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Kevin Feige proclaimed that the Marvel Cinematic UniversePhase Four would be about new beginnings, which is largely true as various Infinity Saga stalwarts have shifted in favor of newer, fresher, hungrier superheroes, before Multiverse Saga was officially confirmed to be the driving force. behind. the next stage of shared storytelling.
Now that we know everything is building for the 2025 doubleheader Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Y secret wars, we can expect unlimited alternate realities and variants of well-known characters to play increasingly integral roles in the mythology. However, the multiverse hasn’t even come close to establishing itself as the underlying arc of Phase Four as of yet.
Instead, Reddit users pointed out (with the help of reliable visual aids) that, based on what we’ve seen so far on the list of theaters and Disney Plus, surrogate father figures are clearly the biggest driving force.
It’s hard to argue when you consider Doctor Strange and America Chavez teaming up to take on Scarlet Witch, Kamala Khan’s obsession with Carol Danvers who will play a big part in the wondersClint Barton reluctantly takes protégé Kate Bishop under his wing, and Thor becomes foster father to Gorr the God Butcher’s daughter at the end of love and thunder.
For a franchise that has thus far largely been defined by protagonists with serious parental issues, it’s certainly refreshing to see the MCU flip that trope on its head to create new bonds between fan-favorite characters.