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Every MCU Character Is Likely to Appear in Avengers 5 

After Avengers: Endgame provided a stunning conclusion to the Infinity Saga, fans have been waiting for answers on what the next phase of Marvel storytelling will look like. The MCU looks to be in the middle of an all-new Multiverse Saga – one that appears to be heading to Secret Wars – with Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The well-known crossover may be Marvel Comics’ most significant Multiverse event, as it saw universes fused together by incursions to form Battleworld, a realm where heroes and villains were compelled to battle for the survival of their planets. Multiverse of Madness started to set the ground for that event by introducing the notion of incursions and hinting at their importance in Doctor Strange’s next adventure. With Secret Wars being a narrative about the Multiverse and Variants, the options for which characters and performers may arrive and return are practically limitless. But who is most likely to return for Secret Wars? 

After Avengers: Endgame provided a stunning conclusion to the Infinity Saga, fans have been waiting for answers on what the next phase of Marvel storytelling will look like. The MCU looks to be in the middle of an all-new Multiverse Saga – one that appears to be heading to Secret Wars – with Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

The well-known crossover may be Marvel Comics’ most significant Multiverse event, as it saw universes fused together by incursions to form Battleworld, a realm where heroes and villains were compelled to battle for the survival of their planets. Multiverse of Madness started to set the ground for that event by introducing the notion of incursions and hinting at their importance in Doctor Strange’s next adventure. 

With Secret Wars being a narrative about the Multiverse and Variants, the options for which characters and performers may arrive and return are practically limitless. But who is most likely to return for Secret Wars? 

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Sam Wilson’s Captain America, Anthony Mackie 

EverySam Wilson, like Steve Rogers before him, will soon be at the forefront of the MCU as he takes on a larger role in The Avengers going forward. It is unknown if Wilson will be the future commander of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but he will surely play a significant part in Secret Wars. 

Strange Doctor 

EveryDoctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has virtually supplanted Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man as the MCU’s main man. Strange is the authority on all things Multiverse, having appeared in both Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home, and his knowledge will no doubt be important to the Avengers. 

America Chavez Xochitl Gomez 

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America Chavez, a figure with strong ties to the Multiverse, first introduced in Doctor Strange 2. Strange may invite her along for the voyage to aid the Avengers, especially now that she’ll have learnt some magic at Kamar-Taj, thanks to her talents that allow her to travel throughout the Multiverse. 

Shang-Chi Simu Liu 

EveryWhen Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi made his MCU debut in 2021, he proved to be a popular addition. Following his introduction to Avengers such as Captain Marvel and the Hulk in his post-credits sequence, the martial arts master will certainly play a crucial role in the next big crossover. 

Spider-Man is played by Tom Holland. 

EveryBecause of intricate rights concerns with Sony, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man doesn’t get to cross over into the MCU very frequently, but he will undoubtedly be there for an event of this magnitude. Secret Wars was the event that memorably unveiled the wall-black crawler’s suit, which may be transferred to live-action when a Symbiote crawled into the MCU in the No Way Home post-credits sequence. 

Captain Marvel, Brie Larson 

EveryBrie Larson’s Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as seen by her struggle against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. The Kree hero will very certainly be one of the MCU’s Big Three heroes in the future, making his involvement in Secret Wars nearly inevitable. 

Okoye – Danai Gurira 

EveryMany people were taken aback when Okoye and the Wakandans played an unexpectedly crucial role in Avengers: Infinity War, and she may do the same in Secret Wars. Rumors believe Danai Gurira’s warrior may even receive her own Disney+ series, which increases the likelihood that her MCU role will expand in the future. 

Clea – Charlize Theron 

EveryCharlize Theron’s Clea, a formidable sorceress and prospective love interest for Doctor Strange, was introduced in Multiverse of Madness. Because Dormammu’s niece was the one to notify Strange to an incursion he had orchestrated, she may have a role to play in Secret Wars, an event centered on these invasions. 

Loki’s end saw the God of Mischief and his Variant Sylvie accountable for the breakdown of the Multiverse, which might lead to his involvement in Secret Wars. With his most crucial atonement arc over, it will be interesting to watch how he interacts with his old Avenging adversaries as a more heroic figure. 

Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors 

EveryIn terms of Loki, the Disney+ series identified Kang the Conqueror as the most dangerous threat to the Multiverse, implying that he may be the villain of the MCU’s Secret Wars adaption. Jonathan Majors’ time-traveler will be featured again in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which may provide further details about the incident. 

Ant-Man, Paul Rudd 

EveryAnt-Man and his Quantum Realm knowledge played an unexpectedly vital part in Avengers: Endgame, and he will shortly embark on his next adventure in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. With the smaller sequel likely to star Kang, who may or may not be the villain of Secret Wars, Ant-Man could easily fit in. 

Wasp by Evangeline Lilly 

EveryWhere there’s an Ant-Man, there’s a Wasp, which means Evangeline Lilly’s prospects of returning for Secret Wars are primarily dependent on whether Paul Rudd does. The shrinking pair were two of Marvel Comics’ original Avengers, and they may be more vital to this new period of the team than they were in the first. 

