Phase 4 of Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely opened the door to countless different pantheons of gods. From Khonshu in moon knight to Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, the different religions and posterities open up. The MCU has embraced all of these different religions and shown that there is room for them all.
Updated September 8, 2023: This article has been updated with even more gods that could appear in the future of the MCU based on recent developments in the franchise.
Thor: Love and Thunder contributed the most to this, adapting one of the best Thor stories of the modern comic era (and perhaps one of the best Thor stories of all time): The God Butcher Saga. The MCU is growing even more and there will definitely be more gods joining the MCU. While characters like Hercules are already confirmed, take a look at some gods who have yet to be confirmed but could play an important role in the franchise in the future.
8th Ra: God of the sun
Based on the real Egyptian myth, Ra is the god of the sunand is considered the strongest in the entire pantheon. As King of the Gods, he is considered the father of creation itself. When it comes to gods, it is hard to find one stronger than Ra. As the latest addition to the Moon Knight mythos, Ra received his own avatar in 2017: the Sun King. With a possible second season of moon knight Along the way, the Sun King could be a formidable opponent for the Fist of Khonshu, further expanding the MCU’s interest in Egyptian gods.
7 Zorr’kirri: Skrull goddess of love
Already in 2019 Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson), the Skrulls, a race of shape-shifting aliens, made their first live-action appearances. Since then, they have played an integral role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including appearances in the Disney+ show WandaVision. In the source material, Thor encounters a number of murdered gods and goddesses during his investigation into deity genocide.
One of these was Zorr’kirri, the Skrull goddess of love. Although she may not have made an appearance Secret invasion this year, The wonders will tie into the series, and there’s still a chance she could appear there or in another Skrull-centric storyline.
6 Ares: The God of War
The terrible god of war, Ares has been fighting alongside and against humanity for thousands of years. Marvel’s Ares has a similar background to the real-life Greek god and was worshiped by the people of Greece and Rome. With Thor: Love and Thunder Immerse yourself in the Greek pantheon and introduce Zeus and Hercules. It’s the perfect time to bring someone as powerful as Ares. Taika Waititi recently said if he would Thor 5, he would want a villain more powerful than Hela. Perhaps the God of War is someone Thor and Hercules must fight together.
5 Knull: God of symbiotes
Gorr’s first murder occurred when he found a god dressed in gold fighting a god dressed all in black. It turns out that the Gilded God was no one of importance, but the God in Black (who survives Gorr’s attack after Gorr kills the other god) is none other than Knull, god of symbiotes (the alien race from which Venom comes). Knull plays a large role in recent Marvel events (see Absolute Carnage and King in Black), but when he first meets Gorr, he was a much younger god.
In the story, Gorr, despite surviving the initial attack, steals Knull’s sword, known as the Necro Sword, before he leaves (which is the sword Gorr uses in the film). Due to rights issues, Knull could be involved poison Films for Sony, or he’ll be brought into the MCU, just not as a symbiote god. Since he’s such a powerful villain, it’s safe to say he’ll show up at some point.
4 Shadrak: God of bombs
A god who managed to survive an attack from Gorr (even though the rest of his pantheon didn’t) and a god who aids Thor in his mission to defeat Gorr Shadrak, the Oghogho god of bombs. In the lore, Gorr comes to Shadrak to learn how to create the Godbomb, a bomb that will kill every god that exists and will exist in the Marvel Universe. Fearing for his life, Shadrak explains to Gorr how to make the bomb. He later tells Thor about Gorr’s plan and Thor sets out to stop the God Bomb once and for all.
Whether or not the MCU decides to introduce the Godbomb plot could have an impact on whether Shadrak shows up in the future. This could play a role in the future Avengers: The Kang DynastyFurnish Avengers: Secret Wars, In the comics, Doctor Doom makes himself the god of a world he created: Battleworld.
One of the oldest gods on earth, Chthon is a demonic being and the first to master black magic. His mastery of chaos magic has made him a powerful force of pure evil and given him a cult following. Chthon is the only person on this list who actually already exists in the MCU, although only in name as he hasn’t appeared yet.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sets the stage for the elder god. As the author of The Darkhold, the Book of the Damned, Chthon prophesied of the Scarlet Witch and her destiny to destroy the world. The book should play an important role in this Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, It would make a lot of sense if the god and his cult appeared in the series in some form.
2 Balder the Brave
One of the strongest and often overlooked Asgardian gods in Marvel is Balder the Brave. Thor’s brother was prophesied that Balder’s death would be the beginning of Ragnarök. To prevent this, he was made invulnerable to everything except mistletoe. Although Balder was never mentioned in the MCU, he was seen in every appearance on the cutting room floor Thor Movie.
At some point, they began gathering materials to make his 2011 costume Thor, but he was ultimately removed early on. Balder almost made it into the MCU Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where he would have been portrayed by Daniel Craig. He would have been a member of the Illuminati from Earth-838 and would have filled the empty chair. Marvel has tried at every opportunity to get Balder involved in one of these projects. So don’t be surprised if he shows up.
1 The One Above All
As the supreme being in the Marvel Multiverse The one above all is responsible for all of creation. As the source of all that exists, there is nothing more powerful than the One Above All. The only being that is even comparable is her counterpart, The One Below All.
While the image above focuses on love, the image below is driven by hate. Most of the time, The One Above All represents the comic book author and is used as a replacement. There were even times when they looked just like legendary Marvel Comics artist Jack Kirby. As the MCU delves deeper into the cosmic mythos in films like… Eternal and get more meta with shows like She-Hulk: Lawyerit’s only a matter of time before The One Above All make their presence felt.