I usually mention how I get annoyed with the direction of Marvel stuff post Avengers movie. A good way to sum up my feelings was when my sister asked me “Which Avenger is your favorite” and when I started to list off some, she went “no, from the movie” and I just drew a blank.
Honestly, my problem with the current Marvel system is that it feels like it’s reusing certain characters too much that I start to get really tired of them. For example, I see Wolverine being put into too many roles that he starts to come off as a hypocrite. Black Widow seems to go back to Russia and Atone for her sins constantly. Hawkeye has to always have that one story that proves why he can keep up with the other Avengers (It’s like, every half a year), and Captain America is going through another loss of love ones that was similar to what he did with Bucky. Agent Coulson who everyone loves seems to have the whole plot of “How did he come back to life”, when all I can think about is “Why should I care because there really is nothing interesting to this character beyond the actor playing him”.
It gets really tired.
What I was hoping that the movies would do was bring more obscure characters to the forefront and just mix things up. Show that there’s a whole universe of characters that can be used! Iron Man 3 disappointed because it really didn’t bring much new to the table (except an excuse for Agents of SHIELD to have more fire powered people), and Thor 2, while exploring the other realms more (Granted, it was pretty much a wasteland) felt like it didn’t explore Asgard as much as they could. I mean, Darcy got more screen time than the Warriors 3 combined! And there’s still a mountain of Asgardians we haven’t seen!
That’s not to say the films don’t get me excited. I mean, Cap 2 is gonna be extremely awesome (and it’s a franchise with a lot of characters I love) and Guardians of the Galaxy is gonna be max hype! Another reason why those films have me pumped is that they’re bringing new characters in! Falcon, Sharon Carter, the nova corps and so on! That’s what I want to see the Marvel Movies do! Expand the universe, not just restate it!
It’s also why I’m disappointed with Agents of SHIELD. ”No, Asgardians are aliens”, “No, there are no Psychics”, “No there is no magic”, “No, there are no demons”. It’s like someone slammed their fist down and said “Everything must be SCIENCE!”, and that bums me out. Why limit your options when you can go bigger?
Really, I was hoping the movies would open more up, but I get disappointed with the upcoming roster of comic options. We have Avengers World that’s nearly identical to the Avengers book, we have Black Widow book that’s her going back to Russia and Atoning for her sins (Which Kelly Sue did this year in Avengers Assemble!), Guardians of the Galaxy is actively ignoring their expansive roster for more popular names for the sales bump, and now more hints that we’ll probably lose Mockingbird for a lineup of Hawkeye, Widow, Coulson, and Nick Fury Jr. I’m really tired of all that!
Ms. Marvel and New Warriors are the only books getting me excited because THEY ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW!!!
I don’t know if this is going to be something I have to struggle with through 2015, but honestly, enough with the same crap over and over! EXPAND THE UNIVERSE, STOP SHRINKING IT!!! I don’t care about Wolverine turning bad guy, I don’t care about Cap’s man pain, I don’t care about how many times you can reference schwarma, just DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND NEW!!!
That’s my rant.