Thor, Chris Hemsworth 

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Chris Hemsworth has one of the most extensive MCU careers, and his story will shortly be continued in Thor: Love and Thunder. There’s no knowing what his future will look like until that film is out, but the Australian actor has confirmed his commitment to being in the MCU, which means he’ll most likely be in Secret Wars until he unexpectedly bids his farewell in Love and Thunder. 

Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) 

EveryLike Thor, it’s unclear where the MCU will take Bruce Banner, the Hulk, following She-Hulk. The Avenger was last seen in the Shang-Chi post-credits sequence, when he offered his advice on the origin of the Ten Rings. Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, whether as the gamma-green monster or the brightest man in the MCU, is a sure bet for Secret Wars. 

Jane Foster – Natalie Portman 

EveryThor: Love and Thunder will see Jane Foster become The Mighty Thor, a hero in her own right. Foster joined the Avengers when she became the Goddess of Thunder in the comics, implying that she may soon join Thor and his other friends for some Multiversal action. 

Sylvie DiMartino – Sophia DiMartino 

EveryJust like Nebula was surprisingly important to Infinity War and Endgame because of her link to Thanos, Sylvie might do the same for Secret Wars because of her part in opening up the Multiverse. But there’s little question the Loki Variant would not be popular among her other MCU characters after she was nearly entirely responsible for the mayhem. 

Bucky – Sebastian Stan 

EveryThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier turned Sam Wilson become Captain America, but it left Bucky Barnes in an odd position. He has clearly finished his redemption path, yet he still seems to be the Winter Soldier – a perplexing paradigm that should be resolved in Captain America 4 before Secret Wars, when he might meet his fate after more than a decade in the MCU. 

Wong, Benedict Benedict Wong 

EveryAfter Doctor Strange, almost no one could have predicted that Wong would make the most appearances in Phase 4. After She-Hulk, the sorcerer will have four Phase 4 appearances under his belt, positioning him as the Nick Fury of the supernatural world. With so many appearances under his belt, it would be a tragedy if the Multiverse specialist missed out on Secret Wars. 

Monica Rambeau – Teyonah Parris 

Monica Rambeau will soon emerge in The Marvels as WandaVision, a team-up that should solidify her heroic persona and position her as the newest member of The Avengers. According to previous reports, the Captain Marvel sequel may hint to the path of the next generation of Avengers, implying Rambeau may be a part of that future. 

Ms. Marvel Iman Vellani 

Ms. Marvel, like Rambeau, will shortly appear in her own Disney+ series before joining up with other heroes in The Marvels. However, there is always the possibility that Ms. Marvel may stay away from the main Avengers series in order to play a part in the Young Avengers or Champions. 

Shuri (Letitia Wright) 

The Black Panther will undoubtedly play a role in Secret Wars, and all indications point to Shuri succeeding T’Challa in that role. Even if she loses the mantle to another Wakandan, Shuri will undoubtedly remain as one of the most intelligent persons in the Marvel world and a significant figure in Wakanda. 

M’Baku – Winston Duke 

M’Baku, played by Winston Duke, has been a highly touted contender for the Black Panther mantle, making him a strong prospect for a part in Secret Wars. However, his participation in the Multiversal event is likely to be contingent on his gaining the famous heroic title in Wakanda Forever. 

Steve Rogers’ Captain America is played by Chris Evans. 

Chris Evans has Steve Rogers survived the events of Endgame to return to the twentieth century and spend the rest of his life with Peggy Carter, implying his resignation from the Marvel role. Since then, speculations have suggested Evans is planning a comeback to the MCU in a next film, maybe Secret Wars, as a Variant or his elder self. 

Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. 

When Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man bid goodbye to the MCU with his iconic universe-saving snap, fans were astonished and upset. Many people have been wondering if or when Iron Man would return, and Secret Wars looks to be the ideal chance. But who knows whether Downey Jr. would be interested in it; maybe another actor, like as Tom Cruise, could appear as a Variant. 

Scarlett Johansson in the role of Black Widow 

Black Widow, like Iron Man, seems to be a foregone conclusion for a stunning return in Secret Wars. Scarlett Johansson recently sued Disney over the distribution of Black Widow on Disney+, but the two seem to have reconciled, with the actress now working as a producer on an upcoming MCU movie. 

Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac) 

Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight made his MCU debut in the most solitary excursion since Iron Man, but he won’t be a solo hero for long as he joins the Avengers. One can only imagine how entertaining it would be to witness Marc Spector and Steven Grant interact with their fellow heroes, and Secret Wars may be the first time he does so. 

Blade, Mahershala Ali 

Blade has yet to make his first genuine debut in the MCU, which may limit his chances of participating in Secret Wars, but he has already begun to interconnect with the MCU. The vampire hunter talked to Dane Whitman in the Eternals post-credits sequence, and because he has already began developing ties outside of his franchise, there might be more on a larger scale to come. 

