Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five things Phase Four needs

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4. Heroes Around the World

Marvel Studios has already started to go into this direction, but there needs to be more. Scott Lang and the Ant-Man franchise takes place in San Francisco and Black Panther is in Africa, however, what about the rest of the world? Is Black Panther the only hero in Africa? What about Europe or Asia?

In the comic books, New York is usually the home of most heroes, although in the movies it gets boring if the backdrop is always in the Big Apple. Take Spider-Man for an example. In the original Spider-Man trilogy, The Amazing Spider-Man movies and the first Tom Holland Spider-Man movie, they all take place in New York. While Peter Parker is the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Marvel and Sony had to feel a certain way about another movie in New York to send him on a vacation to Europe in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

While Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is overseas, he is going to run into quite a few villains after being recruited by Nick Fury. The Elementals, Mysterio, Chameleon and Vulture will assumingly give Spider-Man a hard time. Although, are there only villains overseas? Is that why Fury needs Peter Parker’s help? That doesn’t really make sense since there is an abundance of superheroes in the United States. The MCU needs to introduce a hero like Captain Britain in phase four to make the hero population make a little more sense around the world. Shang-Chi will assumingly take place in Asia however, there is a need for diversity all over.