12 Top Contenders To Replace Thanos in MCU Phase 4 – Ranked!!

Every hero needs a villain. Every Superhero Team needs a Super Villain. Thanos was able to live up to his reputation.

But what lies next? Which Marvel Villain should Marvel Studios opt for? Which Marvel Villain is mighty enough to dwarf the Mad Titan?

Supreme Intelligence

Since the Kree Empire and the Supreme Intelligence have already created a ruckus in Captain Marvel, its return might not be too much of a hassle.

The Mandarin

We all hated what Iron Man 3 did to the Mandarin. MCU PHase 4 would be his redemption tale.

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You think Thanos was scary? Onslaught is a nigh-unstoppable literal force of nature.


We just hope Ultron hasn’t died yet. He deserves a second chance.


Apocalypse is Earth’s first mutant. He has roamed the earth since ancient Egyptian times.


If Marvel’s push towards the cosmic frontier involves a little bit of magic, that is where Mephisto could come in.

The Serpent

Cul Borson was deemed so scary he was locked away under the ocean bed by Odin, the All-Father.

Norman Osborn – Green Goblin

Norman Osborn is no longer just infamous for being the Green Goblin. If you know the Dark Reign storyline, you know what we mean.

Doctor Doom

What we would give to see Doctor Doom take on the Earth’s Mightiest heroes!! If the Fantastic Four make an entry, Doctor Doom will not be far behind.


There are several hints in the MCU that prove Annihilus may be the next big bad wolf of the MCU.


The villain who has been a constant threat to the Avengers, the Fantastic Four as well as the X-Men. Galactus would be a truly comic level threat the likes of which the Marvel heroes may have never faced.

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Kang the Conqueror

If Kang the Conqueror is the Studios’ choice amongst the scores of Marvel Villains available, time travel elements would surely come into play here. We just might end up seeing yet another time heist


Bibhu Prasad Panda
Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at Animated Times. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!

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