The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

I'm okay with that. I feel like for me, when I see Emma Stone in a role, I see Emma Stone and not whoever she's playing. I want someone who I can look at and just embody the character. And, that's probably going to be a lesser known actress comparatively.

I'm not particularly disappointed that Emma won't be Sue, be fair the exact same criticism could be said of RDJ, Gwyneth, Pratt, and any other number of MCU actors (particularly the rumored Adam Driver, in my opinion...who may be a good actor in terms of emotive ability but I have never found him particularly transformative).

The First Family is going to be some of the trickiest casting they've had yet. And to be honest, I'm not even sure how/why it will pay off. The Four's historical importance can't be understated, terms of what they'll be bringing to the modern MCU I'm not exactly sure (then again, I thought the same for the Guardians).

I admit, I just want to skip right to the X-Men, hahaha. I don't think I have patience for one or two F4-centric phases, I dread wondering what we'll get post-Multiverse Saga...
Finally saw Guardians today and enjoyed it.

Rockets backstory was quite upsetting and did cry quite a few times. Every character was really well written except for Adam who I felt wasn’t really needed in this story.

I’m intrigued to see when we’ll see all these characters again. I know Saldaña said she was done with Gamora but I’m sure we’ll see Nebula, Rocket and Mantis again.
The good thing about teams like the Avengers and the Guardians is that over the years they have had so many different line ups. Rocket and Nebula can easily form a new roster and carry on in some capacity.
Over the years they've had Captain Marvel, Kitty Pryde, Hercules, Ant Man and Adam Warlock among others have been members.
Finally watched Quantumania. I wish I hadn't bothered. I kept waiting for something to enjoy but even Paul Rudd was annoying me. Everything about it was disastrous and represents the worst of what the MCU is capable of. The fact that Eternals (which I actually loved) is regarded as worse is a travesty.
Pffff Lizzie keeps dragging Multiverse of Madness

Speaking of which rumors currently circling that Sam Raimi is being considered for directing Secret Wars and Michael Waldron is writing it.
I wouldn’t mind Raimi and to his benefit, the overall theme of Secret Wars would fit his aesthetic fine. Waldron though…
So I watched a recent full interview with Elizabeth. Immediately after WandaVision she literally started filming Multiverse of Madness. There was no physical way Waldron and Raimi could have watched the show since it was in post production. Sure Disney could have given them notes but it’s obvious they didn’t bother to.
It seems like no one really knew what the hell was going on with Multiverse of Madness which is very obvious in the watching experience. It's such a shame.

They should have given it another year and just make it into a Wanda film instead of shoe-horning Doctor Strange into it.

A film following the villain of the story would have been so much more interesting and more inkeeping with Wandavision, thinking outside of the box.