With the trailer for
But which Mutliversal concepts should we expect going forward in the MCU (MCM?) Well, we are going to eliminate the Spider-Man specific alternate Earths, if only because
The Squadron Supreme (Earth-712)
While many people think of the Avengers as “Marvel’s Justice League,” the actual counterpart to the JLA is called the Squadron Supreme. Hailing from Earth-712, the Squadron consisted of champions like Hyperion, Nighthawk and Power Princess. These were thinly veiled variations of DC’s Justice League, like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
First appearing in 1971, these heroes fought the Avengers a few times. In a 12 part min-series we see how they take over their Earth and attempt to set it up as a utopia. Needless to say, it doesn’t go well. (The Justice Lords from the
In the late ’90s, Marvel introduced the MC2 universe, short for “Marvel Comics 2”. All these books were set in the alternate universe of Earth-982. On this Earth the age of heroes began about fifteen years earlier, so characters like Spider-Man and the Avengers have retired and been succeeded by a younger generation. Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s daughter May is the teenage Spider-Girl. Sharon Carter’s niece Shannon succeeds Captain America as American Dream. She even leads a new generation of Avengers called “A-Next”. (But please call them something else in the movies). Certainly an alternate universe with Morgan Stark all grown up wearing Daddy’s armor could be super cool on screen.
Marvel Zombies (Earth-2149)
The New Universe (Earth-148611)
Back in 1986, Marvel pushed a big publishing initiative called “The New Universe,” which was a whole new subset of books set in a world apart from the 616 universe. The idea of this universe was that it was identical to the real world, until an occurrence known as “the White Event.” When the planet was bathed in a bright white light, it caused genetic anomalies in two out of every one million persons, which led to them developing powers. Although the line of comics only lasted a few years, concepts and characters from the New Universe like Star Brand and Nightmask have returned to Marvel in recent years. Any or all of the original New Universe titles could make for a cool addition to the films.
The Captain Britain Corps (The Entire Multiverse)
Most comics fans know that the main Marvel Earth is called Earth 616. But that concept was introduced by legendary writer Alan Moore back in the early ’80s, for the Marvel UK adventures of Captain Britain. It was revealed to the good Captain that he was part of a larger Captain Britain Corps from across the Multiverse, and he was merely the representative of Earth-616. This concept later incorporated itself across the American Marvel books. But with a person named Braddock name dropped in