As most of Marvel Studio’s recent promotional material for their Disney+ properties hints at, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding. With Marvel projects such as the currently airing WandaVision, and the upcoming likes of Loki, the yet to be titled third Spider-Man film and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it’s clear that MCU’s future storyline lies within the multiverse. With that being said, MCU fans have wondered whether this multiverse storyline would be contained to the projects mentioned above, or if it will branch out beyond them. Now, Marvel Studio’s Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, may have teased fans with some insight into what their plans for the MCU’s multiverse are through some of his recent comments.
In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes TV, Feige seemingly confirmed that the multiverse would go on to be a reoccurring theme within the large MCU after the events of the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. You can check out Feige’s comment from the interview down below.
“The title of the next Doctor Strange movie is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so that is our biggest clue that that movie will embrace the Multiverse and the madness therein, very directly. There are, as we always like to do, connections before and after that, which will remain to be seen and discovered, but it seemed appropriate that it would be Doctor Strange that takes that on in the most direct way.”Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige on the role the multiverse will play in the current MCU. Via Rotten Tomatoes TV.
While WandaVision officially kickstarted the multiverse storyline to launch Phase 4, the upcoming Spider-Man and Dr. Strange sequels will deal with the idea of a multiverse in a more “direct” way. With the third MCU Spider-Man film reportedly trying to incorporate different cinematic versions of Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) as well as other characters and the Dr. Strange sequel bringing Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff back into the fold along with introducing fans to Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez , it’s hard for fans not to be excited about what’s now possible because of the expansion of the multiverse within the MCU.
Speaking of possibilities granted by the multiverse, Feige was also asked about the possibility of Quicksilver, Magneto, and other family members that are closely associated with Wanda from the comics showing up in the later half of episodes in WandaVision. You can check out Feige’s cryptic comments down below.
”Wanda’s got a lot of family members in the comics. This is more about that relationship with Vision, and more about that dynamic and the evolving relationship of that couple, and how that grows and evolves and unfolds. There are other characters in other episodes of this show. Who they are, what they are, not worth discussing right now.”Kevin Feige on the possibility of Wanda’s family members from the comics making an appearance in WandaVision. Via Rotten Tomatoes TV.
While the possibility of Magneto showing up to reveal that he’s Wanda’s father is highly unlikely, the idea of Quicksilver making an appearance whether it’s a previous iteration or a new version, is something that will surely shock MCU fans already embedded in Marvel Studios first Disney+ show. Nevertheless, with the multiverse becoming the focal point of Marvel Studios for the foreseeable future, the possibilities for different iterations of characters showing up all over the MCU appears to be the new norm, and that is an exciting prospect for Marvel fans all over the world.
You can witness the beginning this multiverse storyline with Marvel’s WandaVision, which is currently streaming on Disney+, with new episodes being released Fridays at midnight PT/3am ET. The cinematic follow ups to this multiverse storyline , the yet to be titled Spider-Man sequel and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, are set for release dates in December 2021 and March 2022 respectively.
You can check out Feige’s comments (around the 28:16 mark), along with the trailer for the latest episode of WandaVision that was released today down below.
What heights would you like to see Marvel Studio’s multiverse reach after Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? What characters, whether from the MCU or other universes, would you like to see make an appearance in WandaVision? As always sound off in the comment section below and remember to tune in right here at The Cultured Nerd for the latest news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe.