Marvel’s Kevin Feige is well known for always having a plan, and it seems that plan always led to the Marvel Multiverse.
The prospect of a Marvel Multiverse is something fans have theorized about for years. As we get closer to Phase 4 of the MCU, it’s clear we’re not just getting a multiverse story, but a whole slew of movies and TV shows that will see all the effects of many universes collide, all apparently thanks to Doctor Strange and his spell to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home . Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently commented on how now is the time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to branch out into new directions.
For longtime MCU fans, the Multiverse has been mentioned on several occasions as a very real concept by The Ancient One, and as a “ridiculous” fabrication in Spider-Man: Far From Home , which managed to pull the rug out. under fans who thought that Mysterio’s multiverse origins in this movie were true and not, as it turned out, just a lie. Since then we’ve had Disney + Loki series building a world of timelines and alternate variations, and now we’re really about to start it all in style. Feige said in a new interview with Collider, it’s a good time to bring the multiverse to life, with over 20 films behind them and a plethora of characters to play with. Feige said:
“ The Elder mentions it in Doctor Strange , when she takes Stephen Strange through this kind of mind-twisting journey. It has always been one of the most powerful storytelling tools in comics. The one you need to handle with care as it can get overwhelming. But one that now with, obviously, the 60-80 year comic book history, now we have 20+ years of movie history and there are enough characters that we can start playing around with that. way. “
Of course, there has been a lot of speculation about whether the Multiverse will play a role in bringing the X-Men to the MCU, and Feige answered a question as to whether the multiverse’s introduction timeline had was changed due to the Fox acquisition which led to the X-Men returning under the Marvel Studios banner. He commented: “ I don’t think so. I think the toys that were added to the toy box increased with this acquisition from Fox, but that didn’t change the timeline when we brought in the idea of the multiverse. “
While we’re now pretty sure, unless Marvel and Sony really pulled out all of the wrong-directional stops in the trailers, that Spider-Man: No Path Home will fully open up the Multiverse before we kick off. in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , which at the moment is pretty much an unknown entity. While there are over 30 Marvel projects already in various stages of production, and many of them touching the multiverse in one way or another, it’s clear that this is the new Saga of infinity and it’s not going to end anytime soon.