The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the largest movie franchises in history.

It might be the largest movie franchise ever, covering blockbuster movies, TV shows, books and comics.

Superheroes such as Iron Man and Captain America are iconic familiar faces from Stan Lee’s own creations.

Hot off the press is news that a well-known superhero from the East is joining our favourite MCU superheroes in the next phase of Marvel comic books. Any idea who that is?

A hint is it got something to do with the salted egg yolk.

And yes, the Japanese superhero Ultraman AKA the Salted Egg superhero to those who speak Mandarin will be part of the Marvel publishing family soon.

On November 23, 2019, the confirmation that Ultraman will join Marvel made the buzz onTwitter.

Both traditional fans of the Ultraman series and long-time Marvel fans who have been keeping up with both the movies and the 616-canon comics were full of delight and surprise following the announcement.

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However, the agreement covers only printed work such as comics and graphic novels for now.

Ultraman will exist in a separate timeline within the Marvel universe, from all existing Marvel characters.

C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s editor-in-chief says that Ultraman has brought together some of the most passionate fandoms in pop culture today as one of the world’s most popular franchises. He said Marvel can’t wait to bring his story to even more fans around the world.

Fans are excited even though it is unsure if this new partnership will lead to a new movie deal or even potentially a crossover with the core Marvel superheroes teams remains unknown at this point.

Marvel says it will work closely with Tsuburaya Production, who has published a bulk of the Ultraman material for some time now.

The Ultraman Marvel comic books is set for release in 2020.

Fans are ecstatic at this point and they can’t wait to get their hands on the new merchandise and comic books planned for next year.