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New Escapist Column! On “WandaVision” and “Loki”, and the Challenges to the MCU Canon…

I published a new In the Frame piece at The Escapist earlier this week. With Loki delving into the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s interesting to wonder why the modern stage of the MCU seems so preoccupied with its own history and continuity.

Black Widow will be a prequel. The Eternals will chart the secret history of a corner of the larger universe. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will potentially retcon Iron Man 3. On top of that, Spider-Man: Far From Home teased the possibility of a multiverse, while WandaVision warped reality. As such, it seems like the franchise is building towards something – but what could that be and what does it mean for the shared universe’s canon?

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.

2 Responses

  1. (Writing here, because the computer I’m typing from doesn’t handle The Escapist’s site well).

    I can also see a useful benefit for Marvel/Disney to soften the walls of canon and continuity: it’ll help them when (not if) they decide to bring back characters like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, King T’Challa and others with new actors in the parts, without resorting to a hard reboot.

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