The Beyonder is rumored to be Avengers: Secret Wars' main villain

Jonathan Majors might play the main villain in the two final films of MCU's Phase Six.

In July 2022, Kevin Feige announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars would serve as the two films to conclude Phase Six of the MCU. The former film's title obviously gave away the name of the main antagonist, but the latter's villain has been up for speculation until recently.

the beyonder

According to internet rumors, The Beyonder will be the main antagonist of Secret Wars. A cosmic entity, The Beyonder is described as the sum total of an entire multiverse called the Beyond-Realm, or simply Beyond, hence the name.

In Marvel Comics, the title Secret Wars has been published in two different comic events. In the first version, the Beyonder observes the mainstream Marvel universe and is fascinated by the presence of superheroes on Earth and their potential. He chooses a group of heroes and supervillains and teleports them against their will to Battleworld, a planet he created in a distant galaxy. The Beyonder then proceeds to pit the two groups against each other for his entertainment.

In the alternate version of the comics, Doctor Doom refuses to fight the heroes and attacks the Beyonder, stealing his abilities and essentially becoming a god.

Although no details have been revealed about the film's plot, we can expect scriptwriters to combine concepts from the two versions to create a single storyline. For example, reports claim that the MCU's version of the Beyonder will be a variant of Kang the Conqueror. This means that the Avengers might defeat Kang at the end of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, only to come up against a more powerful Kang variant.

For those who might not be acquainted with the comics, this sounds like an incredible way to conclude Phase 6 and end the Multiverse narrative, but for comic readers, this feels like a punch in the gut. In any case, all we can do is wait and see what the MCU has in store for us.

Who knows? Robert Downey Jr. might really come back as Iron Man to help everyone. We'll have to wait until May 1, 2026, to watch Avengers: Secret Wars in theaters.

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