Even though Marvel’s First Family won’t debut in the MCU until Phase 6 Fantastic Four, Marvel Studios might have been dropping hints at the formation of the team in Phase 1 of the MCU. The Fantastic Four have been confirmed to join the MCU following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, returning the rights to the original superhero team from Marvel Comics. While the details of 2025 Fantastic Four have become rare Office Alum John Krasinski brought a version of Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic to the MCU Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessA member of the Fantastic Four was seen for the first time in the franchise.
during a recent interview with Entertainment WeeklyMarvel Studios President Kevin Feige Confirms That Fantastic Four Will Happen “A big pillar of the MCU is moving forward,” And since perhaps no other project has spawned so many fan-made cast and story rumors, it’s safe to say that the MCU’s Fantastic Four One of the most anticipated MCU projects. Phase 5 may provide some direct teases for the formation of Marvel’s first family, but a theory by Reddit the user silver_telephone881 It is suggested that these will not be the first. In fact, Marvel Studios may have been teasing the Fantastic Four since the beginning of the MCU.
Negative Zone was teased in 2012’s The Avengers
of 2012 the Avengers The MCU’s premiere superhero team comes together for the first time as they battle Loki and his Chitauri army in the streets of New York City. While the focus of Marvel Studios’ first crossover event was placed entirely on the dynamics of the new Avengers team, Reddit theory holds that two short lines could have set the stage for the Fantastic Four’s eventual introduction. After being mind-controlled by Loki, Erik Selvig and Clint Barton work to build a portal device using iridium as a stabilizing agent. Iridium is a rare element that forms the anti-proton, which also forms the atmosphere of the Marvel Comics’ Negative Zone.
it was not the Avengers’ The only indication that the Negative Zone exists in the MCU, however, is the reference to anti-matter once again during the first meeting between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner aboard S.H.I.E.L.D.’s helicopter. After spending the night researching his fellow comrades, Stark congratulates Banner on his groundbreaking work in the field of anti-electron collisions. The anti-proton and anti-electron, otherwise known as positrons, make up anti-matter, which is the basis for the strange realm of the Negative Zone in Marvel Comics, a place that is of great importance to the Fantastic Four.
The Negative Zone is tightly tied to the Fantastic Four
The Negative Zone was first seen in Marvel Comics during 1966. fanElastic Four #51, and is composed entirely of anti-matter, existing along the continuum that pervades Earth. Reed Richards initially discovered the existence of the Negative Zone, and created a portal that would allow him and his Fantastic Four teammates to easily travel in and out of the pocket-reality. Although he chose to use the Negative Zone mostly as a prison for his real-world enemies, the strange place also contained threats of its own, including Annihilus and Blastaar, two of the main antagonists of Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four.
Hints on the existence of negative sector in the Avengers could inform some important storylines for the MCU’s Fantastic Four in Phase 6 and beyond. Some theories also speculate that the Fantastic Four’s absence from the MCU could be explained by them being trapped in the Negative Zone, although this remains to be seen. While Marvel Studios may not have directly teased the introduction of the Fantastic Four, the Anti-Proton and Anti-Electron are mentioned. the AvengersThese signals certainly point to a significant presence of negative territory.
Step 6 will re-signal the negative sector of the MCU
While the Negative Zone may have been teased for several years in the MCU, the location has never actually been named, but Phase 6 is set to put the Negative Zone front and center when Fantastic Four Releasing in 2025. Previous Marvel Studios projects have focused heavily on other dimensions, such as ant Man Quantum Realm of Franchisee, doctor strange mirror dimensions, and Ms. Marvel Noor Dimension. This introduces the negative zone Fantastic Four Even more likely, that could help pay off some of the teases from early MCU projects, and establish Marvel’s first family on much stronger footing.
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