- Marvel could have set a plot for Annihilation Wave in Avengers 5.
- Annihilation got released Marvel Comics in 2006.
- However, Phase 5 will have new characters.
- If our theory becomes true, then we can expect another crossover in the future after Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.
MCU is getting ready for a new era, and there are chances for Avengers 5 to include Annihilation. However, Marvel hasn’t disclosed anything about the release of the fifth Avengers movie. But if it does happen, then fans will get to see another big crossover. The film will follow the plot of the comic of Annihilation, which was published in 2006 by Marvel Comics.
However, the plot will be focused on the cosmic side of MCU, so fans will have to say goodbye to the flagship heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men, as well as Captain America. The main characters of the Annihilation were Drax the Destroyer, Galactus, Moondragon, Annihilus, Ronan the Accuser, Nova, as well as Silver Surfer.
Besides, Annihilus was the main villain of the comic, who got trapped in a Negative Zone for many years. If you have read the comics, then you might know that he is an old enemy of the Fantastic Four. After getting free from the dimension, he decides to conquer the universe and leads a strong army to fight against the ones who come on his way.
So if Marvel is planning to create the next big crossover, then Annihilation is perfect. Such an overarching storyline was last seen in a two-part battle against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
These two films were an adaptation of Infinity Gauntlet, which got released in the 1980s. We don’t expect Marvel to release this crossover film immediately, but it can mention and connect certain events in Phase 4 films to Phase 5. Below we have mentioned why Marvel could possibly build a storyline for Annihilation in Phase 5.
After Infinity War, Marvel Needs Another Big Crossover
Marvel’s Infinity War and Endgame were the biggest high budgeted films, so instead of releasing massive films, it is planning to release smaller films like Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings, and Black Widow. Phase 4 will contain many other smaller films, but it doesn’t mean that it will turn their heads away from crossover movies.
Right now, Marvel is taking a break from big crossover films, and that is a good move, but they will have to bring their heroes together for another crossover, and Avengers 5 is a suitable candidate.
MCU Already Introduced The Kree and The Skrulls
Marvel has already introduced the Skrulls in Captain Marvel and the Kree Empire in Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, the viewers know about these two alien races, which play a major role in Annihilation.
These two alien races teamed together and fought against Annihilation. So it will be fun to watch villains like Super Skrull and Ronan the Accuser fight side with the heroes. However, Ronan id dead, but we can still see his race along fighting against evil.
Nick Fury’s Disney+ Show Can Further Help To Introduce Annihilus and Annihilation Wave
The upcoming show of Nick Fury could revolve around SWORD, and we think, Annihilus and the Annihilation Wave are already on its radar. Apart from that, earth has Skrulls as their allies who are against the Annihilation. So we can expect the Nick Fury to prepare his team in the series for a big battle against Annihilus.
So these were our theories for a possible Annihilation Wave storyline in Phase 5. Along with new villains, we will be able to see new heroes as well. We will cover that part in our next article. As of now, fans can expect Avengers 5 to launch between 2023 and 2025. Till then, Endgame would be a past movie, and fans will be ready for a new biggest crossover. Stay tuned for more updates.