PREVIOUSLY, ON “PEOPLE THAT HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MCU, FALSELY EXPLAINING WHAT THE MCU IS”
Just stop now, it’s embarrassing. I’ve tried to be reserved on this matter, since I’m a very passionate fan of the MCU, so for me to defend it will no doubt make me look like a cranky fanatic, but I’m well aware these movies aren’t perfect, so my opinion is far from biased. It’s okay to dislike these movies and even go so far as to hate them, but to consider them the same movie each time as well as saying they’re not cinema is sad. The MCU is a series – each film is an episode. Don’t judge the MCU when you haven’t watched it, especially with such disgust.
The character investment and interconnectivity of these movies mirrors that of a TV show, so to say these movies suck, I assume these sorts of people must also watch one or two episodes of a TV show out of context and come up with an incomplete and invalid conclusion to the show as a whole? No? Then why is a series of films any different? The answer is it’s not. Marvel movies make money, and there’s about 3 or 4 of them released every year; THAT’S what these people don’t like about the MCU, nothing else – they just try to justify their sourness by attacking the film’s quality instead.
These films are made by an incredibly diverse group of passionate minds. If you put these films in the same “Superhero” box then of course you’re going to be blind to what they truly are. Yes, these films have superheroes in them, but each film has its own story, style, tone, and most importantly, genre. If you fail to see that then that’s you’re own fault, but most importantly, it’s you’re own loss. The MCU deserves the success it continues to get, simply because it continues to appeal. Jealousy isn’t a good look for anyone, but it looks worst of all on other filmmakers, because the jealously shines more blatant.
It always sucks when a director you idolise and admire talks poopy about the MCU. Oh well, art is subjective afterall!
Personally, I feel as though whenever someone big goofs on the MCU, chances are they haven’t even watched it as a whole, or they’ve watched one or two out of context at the very least. It’s like one big series afterall.
I don’t wanna sound defensive, but they can’t ignore the delight of fans, and the passion and commitment from the diverse groups of directors and producers that have contributed towards the MCU. And not to sound dramatic, but these films are a big part of my life, hence why I’m talking to you lot about it now!
This makes me even more annoyed because Happy says to Peter, “I don’t think Tony would’ve done what he did, if didn’t know you’d be here when he was gone,” or something like that. It just ruins the sentiment and the motives of the movie, since the whole plot of Far From Home revolves around what Tony left behind for Peter, in case of an untimely death. Bruh, the only untimely death around here is Spidey’s departure from the MCU! Can you tell I’m annoyed?
Sorry for the late post! D23 2019 happened… whilst I was at a music festival for 6 days!
Anyhow, here’s all the juicy stuff I could find, including a Black Panther 2 confirmation (May 6 2020), THREE more Disney+ shows (She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and my most anticipated, Moon Knight), and we also got some awesome concept art for Black Widow, Eternals, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision! I also beleive Jon Snow himself, Kit Harrington, has been cast as Black Knight in Eternals too!
– Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Feb 12th 2021
– Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, May 1st 2021
– Thor: Love and Thunder, Nov 5th 2021
– Blade, ???
Things worth mentioning: Footage was shown of the Black Widow movie, which featured Jason Bourne and John Wick style action in Budapest. Eternals will be about stopping the deviants from meddling with Earth, and the underlining theme will be how immortal beings discover what it’s like to be human. Shang-Chi will obviously delve deeper into the Ten Rings organisation, which means that the actual Mandarin villain will most likely feature. The Doctor Strange sequel will feature Scarlet Witch (post the events of WandaVision) and will be Marvel’s first movie with “scary” elements, with Nightmare as the villain. Thor: Love and Thunder includes the return of Jane Foster, eventually becoming female Thor, which may stem from the multiverse since this movie comes out after the Doctor Strange sequel. It will also follow Valkyrie on her quest to find a worthy queen to rule beside her. Blade will be played by Mahershala Ali, other than that, not much is known as of yet. Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Black Panther sequels have been confirmed (which we kinda already knew), and lastly, Kevin Feige teased about a Fantastic Four movie being in development.
I’m so hyped! Phase 4 is shaping up to be the most weird and wonderful phase yet! I love the comicbook style titles, and the fact they show no signs of shying away from the wacky stuff. Not to mention Blade becoming part of the MCU! This is crazy! I’m so happy right now!
We all knew these were coming, but now we know when:
– The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Fall 2020
– WandaVision, Spring 2021
– Loki, Spring 2021
– What If…?, Summer 2021
– Hawkeye, Fall 2021
Things worth mentioning: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will feature Daniel Brühl returning as Zemo. WandaVision will feature an older Monica Rambeau from the Captain Marvel movie, and the end events of the show will roll straight into the Doctor Strange sequel (check my blog for the movie slate). The Loki show will follow the 2012 version of the God of Mischief that teleported away in the alternate Endgame timeline, which means he’s still ‘evil’ and up to no good. What If…? will be Marvel Studios’ first animated show, and will feature 25 MCU actors returning to provide voice acting. Hawkeye will focus on Clint as his time as Ronin, as well as the passing of the torch to Kate Bishop.