For many months, as we heard rumors and confirmation of a few Marvel Studios-produced Disney+ series, but the big question mark was when they would actually be taking place. After all, with most of the characters either being dead or Decimated by Thanos, it wasn’t clear whether or not the series would be flashbacks or if they would take place after the characters were inevitably brought back to life. Given we didn’t even know HOW they’d be brought back to life, we could only speculate.
Now that Avengers: Endgame has come out, we now have some ideas as to how these miniseries could play out.
Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as the god of mischief, and there are a few ways they can go. There have been rumors of it being a giant flashback, with us following a young Loki…but Avengers: Endgame hints at another possibility. When Tony and Scott head back to 2012 and the assault on New York, they inadvertently land the Tesseract back into the hands of Loki, who is able to escape. I wouldn’t be surprised if the new miniseries allows us to follow this particular timeline, as it would lead to some pretty interesting tangents in the universe.
That being said, it does seem to be at odds with what we’ve learned about the Loki show — that it would follow him and his influence over the course of human history. Only time will tell if the Loki in Endgame will be the Loki we ultimately follow.
Welp, Vision is dead. It looks like that’s one death that will stick…or is it? If you’ll recall, Shuri had actually had downloaded Vision’s data, meaning that they could very well create another body for him. The only other wrinkle? They don’t have an Infinity Stone to actually bring him legitimate sentience. That being said, comic book logic could always come up with a solution.
However, it’s not a sure thing that it will take place after Endgame. It could very well follow the romance between the two between Civil War and Infinity War. Recent comments from Elizabeth Olsen hint at a ’50s aesthetic to the series…but unfortunately that doesn’t give us much to work with.
Falcon And Winter Soldier
This one seems to be the most straightforward of the bunch, as it features two living characters and a pretty limited window as to when it can take place. At the end of Endgame, Steve has given Sam his shield, passing on the moniker of Captain America. It seems easy enough to infer that this series will follow the pair as Falcon adjusts to his new role as the new Star-Spangled hero.
The only thing that seems to contradict that is the word “Falcon” in the title, but that could very well be a branding thing, with Marvel Studios not wanting the uninitiated to think it’ll feature Steve Rogers. Then again, maybe this title was a mislead, and will ultimately be Cap and Winter Soldier. Additionally, there is pretty much no other time period in which this could take place. Outside of Captain America: Civil War, the two characters have had virtually no time together, so post-Endgame seems like a good bet.
What do you think of how Endgame affects what we know about these shows? Do you disagree on the possibilities surrounding them? Let us know down below!
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