22 Jul 2020 3:47 PM +00:00 UTC

Marvel’s Illuminati Said to be in the Works for the MCU

There have been a lot of supergroups in the Marvel Universe from the Avengers to the X-Men, but it looks like one group is being primed for an appearance in the MCU.

According to The Illuminerdi, Marvel is currently in stages of developing a project based on Marvel's Illuminati. We don't know if it's going to be a film or a series, but seeing as the group in the comics consists of very high-profile MCU characters, I would think this would be something closer to the films.

In the comics, the Illuminati consists of the smartest and most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, first appearing as a precursor to Civil War. Members include Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mr. Fantastic, Professor X, Namor, and Iron Man.

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Seeing that Tony Stark is already dead in the MCU, the only living Illuminati member from the comics is Doctor Strange. I guess you could have Black Panther fill for the roles of Namor and Black Bolt, but there are still a lot of roles to fill. Good thing is, we have Mr. Fantastic and Professor X incoming soon, and there are rumblings that Namor will eventually appear. At this point, I think Bruce Banner/Hulk has also earned his seat at the table.

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While the concept of an Illuminati movie/series is interesting, I personally don't think they make for a good spectacle. If anything, they just have serious discussions about the fate of the universe. If you ask me, they should just make some kind of after-credits scene that features all these high-profile characters. How awesome would it be if they kicked off Phase 5 with an Illuminati short?

These are all just rumors for now, so it's best to take them with a grain of salt. The next MCU movie, Black Widow, is set to come out on Nov. 6.

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