How We Want To See the Marvel Cinematic Universe Change In 2020 (And Beyond)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.

It’s been an unimaginable decade in leisure. And a superb chunk of it has been outlined by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Think about it: Back in 2010, the MCU had solely simply begun. There had been solely two movies — Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk — at the moment. We’d barely seen any crossover. We hadn’t even met Captain America but!

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Fast-forward ten years and the MCU has turn into a wealthy, expansive place the place so lots of our favourite characters and tales dwell. And although we’ve cherished virtually each minute of it, there’s loads of change to be made sooner or later. Here are our hopes for the subsequent decade in Marvel leisure.

All sorts of range

In 2010, discussions of range had been just about restricted to race. This is an space that Marvel has labored on over the last decade, and its executed an OK job. There’s nonetheless loads of room for enchancment, however upcoming initiatives like Black Panther 2, Ms. Marvel, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hopefully take that to a brand new degree.

But there are many different areas by which the MCU must work even more durable to enhance. LGBTQ+ illustration has been primarily nonexistent until you rely Joe Russo’s Avengers: Endgame second. Fortunately, it seems to be like this might be altering (seemingly starting with Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder), however there are many different areas for enchancment.

Allowing administrators to form the story in their very own means

In the start, the MCU was targeted on attempting to attach all of those heroes. So whereas every director labored to inform a special story, there have been a variety of similarities between them. And when Joss Whedon and the Russo Brothers labored on their Avengers movies, it was clear that they’d been advised to usher in sure components and plot particulars as a way to make it one cohesive story.

This is all properly and good. But now that the universe has been established, we’d prefer to see extra of what makes every movie stand by itself. Directors like James Gunn (the Guardians of the Galaxy motion pictures) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Love and Thunder) are wonderful at this. Let’s hope Marvel permits extra of this within the entries to return.

New sorts of interconnected tales

There have been Marvel TV collection for almost so long as the MCU has been round. However, even these like Agents of SHIELD had been by no means actually thought-about part of the MCU. But all of that has modified with Disney+ and its new roster of Marvel programming.

We’re excited to see how all of this connects. We’ve already heard that collection like WandaVision might tie into movies equivalent to Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. But what we’re most excited to see is that if the brand new characters launched, like Kamala Khan, will present up on the massive display screen. Only time will inform. Here’s to a brand new decade of Marvel adventures!

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