Avengers 5 release date could feature this terrifying former villain

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Sitting in a theater waiting for the last Marvel movie to begin might seem like a distant memory now, but Avengers 5 is nevertheless on the horizon. Even though this movie is still years away, you can expect the Marvel Cinematic Universe to start teasing its next Thanos-level supervillain long before that. As we look forward to Phase Four, it’s worth speculating on the formidable foe that the Super Team, now in their new evolution, will have to face. Maybe the answer lies in some lesser-known MCU properties and an upcoming movie.Many comic book characters are inspired by myths and legends. DC is full of these characters, from Wonder Woman and Aquaman to the villainous Batman Robin Hood. In Marvel, that inspiration is less obvious, but a character that the comic book publisher loves to use Morgan le Fay, based on the witch from the Legends of King Arthur. She’s one of those Marvel villains, it seems every hero has fought at one point or another, which makes her perfect for a showdown with the Avengers.

Morgan Le Fay (sometimes spelled Morgan Le Fey) first appeared in Dark Knight # 1, but was later introduced in the Spider-Woman series. She has faced the Avengers on multiple occasions, attempting to possess Spider-Woman’s body, luring Scarlet Witch to help her create an alternate reality, and reviving a group of zombies in the catacombs under several European cities.

Morgan, reine zombieMarvel Comics

Due to his ubiquity, different versions of Morgan le Fay have appeared in different comedic multiverse. It allows for all kinds of different take on her, and it’s not just limited to comics. Elizabeth Hurley played the witch in Hulu’s season three Runaways, which is technically part of the MCU. (But, as we saw earlier, movies don’t have to be inspired by TV shows.)

However, that doesn’t mean Morgan le Fay can’t appear in a future Avengers movie. Dr Strange’s sequel, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, will explore the various multiverse well known to any fan of Marvel comics. This could also connect to his famous Age of Ultron intrigue in the comics, in which a plan to stop Ultron through time travel inadvertently created a world where technology never advanced and Morgan ruled the planet with his magic.

In this story, it takes an epic superhero team that includes the Defenders and Iron Man. With a bit of rewriting, this could be the premise of the MCU’s next big crossover – or maybe just an Easter Egg in Doctor Strange 2.

Morgan le Fay dans ‘Runaways’ (2019).Hulu

Jessica Walter as Morgan le Fay (1978).Universal television

It wouldn’t be the first time Morgan le Fay has appeared in a Marvel movie, either. She’s the bad guy in the little-known 1978 Dr Strange TV movie, where the character was played by Jessica Walter. Introducing it to the MCU would be an interesting way to reference Marvel’s cinematic past, even if it’s not one of the most memorable films.

There is also a deep story of Arthurian legend told throughout the film, with a legacy ranging from The sword in the stone at Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the next feature A24 The green knight. Marvel has explored all kinds of different genres in its 23-movie history, but we haven’t yet visited the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Many people claim that the Marvel movies are the new mythologies of our time. What better way to prove this theory than by confronting them with a villain from real-life mythology and another with a story deeply rooted in Marvel history.

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