A Marvel Cinematic Universe plot hole that has been noticed in the past is once again being called out after being spotted in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. New York City has served as somewhat of a central hub in much of the MCU. Manhattan’s Stark Tower – rebranded Avengers Tower following Loki’s invasion of Manhattan in Avengers – served as the team’s base for a while, Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum can be found in Greenwich Village, Captain America is just a kid from Brooklyn, Spider-Man calls Queens home, etc.
But Stark/Avengers Tower has brought up some continuity errors for the franchise. While no exact address for the building is ever given in the MCU, it is meant to occupy the space where the current MetLife building stands. In fact, Avengers production designer James Chinlund, who based his design on the MetLife building, has said that, in his headcanon, Tony Stark bought the property to rebrand it out of arrogance. This is why it’s an issue when an unaltered MetLife building frequently pops up in the background of MCU projects, like when it could recently be seen in the season finale of Hawkeye, which viewers were quick to point out
But despite the oversight being mocked on social media in the past, Marvel Studios apparently didn’t get the message. One astute Marvel fan on Reddit with the username Electrical_Daikon771 recently pointed out that the MetLife building can once again be seen in the skyline as Doctor Strange battles Gargantos in Multiverse of Madness. As the multiversal monster has Strange wrapped up in one of its tentacles, the unchanged MetLife building can still be in the background, still bearing the company’s logo.
The building has been spotted in other Marvel properties as well. On several occasions, it’s noticeable in the background of the Netflix originals Daredevil and Jessica Jones. However’ while those series’ rights are now owned by Disney and are streaming on Disney+, their status in the MCU still isn’t entirely clear. That’s despite Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
To be fair, this is far from the first plot hole in MCU history. Any franchise as intricate or as expansive as Marvel’s is bound to run into continuity errors after more than a decade of interconnecting blockbusters. Still, while it’s a fairly minor detail considering the scope and scale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s projects, it’s hard to deny that it’s at least a little bit funny that the biggest franchise in the history of cinema could make the same goof multiple times, especially when their audience is quick to call it out.
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Author: Kevin Phelan