In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we learned that Tony Stark had decided to sell Avengers Tower. For years, speculation has run rampant about who purchased the landmark, with everyone from The Kingpin to a Kang the Conquerer Variant and the Fantastic Four among the many rumoured possibilities.
Marvel Studios has avoided giving us any answers, with the building not shown in shots of the Big Apple to avoid giving anything away.
The Cosmic Circus may have solved the mystery, however, as they're reporting that Ironheart will reveal all. That series is going to pit magic against science when Riri Williams battles The Hood, and we've previously heard Mephisto will be pulling the latter's strings in the Disney+ series for reasons which are currently unknown.
The Marvel Universe's devil is also Avengers Tower's new owner.
The site explains that his human counterpart purchased the building from Iron Man during the events of Spider-man: Homecoming and is thought to have a fascination with technology. We don't know why, but how better to cause chaos and acquire souls than by striking deals with titans of industry willing to do anything to succeed and find riches?
The site goes on to add that, "Mephisto's persona in the upcoming Ironheart show will be mainly a humanoid, business attire individual, with his cómic-accurate demonic form appearing only in certain parts of the show."
As for who will play him, Sacha Baron Cohen is said to have been cast in the role, with leaked promo art last year offering a possible first look at his take on the demon.
With so much going on in the MCU right now between The Kingpin's street-level machinations, Val's attempt to create her own Avengers with the Thunderbolts, and the Multiversal madness still playing out, we're unsure where Mephisto fits into that. However, we're sure the stage is being set for him to be a major player, at least in this corner of this shared world. This rumour raises more questions than answers in some ways, but 2024 now can't get here soon enough.
Fingers crossed Marvel's First Family eventually turns that skyscraper into the Baxter Building, though...