Marvel Studios is currently experiencing one of its longest breaks in between projects, but it doesn’t seem like development is slowing down by any means. According to The Illuminerdi, the studio is developing a project based on the Illuminati.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven in 2005, the Illuminati was first introduced in New Avengers #7. A group of superheroes, the Illuminati, is comprised of the most intelligent and influential heroes of the Marvel universe. Formed after the Kree/Skrull War, the group meets in secret to exchange information in an attempt to prevent future disasters. The original group’s roster included Namor, Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Black Bolt, Doctor Strange and Professor Charles Xavier. Black Panther was asked to join, but he refused as he felt the association would have unfortunate consequences.
The Illuminerdi reports that they have learned from a new cast listing that a project is in early development at Marvel Studios. At this point, the project is said to be titled Marvel’s Illuminati, but no other details were reported.
Many of the team’s members have already been established in the MCU, so the groundwork for the group’s formation has already been laid. But while Doctor Strange is already established, Tony Stark met his end at the end of Avengers: Endgame. As for the rest of the team, Namor has been teased in previous films while Kevin Feige has confirmed the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are being developed, meaning Reed Richards and Professor Xavier are on their way.
Marvel is rumored to be introducing several new teams into the MCU, including the Thunderbolts, the New Avenger, and the Squadron Supreme. As a result, introducing another group of super-powered individuals doesn’t seem too out of the realm of possibility.
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