Last year saw the release of Spiderman: No Way Home (2021), a film with huge implications for the MCU multiverse. The awesome movie is still in cinemas now. So, if you’re yet to see it, then maybe wait to read our review of Spiderman: No Way Home. However, there are mild spoilers ahead, in this feature. We’re here to explore the wider implications for the MCU multiverse, now it’s open . . .
Next Big Arc
It’s very unlikely that only Peter Parker (Tom Holland) will be affected by the multiverse now being cracked open. Consequently, we can probably expect to see a good number of characters have a story that heavily features it. The likelihood is that this is the next big arc for the MCU. The MCU multiverse will be more than just an arc, though. It will change the story-world, forever. This was true of the Infinity Saga, but the changes here could well be more profound. But that should hopefully make for some really interesting stories. The first one being the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). And, that looks to be a truly exciting movie . . .
It wouldn’t be surprising if there are discoveries that come to light, about certain characters. We might just find that some people aren’t from where they have claimed. For example, the likes of J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) being the same hasn’t been explained. However, it’s likely to be bigger players that are suddenly declared to be from another universe. This is a good thing, and especially when it comes to telling stories. Perhaps there will be some who don’t even know where they’re from, which could really work well.
Diversity and Representation
Diversity and positive representation should be much more than just a gesture, or tokenized. The MCU has gotten better at telling compelling stories about minority groups and lesser represented individuals in society. Yet, the MCU Multiverse could really ensure that viewers get to see positive portrayals of heroic acts, from characters who they can relate to. There was a moment in Spiderman: No Way Home that Max Dillon/Electro (Jamie Foxx) hopes that somewhere there might be a black Spiderman. That seemed to suggest that we well see a live action Miles Morales, who is a very important character for a lot of fans. Let’s hope that we see him . . .
Quite simply, the MCU multiverse offers a huge advantage, for possibilities. As well as what has already been mentioned, the commercial future of the franchise has also been considered, by this move. Other incarnations of characters might get their own movie, perhaps even much darker versions, too. The “John Walker” Captain America, portrayed by Wyatt Russell in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Or, perhaps we might get to see the adventures of a younger Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly), which would be very cool.