In ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the Infinity Stones were used in tandem a few times. After Thanos’ initial “snap” Rocket referred to how Earth has been saturated by more Infinity Stones energy than anywhere else in the universe. Combine that with when Merged Hulk and Iron Man executed their “snaps” and Earth was bound to experience cosmic-scale side effects. In most people’s minds, the logical next step would be stating this energy mutated people or unlocked abilities similar to how the Mind Stone unlocked Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s powers. However, with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ set to be the Phase 3 epilogue, the direct consequences are revealed to be various tears in the multiverse opening the MCU to the different universes and dimensions.
This is the explanation provided for how Mysterio and the Elementals appeared by the events of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.’ It opens the possibility for dead characters to return if alive in a parallel universe alongside an easier route to introduce characters such as Mysterio. Unfortunately, with Mysterio’s source material background, everything he says should be taken with a grain of salt due to the probability he’s trying to trick everyone. In the scenario he’s telling the truth about the tears in the Multiverse, how will Spider-Man & S.H.I.E.L.D. close these tears?
The answer exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as properties such as ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Agent Carter’ have explored plotlines with space-time tears. Since there are debates about the canon of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ we’ll focus more on ‘Agent Carter.’ This is because ‘Agent Carter’ was created by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely who were involved with writing the entire Captain America trilogy, ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ In ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the actor playing Edwin Jarvis was the same actor from the ‘Agent Carter’ series further enforcing its legitimacy in canon. When that show dealt with tears in space-time, it was in relation to Zero Matter energy also known as Darkforce energy. This is the same type of energy characters such as Cloak from the ‘Cloak & Dagger’ TV show which is also supposed to be a part of the MCU.
To close a space-time tear in Agent Carter, connecting to the Darkforce Dimension, gamma radiation was used in a device called the Gamma Cannon which was created by Howard Stark and the Strategic Scientific Reserve. If gamma radiation sounds familiar, it’s the type of radiation that is emitted by the Infinity Stones according to ‘Avengers (2012)’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Another space-time tear was seen in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ which was formed when an explosion of space-time warping Monoliths exploded creating a bridge to the Fear Dimension. This resulted in energies from the Fear Dimension leaking into the mainstream MCU universe until the tear was closed. In order to seal it, Gravity Containment Devices powered by Gravitonium were used to first contain the rift and then later permanently seal away the Fear Dimension.
Based upon these previous incidents, it’s possible that ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ will showcase similar technology being used to close the rifts in the multiverse caused by the Infinity Stones. At the same time, with Merged Hulk still alive, it would be a nice nod to hear that his character is working on using an upgraded Gamma Cannon to seal the tears once they’re found. After all, he is the world’s top expert on all things gamma radiation and has considerable first-hand knowledge/experience with the Infinity Stones.
If it’s not addressed in the upcoming Spider-Man film, it’s possible Doctor Strange will need to tackle interdimensional threats entering the Earthly plane due to the rifts.
Comment below with your thoughts, how do you think the multiverse tears will be contained and sealed off? Will it be in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ or another upcoming MCU film?