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When will Marvel stop?

the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to keep growing

June 25, 2017

Marvel has done an incredible job at expanding and connecting the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) since the first Iron Man movie in 2008. Their growing universe culminates in Avengers: Infinity War where the Avengers (and other characters from Captain America: Civil War (Spiderman, Antman, Falcon, Black Panther and the Winter Soldier)) meet the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight the world-ending threat, Thanos.

With such a pivotal and important point in the MCU, the stakes are high, and a box office failure might spell the end for Marvel.

I, like most Marvel fans, am looking forward to upcoming Marvel movies such as Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018) and the next two Avengers movies, but besides that? As I looked more into Marvel’s future productions, I grew increasingly disappointed. Captain Marvel and an Antman sequel? I love Marvel superhero movies and comics almost (almost) as much as Bennett Richardson, but it seems quite obvious to me that Avengers: Infinity War Part Two should be the conclusion of the MCU. After all, all our beloved heroes have united against one big threat; Thanos is powerful, and the Avengers are divided, but they’ll be forced to overcome their disagreements and unite together against their shared menace. Once they inevitably defeat Thanos, what better way to conclude the MCU? Sure, it would be pretty sad to fans that have grown attached to their favorite characters to have to say goodbye, but all good things eventually come to an end, and if not now, when? When the contracts of our favorite actors expire and they’re replaced by cheap lookalikes? When Marvel runs out of ideas and money? When the current MCU superheroes become old and dull? When audiences are tired of seeing the same story arch? When the seventeenth Avengers movie comes out? It has to end someday, and I can’t think of a better way to provide closure to the stories of our favorite superheroes. I would rather have the current heroes of the MCU go out with Infinity War on a high note instead of losing quality and eventually abruptly ending for reasons mentioned above.

Currently, there is no incentive for Marvel to stop creating movies, and I’m not saying they should but that I would prefer the MCU to end at Infinity War Part Two, and Marvel to start making new and original content. However, my preference (unfortunately) does not have much of an effect on Marvel’s future and the producers’ decisions.

So…

When will Marvel stop making movies? When will the MCU end?

I’m not really sure, and I don’t think there are any answers, at least not now, so leave a comment down below and share your thoughts on this subject.

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One Response to “When will Marvel stop?”

  1. Teresa Homsi on June 25th, 2017 10:05 PM

    Ideally, I would like for Marvel to end the MCU at Infinity War and maybe make separate, stand-alone movies, not related to the MCU. Then in a few years, Marvel could do an MCU comeback where decades have passed since Infinity War, all/most the current characters are dead and their great grandchildren rediscover their ancestors’ legacy or some new superheroes step in. I also think it would be really cool to have some movies from the perspective from the villain where the antagonist is the main character and the audience is supposed to be rooting for the villain. Another idea I have is a movie set in the future where the villains have won and it would be a superhero dystopian movie.

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