During Marvel’s eagerly awaited presentation at San Diego Comic-Con the superhero giant revealed that the current arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was officially titled The Multiverse Saga.
Following a lot of speculation from the community, Marvel has officially revealed that all phases of the MCU currently in production are part of the Multiverse Saga. If it is in keeping with the Infinity Saga then the Multiverse may play the largest role in the next few Marvel movies.
The Infinity Saga comprised all the films in the MCU, from 2008’s Iron Man to 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Marvel gradually introduced the six Infinity Stones, which were the keys elements of the universe and created following the Big Bang. Several entities possessed the stones during the eleven years of the Infinity Saga, culminating in 2017’s Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos collected all the Stones and snapped half of all life out of existence. After the events of the sequel, Avengers: Endgame, which saw Tony Stark sacrifice himself to defeat the Mad Titan, the rest of the MCU properties have seemingly dealt with the fallout — and, coincidentally, encountering numerous multiverses.
While some felt that Phase Four was void of direction, other fans pointed out evidence that the multiverse will play an important role in the new story. 2021’s Loki produced the MCU’s first known incidence of the multiverse. When the TVA captured the God of Mischief, he was shocked at the power and limitations of the Infinity Stones. He also discovered that there were multiple versions of him. Sylvie was Loki’s female love interest and Sylvie ended the series’ first episode. He Who Remains is a Kang the Conqueror variant who has been responsible for the Infinity Saga’s creation.
Another often speculated Multiverse-related event for future Marvel films is the Secret Wars storyline. Fans are certain that the MCU will follow this path, as evidenced by recent films. Thor – Love and Thunder introduces the all-powerful entity Eternity. In 2015’s Secret Wars run, worlds begin to collide after the death of Eternity, leading to the Avengers jumping in to save the day. This run of the Secret Wars storyline is the one that many fans believe to be the most likely candidate to act as inspiration to the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness provided perhaps the best indicator of a setup for Secret Wars yet. Clea introduced Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and informed him that his multiversal mischiefs led to an incursion, which may lead to multiple worlds being destroyed. The type of cataclysmic events described in Secret Wars runs is very similar to this one. A hidden threat threatens massive destruction and it’s up to the Avengers to intervene.
Marvel didn’t indicate the length of the Multiverse Saga.
Source: Marvel, Twitter