All The Alien Species In The MCU So Far, Because Phase 4 Will Go Deeper Into Outer Space

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Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. After the latest MCU movie retired and killed off some of its most significant superhero characters, more change is definitely coming. And the possibilities are endless, given the rich history of Marvel's comics. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige told that the MCU continue to expand out into space, despite its earth-bound origins. And obviously, the cosmos are already playing a big part. Beings from other planets are all over this storytelling universe, but it can be easy to get them confused. So we put together this guide to all the alien species in the MCU so far, to help you keep them straight.

When the MCU got its start with Iron Man in 2008, aliens seemed a long way off. But by the end of Iron Man 2, S.H.I.E.L.D. had found Thor's hammer in New Mexico, signaling that an alien — an Asgardian — had made his way to Earth. And things just sort of took off from there, bringing species after species into this franchise. Some are major characters, others we only see briefly. And you never know which ones the MCU may choose to focus on in the future. (See: The Eternals movie that's reportedly in the works.)

You can at least bet on a Captain Marvel sequel and a third Guardians movie coming out in the future, so it's a good time to catch up on all of the alien beings you've already met over the 11 years of the MCU's existence. You'll surely have to memorize some more soon.