Marvel: 5 things we must see from the Fantastic Four in the MCU

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Make them established heroes

Certain comic book characters need an entire movie to explain their origin story. Thankfully, Marvel Studios proved you don’t need an entire film dedicated to a hero’s beginning. The MCU’s Spider-Man is a perfect example of this. We didn’t need to see Uncle Ben get shot for the thousandth time in Spider-Man: Homecoming. We knew the story so the MCU simply moved past it.

If people need to see how the Fantastic Four gain their powers, it can happen at the beginning of the movie in 10 minutes. After that, we can move on. We’ll still get to see their origin without the drawn out part of them learning how to use their powers.

As for why they haven’t been mentioned yet, that would be easy to explain away in a non-far-fetched way. After all, just because the Fantastic Four weren’t seen doesn’t mean they weren’t around. In Avengers: Endgame, we saw the Ancient One fighting during the battle in The Avengers. Who’s to say that the Fantastic Four weren’t doing the same thing. Or maybe they were off-world during that time. They do tend to venture to different places throughout their universe and beyond. There’s also the idea that they could have been dusted away. After being reformed, fighting wouldn’t be on their minds. They’d just want to be a family again. Which brings us to the next section.