During the course of the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios took us to Wakanda, Stark Tower, the Sanctum Sanctorum, and a number of other iconic locations from the comic books. However, they've still barely scratched the surface, and now the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises have returned home, there are heaps of exciting future possibilities.
During Phase 5, we visited other realities, briefly saw parts of Madripoor, and even explored the Quantum Realm, but a number of amazing places remain unexplored with their potential left untapped.
From Doctor Doom's home to a very different base for The Avengers, and even countries and islands we never expected to see in the MCU, things are about to get more amazing and crazy than ever. With that in mind, we've singled out some must-visit destinations, some of which may or may not be key in the next two Phases.
So, grab your passport, and hit the "Next" button below to see where the MCU could take us next!
Doctor Doom will hopefully be introduced in Matt Shakman's Fantastic Four reboot, but anyone who knows Victor Von Doom will be all too aware that he's capable of being a threat to the entire MCU.
That's something we'll almost certainly see somewhere down the line, but unlike previous versions of the character, it's vital that this one rules over the nation of Latveria. It may not have been referenced before now, but Wakanda wasn't mentioned until Avengers: Age of Ultron either (which came out seven years after 2008's Iron Man arrived in theaters).
Doom is an incredible character, and one who should have the might of an entire country behind him. Plus, it would be a blast to see Marvel's First Family head there to try and combat Victor's sinister machinations.
We paid a brief visit to Genosha in Dark Phoenix but, uh, that was just a field with some shacks. In the comics, this is the home of Magneto and other mutants who no longer want to be victimised by humans, and an entire nation ruled over by the Master of Magnetism would turn the power dynamics of this shared world on their heads.
As mutants start making their presence felt in the MCU, it could be a hidden island that mutants have been hiding out on, or somewhere which is already known to the world (who don't know what the people living there really are). Or a certain Celestial's remains sticking out of the ocean...
Genosha is eventually destroyed by a massive Sentinel which kills millions, and that sort of genocide in the MCU may be what leads to the emergence of mutants and Magneto's war against humanity.
6. Avengers Compound
At the end of 2018's Black Panther, T'Challa decided to create a base in Los Angeles. He may no longer be with us, but his sister is, and that sounds like it good be a pretty good place for the West Coast Avengers to assemble down the line.
In order to differentiate the next iteration of Earth's Mightiest Heroes from what's come before, moving them out of New York City makes sense and having Shuri serve as their leader would be awesome. With the next two Avengers movies set to be ginormous in scale, a second, completely separate, West Coast team might be essential when the time comes to face Kang.
This isn't to be confused with the New Avengers Compound on the East Coast and, enhanced with Wakandan technology, we're sure it would be much different from what Tony Stark created for the team.
5. Savage Land
The Savage Land opens the door to unlimited storytelling possibilities. Regardless of whether it's the X-Men who visit this mysterious land full of mutated monsters and dinosaurs or characters like The Hulk or the Thunderbolts, Marvel Studios could give any number of future releases a very different feel by shining the spotlight on this unique area of the MCU.
Ka-Zar is a character whose big screen introduction is long overdue, while the same goes for Shanna the She-Devil. Heck, rather than sending a familiar face there, why not kick things off with a Marvel Studios Special Presentation that revolves around this duo?
The Savage Land has untold potential across multiple franchises as we head into the next two Phases, and it's a location we could return to again and again in future stories.
4. Negative Zone
The Negative Zone is home to a number of iconic villains who have been off-limits to Marvel Studios up until now. It would have been easy to link this mysterious dimension to the Quantum Realm in the latest Ant-Man movie, but that take on the Microverse appears to be its own separate entity now.
Regardless, Annihilus is a villain who could challenge not only the Fantastic Four, but even the likes of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers. Many of the Fantastic Four's adventures have taken place here, and exploring this dimension opens the door to a myriad of storytelling possibilities that will help distinguish the reboot from the last few efforts.
Marvel Studios has already explored outer space with the Guardians, but the home of Blastaar, Annihilus, et al would be a true game-changer.
3. Asteroid M
Genosha would be an interesting place to visit, but given the way mutants are slowly being introduced, it doesn't necessarily need to start off as somewhere associated with mutants.
So, here's another possibility for you; what if we haven't heard anything about the X-Men because they've been hiding above Earth on Magneto's Asteroid M base? That may seem a little far-fetched, but it could be a clever retcon and, either way, would make for one seriously cool home for the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
If it ultimately falls from the sky, then it can just become Utopia for the X-Men, and it certainly wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to skip that familiar mansion and put a cosmic spin on this team in the MCU. After all, the last thing we want is a re-do of those mostly terrible Fox movies.
2. Baxter Building
There's already been endless speculation that Avengers Tower will be converted into the Baxter Building when the Fantastic Four arrive in the MCU, and that seems like a smart move, especially as we're talking about a team that's loved by the public (arguably more so than The Avengers).
Getting to explore the Baxter Building promises to be a treat both inside and out, with Reed Richard's laboratory no doubt full of Easter Eggs, and the landing pad for the Fantasticar somewhere we're bound to see a lot of memorable exchanges between the heroes who live in this world.
Marvel Studios has kept us guessing when it comes to Avengers Tower, and it's been a while since we've had any hints. With that in mind, we're going to keep everything crossed it's now owned by Marvel's First Family...
1. Avengers Mansion
If the plan isn't for us to head to the West Coast, why not finally introduce Avengers Mansion? Stark Tower/Avengers Tower has been sold, and the New Avengers Compound was destroyed by Thanos. That leaves the team without a base of operations, though we can't discount the possibility Tony left them his New York mansion!
Sure, we've never heard of that before now, but that doesn't really matter, and it would be a joy to see the team find a home like this (there could even be a new version of the robotic J.A.R.V.I.S.).
Ultimately, it may depend on what direction Marvel Studios plans to take the team in, but it's a shame we've not seen this before now, and Phase 5 or 6 feels like the right place to finally introduce it.