Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige now has artistic management over the overwhelming majority of Marvel content material together with movie, tv, and publishing efforts. With Avengers: Endgame formally in the rear-view mirror, the timing of the transfer is impeccable as the producer has as clear of a slate as he has had in his decade-long profession at the House of Ideas. In reality, not solely is the timing excellent off the display, however there will not be a greater time to begin consolidating issues than proper now.
Within the subsequent two years, followers will get each WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, two properties which have been closely touted of coping with the mysterious multiverse teased in earlier outings. And now that Feige has artistic management over each movie and tv — issues would possibly begin getting fairly funky.
As the previous eleven years have proven us, we have been given zero motive to doubt Feige’s artistic capabilities — the $23-some billion in field workplace receipts show that. But as the Marvel Cinematic Universe correct grows exponentially, one would possibly suppose it might be best for the producer to faucet into the concept of a multiverse now greater than ever.
Sure, he would possibly plan on consolidating a dozen exhibits from the Marvel Television secure together with his large slate of movies and Disney+ exhibits however in some unspecified time in the future, it is sure to begin getting messy. Much like the Arrowverse on The CW has proven, a multiverse is undoubtedly a useful plot system, permitting writers a strong approach to attempt fixing continuity woes. Plus, it is a great way to deliver the whole lot beneath one umbrella organically, with out disregarding the content material already made, permitting earlier seasons of exhibits like Agents of SHIELD and Daredevil to stay canon.
Maybe that is a approach they’d find a way to clarify an adult-oriented, rated-R blueprint. Perhaps the likes of Blade, Deadpool, and different Marvel “MAX” tasks will happen in one other universe exterior the prime MCU world. After all, it seems like each Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Scarlet Witch (Elizbeth Olsen) will likely be ready to traverse the multiverse earlier than too lengthy and convey no matter characters into the fray every time the want ought to come up.
Upcoming Marvel Studios tasks embody Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Marvel Studios Disney+ collection with out launch dates embody Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
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