In case you had been in any doubt that the upcoming Marvel TV sequence on Disney Plus had been going to tie instantly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, excellent news: Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige says you will in all probability want a Disney Plus subscription to grasp every thing in future Marvel films. On the opposite hand, for those who wished to look at the movies with out getting a Disney Plus subscription, that may make this unhealthy information. 

Feige mentioned this in an interview with Bloomberg, the place he additionally defined that the upcoming Loki sequence starring Tom Hiddleston will tie into 2021’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. 

Note that Feige is paraphrased, somewhat than instantly quoted: “If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription, because events from the new shows will factor into forthcoming films such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

As for Loki’s connection to Doctor Strange’s sequel, Feige is instantly quoted on that: “I’m not sure we’ve actually acknowledged that before… but it does.”

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This seems to be the primary time this has been revealed, but it surely’s not too shocking provided that this show is about a Loki from a totally different actuality. Viewers of Avengers: Endgame will keep in mind that one model of Loki in an alternate timeline managed to flee, shortly after he was arrested following the Battle of New York. 

The Loki TV show will launch on Disney Plus in early 2021, and comes from Rick and Morty author Michael Waldron and Sex Education director Kate Herron. 

Since Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) has already been confirmed to star in Doctor Strange’s sequel, we already knew the upcoming WandaImaginative and prescient sequence, coming in early 2021 after Loki, can be required viewing forward of that launch. But this cements the truth that these sequence will be basic to the viewing expertise of the MCU going forwards. That pins a lot on the assured success of Disney Plus – however then that is the largest leisure property on the planet proper now. On paper, it isn’t a lot of a gamble. 

In the identical article, Feige revealed that there have been as soon as plans for a Jeremy Renner-led Hawkeye solo film, which now, in fact, has grow to be a Disney Plus sequence too. 

It’s all linked (lastly)

Still, that is a totally different period of Marvel that we’re about to enter. For a very long time, the TV division hasn’t been linked to Marvel Studios – therefore the bizarre disconnect you’d get between the movies and TV exhibits (why would not The Defenders assist battle Thanos, eh? Wouldn’t somebody discover out that Agent Coulson remains to be alive?). 

That’s all more likely to change now, although, as Feige was promoted final month to Marvel Chief Creative Officer. That reportedly places comics and TV below his wing in addition to the films, which is smart forward of the large Disney Plus launch the place the TV exhibits are a basic a part of the providing. 

Disney Plus launches subsequent week within the US, Canada and the Netherlands, and in March within the UK. Other nations will observe throughout the subsequent two years.

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