15 Best Characters The MCU Can Use Now That Disney Owns Fox

Another day, another corporation bought by DisneyAdmittedly, one of the best things to come from the 20th Century Fox buyout is that Disney now has a new catalog of properties to crossover. Maybe one day Disney will buy Haley Joel Osment so that the world can finally see a live action Kingdom Hearts movie.

Related: What The Fox/Disney Deal Means For Marvel's Future

Actually, the most exciting piece of news revolves around the new Marvel characters being carried over from 20th Century FoxFans have been waiting for years to see characters like The Hulk and Wolverine collide on the big screen. Check out the list to see which characters should immediately crossover into the MCU!

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15 Wolverine

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Aside being known for having an impressively hairy chest, Wolverine is considered one of the most popular characters in the Marvel canon. Fans had been hoping for years that Hugh Jackman's rendition of the character would join the MCU.

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Although that version of the character will never show up (Jackman is now working as a full-time circus ringmaster), fans should still rejoice. It's only a matter of time before the MCU brings in a new Logan to stand alongside earth's mightiest heroes.

14 The Thing

Ben Grimm - Thing

With the exception of Korg, the MCU doesn't have enough rock based characters. Enter The Thing A.K.A. Ben Grimm. Ben is a founding member of The Fantastic Four. He also has a history of being one of the most physically imposing heroes in Marvel comics.

Fans have always debated if The Hulk or The Thing would win in a fight. It now looks like audiences may finally have a chance to see a live action interpretation of this battle.

13 The Sentry

Sentry of Marvel Comics

The Sentry is perhaps the only dude who has more luscious locks than Thor. Sorry, the hair jokes are in full swing today. Debuting in Marvel Knights Comics in 2000, the character has since been a strong subject of debate. The Sentry had essentially been retconned into The Fantastic Four canon as the strongest character in the Marvel universe.

He's basically Superman with dissociative identity disorder. When people are on his good side, well that means society lives to see another day. If his other personality takes over? Never mind, we don't even want to think about what that looks like.

12 Cyclops

Scott Summers aka Cyclops of the X-Men

The best that thing that can be said about the Disney/Fox merger is that we'll finally get a movie version of Cyclops whose only line isn't, "JEEEAAAN!!!" Kidding of course. James Marsden is a boss.

Cyclops is definitely a character that deserves a well rounded cinematic adaptation. Comic books like Astonishing X-Men give him really cool leadership issues to deal with. Also, he plays a key role in Avengers Vs. X-Men. Let's say it just one more time because it's so fun. "JEEEAAAN!!!"

11 Apocalypse

Apocalypse X-Men

Apocalypse is like Thanos, but blue! Really though, the character is frightening and has appeared in a lot of Marvel comics events over the years. Billed as the first mutant, his strength stands toe to toe alongside the most powerful comic book villains of all time.

If his name wasn't already an indication, he's pretty scary. After Thanos is defeated the world is going to want another person to attempt global genocide. Apocalypse can fill that gap and could also possibly be a common threat that unites the entire new MCU.

10 Doop

Marvel's Doop from X-Statix

Look, our boy Doop rules and should be allowed to do whatever he wants. Heck, he's not even part of the Game of Thrones universe, but he should be allowed to rule the Iron Throne.

According to the comics, Doop is a green blob created by the government that was instrumental in ending the Cold War. Just deal with it. Doop's other main function in the comics require him to film the X-Men's adventures. That's right, the X-Men have a cameraman named Doop.

9 Magneto

Everyone knows who Magneto is. He's timelessly cool and pretty much one of the most complex villains ever. Adding him to the MCU might finally break the Marvel villain curse, giving the world an antagonist who is truly memorable. Time to make a House of M adaptation.

8 Human Torch

Considering the fact that Chris Evans will likely exit the MCU after Avengers: Endgamemaybe he'll return as The Human Torch! That will never happen, but that's okay. The very notion that the character will most likely cross paths with other Marvel heroes is awesome enough.

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Moreover, some of the best moments in the Fantastic Four comics take place when the Human Torch and the Thing banter with one another. Fun fact, the Human Torch was one of Marvel's first characters ever created.

7 Galactus


Galactus is a man of simple taste. He's just super hungry all of the time. Except, the only bad part is that he likes to eat entire planets. Originally appearing in The Fantastic Four #48, the character has always been one of the most iconic looking Marvel bad guys. Galactus' larger than life presence alone would require the entire MCU to take him down.

6 Deadpool

Everyone's just interested to see how many Disney jokes the character will make. In fact, Ryan Reynolds has already been poking fun at the company on Instagram. Furthermore, there's tons of crossover potential for the Merc With A Mouth.

Related: 10 Ways Disney Can Make The Deadpool Franchise Work

2016's Spider-Man/Deadpool comic book is easily one of the funniest Marvel crossovers in years. Reynolds and Tom Holland throwing verbal jabs at each other would be a fan boy's dream come true.

5 Mr. Fantastic

Mister Fantastic Reed Richards

No one ever thinks about the poor cats in the MCU that are caught in trees. Mr. Fantastic's long arms would come in handy during these situations. Beyond being the world's best cat savior, Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) has always been a foundational character in the Marvel Universe

Mr. Fantastic and Tony Stark are friends who decide to create the Illuminati. The group is essentially the Marvel equivalent to the UN where all of its leaders meet up to discuss smart guy stuff.

4 Susan Storm

Invisible Woman

The MCU doesn't even need to cast anyone since Susan is always invisible. On a more serious note, she's essential to The Fantastic Four. There is no Mr. Fantastic without The Invisible Woman. These two are basically everyone's mom and dad within the Marvel UniverseMore specifically, Sue and Richard could be the romantic heart of the MCU

3 Professor Xavier

There's not enough love for bald superheroes in the MCUThis is exactly why we need Professor Xavier. That and if the X-Men are going to inevitably crossover into the films, there's no way it can be done without the team's leader making an appearance.

2 The Silver Surfer

Let's catch that gnarly galactic wave on the Milky Way, bro! The Silver Surfer is one of the coolest bad guys turned good guys in comic books. Also, there's a lot of crossover storylines that the MCU has already adapted - ahem Avengers: Infinity War - that were supposed to originally include the chrome dome. It's time to throw The Silver Surfer into the mix.

1 Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom

We'll just cut straight to the chase. The world deserves a proper live-action Dr. Doom. Easily the greatest Marvel villain of all time, his rivalry with Reed Richards is what completely defines the Marvel Universe. These are two people who think they know what's best for the world, except that one man is more misguided than the other. Hopefully, the MCU is currently putting Dr. Doom at the top of their priority list.

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