Avengers: Endgame and how it shapes the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Avengers: Endgame and how it shapes the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Endgame was marked as one of the biggest cinematic events of this decade and rightly so. This movie exceeded expectations and managed to deliver more than what we hoped for. This movie brought an end to multiple character arcs which were eleven years in the making. But what does it mean for the future of the MCU?
Now that’s out of the way, let’s discuss the possible ways that the future of the MCU might shape up. We all witnessed major deaths and possible retirements of the original Avengers. (Rest in peace, Tony Stark)
This doesn’t necessarily make it a bad thing because we might get some exciting storylines and focus on new characters with more inclusive casting and more diversified story telling.
What does it mean for the present characters?
As we see at the end of the movie, our beloved God of Thunder decides to explore the space by tagging along with the (As)Guardians of the Galaxy.
(Still, agree Peter Quill is the in charge?). Anyway, this makes it possible for the MCU to bring on some of the interesting characters from the comics like Adam Warlock, Silver Surfer and maybe one big ass planet eating villain (For those of you who don’t know, his name is Galactus and he eats planets.) I totally see Galactus being the next big bad after Thanos, maybe in the next ten years or so.
The Road for Captain Marvel:
After Thanos what might the Captain do? Hop around from planet to planet, saving them? Or does she start Alpha flight, Earth’s first line of defense against space threats? They used her to introduce the Kree to us, maybe they could use her to introduce The Inhumans. A failed show dampened their chances of being reused, but they are an interesting lot. Whatever she might do, we can still be sure of her teaming up with plenty of new characters going on space quests. Maybe a crossover movie with the Asgardians of the Galaxy, with romance blooming between Captain and Thor? It might be a long shot but hey, a man can dream.
What happens to our friendly neighborhood Spiderman?
We all loved Tom Holland as the Spiderman in MCU. He was gone for some time, he came back again only to be in a world without his mentor. Far from home will deal with the emotional trauma of Peter Parker, I’m sure of that, but what next? Do we see Gwen Stacy? Will they bring in other spider people? Or can we finally see the Sinister six team up, as Mysterio is one of the members? With Sony willing to team up with Marvel Studios, a Venom crossover would be perfect for the future Spiderman movies.
The Resurgence of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
Leaving the other things aside, it’s a good thing that the Disney and Fox merger is a done deal. It means that we might see two new teams in the MCU.
We can all agree that Fox studios did a lousy job with the Fantastic Four. The first time in 2005 they messed up slightly but the reboot was an abomination. They clearly don’t know how to deal with them so it’s only fair we put our trust in Kevin Feige for any possible future cinematic adaptations. The fantastic four can be a nice way to explore the new and unknown corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and possibly introduce a badass villain in Dr.Doom. Coming to the X-Men, Fox did an okay job. Yes, they made some bad X-men movies but they made some good ones too. The most important thing of all is they gave us a perfect Wolverine. One regret I always had was the X-Men not interacting with the other MCU characters. The X-men opens up a plethora of story directions with several themes like politics, racism, and ethical and moral issues.
The X-men are brimming with potential, giving a chance for new storylines to appear in the MCU. The question here is how do they proceed? Will they recast everyone? What is the future of Wolverine? Also, I was really hoping to see the wedding of Storm and Black Panther, so please make it happen, Marvel.
The Eternals are a fictional species of humanity who were created by ‘The Celestials’ when they made genetic experiments five million years ago and created the sentient life on Earth.
They created the Eternals who are long-lived and The deviants who are genetically unstable.
The Eternals are meant to the defenders of the Earth and this fact makes them lock horns with their opposite, The Deviants. We have already seen the son of one of the Eternals, yes you guessed it right. It’s Thanos. He is of the Eternal line from Titan. This movie might possibly open up the cosmic phase of the MCU as the Eternals could bring stories about the Kree and the Inhumans.
That being said, Avengers End Game will remain as one of the most amusing movies ever written by the franchise. The film had everything that we hoped for. It has given two beautiful endings to the two beautiful characters. It has given a purpose and meaning to each of the avenger as they excel in life, individually. Haven’t watched it yet? Don’t miss it!