Kevin Feige Wants to Connect New Marvel Shows to the Films with a "New Form of Storytelling"
The MCU is most famous for tying together over twenty films into a shared universe and story. However, it has also spawned numerous TV shows. The catch is that those shows never really tied into the films. The movies would influence the shows, but not vice versa.
This has led to the ability for fans to watch the shows and more casual viewers to be able to skip the hours of TV programming and stay caught up on the movies. It looks like this may be changing soon though.
Kevin Feige recently talked to Variety about the upcoming shows coming to Disney+ that include Loki, WandaVision, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. He explained, “These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”
First, Feige, is it new if you’ve tried this whole connection of films and shows thing before? Second, how big will the connection be? Some fans are becoming worried that they now will be obligated to watch these new series before seeing the latest Marvel film. Others are worried that this will rush their moviegoing so that their favorite shows don’t spoil said films. Considering the characters for the current slate of shows, I don’t think those are concerns that we’ll actually have to deal with as I think most of those characters’ storylines will conclude with Avengers: Endgame, or these sequels will serve as sequels to that film and not really tie in to future films. I could be wrong though.
What do you think about Feige’s comment about connecting the new Disney+ shows and the MCU films?