I think, regarding canonicity, we’ll properly find out if Marvel Entertainment TV shows are canon when Ms Marvel drops as she’s an Inhuman, and AoS has developed a lot of lore surrounding Inhumans.ID: gq6exkcID: gq6fm5d
we’ll properly find out if Marvel Entertainment TV shows are canon
we already know the answerID: gq6q1bj
Wandavision already confirmed it's not canon
Yep. One could argue that it’s canonically the same book, but... I think we’re just witnessing plain old recycling.ID: gq5w9fp
To be fair, the Darkhold was introduced in AOS as shifting presentation to the reader, appearing in different languages to different characters. It left the show headed to Hell, and I haven't seen it's appearance in Runaways, but I would imagine it would present differently to a proper magic user.ID: gq6tae1
In a world of god like superheroes and mighty wizards with the power to alter reality, Why would it be hard to explain that an ancient book got rebound every so often?.
What is Darkhold?ID: gq5t4s6
The book. It was also in agents of shield but the marvel tv projects have always been pretty far removed from the films (even though they are/were technically canon) and now we're seeing the proper MCU shows more or less ignoring them as we all knew they would.
AoS established that the book can change its appearance, both outside & inside. No worries.ID: gq6zj5k
Except Marvel Studios themselves decided to redesign it when they very easily could have kept the same thingID: gq6tb8q
Yet it maintained it's appearance throughout every single non-Marvel Studios appearance. If Feige wanted to make this "changing-appearance artifact" canon, he would've done it without making it completely different.ID: gq6qhs4
The Darkhold would definitely appear differently to a x00-year-old witch than to a bunch of modern day psysicists. And further, I'd speculate that it appears in certain ways based on the context in which it is being used, ie. when the book was found and used by the scientists in AoS it appeared as what they imagined an "ancient tome" looked like but it gave them paraphysic knowledge (scientific formulas). Thus it appeared that way to everyone during AoS s4, but in WV it is being used by earlier said witch. Which is why it looks so much more fantastical.ID: gq6xkq6
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It's a magical book, it can easily look differently at different times. As long as they don't give any backstory to it that contradicts agents of shield then there's no problem.
However I am convinced that shield took place in an alternate timeline/universe of the multiverse based on the series finale and how they traveled through the quantum realm—maybe the timeline where Thanos vanished in 2014? (A big fan theory while the final season was airing was that the Confederacy were using Thanos's name to scare people into accepting their help and therefore their rule.)ID: gq7709y
Wouldn't it be too much of a coincidence that the Confederacy used Thanos' name at the exact same time Thanos was attacking Earth in another timeline? Also, they wouldn't need to use Thanos' name because, you know, it meant absolutely nothing to Earthlings until the snap.
Honestly, people have been trying to create headcanons in order to reconciliate AoS and the MCU main continuity, specially regarding the no-snap. But most of those headcanons are really flawed.
Just pretend agents of suck happened in the timeline 2014 thanos bailed from. Explains no snap, and also explains why those shows don't matter anymore.ID: gq6tq69
That doesn't work since they mentioned Thanos invading earth in Agents of Shield.
Back when Inhumans was supposed to be a movie, I remember Feige saying that Marvel Studios would use what AoS had already set up as a foundation for the film. Obviously that never ended up happening, and that interview happened around 6 years ago, so who knows if they’re still going to stick with that same strategy.