of director of this new intelligence organization. Immediately, he took advantage of his new power to form the Dark Avengers and manipulate and control the country.
SWORD has had many serious failures when it comes to replacing SHIELD, including the Scarlet Witch incident at Westview, or the upcoming Skrull invasion in Secret Invasion. Besides, with Thunderbolts coming, it is likely that HAMMER will soon be established to replace SWORD and trigger the Dark Reign story in the MCU. This is a series that focuses on Norman Osborn’s “crazy” manipulative power journey, to the point where he even dared to organize a siege and attack the city of New Asgard.
The Sinister Six
The Sinister Six is a group of villains including many of Spider-Man’s enemies – Photo: Internet.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has brought five supervillains of Spider-Man to the MCU, and just one more villain is missing and we have the first live-action version of the Sinister Six in world cinema history. . In fact, Sony has been quietly building this villain group for years, with characters like Vulture, Morbius, Venom or the upcoming Kraven the Hunter.
No Way Home has shown that Sony is always willing to lend Marvel Studios villains from their Spider-Verse universe. And this can completely repeat in the future, especially when Peter Parker’s journey in the MCU has not yet ended. Besides, the multiverse event with a huge scale, Secret Wars, also promises to bring a lot of disturbance and can completely bring the villains in Sinister Six to the MCU.
Will the Serpent Society appear in Captain America: New World Order? – Photo: Internet.
Sam Wilson will officially have the MCU debut with a new role – Captain America, through the New World Order project, scheduled to be released on May 3, 2024. The title of this film suggests that it is likely that the villainous group Serpent Society will also appear on the big screen soon. This is a criminal organization and super villains specializing in the role of mercenaries for powerful villains such as Kingpin, Hydra or AIM. The Serpent Society is famous for its very high mission completion rate, even with the intervention of the Avengers. That has turned them into one of the most feared criminal organizations in the entire Marvel universe.
In fact, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been planning to bring the Serpent Society into the MCU since 2014, also through a Captain America movie project. However, this project was later replaced by Civil War, and it was not until now that Feige had the opportunity to realize his unfinished dream. Some reports suggest that actress Xosha Roquemore will play super criminal Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society in New World Order.
The influence of the Serpent Society means that it is certain that this organization will not only appear once in the MCU, but will continuously make it difficult for the Avengers in different projects. The Serpent Society could even be an important piece in the overall picture of the MCU in the coming stages, with potential projects like Daredevil: Born Again, Echo or Captain America.
Source: Marvel Studios, ScreenRant