Marvel’s Disney + Shows Will Affect The Main MCU

With Disney + slowly on the rise, Marvel and Disney are announcing their line up of shows. With the likes of shows featuring “Wanda and Vision“, as well as “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier“, and a Loki show, so many things are bound to happen. Yet, these shows may play a bigger role in the overarching MCU than we previously though.

Unlike the Netflix Marvel shows that took place in the same universe as the MCU, these Disney + shows will have a direct connection to the MCU. Not in the way that Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” was affected by the events in the films but in a way that events in the shows will affect events in the films.

This is good in some ways but also bad in others. In one way that it is great is that it creates a sensation similar to a comic book, having stories overlap with each other and allowing the creators to tell events through the eyes of multiple characters. Yet, a major way that this could be negative is how it brings up the thought that you will have to watch these shows in order to understand some things about the films they will affect. Creating a need for Disney + that originally was never there.

The series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will reportedly be taking place right after the events of “Avengers: Endgame“, and may see characters return such as Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter. Others who may show up at some point are Steve Rogers and cameo appearances from fellow lower Avengers such as War Machine.

Although a rather interesting concept in expanding the MCU even more, I have to critique the idea of purchasing Disney + in order to understand elements of the future films, when previously I could just go into the films and understand them perfectly there. I think they should be more like Netflix’s Marvel shows and not have any impact on the MCU as a whole, but rather just exist in the same place as them. But we will have to wait and see how it all plays out in the end.

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