The MCU is constantly expanding, and thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we’re meeting new characters at an exponential rate. Having been introduced to Mister Fantastic in the new Doctor Strange movie, we now expect even more characters from the Fantastic Four comics to appear in the movies, especially Doctor Doom.
The main villain of the Fantastic Four series, Doctor Doom, has yet to appear in the MCU. Not only that, but there has barely been a reference to the Big Bad of the multiverse. While some hope that Kang the Conqueror will be the next Thanos, others think that he could be Doctor Doom. So will Doctor Doom be in the MCU?
Source: MarvelMany fans believe that Doctor Doom could be in the MCU as soon as this year.
The last MCU movie scheduled for 2022 is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and it’s very likely that Doctor Doom will appear in the film. If he doesn’t, we’re all hoping for at least one reference to the Marvel villain. Doctor Doom is known for the dictatorial ways of him as the leader of the fictional planet Latveria, which has not (yet) been mentioned in the MCU. However, a leak revealed that an earlier version of the Black Widow script mentioned Latveria.
In the comics, Doctor Doom is not only a villainous leader, but also a brilliant scientist and sorcerer, which means that he could be one of the few people capable of defeating Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch and Mister Fantastic, his main archenemy. Also, he notoriously takes over several countries in Africa before setting his sights on Wakanda, so it’s entirely possible that he’ll make his first appearance in the MCU in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
It is not confirmed that Doctor Doom will be in the MCU, but it is very likely.
While there’s no confirmation yet that Doctor Doom will appear in the MCU, we all know that Marvel Studios loves to keep the cards close to their proverbial chest. Doctor Doom is one of those characters that we would never find out about until he actually shows up, like the reveal of the three Spider-Men or Patrick Stewart’s Professor X.
Regardless, Doctor Doom is a major villain in the comics, and with the Fantastic Four coming soon, Doom is the next natural fit as the MCU’s next big villain. So who could take on that role? Well, many A Quiet Place fans are hoping that John Krasinski will officially reprise his role as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four and that his wife, Emily Blunt, will join him as Sue Storm. This leaves A Quiet Place 2’s other star, Cillian Murphy, to play a brooding Doctor Doom.
This would be a great cast for the MCU Fantastic Four Reed Richards – John Krasinski Sue Storm – Emily Blunt Doctor Doom – Cillian Murphy pic.twitter.com/p0Lb9VDuKX
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) May 8, 2022
Other options include some classic villain actors, such as Johnny Depp (although this seems unlikely given the controversy currently surrounding him) and Adam Driver, who played the Star Wars villain Kylo Ren. On the other hand, Doctor Doom is Roma, so it’s important for the MCU to have wide representation and work to cast a Roma actor for the role.
We still don’t have an answer as to whether Doctor Doom will be in the MCU, but it seems likely that he will appear even before the long-rumored Mephisto. And since the MCU is now an endless pool of content, Doom’s addition is more of a question of when than if.