The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

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It will be interesting to see how Quantumania performs since no Ant Man film has crossed over 700 million. I think that film will be the first true test of the Marvel Fatigue Syndrome
 
I do think the Marvel catalog has gotten so large that it puts off new viewers from really joining the craze. It’s a huge commitment once you realize the back catalog and how they all connect.

I think the big saving grace for Marvel is that they have mutants and more importantly, the X-Men, waiting in the wings at some point. I feel like that could provide a second wind and significant enough change to excite a whole new group of people and the younger fans who will grow up with new characters, especially with the animated show coming out way before.

I just really hope they do mutants justice and don’t down-power them. I get it may make some of the Marvel heroes we know now seem inconsequential and useless, but the characters are so rich and diverse.
 
It will be interesting to see how things pan out further down the road, to both the audience and Marvel Studios. After all it is the first time that a cinematographic universe of this scope has been achieved.

Whether there is a burn out or if they can give it a twist by cleaning the palette, it will be unprecedented. I guess I could see them reinventing the wheel by introducing the X-Men, but will the audience be here for a restart of sorts? How long can they keep the continuity without alienating newcomers? Whatever happens the superhero genre is truly in their hands, if there's a burn out and a decline I'm sure DC will follow right after.
 
Comic books in general are hard-to-jump-in half the time because of the decades of backstory. But they either do new #1s or huge big resets to give people a new place to jump on. Of course, all of the "new #1s" this phase with all the new characters, people have complained about for one reason or another. Sooo we'll see.
And also- Marvel movies are multimillion dollar budgets, it takes only several thousand to produce a comic book from my understanding. So there's a bit more freedom there.
 
I’m glad the X-Men talk is starting to catch on. The mutant storylines is obviously going to be setup as the next set of phases in the MCU. I’ve been talking about this for ages and even one of “our favorite” X-Men fanatic put out a great video on this. Sure a bit of theory crafting but a great watch!

 
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I’m glad the X-Men talk is starting to catch on. The mutant storylines is obviously going to be setup as the next set of phases in the MCU. I’ve been talking about this for ages and even one of “our favorite” X-Men fanatic put out a great video on this. Sure a bit of theory crafting but a great watch!


I just watched this earlier. This is a good video and she makes some good points and arguments and I think a lot of what she's hinting at is entirely possible/likely.
 
Aside from the Black Panther series I have mostly checked out of the MCU as a whole but bringing in the X-men in any form would get my interest again. I have been waiting for a mutant saga for a long time.
 
Just got home from watching Wakanda Forever. I really enjoyed it. It was way more emotional than I thought it would be, a lot of it felt very heavy without the usual levity that Marvel movies have. But I get why it was this way given the circumstances.

It was long, but I think that’s me not being able to stop getting fidgety after 90 mins more than an issue with the movie itself.
 
Just got home from seeing Wakanda Forever and I loved it. I became a Marvel fan after seeing the first film so I may be a little biased. I loved how much action revolved around the female stars. The starting credits were so beautiful and powerful, you could feel how it struck everyone in the room.

Talking about bops:



Probably my favourite song in the film, it really helped sell the whole vibe of Talokan.

I was also one of Namor’s thirsters. When he first appeared I actually said “Woah!” out loud. Now this is me:
 
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