The Marvel Cinematic Universe is releasing too many projects these days. And now with so many stories in a loop, there comes an opportunity to set up some threads for the future and beyond. With that being said, the first year of MCU phase 4 is about to end. The franchise has grabbed all the opportunities that the characters could have offered. In fact, the franchise has left behind so many things to sink in that fans will fall short of teeth at the end. While the number of stories by MCU has increased drastically, these are the top 5 important plotlines that the franchise has set for Phase 4 and beyond –
A White Vision
While Vision was dead for most of his time, he has been the main character in Marvel’s WandaVision. With that being said, the Marvel and Disney+ series confirmed that the Vision who got married to Wanda was not a human but a creation by Wanda’s magic. Moreover, it was the SWORD organization that had the real Vision throughout the time. The organization aimed to use Vision’s body as a weapon. However, Vision managed to talk with the White Vision and unlock all his memory before Thanos killed him. Later, he just flew away from the show and never appeared. It remains a mystery that whether he will rejoin Wanda in the future or not.
Kang The Conqueror
Marvel and Disney+’s first animated show, Loki, has been the most popular and successful MCU project of this year. The series introduced the TVA to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is perhaps an organization that thrives to keep the sacred timeline balanced. However, towards the end of season 1, He Who Remains shows up – the one who was actually behind the TVA. Fans already knew that it is Jonathan Majors who is going to play Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But watching a glimpse of him in Loki was quite a surprise.
It felt like Wong has been quite busy post the events of Avengers: Endgame. However, thanks to Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans got the real context of him. While it seemed like he is the Sorcerer Supreme, his cameo in Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings brought some intriguing questions to the table. With that being said, he was first seen having a fight with The Abomination in Shang-Chi’s sister’s fight club. In the next scene, Wong was found to be working in the operations for some reason. This looked confusing but we are sure something is there for him the future of the MCU phase 4.
If we talk about the Celestials’ debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have already seen them in Guardians of the Galaxy. It was Ego the Living Planet who played the Celestial in the film. However, it is Marvel’s Eternals who offered a proper welcome to the Celestials after all. With quite a few Eternals left on Earth, it was Arishem the Judge who arrives on the screen to take them away. Now that no Eternals are left on Earth, it’d become quite difficult for the other heroes to fight the Celestials alone.
The Ten Rings
Marvel finally introduced the real Mandarin through Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. While the Ten Rings looked like some huge bracelets that one could wear and gain some superpowers, it is still unclear where they came from. However, in the comic world, the Ten Rings were created by Makluans, the space dragon. But apparently, the Marvel movie didn’t go that way and failed to echo any background score for them. With that being said, it was Wong who appeared at the end of the movie to tell Captain Marvel, Shang-Chi, and Bruce Banner that the Ten Rings have forced a beacon into the space. Perhaps this could be the point where MCU might show the arrival of Fin Fang Foom.