Catching up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe


Did this last year and a half seem like more than five to you? Do you feel like you’ve only been dust for a while, only to be suddenly plunged into a universe where things no longer make sense? Missing out on being able to figure out the superhero fanatic in your life? Do you even understand these vague references? Fear not, The Current is here to help keep you up to date with anything you’ve been missing, from your friendly neighborhood slinger to the Loki variant of your local timeline.

Find Wanda Maximoff in “WandaVision”

The last time audiences left Wanda Maximoff, she shared an unfortunate trait with other female Marvel characters: underdeveloped and laden with unresolved and unexplored trauma. However, the first of what is now many Disney + Marvel shows, “WandaVision” allowed the character to shine alone for the first time on silver screens and made her such an incredibly complex character that she quickly is. become a fan favorite. Along with much-needed character development, the show also helped open up the multiverse and set the stage for “Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness,” which is set to arrive in theaters on March 25, 2022. Wanda unlocks an incredible set of powers so that she creates her idea of ​​the perfect city in an attempt to deal with the trauma of losing loved ones. She later assumes her role as the Scarlet Witch and meddles with the show’s hidden villain, Agatha Harkness, who sets off a series of chain reactions that give a certain character powers similar to Captain Marvel, hinting at the crossover. full of hope with Fox’s X-Men characters. by bringing back his dead brother but played by “X-Men” and “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters and revives a different version of Vision. If you still feel lost, that’s okay, the entire nine-episode series is ready to air on Disney +.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” fills the gap left by Captain America

When Steve Rogers stepped down as Captain America at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” many fans wondered who the next Captain America would be. Kari Skogland and Malcolm Spellman, the creators of the series, took the opportunity to create some extraordinary character development works in franchise favorites Sam and Bucky. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” analyzes and explores questions about race in the Marvel Universe while drawing intense parallels to our own, as well as criticizing the use of the military by the States. United. The show also did a terrific job of expanding real-life issues further in a global “Avengers: Endgame” post, as well as introducing audiences to Madripoor, an important island to keep an eye on the future and yet another X- Easter Egg related to men. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” also began to set the stage for Hydra’s inevitable return with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, who is known in the comics for being the second Madame Hydra and often head of the organization himself. The most exciting development, beyond the hidden Easter Eggs and interesting character moments and hectic fight scenes, was ultimately Sam Wilson taking the mantle of Captain America and becoming the hero America doesn’t deserve, but which she desperately needs.

“Loki” is our first glimpse of the multiverse

The long-awaited “Loki” series continues the trend of mixing intensely interesting world-building with deliciously rich character development. Who better to continue this with than the multifaceted god of evil himself? Loki picks up where the audience left off; sadly not lying dead on the steps of a destroyed ship, but rather as one of his pasts escaping capture just after the generation defining the Battle of New York. “Loki” is yet another character-driven story where audiences spend a lot of time with one of Marvel Studio’s most popular characters as they attempt to navigate the timeline while battling their own sense of self. and confronting who he really is behind all the illusions. The introduction of the Time Variance Authority, an organization that monitors the flow of the timeline to make sure everything stays on track, gave audiences another taste of what’s in store in “Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, ”and at the end of the series shows audiences the changing universe, earthquake moment when the multiverse began to open up. The series also introduced the various Loki that adorn the pages of the Marvel comics in the Cinematic Universe, creating a very interesting relationship between 2012 Loki and another variation of her name Sylvie.

Black Widow‘ ended grieving fans

Fans of Scarlett Johanson’s Natasha Romanoff got to say a final goodbye to the hero as she returns to the silver screens of many now reopened theaters with her long-awaited solo film, “Black Widow.” The film begins in the time pocket between the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” following Natasha as she grapples with her past and her secret family in Russia. While many fans wish they could have seen this side of Natasha long before her death in “Avengers: Endgame,” it was still a pivotal film that allowed audiences to pay tribute and gain a better understanding of the multifaceted superspy. The film’s end credits bring Contessa Valentina Allegra back from Fontaine attempting to recruit Natasha’s brother Yelena, leading fans to wonder why Contessa attempted to contact those Marvel Studio faces. You can watch “Black Widow” on Disney +.

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ leaves fans excited about what Marvel has in store

Marvel’s most recent big-screen debut, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” has captured everyone’s hearts and started to get people excited about the upcoming theatrical releases that Marvel has in store. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is what many call the best Marvel movie, as it delves into the rich and incredibly interesting history of comics’ “kung fu master” while providing such a look. refreshing on what Marvel movies can be: character-driven masterpieces that don’t rely on age-old formulas just to sell movie tickets. The film features another fresh-faced young hero, Shang-Chi, and the immensely powerful Ten Rings. When the rings are used in one of the film’s penultimate moments, they send a signal out into the universe, a detail that has left many fans worried about what that might mean. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” also brings back the powerful Ten Rings Organization, which at the end of the film underwent a modern facelift and was led by Shang-Chi’s sister, Xu Xialing. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will be released on Disney + on November 12.

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