I have a theory that the Dire Wraiths could be on their way to the MCU. But before I get into why they could be on the way there, perhaps it would be prudent if I fill you in on who theses malevolent beings are?
In the Marvel Comics universe there is a race of group of God Like entities known as the Celestials, who have spent the last few million years toying with and altering life forms all across the universe. In many cases they are known to create 3 strains of a planets native race; The Normal – a base line species, The Eternal – a superpowered near immortal version of the species and The Deviant. While the Eternals possess godlike power and are generally perfection (by human standards), the Deviants are heavily disfigured (again, by human standards), with each member of their race possessing some random physical and/or cosmetic mutation.
Those Deviants that I have described are the human ones, so do we know of any non human Eternal and Deviants?
Yes we do, The Skrull are one such example. The Eternal and base line “Normal” Skrulls would eventually interbreed and part ways with the Deviant Skrulls who would hence forth be known as the Dire Wraiths. Like the Skrulls, the Wraiths are shapeshifters, able to take the forms of practically any other creature. Normally the Dire Wraiths have an obese, reddish body with large, pupil-less eyes, small beaks, ‘hands’ that resemble small pincers and tentacles; clawed feet, and thick tails. They also have long, drill-like tongues similar to that of the cone shell mollusk, that they use to suck out the brains of their victims, which allows them to gain their memories.
At some point in their history, female Dire Wraiths began to study evil magic. This caused a rift with The Skrulls, and they were driven out of the Andromeda Galaxy by their former brethren. To this day the two races still hate each other.
How Marvel have been building to the Dire Wraiths?
In Captain Marvel they introduced the Skrull’s
We witnessed a Celestial in Guardians of the Galaxy
The Human Eternals and Deviants are due to appear in the MCU
Dr Strange gave us a glimpse into the world of magic
Guardians of the Galaxy showed us that a big universe exists.
As a race they are pure evil and masters of both dark sciences and darker magics. They are a bane upon the universe but best of all, outside of the most hardcore Marvel fans few know about them, which not only gives you a great new enemy but a blank slate too. As villains go they could be utterly terrifying, you could so the secret invasion story arc but only with this far more sinister race. Hopefully Marvel are on the same age as me for this one.