As a lifelong fan of comic book movies, it’s hard to deny the impact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had on the genre. From Iron Man in 2008 to Avengers: Endgame in 2019, the MCU has been a box office juggernaut that has dominated pop culture for over a decade. However, in the wake of Endgame, there has been a lot of speculation about what the future of the MCU will look like. And while there are certainly a lot of exciting projects in the works, I believe that Fantastic Four will be the most important film for Marvel since Endgame, and here’s why:
1. The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s First Family
While the MCU has introduced us to a lot of beloved characters over the years, there’s something special about the Fantastic Four. They were Marvel’s first superhero team, debuting all the way back in 1961. More than just a group of people with powers, the Fantastic Four are a family. Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm all have their own unique personalities and quirks, and their relationships with each other are what make them so compelling. If Marvel can get the Fantastic Four right, it will be a huge win for the studio and could set the tone for the future of the franchise.
2. The Fantastic Four are the Key to the Multiverse
If you’ve been paying attention to the MCU lately, you’ll know that the concept of the multiverse has been introduced. With the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Multiverse of Madness, and the introduction of the TVA in Loki, it’s clear that the multiverse is going to play a big role in the future of the MCU. And who better to explore the multiverse than the Fantastic Four? In the comics, the Fantastic Four have had numerous adventures across different dimensions and realities. Introducing them to the MCU could open up a whole new world of possibilities.
3. The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s Best Villains
While the MCU has certainly had some memorable villains over the years, none of them quite stack up to the Fantastic Four’s rogues gallery. From Doctor Doom to Galactus to the Skrulls, the Fantastic Four have faced some of the most iconic and memorable villains in all of comics. And with the introduction of the Fantastic Four, we could finally see these villains brought to life on the big screen in all their glory.
4. The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s Most Underutilized Characters
Despite their status as Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four have never quite gotten the recognition they deserve. While they’ve had their own movies in the past, they’ve never quite lived up to their potential. With Marvel Studios at the helm, there’s a real opportunity to do something special with these characters. And given their importance to the comics and their potential as a cornerstone of the MCU, it’s essential that Marvel gets them right.
5. The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s Gateway to the Future
As the MCU continues to evolve and expand, it’s clear that Marvel is looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting. And what better way to do that than by introducing a whole new team of superheroes? With the Fantastic Four, Marvel has the opportunity to create a whole new world of stories and characters that can carry the franchise forward for years to come.
In conclusion, there are a lot of reasons why Fantastic Four is Marvel’s most important film since Endgame. From their status as Marvel’s first family to their potential as a gateway to the future of the MCU, the Fantastic Four have the potential to be a game changer for Marvel Studios. And as a fan of both comics and movies, I can’t wait to see what Marvel has in store for these beloved characters.