Marvel Studios continues doubling down on its multiverse talk surrounding the promotion of Spider-Man: Far From Home, releasing a new clip from the movie on The Ellen Show earlier this afternoon. In the clip, Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) can be seen explaining the situation they find themselves in. While he reveals the Earth they're currently on is Earth-616 — a fun nod at Marvel Comics fans — he admits he's from Earth-833.
"There are multiple realities, Peter," Beck explains. "This is Earth Dimension-616 and I am from Earth-833. We share identical physical constants level for symmetry."
Like most other people, Parker is dumbfounded and responds to the revelation of a multiverse, before realizing he's rambling on and interrupting Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
"So you're saying there's a multiverse? I thought that was theoretical because I mean that completely changes how we understand the initial singularity --"
The concept of the multiverse isn't something entirely new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after being discussed in brief in both Doctor Strange and the Ant-Man franchise. Should this all prove accurate and not just another ruse from Mysterio, it'd be the first time an MCU property dives heavily into it.
As for Earth-833, it's another Easter egg eagle-eyed Marvel comic fans will notice. Though it hasn't been expanded on greatly in the comics lore, the Earth is home to Spider-UK/Billy Braddock. Earth-616, on the other hand, has always served as the prime continuity for the Marvel mythos.
The introduction of a multiverse in the movie universe has huge implications for the future of Marvel Studios, as they could build up separate movie universes before having them crash in a massive Secret Wars-style movie years down the road.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters July 2nd.
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