Avengers: Secret Wars’ Logo May Secretly Hint At Doctor Doom
In examining the logo for Avengers: Secret Wars it could actually be pointing to the impending introduction of Doctor Doom. The film will be the big culmination of the Multiverse Saga that first began with WandaVision and has evolved gradually over the subsequent films, television shows, and holiday specials. The Saga’s main villain has finally taken center stage with the debut of Jonathan Major’s Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. While there were some speculation that he won’t be this Saga’s Thanos, the announcement of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty has seemingly confirmed such.
Meanwhile, fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Doctor Doom, arguably Marvel’s best and most consistently important villain in the comics. Given his history with heroes from the likes of Fantastic Four and Black Panther to Doctor Strange and the X-Men, Doctor Doom must play a big role in the MCU. Some expected Doom to debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to no avail, and of course, with Fantastic Four coming in Phase 6, his chances seem likely. Marvel’s plans for the Multiverse Saga and beyond might be subtly telegraphing his eventual introduction and reign of terror.
Avengers: Secret Wars’ Logo Uses God Emperor Doom’s Color Scheme
The MCU is known for not doing things by coincidence and so it’s notable that the white and silver of the Avengers: Secret Wars logo harkens back to God Emperor Doom. This comes from the 2015 Secret Wars event in which Doctor Doom stole the power of the nigh-omnipotent Beyonders, and he recreated the multiverse as his own version of the Battleworld. Interestingly, there’s notable cause to see this logo as a tease for Doctor Doom beyond his integral nature in the source material. It’s predecessor Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is color-coded with Kang’s blue and purple, so this could signal to Doctor Doom’s introduction after the Avengers defeat Kang.
There are other upcoming notions of the logo’s pointing to key characters and story elements. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is seemingly coded to Rocket’s color scheme, possibly signaling this is the full culmination of his arc that started in Guardians of the Galaxy – the trailer certainly suggests as much. Additionally, Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ is the same color as Agatha’s unique magic as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was to Scarlet Witch, portending her turn to a villain.
Will Doctor Doom Be The REAL Main Villain Of The Multiverse Saga?
All the signs thus far are otherwise pointing to Kang being the Multiverse Saga’s big bad, not Doctor Doom, even after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. From the introduction of He Who Remains in Loki, he has been synonymous with the impending multiversal war, so Kang should be Avengers: Secret Wars’ villain. This could mean they’ll draw from Doctor Doom’s arc so Kang becomes God Emperor Kang instead and provide a strong end to his tenure in the MCU. Such wouldn’t limit Doctor Doom’s introduction, though, but in the current contexts of the Multiverse Saga, it wouldn’t make sense for him to be the final boss already.
Plainly, it would feel quite rushed to jump right to God Emperor Doom in Avengers: Secret Wars. That’s Doom’s strongest version, so there’s not much they could do after that for the character without falling victim to extreme expectations. Doom’s such an important character that he’d need to operate similarly to Loki, a recurring antagonist they can explore as both a villain and an anti-hero. In fact, Doctor Doom could be introduced as a hero, working alongside the Avengers and Fantastic Four to oppose Kang in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Frankly, the MCU does need to introduce Doom sooner rather than later, nevertheless, to avoid a situation like with Adam Warlock being left out of the Infinity Saga. Doctor Doom is integral to this storyline and his role can’t be ignored, but in light of the reality, it must be changed to better fit the brief. This way they can set him up for bigger things in the next Saga in which his rivals the Fantastic Four will surely be key players in too. All in all, it can’t be expected that Doctor Doom will be the real villain this early in Avengers: Secret Wars, but he surely must be soon after.