Avengers: Endgame introduced a number of major plot developments and fictional concepts that are still in play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe today. One of the biggest, however, has to be time travel, which ultimately aided Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in defeating Thanos. Loki (which is available for Disney+ subscribers) was the next MCU production to feature time hopping, and more recently, the complex and (dangerous) practice resurfaced in Ms. Marvel. Time travel came into play during a pivotal moment for the series finale, and some may wonder if that incident syncs up with The end of the gamedefault rules of. For this, the chief writer of the show, Bisha K. Ali, has shared some thoughts.
Bruce Banner aka Smart Hulk was the one who decided the rules of time travel Avengers: Endgame. Good doctor and Movie writers, ignored Back to the Future and explained that changing the past will not automatically fix the future. Instead, any kind of change at some point in time can result in the creation of a branch reality. This was further expanded to Loki, in which Time Variance Authority (TVA) operatives referred to those moments as Nexus events. And the mass organization does not take kindly to those who try to tamper with the Sacred Calendar.
IN Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan traveled back in time to the 1940s in the midst of Partition India, where she met her great-grandparents and a new version of her grandmother, Sana. Prior to this point, the show had established that Sana was separated from her father as they tried to flee to Karachi and that she was taken back to him by a trail of stars. Well, as viewers eventually learned, it was Kamala who created those stars, after being asked by her dying great-grandmother to guide Sana. When I spoke with Bisha K. Ali, I asked if this broke any of the MCU’s tenets of time travel, and she believes it all works:
In addition to serving as head writer and EP on Kamala Khan’s solo series, Bisha K. Ali was a writer and story editor on the show God of Regret. So she would definitely be an authority when it comes to how time travel works in the cinematic universe, and her reasoning makes sense. When she helped Sana find her father, Kamala didn’t actually change anything, she just fulfilled something that was meant to happen. I guess you could say she just helped to “fill a need” in the timeline.
Marvel has created some pretty interesting rules for time travelers, and some fans seem to think they clash with each other. When Loki ra, some debated whether it is Time travel rules fixed Avengers: Endgamethe issues of in that direction. The jury may still be out, but I would agree with Bisha K. Ali that TVA would serve as the be-all and end-all when it comes to timing rules in the MCU.
With big things about to happen in the franchise over the next few years, you have to wonder if time travel will come into play again. The recently announced Phase Six proposal has been confirmed to include the film Avengers: Kang Dynasty (who just found a director), and will see the heroes face off against the titular invader. They can use time travel to defeat him like they did with the Mad Titan. Probably not, although I would expect it to come back into play at some point down the road.
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