Article written by Dylan McGuire Devine (7/20/21)
It is time. Time for the MCU to change forever. The multiverse was officially opened in the Loki Disney+ series season finale and it looks like for now, Kang the Conqueror is going to be the next big bad top villain in the MCU. I personally believe people are underestimating Kang and how powerful he and all of his variants are. IMO Kang is way more of a threat then Thanos ever was. Kang controlled everything. He paved the road for everything that has happened in the MCU thus far. He quite literally allowed Thanos to take all of the infinity stones which is insane considering everything Thanos did and had to go through to obtain the stones. Finding out that the multiverse has been open and different timelines are clashing changes everything for the future of the MCU.
Now we know that Spider-Man No Way Home is likely going to be about what we all have been speculating. It will feature all the different Spider-Man characters from different timelines and multiverses. It is confirmed that Doctor Strange will be appearing which leads me to believe he will be apart of the Spider-Man team and will be trying to fix the timelines. Especially considering the next Doctor Strange film is titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The next two MCU films we will be getting in theatres are Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and then Eternals. Both of these films are set before the events of the Loki series so the multiverse being open will not affect these films. Which means starting with Spider-Man No Way Home we will see the effects of what happened in Loki in most of the upcoming Marvel series and films. There are so many different possibilities now with the multiverse being open and theories are going to continuously be put out on the internet. We know that Loki is now on a different timeline as Mobius did not recognize him when he arrived back at the TVA, so that leads me to believe season two of Loki will show Loki trying to get to whatever timeline or universe Sylvie ends up in.
With the multiverse now open, there are endless possibilities for what the MCU can do. I am looking forward to seeing what the future of the MCU will look like and will talk a little bit more about each individual MCU project as time goes on.