Everything Everywhere, Doctor Strange, and Why We Now Love Multiverses Everything Everywhere All at Once
The multiverse concept has exploded in popularity recently, with movies like Everything Everywhere All at Once and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Why?
The film was the first of several major releases to feature the multiverse this year, opening just slightly before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,
which in turn was the second multiverse movie to feature Doctor Strange after Spider-Man: No Way Home, which itself was the second multiverse-themed movie in recent years to feature Spider-Man
Most of the narrative in these projects, it should be added, were also kick-started last year by the Disney+ series Loki,
which made a major plot point out of introducing the multiverse to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, the MCU isn’t the only place that’s experienced a multiverse explosion.
We also have the new Flash movie coming out next year (assuming Ezra Miller doesn’t make its publicity even more toxic by then)
which will be adapting the Flashpoint storyline from the comics, throwing Barry Allen into an alternate universe and leaving behind Ben Affleck’s Batman to do a team-up with Michael Keaton’s.
which has featured numerous variants of its protagonists in a tightly controlled set of allowable timelines since its first season way back in 2013.
As we were working on the movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out,” Kwan said in one interview. “It was a little upsetting because we were like,
“I was like, ‘They’ve already done all the ideas we thought were original!’ It was a really frustrating experience. So I stopped watching Rick and Morty while we were writing this project.”
The term was first coined by Michael Moorcock in 1963 and has shifted and changed a lot in its interpretations throughout the decades.
Everything Everywhere All at Once, meanwhile, was inspired by the more philosophical school of thought called “Modal Realism,” which was proposed by philosopher David Kellogg Lewis.