Avengers: Endgame is still a few months away, and the wait is killing for the fans. For one, the movie ended in an absolute cliffhanger after the Mad Titan made half the world disappear with a snap of his fingers at the end. At the same time, fans of the MCU were stunned by the knowledge that the course of things in this universe had been altered forever. A number of things will be resolved in the fourth instalment, and there are some things that we know will be happening. For example, Thanos will be back as the movie told us in big text at the end. Also, with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp and later Captain Marvel, we expect both the superheroes to be added to the Avengers roster.
As far as superheroes go, we are pretty sure of who will be in the movie and who the movie will be focussing on, but the picture is not as clear for supervillains. While Thanos will obviously appear, there is huge uncertainty about which of the Marvel supervillains will be making an appearance. Today we will discuss 5 villains that could appear other than Thanos (and two who are confirmed)
Could Appear: The Kree
The Kree appeared first in Guardians of the Galaxy and are now set to appear in next year’s Captain Marvel. While they don’t have Ronan The Accuser now, they massive civilisation still has a lot of firepower on their side.
After the events of Captain Marvel, they could decide to attack Earth, somehow blaming the Avengers for the whole process.
Could Appear: Skrulls
This race of aliens is widely known for taking the appearance of Marvel heroes and trying to take over Earth during the events of Secret Invasion. Marvel could actually play around with this plot in Avengers: Endgame, given Skrulls are already set to make their onscreen debut in next year’s Captain Marvel, that releases a few weeks before Avengers: Endgame.
They could be shown organising a plan to conquer Earth with the remaining members of the race, which could be the reason why Captain Marvel gets involved.
Could Appear: The Grandmaster
Considering, the Collector and The Grandmaster were brothers in the comics, it’s possible that MCU follows the same storyline. The Grandmaster’s power level was never actually revealed in Thor: Ragnarok but it’s possible that he decides to go after Thanos and Thor after knowing of his brother’s demise during the events of Infinity War.
Could Appear: Red Skull
There was a big cheer from fans of MCU who have stuck around for a long time when it was revealed that Red Skull was the guardian of the Soul Stone. There was not much that he did in the Avengers Infinity Wars movie except deliver a longish speech in a black cloak.
Red Skull has an explained absence now after he disappeared at the end of the very Captain America film, and Avengers: Endgame should keep this going and keep Ross Marquand around for a more permanent position in the MCU rather than packing him off.
Could Appear: The Collector
This supervillain is expected to appear in Endgame to let viewers know that he did survive after Thanos’ snap. The character, played by Benicio del Toro, was in the Infinity War movie but he appeared only as an apparition. The MCU has been adding the Elders, with The Collector, Ego and The Grandmaster already on the roster.
It is widely expected that The Collector survived Thanos’s assault on his base, but we would not know for sure unless he appears in the final movie.
Although Loki met his end in the opening moments of Infinity War, and later even the Russos made it clear that this ending was a permanent one, he will still be back for Avengers: Endgame.
However, his appearance in the film will certainly be related to whatever time travel or reality altering technique that will come in to play in the next film, as he has been spotted in behind-the-scenes set photos that depict the events of the 2012’s Avengers film.