CCXP IMAGE STILLS FROM FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, AND WANDAVISION!
Some raw footage was shown from Eternals that has been described as “awesome” by many people. From what I can gather, the footage shows some of the main characters in their outfits globetrotting and confronting Deviants. Eternals has also been described as a big game changer that’ll alter the MCU forever.
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!
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!
SONY PULLS AWAY FROM MCU DUE TO FINANCIAL DISPUTE!
Which translates to: “Sony are cash-grabbing big wigs that would rather collapse a successful property all because they don’t know how to play fairly”.
Sony had relentlessly and tirelessly hindered Marvel for years… But at long last, they finally came to an agreement and allowed one of the biggest superheroes in history to play ball with the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alas, clearly it was short-lived. Of course, how foolish of us to think Sony could cooperate with another company at all, let alone harmoniously. Ah well, Spidey had a good run in the MCU, right? We should be grateful he even got this far, right?
Sony have yanked the character away from infinitely more-capable hands, not only at a time where he’s in the process of being delicately developed into the next big Avenger, but right after a killer cliffhanger… which to me puts into perspective just how little Sony cares about anything. This is going to wound the MCU and the story they’re passionately telling, and they probably enjoy that notion.
I don’t know what you guys’ opinions are on the Venom movie, or the upcoming Morbius movie, but they’re clearly exploits of big comic book names for the sake of money, because they know they’ll sell tickets (especially with the purposeful casting of certified heartthrobs Tom Hardy and Jared Leto). If you want my further opinion, I reckon the only reason (other than money) they’re making these literally-pointless films outside of the MCU was out of spite; to prove to themselves that they can still make whatever films they want, and to prevent the MCU from using those characters.
Well, it looks like Spidey is back to being all alone. There’s so many questions. What’s to happen to the MCU’s version of the webslinger? Will Tom Holland still play Spidey and will it still be part of the MCU, simply lacking the directional oversight of Disney/Kevin Feige? Will Jon Watts be directing again, or will he be scared away by Sony’s inevitable/unnecessary directional input? If Tom still plays him, will it start where Far From Home left off, or will it be a completely fresh rendition outside of the MCU? If he’s suddenly gone from the MCU, how will Marvel’s plans be effected?
Sony are selfish pigs in my eyes. I refuse to watch any future Spidey-related films by them if they’re outside of the MCU (except for the animated Spiderverse franchise, since that’s clearly made by passionate artists). They could potentially be throwing a huge spanner in the works for Marvel Studios, all because of money. They’re well aware of the millions upon millions of Spidey and MCU fans, and the effect this character and other superheroes have on their lives in terms of interests and pop culture.
Marvel Studios were clearly paving a grand future for the character as part of the most successful franchise in history… Sony are well aware of this. I cannot think of Sony and whatever future they have for Spider-Man without thinking how unjust, pointless and selfish it all is. Yes, Sony do own the property yada, yada… But I don’t care. If they truly cared for the property, they’d be more open to flexibility, cooperation and even a little compliance when it came to working with the MCU, since they’re clearly the biggest and best cinematic universe franchise to date, in every aspect there is. (I’m not talking about personal opinions – the MCU is simply the most successful one out there, no matter the aspect it’s measured by). Even if you personally don’t like it, it’s true). If the future of Spidey is completely separate to the MCU (where he belongs) then I hope Tom Holland wants no part of it. Let’s face it, without Tom of Marvel Studios behind Sony, it’s gonna fall flat in every way, shape or form.
I say hope, because that’s all we as fans can do at this point. Just look back at James Gunn; he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3… it seemed for definite and irreversible… but things were worked out and now he’s back. I’m hoping this Sony ordeal will eventually be mended somehow, but I’m lacking in optimism.
The MCU: Ran by passionate filmmakers that know what they’re doing, with a family-like cast like no other, with an unrivalled fan base – fans so diehard because of trust earnt, through 23 incredible movies, each unique, yet part of a thoroughly thought out story that shows no signs of stopping.
Sony: Greedy assholes that care not for the effects their selfish actions bring, thus jeopardising the MCU’s future, all because they can. A company that will no doubt pump out unnecessary movies like factory-made sausages for the sake of money.
Yeah, Disney’s priority is gonna be money too, but at least they’ve entrusted passionate people to run Marvel Studios so people actually enjoy their movies and can justify such an unprecedented fandom. Far From Home was Sony’s highest grossing film ever, but no, they’re still like, “Nah, we still want more money and more ownership”. Dicks.