When you think about the MCU Infinity Saga films that had it the hardest, Captain Marvel This immediately comes to mind as it famously was so bombarded with reviews that to date its Rotten Tomatoes rating sits at an abysmal 45%. And yet, if you think about it again, it’s RT criticism The score is absolutely serious and fresh at 79%, and there’s also the little fact that it earned $1.1 billion worldwide in 2019. Unfortunately, its upcoming sequel, The wondersIt’s not nearly as good.
The wonders faces something even more disturbing than Captain Marvel‘s violent backlash: complete apathy
Yes, The wonders I wish all it had to do with was angry fans bombarding it with reviews. At least you know that someone cares. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, the film’s box office projections are in danger of falling to the biggest bombshells not only in the MCU but also in the DCEU – viz The Lightning And Black Adam. The reason for this has now become clear as the sheer indifference of Marvel fans towards the upcoming project has been laid bare. Secure, The wonders It’s unlikely to be as big of a stinker as Quantumania (Marvel wouldn’t have seen this coming either), but sometimes it’s better to be bad than to be in the middle. To be clear, things could still turn out respectably for Carol Danvers and company, but the warning signs are staring us sadly in the face.
We can now add an MCU TV series to Guillermo del Toro’s ever-growing list of unmade projects
Guillermo del Toro has so many dream projects that never materialized in his career that more and more are emerging from reality. Hot on the heels of the talk, he almost did a Jabba the Hutt war of stars In the film, we learn that the Oscar-winning filmmaker once tried to interest Marvel in letting him make one Hulk TV series in the early 2010s, only to change Pacific Rim when the studio wouldn’t bite. So those are two MCU what-ifs that this man had in his past, dating back to when Neil Gaiman was setting up Marvel Doctor Strange Film that del Toro would direct. One day the House of Ideas will have the smart idea to actually hire him to bring some of his unique style and talent to the MCU.
Lightning will have to get seriously creative to get out of the doldrums of the fifth phase
With straight The wondersabout a heroine who has raised billions for the franchise and is threatening to explode at the box office in 2024 Lightning It runs the risk of going wrong, as it’s full of B and C supporting characters and villains from such second-rate MCU classics as Black widow And The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Well, thankfully Marvel still has time to pull one Daredevil: Reborn in this case and revise it in the midst of strikes before it is too late. And fans are putting their heads together to come up with some suggestions that are both helpful – hire a new team of writers – and less helpful – make it an epic X-Men crossover movie. Hmm, maybe in phase seven, folks.
You never know what’s around the corner in the Marvel Multiverse – maybe Captain Marvel and She-Hulk as the leader of the Avengers? Hey, it could happen! – so stay tuned for more.