I have decided to add a new topic to speak about to this blog. Don’t worry, I am still working on my article about the Soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast. But I admit, I am currently neck-deep in the MCU. I just love this franchise, which is kind of a surprise for myself, because I am neither a comic book fan, nor did I ever had a particular interest in Superhero movies. But here I am, all enthralled in this universe which spans movies, shorts, network TV and Netflix-shows. And like every fan out there, I love to talk about my obsession. Plus, I actually don’t think that it is too much of a stretch to add Marvel movies to this blog, considering that it already does cover the work of all the other Disney subsidiaries which make movies.
Currently I am weeping every time I see the ratings of Agent Carter. I just don’t get it. Of all the Superhero shows on Network TV, it is by far the one which offers the most quality. A cast full of movie-level actors, clever writing, not to mention all the effort which goes into the costumes and setting, this show deserves way more love. It will be a crime should it go off the air due to low ratings.
I am also excited about the upcoming second half of Agents of SHIELD. Talk about a show which has steadily improved since it started. I can’t wait to see the secret warriors in action. And they have just announced that a particular character I enjoyed very much last season will turn up again.
I am a little bit more weary about the new season of Daredevil. I am excited about the Punisher as antagonist, but I have the feeling that they go for a Matt/Electra/Karen love triangle which would be just…urgh!!! Please, spare me! Also, it doesn’t look like Marcy Stahl will be in the upcoming season, which would be a shame, I really liked her character.
And then there is Civil War. Moderating my expectations for it is difficult. I think this will be the first time that I will watch the movie on its release date, even if it means that I’ll have to go alone (normally I first have to coordinate a date with my friends, but this time I won’t wait until our work schedules match). I have the feeling that this movie will not only be a game changer, it will also be the first Marvel movie which will end on an unhappy not (with a glimmer of hope thrown into it, to make it not too much of a downer ending). Unlike others I still think that this movie won’t cover the whole Civil War, but only the start of it, causing Avengers to be broken apart until Infinity War I. After all, the tagline of the movie is “divided we fall” – so I want to see a fall, even though it will hurt. A lot.
Well, until Civil War, I intend to cover some ground concerning the MCU. I already shared some of my thoughts when I discussed the female movie characters in it in my other blog, but there is way more to say about it. So I guess I’ll start with a number of top-something lists.