With the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, things are about to go cosmic. At least, according to Kevin Feige and other creators at Marvel Studios. But while the MCU has covered many cosmic elements from the comics, there are still a few we are dying to see. Here are 7 Marvel cosmic elements we want to see make the jump to the big screen in Phase 4.
The M’Kraan Crystal
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In the comics, the M’Kraan Crystal and the Infinity Gems are separate things. But just like the MCU combined the Space Stone and the Cosmic Cube to make the Tesseract, the MCU should take a similar approach here I think. Post-
The MCU already has a space-faring band of lovable rogues with the Guardians of the Galaxy. But they can’t be the only motley crew of space pirates/sometime heroes out there, can they? In the X-Men lore, the space ways are protected by the Starjammers, a group of cosmic buccaneers who met in the slave pits of the Shi’ar Empire and fought their way out together. Much like the Guardians, the Starjammers are led by an Earthling. In this case, that human is Christopher Summers, also called Corsair. He’s also the father of X-Man Cyclops.
Although the Guardians serve this purpose in the MCU already, we think they will wind down after
The Shi’ar Empire
The Marvel Universe has no shortage of alien empires to use in the future. We’ve been already introduced to two major ones, the Kree and the Skrull. But another one which has played a large role in the comics is the Shi’ar Empire. These humanoid aliens (with some bird like traits) have been a huge part of the cosmic side of the various X-Men series since the ’70s.
Although this specific alien race might lean a bit too much into the horror side of things, it could still work in the MCU. The Brood are an insectoid species that journey from world to world to to find hosts to infest with their spawn, who then transform themselves into part of the Brood. It’s been pointed out by many that the Brood share a
The Negative Zone
“Cosmic” doesn’t just mean space, it also means other dimensions. One of the most prominent other-dimensional worlds in the Marvel Universe is the Negative Zone. Although an anti-matter universe that is largely uninhabited, the few creatures that dwell there have sought to conquer the positive matter universe and engulf it in darkness. Their insectoid ruler Annihilus once sent a swarm of vessels into the positive matter universe, setting off the Annihilation Wave. This was one of the biggest cosmic stories in Marvel Comics, and would be perfect to adapt for Phase 4. With the Fantastic Four perhaps?
Maybe the biggest and most obvious choice in terms of big cosmic elements of Marvel Comics that should be coming to the MCU. The so-called “Devourer of Worlds” was once used in a movie, in the
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