The Snap has been reversed, the Infinity Saga is over and the current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon draw to a close with Spider-Man: Far from Home. What now? We’ve already gathered five fan theories about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But we have a wait ahead of us before the next slate of sequels to Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, not to mention The Eternals, which Marvel Studios is pinning its hopes on as the successor to The Avengers. Little is known about plans for Phase 4, and after a decade of stories dominated by Thanos’s pursuit of the Infinity Stones, whichever villain Marvel introduces next will have some big boots to fill. Here are a few contenders who could be up to the task.