Is Disney going to drop the mother of all MCU bombshells this weekend at D23 by revealing that The Fantastic Four will be in Avengers: Infinity War?
It’s possible, as evidenced by four mysterious covered figures that have appeared in the Marvel Studios area that set to be revealed Saturday.
The four mystery figures definitely fit the silhouette of The Fantastic Four, with Thing towering above the other three.
We’ve been speculating for months that Marvel may have worked out a deal with Fox that will see The Fantastic Four come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this might be the big reveal. Marvel worked out a deal with Sony to bring Spider-Man to the MCU with critical and commercial success. Given that Fox’s last attempt at a Fantastic Four film was a huge box office bomb, they may have nothing to lose by teaming up with Marvel Studios.
There’s a lot of odd coincidences that could be used to support this theory.
- Marvel has recently turned the Fantastic Four merchandise machine back on.
- Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo said Marvel would be revealing some new footage and it would “blow people’s minds.”
- The plot of Spider-Man Homecoming involved Tony Stark selling Stark Tower to unknown buyers. There’s another superhero team that operates out of a tower in NYC… The Fantastic Four
- Fox suddenly has the rights to produce X-Men TV series, when that was off limits before. Could they have traded film rights for The Fantastic Four?
Again, this is all rumor and speculation, but it’s a pretty intriguing possibility. Revealing The Fantastic Four at D23 would be a HUGE move for Disney, and they could continue the hype into Comic-Con next week.
Other theories say the mysterious figures are Thanos’ henchmen, The Black Order. But why the secrecy? Those characters are definitely D-listers in the Marvel Universe, and there are more than four.
We have four characters that fit the size and shape of The Fantastic Four that will be revealed with some fanfare on Saturday.
Here’s hoping we’re not all sorely disappointed!