Marvel Tackles the Multiverse; Feige: Keeping Timelines Straight.
Feige discusses how to keep multiverse timelines straight on D23 Inside Disney Podcast.
What is the multiverse?
The multiverse is a collection of alternate universes in which events could have unfolded a little different. Despite, these alternate realities, they are held together by one universal thread. An example, could be Dr. Strange during the events of Avengers End Game in which he spoke of many scenarios that happen during the fight with Thanos. With, Marvel tackling multiverses, Dr. Strange will be key in making sure things don’t vear to off of the universal thread.
Protectors of the Multiverse
Because timelines, can become destroyed and altered, the Multiverse must be protected. Thereby, there are individuals whose primary function is to keep the timeline safe. One is Merlyn. Another is the Time Variance Authority, that has made it’s appearance on the show, Loki.
D23, Inside Disney Podcast with Kevin Feige
While doing a podcast for D23, Inside Disney (Apple | Spotify), Kevin Feige spoke about Marvel’s recent projects and endeavers in tackling the multiverse stories. An Interviewer asked him how Marvel Studies keeps plotlines straight. With the multiverse in full play, things are destined to get interesting and a bit confusing so Marvel Studios employees actually had a meeting to make sure everyone was on the same page with events that unfold and the rules of the multiverse. More over, Feige said,
“There are people whose sole task is to keep it in their head and deliver it for us. and, then, we have interconnected meetings quite often about how things grow and evolve and [Louis D’Esposito] and I and [Victoria Alonso] bounce between all of those.”
Additionally, Marvel Studios has a team who has been diligient in keeping timelines straight and the entire story together. Kevin Feige credits them in the podcast.
“but, the truth is a wonderfully dedicated, creative, spectacular team at Marvel Studios is dedicated full time to each project.”
Below, Feige speaks more about the people in charge of each storyline. These storylines will create a series of events that will change how the timeline will look. As well as, have big impacts to the already known stories. Furthermore, without everyone taking care of their respective roles, it would be impossible to keep from making mulltiverse errors.
“Mary Livanos oversaw WandaVision from start to finish, Zoie Nagelhout oversaw The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on the ground every day from start to finish, Kevin Wright came up with much of what you love about the Loki series and was right next to Kate Herron and Tom Hiddleston the entire time.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Most importantly, the first movie to see changes will be the most anticipated, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Additonally, the events fans witnessed from the following TV shows, streamed on Disney+, will now impact Marvel movies making a united Marvel Universe through TV and Films. Even though, Spider-Man has been confirmed as multiversal, for some time, the events are finally in place for Spider-Man’s (Tobey McGuire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland) story to be told. No doubt, it will be exciting, for sure.
Final Thoughts from Kevin Feige
“In the same way, the multiverse is something we geek out about. and, we really love all the storytelling potential it brings. but, we had to dull out what it was and introducing the concept. even briefly in Doctor Strange and then, as a fakeout in Spider-Man: Far From Home.”