With the demise of Thanos, Marvel needs a new major villain to replace the bad guy. Enter Galactus, the destroyer of planets.
Now that Marvel phase 3 is over, the studio needs to find a new villain for the next phase. It’s time for Marvel to introduce planet-eating Galactus as the main ‘Big’ villain in Phase 4. We can possibly see the villain, Galactus in Avengers 5. Thanos wasMarvel’sfirst formidable Avenger villain. He’s the most powerful character that we have seen till now.
Since his introduction in the ‘Avengers’, Thanos played a key role in every movie. Sizable screen time also went in explaining who he was. Thanos planned to restore balance to the universe. However, a narrow victory for the Avengers resulted in the death of Thanos and the defeat of his army. Earth’s mightiest heroes saved the planet.
But with the death of Thanos, rose another nemesis
Marvel fans are already putting up theories. Galactus is bound to make his grand appearance in Phase 4. A notorious villain will be replaced by another equally or maybe more notorious one. With the arrival of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, Reed Richards’ superhero team will surely bring Galactus into the mix.
The marvel studio was moving more to a cosmic slate of movies before James Gunn’s firing. The giant villain last appeared in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Who is Galactus?
Galactus is the sole survivor of the sixth incarnation of the Multiverse. Galan is formally his human name. He goes on to become a cosmic entity who consumes planets to sustain his life force. Galan, born in a paradise-like world. His civilization is the most advanced universe among any of that time.
Due to the Multiversalrenewal cycle, all its universes were in their final stages of collapse. Galactus first appeared in the comic book Fantastic Four #48, published on March 1966. To introduce Galactus in Marvel Phase 4 as a villain totally makes sense. Fans are firmly on board with the villain Galactus as the next major threat in Avengers 5.
History of Galactus
Furthermore, if we see the comics, Galactus wasn’t always world-consuming. Galen, an explorer from the planet Taa, sought to protect his planet. His planet existed before the Big Bang that created the universe from an all-consuming cosmic cataclysm.
Until that is, it became clear that an encroaching plague of radiation would see the death of his planet and people. While his fellows were destroyed, Galen miraculously survived. After a few billion years of gestation (give or take), he eventually reemerged as Galactus.
Galactus in Marvel Phase 4
Galactus is the next super villain in the upcoming Avengers 5 after the defeat of Thanos at the end of Marvel Phase 3. Coming back to Galactus in Marvel phase 4 would be unprecedented. There were theories going on that a sleeping Galactus woke up after the final snap by Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. With Phase 4 looming, the focus has moved to who the MCU’s new big baddy would be.
Galactus is already in the MCU by the Power Stone theory. His presence went right over the heads of casual viewers. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, the Collector first explained the origins of the Infinity Stones. Prior to the existence of our universe, there were six singularities that had been forced into physical form by the Big Bang.
Power Stone and Galactus
When the Infinity Stones were created, Galactus was trapped inside the Power Stone. Several moments from previous MCU releases likewise reinforce this theory. If this is true then Tony Stark’s sacrifice unwittingly unleashes an even greater threat to the universe.
If Galactus really is in the Power Stone, Tony will have inadvertently freed the Destroyer of Worlds. Till now Marvel Studios have been tight-lipped about what we can expect from phase 4.