Avengers Endgame was beyond epic. Never before had that many superheroes shared the big screen together as shown in that final battle scene. But as the MCU enters its Phase 4, just how can such a climactic conclusion be topped?
Well, it’s no secret that Marvel Phases 4 and 5 will be exploring the multiverse and time travel as first introduced properly in Avengers Endgame.
And by the looks of what’s in store for the franchise across the next couple of years, it seems like different MCU movies and TV shows could be introducing multiple versions of the same characters.
And since Avengers 5 hasn’t been announced quite yet, some fans believe the shared universe’s big picture storyline is all leading up to Avengers: Secret Wars.
The 2015 Marvel Comics narrative famously saw the Marvel multiverse collide into Battleworld.
The three versions of Thor were a young Viking Age version, the present-day one and an old Asgardian King Thor.
Then there’s the Loki Disney+ show to consider, which follows an alternate version of the god of mischief captured by the Time Variance Authority.
This variant Loki is tasked with fixing his timeline, but some fans believe he’ll be teaming up with – you guessed it – multiple versions of himself to bring chaos to the bureaucracy’s order.
Reddit user TheMediocreCritic argues: “In the trailers for Disney’s Loki, it appears that we see Loki in various times and situations, such as president Loki, lady Loki, Asgard Loki, and Loki in the Stark Tower, but none of these are ‘our’ Loki variant. These are different versions of Loki that he will confront throughout the series.”
Going back to the original question of how do Marvel top Avengers Endgame; well we reckon by seeing the MCU multiverse collide and having all these different versions of the same characters come together in one epic battle.
Just imagine all the Spider-Mans, Lokis, Thors etc fighting on Battleworld with all kinds of other alternate characters fans know and love so well.
And if that wasn’t enough, let’s also not forget that Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is entering the mix. Plus time travel villain Kang the Conquerer is set to debut in the MCU in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Whatever happens next in the MCU, the weirder and wonderful elements of the comics are about to get the big-screen treatment they deserve, so buckle up.