In case you missed it, last year the Korean drama Squid Game became a global phenomenon after it soared to stardom on Netflix thanks to its incredibly shocking and mostly original story that had everyone freaking out. Even my sister and I watched it…and it was quite traumatizing.
The series’ first season was a masterclass in suspense, horror, and downright emotional storyline. I’d never seen a show that had me so gripped and even as I began to suspect the outcome of the show it still managed to shock me.
Of course, in this greedy world of ours where the slightest success in entertainment leads to sequels, spin-offs, prequels, or eventual reboots, Netflix has decided to go ahead and make a second season of the hit drama. The question is, should they?
I had an epiphany the other day. I was thinking about, well, Marvel and something dawned on me.
The last Marvel movie to have a trailer as a post-credit scene for another MCU film was The Avengers at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. The Avengers, of course, was the studio’s first ensemble film which managed to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if they could face the battles most never could. The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes lived up to the hype, stopping Loki and his invasion on Earth in a film that not only changed the game for the superhero genre but proved that Marvel Studios was, in fact, not a fluke.
So, considering that was the last MCU film to have a trailer as a post-credits scene is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness secretly the latest Avengers movie? It makes sense if that were so.
Last year each film was very much a standalone story; from the series to the movies, the stories never really required a multitude of superheroes from different properties to save the day. Even Doctor Strange played a menial role in Spider-Man: No Way Home, allowing the focus to truly shine on Spider-Man and his story alone.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the first movie that is actually going to feature a multitude of heroes, Wong, America Chavez, and of course Wanda a.k.a the Scarlet Witch. And that’s not the only heroes we will see in this movie.
There are rumors that we will be seeing a multiversal Avengers team in this film comprised of a group of heroes that I will not disclose in this post. I will say this though, the rumored members of this team is going to have people cheering again for sure.
And with so many cameos destined for this movie this truly does feel like a major event coming our way this May and I am ready for the showdown. What’s going to happen, how will it affect the MCU moving forward, and is this in fact, technically, the next Avengers movie? I think it is.
Here’s the trailer if you need a quick reminder of the awesomeness that awaits us.
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Well folks, it’s time. The Moon Knight trailer drops tomorrow night during Monday Night Football and I honestly couldn’t be more excited. Here’s the teaser.
Very, very cool. Ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness this series feels like the perfect show to get us in the mood for something a bit darker.
I love the aesthetic of this show and I’m really digging the slightly scary atmosphere of this series. It’s already been rumored that this will be one of the most mature installments in the MCU which already sounds perfect considering that Moon Knight’s story is very mature. To water him down would be a bit unfortunate.
Hopefully, the trailer will announce that the series will be coming out sometime in March and not April. 🤞
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Even though we’re a few weeks removed from the Hawkeye era I’m finally getting around to ranking it in the MCU. Once again, this will be a slightly different ranking because it’s always shifting for me but, yeah, here we go. Let’s add this thirty-second installment to the list.
32. The Incredible Hulk
Eternals isn’t the worst MCU film. This is. It’s so bad it isn’t on Disney+ and I don’t care.
It’s got one of the best-acted scenes in the franchise between Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins when Loki’s birthright is revealed but…that’s the only great thing about this movie. Oh, and the first thirty minutes are pretty fun to watch. The rest is a snoozefest.
30. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
There’s too much hollering, the jokes aren’t as funny, Ego is an okay villain, Yondu’s death is corny, and Gamora gets sidetracked for this story a bit. The only thing that keeps me coming back is how visually stunning this movie is.
A few months ago I watched Eternals and upon my first viewing, I thought it was a good movie. Nothing overly special but nowhere near the searing Rotten score it garnered by critics. Yesterday evening I rewatched it for the second time and I’ve got to say, I was a bit blown away.
Eternals is the type of movie that benefits greatly from a second viewing because so many things make more sense. Like Ikaris’ robotic behavior and his unwavering duty to Arishem, the nuances between the heroes and their conflict with Arishem’s grand design, and so much more. I found myself deeply invested in the story and I’ve got to admit, I got a bit emotional a couple of times.
Eternals is at its best when Chloe Zhao dives deep into the epicness of this story. At times, the humor that mainly Kingo brings feels a little forced or a bit out of place in the ultra-seriousness of the story but the humor is there to remind us it is, in fact, an MCU movie.
The action, when there is some, is more brutal than most installments in the franchise. I found myself wincing and quite worried during the Deviant attack in the Amazon. Zhao made sure to let us know at all times that the Deviants were predators and they viciously attack as such. It’s no surprise one of the Eternals died during that sequence.