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Could these Avengers 4 villains become even more deadly than Thanos?

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Avengers 4: Could THESE villains be bigger and badder than Thanos?

Which Marvel villain will become bigger and badder than Thanos? (Picture: Marvel)

Marvel villain Thanos could be in good, evil company when Avengers 4 arrives.

Or maybe even defeated with speculation mounting as to which other Marvel villain could continue his reign of terror in the next installment of the franchise.

Thanos is currently the most deadly nemesis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Avengers: Infinity War culminating in the Titan wiping out pretty much the entire universe with just a click of those fingers.

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Will Thanos get his karma in Avengers 4? (Picture: Rex Features)

With at least some of those superheroes expected to return, its likely that Thanos will finally be defeated leaving space for an even bigger and badder villain to either join him or take his place.

Marvel fans are hotly-tipping Kang the Conqueror, to step into Thanos shoes. In the comic books, the character is known for time travel, which is expected to be a big theme in Avengers 4.

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Many superheroes were banished in Infinity War (Picture: Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Galactus is also a top possibility – Fantastic Four has been pretty absent from the Marvel universe in recent years but its not too far-fetched that the villain will step up as the next to be feared. In fact, Galactus and Thanos share similar interests as he has also tried to destroy Earth several times in the past, but every attempt has been shut down by Reed Richards.

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Perhaps one of the most-feared villains of the last 50 years, Mephisto is rumoured to takeover from Thanos on an even deadlier level. However, its also believed that the character will be appear in the upcoming sequel of Doctor Strange.

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Fans should get some answers when the Avengers 4 trailer drops in the coming weeks. According to Marvel president Kevin Feige, the teaser should arrive before the end of the year making for the perfect Christmas present.

In the meantime, Marvel die-hards are running wild with endless theories about the events in Infinity War, with the most recent suggesting that Nick Fury knew Thanos would deliver his click of doom.

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