Reed Richards, played by John Krasinski, mentioned “Incursion” in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This event served as a foreshadowing of the conclusion of the Multiverse. However, the manner in which Incursions take place in the film substantially deviates from how they are depicted in the comics, which has given rise to the conspiracy idea that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is hatching a plot to wipe out Morbius’ cosmos.
Sony has spent years seeking to force its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but up until the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, they had very little success in doing so. It is revealed that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Venom did indeed make the transition to the Marvel Cinematic Realm in one of the sequences that take place after the credits roll; however, they were only there for a brief period of time before being instantly dragged back to their universe.
The post-credits sequence for Morbius featured Michael Keaton’s Vulture being torn from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and brought into Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. This was done as though Keaton’s character was dissatisfied with simply being a part of the Multiverse in the MCU. On the other hand, Sony’s plainly desperate endeavor to strengthen the legitimacy of its cinematic universe could well wind up being the thing that brings it down.
What are the Roots of the Problem?
In the comics that took place before the “Secret Wars” event, the Incursions were caused by a discrepancy in the history of the Multiverse. This disagreement led to the collision of two realities, with the Earth of each reality serving as the epicenter of the conflict. Both worlds would be wiped out if the two Earths actually made contact with one another when they finally did crash into one another.
It would go on like this until there were only two Earths remaining in the Multiverse, at which point there would either be one Earth left standing or none at all. Aside from that, traveling between Multiverses in the comics does not in any way involve any risk, although in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this is not the case.
When Doctor Strange of Earth-616, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and portrayed by Cumberbatch, is brought before the Illuminati, Mr. Fantastic says to Strange, “Your presence here muddles and disrupts the existing order of things. When you leave a longer trail behind you, the likelihood of an incursion increasing increases proportionately.”
Richards continues his explanation by saying that an Incursion takes place “when the barrier between two universes erodes and they collide, killing one or both completely.”
Based on this argument, it appears that the visit of Strange and America Chavez may carry with it the potential to set off an incursion between Earth-838 and Earth-616. On the other hand, this would provide Sony with a big challenge, as the company had just recently removed Vulture from Earth-616 and put him in the SSU, presumably for the foreseeable future.
According to the description of Incursions that was presented in Multiverse of Madness, the likelihood of an Incursion occurring increases proportionately with the amount of time Vulture spends in a certain reality. The very fact that Adrian Toomes exists would, in theory, set Sony’s unnumbered Earth against Earth-616 in a confrontation that is destined to take place.
Struggle For Your Own Life
The central idea behind the Incursions comic book series was that the only way to prevent the destruction of both worlds was for one of the Earths in each of them to be annihilated before the universes came into contact with each other. The superheroes were faced with the ethical conundrum of either having to wipe off a whole world inhabited by billions of people in order to rescue trillions, or else allowing both universes to perish.
It is unknown how or if one universe in the MCU can purposefully avoid Incursions, or if it is left to chance; however, as Mr. Fantastic stated, it is either “one or both” universes that are destroyed. This is despite the fact that it is unknown how or if Incursions can be purposefully avoided by one universe in the MCU. Not to mention that Charlize Theron’s character, Clea, hinted to Strange that the Incursion he produced may be averted or minimized, therefore it is safe to assume that Marvel Studios is working on a solution to the problem posed by the Incursion.
Therefore, assuming that the laws from the comics are followed in Incursions, how do you think a battle between Earth-616 and Sony’s reality would play out? It is reasonable to state that the chances are probably in favor of the world that has several dozen superheroes capable of leveling whole cities over the one that has Jared Leto in it. These odds are probably in favor of the universe with several dozen superheroes capable of destroying whole cities.
Everything Is Put to Rest
Naturally, Sony has the option to simply disregard the post-credits sequence from Morbius and act as if it never took place. This would put a stop to any speculation that the company’s world is in any danger of collapsing. However, even that would not be enough to help rescue it because Kevin Feige would still have control over Sony’s reality despite the fact that it is now officially a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Multiverse.
In the comics, Earth-616 and Earth-1610 were the final two universes to be created in the Multiverse, and both of them proceeded to engage in a battle to save their own Earths. With the introduction of Earth-838, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has probably already planted the seeds for a confrontation very similar to this one. Earth-838 is a universe that now has justifiable reasons for not showing mercy toward Earth-616, particularly now that the Mordo from Earth-838 will lead the Illuminati.
Therefore, what does this mean for Sony’s expansive universe? Well, if Marvel Cinematic Reality follows even the most fundamental notion of “Secret Wars,” then regardless of what the studio decides to do, Sony’s universe will be obliterated from existence. After all, Marvel Studios is in charge of making the ultimate decision concerning the Multiverse and determining which realities will continue to exist.
The credibility of the Morbius Universe is Being Ruined (Even Further).
Even while there is a potential that Marvel Studios may demolish the Multiverse, which currently contains the SSU, this does not mean that Sony will be compelled to cease developing Spider-Man spin-offs; that would be ridiculous. The credibility of the SSU and the relationship it has to the MCU, which is already lacking, would suffer greatly as a result of this development.
For instance, the concept that the SSU is impacted by incursions is rendered less plausible if Vulture continues to appear in Sony’s spin-offs. On the other hand, if Sony were to change its mind about the sequence that plays after the credits, this would only be a short-term solution that would make Sony appear extremely foolish, which would lead to the next issue.
It is clear at this time that Marvel Studios and Sony, with the exception of their work together on Spider-Man films, do not convey one another’s intentions in their entirety – or they just do not listen to one another. Because of these communication issues, it would not be shocking if Marvel Studios was not completely ready for Sony to suddenly remove Vulture from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the same time, it is quite likely that Sony was not provided with any information on the operation of the Multiverse within the MCU.
It will be interesting to see how Sony reacts when Marvel Studios adapts “Secret Wars,” particularly in the event that the SSU is indirectly annihilated. Do they choose to disregard it? Will they make an attempt to cram in another story detail that is connected to the Multiverse? For example, may they briefly explain that their reality was recreated after the events of this fictitious version of “Secret Wars”?
In any case, Feige has the ability to create the impression that Sony’s cinematic world is even more apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) than it currently is. Everything hinges on Sony’s response, as well as whether or if Marvel Studios will provide them a rope to hang on to.