The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for its intricate and interconnected storylines, spanning across multiple movies and TV shows. One of the key elements of the MCU is continuity, which helps to create a believable and immersive shared universe for fans. The Ms. Marvel Disney+ TV show handled its continuity remarkably well, with a tremendous number of Easter eggs in the first episode, but even Ms. Marvel stumbled on one minor detail: the color of the Statue of Liberty.
The MCU timeline has jumped ahead several years after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and Ms. Marvel is set in the fall of 2025. This is an important detail for understanding where the show fits in the overall timeline of the MCU. However, there was a continuity error with the color of the Statue of Liberty that was featured prominently in episode 6 of the show. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, it was revealed that the Statue of Liberty is being renovated in honor of the Avengers, and the color was changed from green to copper, and a massive shield was added in honor of Captain America. This change in color creates a continuity error in Ms. Marvel that places the show out of sync with the rest of the MCU.
The attention to detail and the way Marvel connects the various movies and TV shows in the MCU is one of the reasons why it is so popular among fans. This small change shows that Marvel is committed to maintaining continuity and ensuring that the universe feels believable and immersive for fans. Continuity errors can be detrimental to a shared universe, but Marvel has shown that they’re willing to fix them, and make sure the continuity is consistent for the fans.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a history of making slight changes and edits to their shows even after their finales have aired. These changes are usually minor and don’t have a significant impact on the overall storyline. For instance, the Halloween episode of WandaVision originally listed Vision as “The Vision” in its opening credits, but the “the” was removed months later in May 2022. Another example is ...-credit scene in the WandaVision finale which was updated after its release to better set up the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. These changes are not unusual, and it is common practice in the industry to make small adjustments to improve the overall viewing experience for the audience.
Keeping continuity is imperative for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Without it, the shared universe would be disjointed and would lack its cohesive atmosphere. The careful preservation of connections between stories, characters, plotlines, settings and events is key to building an immersive and engaging experience for audiences. A continuity error can break the immersion for fans and make the universe feel less believable.