What is the first word that comes to your mind when someone speaks about Marvel or DC? I bet it’s one of their superheroes.
For me when someone asks me about Marvel, the first person that comes to my mind is Tony Stark aka Iron Man and for DC, It’s Batman!
But we’re not here to discuss the characters right? We are here to talk about the time travel which takes place in both the universes.
So let’s discuss the DC Marvel time warp or timeline whatever you want to call it.
It’s been more than a month since Avengers End Game is out and while watching the movie, many fans were confused about the time travel which took place inside the movie.
Below I have provided the time travel differences which takes in both the universe.
Marvel Cinematic Universe:
A few months after Avengers Infinity War, a few footage/pictures were leaked from the set of Avengers End Game. In that image, Captain, Tony and Scott were wearing quantum suits and it was suspected that time travel would take place in the movie.
Well, that is what happened in the end. The heroes went back in time in order to get all the stones in order to fix everything and luckily they succeeded but in an attempt to do so, we lost a few of our favourite heroes.
But, while watching the movie, many of us were confused about what happened. How Marvel converted Back to the Future, A Wrinkle in Time and other time travel related movies to nothing but nonsense.
According to Hulk aka Bruce Banner, in Avengers End Game, the changes we make in the past would not affect our present but in turn, a new future would be created for the people of the past.
Confused? So was I, but then I watched the movie again and then realized what really happens in the MCU when time travel is done.
Suppose you’re in 2019 and you’re a big failure, now you want to go back in time and fix everything. So you decide to go back to 2012 and re-appear for the tests.
After you reappeared for the tests, you passed with flying colours in 2012, but when you come back to the future, you’re that same loser who is a big failure.
The same kind of scenario happened in the MCU, whenever a change in the past in made, a new timeline is created which has no effect on the current timeline.
So no matter whatever you change in the past, it’s not going to change your present.
In the movie, the Avengers went back in time to borrow the stones from their respective wielders at that point of time and later decided to return it.
So there won’t be any subsequent changes in the past
Whenever someone asks you to name a DC-based character who is known to mess up with the timeline the most, what is the first name that comes to your mind?
I bet you that it’s The Flash. From DC animated movies to CW’s The Flash, Barry Allen is known to destroy and mess up with the timeline for selfish reasons.
The time travel which takes place in the DC universe also creates an alternate timeline.
But there’s a catch,
In the MCU, whenever someone alters with the timeline. A new timeline is created which doesn’t affect the current timeline, but in DC, the exact opposite happens.
If you mess up with the timeline in the DC Universe, i,e, if you change something in the past, your own future will be affected too.
Suppose you change the location of a pencil in the past, then when you come back to your own timeline, you will find that pencil at the new location, instead of the original.
In the end, I would like to say that – Marvel’s version of time travel is kinda weird but it is one of the possibilities too.