Top 5 Post-Endgame Storyline Predictions

It's official: Disney now owns 21st Century Fox, meaning that the live-action rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four are now under Marvel Studios! What does that mean for us geeks? It means that it's now inevitable that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four will rub elbows with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Welcome home, indeed!

With Avengers: Endgame less than a month away, the future of the MCU as we know it post-Endgame is now anything-goes. Thankfully, the comic books that inspired the movies are still ripe with exciting stories Marvel Studios can use to tell the further adventures of our cinematic heroes! Here are five Marvel Comics storylines that Marvel Studios can use post-Endgame. What are the odds these stories will happen? Which are the best stories to adapt to the big screen? I rate them now so you won't have to!

5. Operation: Galactic Storm

What is it: A giant crossover storyline that saw the Avengers caught in the war between the Kree and Shi'Ar race.

Will it happen?: Well, with the Kree-Skrull War still fresh in the people's minds because of the Captain Marvel movie, making another movie about another intergalactic war feels passé and rehashed. Galactic Storm also featured a schism between Captain America and Iron Man over a decision they didn't mutually agree with. Where have I heard that before?

Odds: 10,000 to 1

4. Avengers vs. X-Men

What is it: The Avengers and the X-Men punch each other instead of talking it out in the biggest case of "Not talking it out fucks everything up" ever seen in comics. Oh, and the Phoenix Force gets broken into pieces for some reason.

Will it happen?: I mean, Captain America: Civil War has shown that Marvel Studios is capable of crafting something interesting out of bad stories (full disclosure: the Civil War storyline was what brought me back to comics after a long hiatus), especially involving two superteams punching each other out. But as events go, I'd rather have the Avengers and the X-Men team up instead of tear each other apart.

Odds: 1,000 to 1

3. House of M

What is it: An 8-issue event that saw the Avengers and the X-Men thrown into an alternate reality created by Scarlet Witch where mutantkind reigns supreme. Famous for Scarlet Witch's wish for "No more mutants.", which resulted in the decimation of the mutant gene.

Will it happen?: Depends. With the X-Men now in Disney's hands, will they find a way for Wanda and Pietro Maximoff to be related to movie Magneto, especially that it's been established that Wanda and Pietro's powers came from an Infinity Stone? Are alternate realities a fit for the MCU's grounded aesthetics? As much as I didn't like the storyline, porting it into Marvel's cinematic universe sounds like a fun time at the movies regardless.

Odds: 500 to 1

2. Secret Wars

What is it: No, not that weird Jonathan Hickman one. The 1984 crossover comic book event slash toyline tie-in one. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars featured a who's who of Marvel characters, who were kidnapped by a cosmic being called the Beyonder to fight each other in a "Battleworld" for the Beyonder's own amusement!

Will it happen?: If you're going to feature guys like the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Avengers together in one screen, this is a painlessly fun way to do it. The storyline was popular and was even the first appearance of the symbiote, so there's even an in for Eddie Brock/Venom if Marvel wished. Win/win!

Odds: 100 to 1

1. The Coming of Galactus

What is it: A three-part storyarc that introduced Galactus to the Marvel Universe. The Devourer of Worlds has set his sights on Earth, and its last line of defense is the Fantastic Four!

Will it happen?: GOD I HOPE SO. Galactus is one of my favorite characters, so to see him on the big screen in all his glory will probably melt my brain. With how much flack Fox got with showing Galactus as a lame dust cloud in that funny movie, this is the perfect chance for Marvel Studios to do Galactus right. Besides, if you're gonna bring the Fantastic Four to the MCU, Galactus better not be that far behind!

Odds: 4 to 1

Which Marvel Comics storylines would you like to see in the big screen? Let's talk about it in the comment box below. Thanks for reading!

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