The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one gigantic beast. After 18 films, it’s kind of impossible for it not to be kind of huge, right? With all those movies, there are dozens of characters and superheroes running about their own lives and adventures, and despite it all culminating this year and next year in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, there is no end in sight for this ever-evolving world.
But how can it possibly expand even further? Guardians of the Galaxy seemed to hint at the more galactic side of things becoming a real possibility, and that’s virtually limitless in scope. However, with characters like Doctor Strange in the mix, the Time Stone, and various other elements, a multiverse is another big possibility.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Avengers: Infinity War star Benedict Cumberbatch discussed the possibility of that happening.
“What we’ve seen happen within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is this ever-expanding couture of superheroes. And I think now we’re at the stage where this universe, even within our world, has gotten quite crowded and it’s just about to explode into other dimensions.”
As cool as this sounds, Marvel Studios had better tread lightly on this. Time-traveling elements is one thing, but to actually expand into the idea of a multiverse has the potential to riddle a story and world full of plot holes. Plus, in introducing alternate versions of characters, they really run the risk of diminishing the importance of the characters as they are in the current world.
That being said, if there’s one studio who can do it, it’s Marvel. My only concern now is that if they do it, and nail it, it puts even more pressure on Flashpoint in the DCEU, and just when they had the potential to go off in a completely unique direction, leave it to Marvel to get there before DC.
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SOURCE: Cinema Blend