i understood that reference
Marianas Trench - Haven’t Had Enough
this song is so cute brb dying
oh my zeus, actually their faces here is GOLD
Every single atom of your existence. (insp)
Ally Kerr - The Sore Feet Song
I lived of rats and toads and I starved for you
I fought of giant bears and I killed them too
and every single step of the way
Every single night and day
I searched for you
through sandstorms and hazy dawns
I reached for you
can we make that song an official purgatory!deancas anthem please
you can complain about comics all you want but today we got steve rogers standing around in nothing but boxers and red cowboy boots & screaming at scott summers
Ever since I created MediAvengers, I’ve had a lot of requests for things that don’t yet exist in the MCU, and seeing as the blog is strictly MCU only, this can get a little frustrating, particularly when I have to let these fans down.
While I really wish I could include hilarious references to Cap looking exactly like media darling Johnny Storm, or how Tony Stark got into a fight with Wolverine after a battle, the reality is I’m just not willing to cross universes like that, as I want to stick as close to MCU canon as possible.
What do I mean by cross universe? Well lets take a look at the existing Marvel franchises that are currently in development
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Owned by: Marvel Studios/ Disney
Movies: Iron Man and sequels, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and sequel (post production), Captain America and sequel (filming), The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy (pre-production), Ant-Man (pre-production), Avengers 2 (pre-production) + other unconfirmed titles
Other notes: Marvel has regained the rights to all characters apart from those directly tied to the below franchises.
Universe Number: 199999
- Fantastic Four
Owned by: FOX
Movies: Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). A reboot is currently in develompent
Other notes: The reboot will not feature any of the cast members from the ‘05/’07 productions, and is likely to exist in its own new universe, or that of the X films
Universe Number: 121698 (05/07 productions)
Owned by: FOX
Movies: X-Men, X2, X3: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Other Notes: All of these movies exist in the same universe.
Universe Number: 10005.
Owned by: Sony
Movies: Spider-Man 1/2/3, The Amazing Spider-Man 1/2
Other Notes: The Andrew Garfield films are a reboot, not a continuation, and thus a different universe.
Universe Number(s): 96283 (Maguire), 120703 (Garfield)
I’m not going to bother talking about Ang Lee’s Hulk because a) it was awful, and b) I can’t be bothered. I’m also not going to bother with Blade, Daredevil, Elektra, or any other films Marvel has won the rights back to.
So, as you can see, all these different series have different universe numbers. What does this mean? It means they exist in different continuities. So while Johnny Storm and Steve Rogers may be played by the same actor, sadly this becomes a moot point, because it’s not the same universe. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still write hilarious fanfic about it, but it does mean I won’t be making allusions to this on MediAvengers.
What about the comics?
There are two main universes in Marvel comics
- 616/mainstream continuity: This is the universe a majority of Marvel comics exist in
- 1610/the Ultimates universe: This universe also has a significant ongoing continuity that exists outside of the mainstream continuity.
There are also a multitude of other universes in the multiverse, you can see the complete list here.
One of the most important things to remember about all of these different universes, is that just because something happens in one, doesn’t mean it will happen in another.
So, while you may know that certain events happen in the comics, the likelihood is that the interpretation in the film universes will be different. Why is this? Well here are some possible reasons:
Due to rights issues, an important character may not be allowed in the film. One example of this is Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3. In 616, Iron Patriot is Norman Osborn’s repainted, stolen Iron Man Suit - Osborn is part of the Spider-Man rights bundle - during Dark Reign. In 1610, Iron Patriot is just Tony with a new paint job, so in theory, MCU Iron Patriot (War Machine/Rhodey) is closer to 1610 Iron Patriot.
The writer didn’t want to write it the same in the interest of a) making the story their own and b) giving us something new to see, rather than a re-hash of something we can read in a comic book.
The story needs updating to keep it contemporary.
The production company decided to try something different.
How does this affect MediAvengers? As I previously mentioned, you will not see any actors/characters from the movie universes outside of the MCU. In addition to that, I will not feature any characters from the comics who have not already appeared or been cast in the MCU in any way other than maybe the occasional passing mention. Even if the actor has been cast, chances of me featuring them are slim, because I want to wait until we have an MCU based canon for the character, because as above, it’s not necessarily going to be the same as the comics.
So there you have it, the Marvel Multiverse laid out in a way that will (hopefully) make a little sense to the casual fan. It all seems very confusing, but it’s really a lot more simple than it looks, just remember that these are all alternate universes, and you’ll be fine.