9. Galactus Is Coming
You can only raise the bar so much before it’s impossible to raise it anymore, and the Avengers movies are pretty much there now. So what’s next for the superhero team? Well, when it comes to the Marvel bad guys, there are a couple that come to mind. First is Kang, the time-travelling conqueror, but using him later down the line–when the Young Avengers exist–would make more sense, as Kang has ties to that team. Second, there’s Galactus, the eater of worlds.
Ignoring what Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer did with the character–and also ignoring what Marvel’s Ultimate Comics did with Galactus as well–the world is ready for a giant, purple-armored space man who eats planets. Heck, we saw Ego: The Living Planet in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and that character, conceptually, is a lot more bonkers. A younger team of Avengers taking on an unbeatable cosmic being who wants to eat the Earth is a solid story, and since Marvel owns the rights to the Fantastic Four again, Galactus is good to go.