The method used to weave the MCU’s tapestry changes as the Marvel Cinematic Universe evolves. Marvel Studios had the task of following up on the Infinity Saga, which saw 23 movies come together in the largest comic book event of all time with Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers: Endgame, when they released their most recent group of movies. With the Multiverse Saga now in its first phase, Kevin Feige and company have developed innovative ways to expand each of their separate brands under the Marvel Studios brand. The MCU has a number of offshoot projects that are being produced as fictitious successors to earlier works. Below are a few projects that, although having new titles, serve as indirect successors to earlier efforts.
The MCU’s street-level corner has been hinted at throughout Phase 4, and Echo on Disney+ will fully realise it. After her introduction in Hawkeye, Maya Lopez’s narrative will be continued by Echo. With Echo navigating Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire and much more, this project builds upon the framework of the subterranean crime realm established in Hawkeye. Nobody knows when this series will be released, but when it does, it will serve as a foundation for both the impending Daredevil run in the MCU and the Hawkeye franchise.
Andy Park, a founding member of Marvel Studios, described the upcoming anti-hero movie Thunderbolts as a “Black Widow sequel.” With Yelena Belova, Taskmaster, and Red Guardian all joining the Thunderbolts squad, this makes perfect sense. Some team members include Thunderbolts as a sequel and add this to another series. This functions as a sequel to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, which featured prominent parts for Bucky Barnes, John Walker, and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.Due to the fact that Black Widow and Falcon/Winter Soldier appear to be a done deal, this is the MCU’s version of a pseudo-sequel. There is also widespread speculation that the movie is a prequel to Captain America: New World Order.
3.Agatha: Coven of Chaos
For the lead actress Wanda Maximoff, WandaVision appears to be a one-and-done, but not for Westview, New Jersey. Agatha: Coven of Chaos will return to Westview to carry on the franchise’s mysterious subplot and develop one of Phase 4’s strongest villains. Also, fans should expect this to serve as Billy and Tommy Maximoff’s development sandbox before a future Young Avengers/Champions collaboration.
The new Disney+ series Ironheart has been described as a direct sequel to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore. Dominque Thorne’s Riri Williams, who made her film debut in the Black Panther sequel, is at the centre of everything. A Disney+ series based on a freshly introduced character is by definition a spinoff, but given Riri’s role in Wakanda’s development, this show belongs just as much in the Black Panther canon as it does the Iron Man one, which it will undoubtedly reference.
The third incarnation of Paul Bettany’s Vision will be a pseudo-sequel called WandaVision. The most uncertain aspect of WandaVision is White Vision, who doesn’t have a clear future beyond the recently revealed Vision Quest. Even while this series may fit into a variety of MCU subgenres, everything that has led up to it has its roots in WandaVision.
Fans of Iron Man need not panic. Armor Wars is a spiritual continuation of the original Property. One of the MCU’s longest-serving veterans, Don Cheadle will shortly take the helm of his own project. As the Iron Man trilogy ended before the second Avengers, many people think of Tony Stark as an Avengers member rather than a standalone superhero. Through the use of War Machine and James Rhodes, Marvel Studios will have the opportunity to continue telling storylines that are related to Iron Man. Armor Wars, which was initially intended to be a Disney+ series, just underwent a transformation into a theatrical blockbuster, so things appear to be improving.
Honorable mentions are given to The Marvels since it is a legitimate sequel to Captain Marvel, the blockbuster movie that brought in a billion dollars in 2019. The choice to call the film “The Marvels” and to feature Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers as well as Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Paris’ Monica Rambeu as the major protagonists earns it a spot on the list. A pleasant surprise at WandaVision was Monica Rambeu. In addition to developing the character into a superhero, this chapter expands on the Monica and Carol connection that was first presented in Captain Marvel. In Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan made her Disney+ debut. It was a clear tie-in to The Marvels, with Captain Marvel making an appearance in the post-credit sequence.