ByNathan Parker, writer at
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Nathan Parker

Marvel Studios owns many of the characters from the comics. But there are many that they don't own, like the X-Men characters and the Fantastic Four. I am going to list what characters I would like to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that can't be used. And remember, this is my opinion. I know many people may not like my ideas.


It may come as a surprise to many of you that I chose this character, but I'll tell you why. Sabretooth's first appearance was actually in a in an Iron Fist comic, and Iron Fist will get his own Netflix series somewhere in the next couple of years. Sabretooth has been used very well before, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Liev Schreiber. Tyler Mane also played the character in X-Men, but while he was good, he wasn't amazing. Sabretooth could prove to be a very good Iron Fist villain. But they would have to give him a new origin that doesn't relate to Logan Howlett, also known as the Wolverine.


Vulcan's real name is Gabriel Summers, and he is the brother of both Havok and Cyclops. Havok is currently played by Lucas Till, who is doing an amazing job. And Cyclops was played by James Marsden, and Tim Pocock, and will be played by Tye Sheridan in X-Men: Apocalypse. I do not think there is a great way for Vulcan to be introduced into the X-Men franchise. But I do think there is a way to introduce him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The best movie for him to be in the MCU, would be Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, but that is so soon and very unlikely. But in Phase 4, if there is a Guardians of the Galaxy 3, I would hope that FOX allows Marvel to use Vulcan and the Shi'ar Empire. He would prove a threat to the Guardians, and would be a great fit for this universe.


Psylocke has been included on this list for one reason: her being mentioned in my article about Marvel's newest TV series, Most Wanted, titled What To Do With Marvel's Most Wanted. In it, I gave my idea for Captain Britain and Psylocke to be introduced with new origins, and being Agents of S.T.R.I.K.E. But as I said in my Most Wanted article, I think she would work perfectly with the new origin I gave her. She would work very well alongside her brother with their new origins, and hunting down Agent Hunter and Mockingbird on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off.


First of all,I know she has been used by FOX and they would never allow her into the MCU. But, Storm eventually became the wife of Black Panther, who will be in Marvel's next movie Captain America: Civil War. In my opinion, I think it would be cool to see another "gifted" person like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, or a new Inhuman. At some point she could join the Avengers and build a relationship with Black Panther.

Galactus and his Heralds

Many people didn't like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. While I think the movie was good, it did have problems. And one of the problems was Galactus. But Galactus was shown differently for a good reason. If Fantastic Four 2 was successful, it would have likely spawned a spin-off about Silver Surfer. That movie would have included Galactus as a big villain-type character. He was kept very discreet in Fantastic Four 2, so that he could have a bigger role in Silver Surfer, and show up in his true form. But since we didn't see that movie, I think Galactus and his Heralds need to go back to Marvel. Marvel would do a great job showing that he is a huge threat, and Silver Surfer could be used to link the Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans, and the Avengers altogether.

The Skrulls

The director of Guardians of The Galaxy, James Gunn, once said that Marvel partially owns the Skrulls. While I don't know the truth behind this statement, they should completely own them. The Secret Invasion storyline in the comics is one that divides many fans. But I believe the storyline would work well into the universe, especially with the arrival of Thanos being soon. Thanos could bring an army of Skrulls that would put up a fight against Earth and its heroes. Plus, when is FOX ever going to use the Skrulls?

Fantastic Four

First of all, I will say, I really liked all three Fantastic Four movies. The newest one had problems, but I can easily get over them. But I do think that Marvel would do a better job with them than FOX. The Fantastic Four have also had many members, like Ant-Man, Black Panther, and She-Hulk, which Marvel owns the rights to. Since they have had many members, if Marvel made two Fantastic Four movies, the second could have at least one new member. Marvel would do very good with these characters, I promise. And to say the very least, Marvel should get the rights back to all the characters who are the Fantastic Four, and characters related to them.

Namor the Sub-Mariner

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stated that Marvel owns Namor, but there are a number of contracts and deals that need to be sorted out. I do think that Namor should eventually be used in Phase 4, but that is years away. In the current timeline, there isn't a great spot for him to be introduced. I wouldn't mind a Phase 4 movie about him, because it would add a whole new layer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Well, there you have it. These are my top characters that I would like to see Marvel own. Although, Sabretooth may be in Wolverine 3, and hopefully Liev Schreiber reprises the role. And Storm will be in X-Men: Apocalypse played by Alexandra Shipp, which I have no doubt will be a good performance. But it would be cool to see completely new versions of the characters in the MCU!

Do you like or dislike any of my ideas or characters? Have any ideas yourself? Please, let me know!


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