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10 Dead MCU Characters That We Could See Again (Thanks To the Multiverse)

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the first post-Endgame movie in the MCU, which should give us a lot of answers to the questions we still have about that epic movie. However, as seen in the latest trailer for Far From Home, the movie is introducing some more potentially game-changing elements to the MCU, most notably the multiverse.

According to the trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio comes from the multiverse. While there's still a lot of question about how true this actually is, it could mean we could theoretically see the return of some MCU characters we thought were gone forever. Like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this could introduce alternate versions of heroes (or villains) who are dead in the established universe of the MCU. Check out some of the deceased characters who could make a comeback through the multiverse.

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10 Thanos

Imagine the frustration that Avengers would feel if Thanos returned yet again to cause some more trouble. He's already been decapitated and dusted into oblivion, but it's possible we haven't seen the last of the Mad Titan. He seems like the kind of all-powerful cosmic character who could walk through the multiverse and into the world of the MCU.

The Infinity Saga seems to have told Thanos' story quite extensively and we're really not interested in seeing him try to collect up the Infinity Stones again. However, he is one of the most compelling villains the MCU has created and it might be tempting to bring him back further down the road.

9 Vision

When Hulk reversed "the snap" in Avengers: Endgame, we got to see all those heroes who died in Infinity War return -- with some notable exceptions. Unfortunately, Vision was not among the returning characters as he was killed by Thanos before the snap and thus couldn't be brought back.

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With the upcoming Disney+ series, WandaVision, we know the character will make a return, it's just unclear how he'll do it. Now that the multiverse is a possibility, that could be his path. Maybe we'll see Wanda travel through the multiverse in search of her lost love.

8 Loki

Another victim of Thanos' wrath who was unable to be resurrected with the Infinity Gauntlet was Loki. Introduced as the MCU's first great villain, the character has gone through a lot of changes over the years, ultimately finding redemption, then death, in Infinity War.

Like Vision, death has not prevented Loki from getting his own show on Disney+. While the series could certainly take place before his death, Loki seems like someone who would have knowledge of the multiverse. It could also be that the version of Loki from Endgame can access the multiverse with the Tesseract.

7 Quicksilver

Quicksilver is probably the most forgettable member of the Avengers making his debut and getting killed off in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It didn't help that the X-Men movies were using the character to better effect at the same time. But now might be a chance to give Quicksilver another shot in the MCU.

A lot of theories have suggested that the multiverse could be the MCU's key to introducing mutants into their universe. It's still unclear if Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are supposed to be mutants in the MCU, but if the other X-Men do emerge from the multiverse, it's possible this speedster could be included.

6 Yondu

Michael Rooker's Yondu was very much the heart of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a big emotional story arc that ended with his heartbreaking death. With Vol. 3 promising to be the final installment for this iteration of the team, perhaps Yondu will return for a final farewell.

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James Gunn, who is now back in the director's chair for the third film, has stated his sadness about the prospect of doing Vol. 3 without his friend Rooker. Maybe the multiverse will give him an excuse to bring the character back even for a small role.

5 Black Widow

Black Widow staring in Avengers Endgame

We were all quite certain that Endgame would be the end of the line for some of our favorite heroes. However, Black Widow's death was still quite a shock. The character has been a tragic and haunted figure in the MCU for some time and it was a shame to see her not see their victory, even if her sacrifice helped to make it happen.

Luckily, Black Widow will be returning for her long overdue solo film. Many people are speculating that the film will take place in the past, exploring her time as an assassin. However, the multiverse offers so many opportunities, we might see a whole different version of Black Widow.

4 Uncle Ben

Though we haven't actually seen this character yet in the MCU or even heard his name mentioned, his presence and absence are still very much felt. The MCU's take on the Spider-Man story has done a fantastic job using the loss of Uncle Ben without retelling that well-known story again. But maybe now it's time to see the character.

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With Peter Parker becoming involved with the multiverse, it would make sense that he would try to use this as a way to see his beloved uncle again. This could provide a nice cathartic moment of Peter dealing with the loss of Tony Stark by speaking to another mentor he's already lost.

3 Killmonger

Erik Killmonger in Black Panther

While Thanos certainly proved to be the biggest threat the Avengers ever faced, it could very well be argued that Black Panther's Erik Killmonger is the best villain the MCU has produced. Played brilliantly by Michael B. Jordan, the character is one of those great villains whose motivations and reasoning is totally sympathetic.

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With Black Panther 2 in the works, it will be hard for Ryan Coogler and company to top Killmonger as a villain. With the multiverse opportunities there for the picking, it might be tempting to bring him back and explore the fascinating character even more. However, given the emotionally powerful final moments of Killmonger, bringing him back might be a disservice.

2 Gamora

Gamora was yet another of Thanos' victims who could not be brought back with the gauntlet, but the movie did find a clever way around that. With all the time travel nonsense of the film, the Avengers crossed paths with the past version of Thanos who obviously still had Gamora by his side.

One of the big questions with Endgame is what happened to past Gamora once Thanos' army is wiped out. Was she included in that decimation? We certainly don't see her with the Guardians at the end of the movie. If she is gone, their brief reunion could send Quill searching for a new way to bring her back.

1 Iron Man

As much as it would make sense for Peter Parker to seek out Uncle Ben using the multiverse, it sort of seems like Uncle Ben has been replaced in the MCU. Peter found a new mentor and subsequently lost him too. Maybe after learning about the multiverse, Peter will try to find Tony Stark.

Far From Home seems to be focusing a lot on how Peter deals with the loss of Tony, so this would make a lot of sense. However, the death of Iron Man was such an important moment in the MCU it might seem like far too soon to start talking about how he might return.

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