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Here's How Kevin Feige And Marvel Studios Are Approaching MCU's Upcoming Multiverse

Contains spoilers for "Loki," Season 1, Episode 6: "For All Time. Always."

We always assumed the multiverse was coming to the MCU, especially when the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) briefly explained it in "Doctor Strange," noting that's where sorcerers obtain their energy. Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) later mentions it in "Spider-Man: Far From Home" as he lies and says he's from Earth in a different reality, prompting Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to ask about its existence. One month later, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed everything when he revealed the title of "Doctor Strange 2" at 2019's San Diego Comic-Con.

The reveal of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" gave the MCU fandom everything they had been waiting for, and the finale of "Loki" only heightened the excitement. In the conclusion of the Disney+ series, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) single-handedly opens the multiverse after killing He Who Remains, AKA Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), and Loki feels the immediate fallout. The trickster has already wound up in a new reality where his buddy Mobius (Owen Wilson) has no idea who he is. Now that the multiverse is officially open, there are an infinite amount of ways these Marvel character's stories can go. Feige recently discussed how the studio will handle these never-ending possibilities and how they're starting to approach the multiverse.

Kevin Feige and company are setting up the rules of the multiverse

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently revealed on the "D23 Inside Disney" podcast (via The Direct) that there was a major meeting between the creative minds at the studio. "There's interconnectivity there that people have already started to see and suss out and I had a meeting this morning with the whole broad Marvel Studios team going through the multiverse and the rules of the multiverse and exactly how to really deliver on the excitement surrounding the multiverse," he said.

Feige also noted that one person from the studio is dedicated to overseeing each specific project, while he and producers Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso manage everything. While they try not to interfere, Feige admitted sometimes things need to be changed in specific projects to coincide with one another, to make the overall multiverse story flow properly: "Something will come up one show and we'll have to sometimes call and say 'Well, actually, we've got to alter this, we've got to change that,' but never to the detriment of the individual projects. If that were to happen, we wouldn't do it," he explained.

Up next for the MCU is "Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," and we expect to see some sort of nod to the multiverse there, but it not's suspected to have an overwhelming effect on the story. While "Eternals" arrives after, we predict a major multiversal storyline in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" as it's been rumored for months that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will reprise their roles as the web-slinger from former flicks. With the multiverse officially open, we now have a concert explanation for this long-standing rumor. Let the madness begin.