With announcements continuing to pour in about what we can expect to see from the upcoming Marvel shows on Disney+, curiosity is building around what these series will mean for the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview with Variety, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the shows will significantly interact with the MCU movies.
“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way,” he said. “It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”
Of course, the timing of the release of the Disney+ shows makes a lot of sense, with Avengers: Endgame ending Phase Three and ushering in a new era of on-screen Marvel storytelling.
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“We always wanted there to be a definitive ending,” Feige said. “There’s an amazing line that Downey says in the film: ‘Part of the journey is the end.’ That’s what ‘Endgame’ is.”
Attempts to tie in the television shows – particularly Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- with the movies in the past have been met with limited success and were more often than not one-way affairs. However, perhaps fans will see a stronger connection between the worlds of TV and movies moving forward, given Feige’s assertions and the new shows featuring prominent characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch.
Disney+ is scheduled to launch November 12.