Thanos is without a doubt the biggest baddie in the MCU. However, if things go well for the superheroes in the movie, Avengers: Endgame, Thanos’ time might come to an end, and Captain Marvel might have just introduced our next threat of the MCU.
SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL AHEAD
For one to say that Captain Marvel had just one villain is inaccurate-there were many “bad” guys in this movie. Yon-Rogg and the Starforce had been positioned as chief antagonists and also villainous when it came to the way they treated of the Skrulls as they followed the Supreme Intelligence’s plans for the Kree. It is this Supreme Intelligence that might end up being the next threat for the MCU.
Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, the Supreme Intelligence had debuted in Fantastic Four #65 in the year, 1967. While this character’s comic book appearance is different from the way it has been portrayed in the movie, the general concept is the same-an artificial intelligence of a few great Kree minds who serve as the Ruler of the Kree Empire.
In this movie, the Supreme Intelligence is on a pretty brutal campaign for wiping out all of the Skrulls under the guise of efforts being defensive for the Kree. In the comic books, the Supreme Intelligence has a lot more ambitions than wiping out one race of cosmic beings and the fans get a taste of the sinister side of the Supreme Intelligence when Captain Marvel confronts it after learning the truth about the real mission of the Kree.
While the film does not get into what the ambitions are, in the comic books, they include a lot of evolutionary advancements, specifically genetic experimentation and some of these had led to the creation of the Inhumans. It is a pretty rich source for a story, even if the Supreme Intelligence does not feel like a Thanos kind of threat.
It is highly possible that the Supreme Intelligence is now being set up in the very same way like Thanos. Like the Mad Titan, the plans had been thwarted when humans turned out to be way tougher than they had appeared and with Carol Danvers declaring that she will end the Kree’s war, it is clear that there is a lot more story to tell.
Captain Marvel is in theatres now. Avengers: Endgame opens April 26.