Of course, the spoilery ins and outs of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are discussed below.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t technically required to introduce an overarching major evil, requiring multiple major crossovers before culminating in an epic event of magnitude Avengers: Endgameit certainly looks like Phase Four is on the way to replicating the Infinity Saga model, which fans have long noted Secret Wars as the ultimate goal.
Kang the Conqueror by Jonathan Majors is the newest Thanos-level threat, and his exhibition introduction in LokiThe Season 1 finale revealed that the time-traveling warlord has countless variants from different pocket realities that can pop up anywhere, anytime, especially now that He Who Remains is out of the picture.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness took the idea and continued with it, throwing in all sorts of surprise cameos, alternate versions of Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular hero, comic book mumbo-jumbo about bridging the gap between worlds, and more.
Now that audiences have flocked to Sam Raimi’s sequel, the hype is over Secret Wars has just been increased by another level or 10.
Phase Four has been pretty disjointed compared to the Infinity Saga so far, with the likes of eternal and moon knight operate more independently of the myth as a whole hawk eye and The Falcon and the Winter Soldierbut at some point everything will fall into place Secret Wars marks the finish line or not.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/mcu-fans-more-confident-than-ever-that-secret-wars-is-on-the-way/ MCU fans are more confident than ever that Secret Wars is on the way