It’s been almost 48 hours and I still can’t believe what Marvel announced in Hall H during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. In the past, I have been one of those who have criticized Marvel for simply doing the bare minimum when it came to diversity and always tapping itself on the back when it came to praises. I even wrote on here about that token moment in Endgame and how Marvel needed to do better.
And then on Saturday night, during Comic-Con, Marvel blew my mind. During the panel, I was watching Do The Right Thing in theatres on 35mm for the first time and I was already more than emotional when I walked out. So to opened my twitter feed and saw everything that had happened, my jaw was on the floor. Since then, I have been trying to process it all. Just to recap, in 2 years Marvel is going to release 10 projects, 7 of those in 2021. And that’s insane. But what’s even more insane is the lineup of everything that was announced.
Avengers Endgame is breaking all box office records in the books. It is the fastest movie to ever get not only to 1 billion dollars but also to 2 billion and I would be surprised if it surpasses Avatar soon-ish. With a 300+ millions debut in North America alone and 1.2 billion worldwide, it is indisputable how big the film and the franchise is. And Marvel Studios deserves the praise for what it has achieved. Endgame is one hell of a film, giving everyone a satisfying ending to the Infinity Saga that we have been watching since the first Iron Man came out. But, if there’s one flaw for me in this near perfect film is the introduction of a throwaway gay character (played by one of the directors) and how the media decided to frame this character.
Ladies and gentlemen, the big game is here. Which means it’s time for trailers and commercial, because really who cares for the game? Okay, maybe some people do but really most of us watch it for the commercials, and sometimes the halftime show.
And of course, what had to kick off the big game was Avengers: Endgame. Was there ever any doubt that we would be getting something for this film? It’s only 30 seconds long and doesn’t tell us much but it’s here and it made me just a little bit (a lot) more excited for this film to come out.
The whole MCU fandom might just be waiting for Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame but we Marvel has not forgotten about their future. The first film after Endgame is going to be the follow up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. While not everything is known about the project, especially where it takes place in the MCU timeline.