For now, Phase 4 of the MCU is a success. This is all courtesy of the 3 shows released till now that have provided steady premiere entertainment every week. But apart from commercial entertainment, shows like The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision have drawn positive critical attention as well.
In short, the shows have been a saviour for the MCU which has failed to release any movie in theatres recently due to the ongoing pandemic. But instead, Marvel Studios has provided almost 20+ episodes of entertainment through episodic storytelling.
With Marvel’s trademark interconnectivity and high production quality, the results have been simply stellar. One can be sure that this will continue in the coming years as well. After all, there are multiple Marvel Disney+ tv shows in the works right now.
These shows are all ready to showcase new characters like Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. Now since all of these shows are connected to the MCU films, so fans have a question- will these shows be interconnected with each other?
The answer seems to be yes, as confirmed by Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke about the chances of seeing the characters in various Marvel Disney+ shows team up with each other in an Avengers-level event. His answer was a measured “maybe.”
Thankfully, he explained his stance more. Feige said that all the stories they tell (movies+tv shows) take place in one universe and one MCU. He also said that they are just trying to tell stories which show just how different and unique these corners in the MCU can be.
Furthermore, he said that Disney+ gives Marvel a unique ability to tell better, further, and deeper stories that will have ramifications across the larger universe.
Here’s his full quote below:
“Well, maybe. Again, we don’t really look at it… We’re not looking at it as TV teams or movie teams, it’s all one universe now, it’s all one big MCU. And I hope what people have taken away from WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, and seeing Black Widow soon, is how unique and different all the corners of the MCU can be. That’s what Disney+ has given us, is an ability to tell more deeper, further stories that will have ramifications across features and series.”
Marvel Studios has repeatedly said that the Disney+ shows are all directly interwoven with the big movies. Also, we must say that once it was announced that WandaVision will lead to Scarlet Witch appearing in the next Doctor Strange movie, people guessed that the tv and cinematic side were connected.
That was proven to be true by the plot points seen in all the 3 shows that have premiered till now. But Scarlet Witch isn’t the only character who will move from a tv show to a movie. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has set the stage for Captain America 4 as well.
Also, the sequel to Captain Marvel– The Marvels movie will also feature Teyonah Parris from WandaVision as well as Iman Vellani from the upcoming Disney+ show Ms. Marvel. But will all these Disney+ shows tie into one another?
After all, with multiple heroes being introduced through streaming, it does seem to be only a matter of time till they meet and team up with each other to prevent something. And fans already have an idea of how it can happen.
Know that in the comics, there is a team called the Young Avengers. And Marvel has introduced/will introduce Tommy and Billy Maximoff, the Patriot, Ms. Marvel, Kate Bishop, and Kid Loki. So this team-up is something that can definitely happen.
Overall, it does seem to be only a matter of time. But we will have to wait for some time more to see how these small stories all connect with each other. After all, it’s early days in Marvel’s Phase 4. For now, we have more excellent and unique storytelling to enjoy as Marvel continues releasing more Disney+ shows this year.