Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five things Phase Four needs

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Marvel Kevin Feige (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most lucrative franchise of all-time, however, there are five things that the current MCU lacks.

At the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel released the first six movies that eventually became known as “phase one.” Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers were all relatively good movies however, they all shared two things in common.

Each of these movies possessed white male leads and excluding Loki in the Avengers, also shared a lackluster male villain. “Phase two” brought more of the same with the releases of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Although by the time “phase three” rolled around, women and diversity took center stage. Thor: Ragnarok gave the MCU its first female main villain and its first women-of-color hero in Valkyrie and Hela. Black Panther was the first black superhero to lead his own franchise. Spider-Man: Homecoming’s cast was very diverse and Ant-Man & the Wasp finally gave the MCU a female co-lead.

While Phase Four seems to be continuing the trend of women and diversity with projects like Captain Marvel and Shang-Chi, Marvel is still missing some very important aspects. While Kevin Feige would rather introduce characters or storylines when it makes sense instead of rushing them into movies, the introduction of these six things could help the MCU continue its dominance over the box-office.

Without further ado, here are Five Things the MCU Needs in Phase Four.