Marvel may not have any intention of giving away its full plan for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, there has been a quite a number of reports circulating online discussing what the Marvel film franchise might look like now that we’re moving outside of the Infinity Saga.
The past few months, there’s been a lot of talk about the possibility of Marvel having Doctor Doom appear in Phase 4 of the MCU. Now that the Mad Titan Thanos campaign of terror is through, Marvel is going to need another main villain for the franchise, and many speculate that it could very well be Doctor Doom, a villain strongly associated with the Fantastic Four.
While Marvel has yet to confirm these rumors, there’s a new report going around saying that the studio could very well cast Star Wars: The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito as the MCU’s new Doctor Doom.
Quoting Disney Insider Mickey Sutton, Marvel news channel Everything Always says that Marvel has had discussions about casting Esposito as Marvel’s new big bad.
“There actually have been discussions — not with Esposito directly — at Marvel Studios about such a possibility,” Sutton says, “According to my source, Marvel Studios is envisioning a Doom closer to OG Darth Vader, coming full circle as Vader was often viewed as being inspired by Doom since George Lucas was an avid comic-book fan, especially Marvel since, let’s not forget, he produced Howard the Duck, the first movie about a Marvel Comics character.”
If Marvel is hoping to create a Doctor Doom close to the original trilogy Darth Vader, then Esposito certainly would be the right choice for the studio. The actor was terrifying as Gus Fring in critically-acclaimed series, Breaking Bad.
Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020.