- A new fan poster suggests that Captain Marvel, Hulk, Wong, and Scarlet Witch could form Marvel Studios’ official Illuminati team in the MCU.
- The combination of the Hulk’s genius and strength, Captain Marvel’s cosmic knowledge, and the Scarlet Witch and Wong’s experience with mystical forces would make this team formidable.
- The MCU’s Illuminati team could retain its true purpose from the Marvel Comics by keeping the team small, allowing for effective information sharing among the leaders of various superhero factions.
New fan art brings together several notable heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to form Marvel Studios’ official Illuminati team. A version of Marvel Comics’ Illuminati first appeared during 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, featuring a number of heroes from the MCU’s Earth-838. Since then, there has been speculation about when the Illuminati will be formed in the MCU’s main continuity, and many have theorized about which of the MCU’s heroes might be included on the team. The Illuminati typically includes the best-of-the-best and leaders from various superhero factions, including Professor X, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Namor, and Mister Fantastic, which could inform Marvel Studios’ Illuminati’s roster.
While some theories suggest a huge number of superheroes who could become members of the MCU’s Illuminati, a new fan poster shared by AGT Design strips this back and suggests only four prominent names. The poster imagines Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel, Wong, Bruce Banner’s Hulk, and Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch as the Illuminati.
The Hulk’s genius and strength, Captain Marvel’s knowledge of the cosmos, and Wong and the Scarlet Witch’s intimate experience with mystical forces makes this Illuminati team in the MCU a force to be reckoned with. On top of this, trimming the team to only four heroes would allow them to retain their true purpose in Marvel Comics.
How The 616 Illuminati Has Already Been Teased & When They May Show Up Next
In Marvel Comics, the Illuminati were formed so that the leaders of the Marvel Universe’s superhero teams could share information, ensuring that the ravaging of Earth during the Kree-Skrull War wouldn’t happen again. While the Illuminati got up to some questionable activities, it’s possible they could make their official MCU debut very soon, as new teams have been hinted at in the MCU other than the Avengers. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange seems to be the most likely candidate to form the team, as he has knowledge of them from another reality, so their formation could happen in the MCU’s potential Doctor Strange 3 or Phase 6’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The Avengers will be reforming in the MCU soon, and since other teams including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Thunderbolts, and potentially the Young Avengers, Midnight Sons, and West Coast Avengers will be debuting soon, they could all have representatives on the MCU’s Illuminati team. The team may have already been teased in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ post-credits scene, which featured Wong, Bruce Banner, and Carol Danvers discussing the Ten Rings. This gives more weight to AGT Design’s fan poster, as this could be the beginnings of the official Illuminati line-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.