She-Hulk, Tatiana Maslany 

She-Hulk will soon enter the MCU, thanks to her upcoming Disney+ series. The gamma-infused hero already has ties to the larger world via her Avenger cousin Bruce Banner and her work as a superhero lawyer, giving her a decent possibility of interacting with other heroes in the future. 

War Machine, Don Cheadle 

After years of playing second fiddle to Iron Man, War Machine is now getting his own Disney+ program, Armor Wars, which might lead to him taking a more prominent position in the MCU. Rhodey has also been in every Avengers film since Age of Ultron in a small role, and Secret Wars might be the same, even with Tony Stark gone. 

Scarlet Scarab – May Calamawy 

Layla El-Faouly was transformed into the Scarlet Scarab in the season finale of Moon Knight, but it’s unknown what her future holds as Egypt’s heroic guardian. With so many characters to include in Secret Wars, the Egyptian hero is unlikely to be included. Layla, on the other hand, became popular with fans after her Disney+ debut. 

Captain Carter is played by Hayley Atwell. 

Captain Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, made the transition from animation to live-action for Multiverse of Madness, and despite being cut with the shield, there are many more Variants of her out there. Rumor has it that a Captain Carter film is in the works, signaling that Marvel Studios is interested in developing this character further in live-action. 

The Galaxy’s Guardians 

Most people would believe that once the Guardians of the Galaxy joined the Avengers in their fight against Thanos, they’d be a safe pick for Secret Wars. The problem is that it’s unknown what the team’s fate will be after Vol. 3, with the Guardians anticipated to be replaced with a new lineup or retired entirely after the film. 

The Eternals 

After their ensemble debut, the Eternals were scattered over the galaxy, with some kidnapped by Arishem and the others exploring the cosmos. If this cliffhanger can be addressed before Secret Wars, they may play a role comparable to the Guardians of the Galaxy in Infinity War. 

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) 

According to all reports, Hawkeye, at least as we know him, has left the MCU. By the time his Disney+ show premiered, the archer had already bid farewell to his heroic lifestyle, and by the end of the series, the torch and mantle had been passed to Kate Bishop, implying a possible step back from the universe for Jeremy Renner. 

Kate Bishop – Hailee Steinfeld 

When it comes to Kate Bishop, she has a somewhat better probability of appearing in Secret Wars. Unlike Clint, Kate is anticipated to continue to be a hero in the MCU, albeit her future is likely to be with the Young Avengers rather than the main squad. 

Daredevil Charlie Cox 

Daredevil is a street-level hero, therefore it’s difficult to see him fitting into a huge Multiverse event. Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, has gained popularity in recent years, and there is comic precedence for Daredevil joining the Avengers, so if his series arrives before Secret Wars, he may make an appearance. 

Yelena Belova – Florence Pugh 

The MCU seems to be grooming Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova to be the next Black Widow, implying she may one day be an Avenger. Yelena has a long way to go before she is totally redeemed, and given that she was last seen attempting to murder Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, an Avenger, it’s difficult to picture her joining the team anytime soon. 

Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen 

Scarlet Witch is now in a perplexing position in the MCU, since Doctor Strange 2 left it unclear if she was dead or alive. In any case, Wanda may require a break from the MCU following her evil shift to prevent undermining the effect of that film, and Secret Wars may be too soon for that or the ideal occasion to bring her back. 

Vision – Paul Bettany 

The future of Vision in the MCU is less clear than ever after WandaVision. The Vibranium synthezoid was destroyed in Infinity War, but a rebuilt version with all of the original’s memories is currently wandering the planet, with no apparent location for him to emerge next. Because of this ambiguity, it’s hard to predict whether White Vision will ever join the Avengers. 

Mobius by Owen Wilson 

Given Loki and the TVA’s roles in establishing the Multiverse, Owen Wilson’s Mobius might emerge in Secret Wars. With Kang controlling over the TVA and Mobius playing an important position in the organization, a visit by him to provide knowledge to the squad is not out of the question. 

Deadpool is played by Ryan Reynolds. 

Secret Wars is an event in which different worlds collide, forcing the heroes of each to fight it out. If one of those realities is the Fox X-Men universe, there is a clear avenue to introduce Deadpool into the MCU and destroy that reality entirely. 

Thanos (Josh Brolin) 

Thanos’ MCU narrative was mostly concluded with his last fight with the Avengers in Endgame, but that doesn’t mean the character has to be gone forever. The Mad Titan has previously appeared in What If…?, his body has been discovered in Multiverse of Madness, and he is believed to come in Eternals. A Variant from another world might appear in Secret Wars. 

Agatha Harkness – Kathryn Hahn 

Agatha Harkness, the terrible witch from WandaVision, may seem like an unlikely candidate to appear in Secret Wars, but there is some reason to believe she will. Her magical experience should have given her some understanding of the Multiverse, and Marvel Studios evidently intends to transform her into her own protagonist, since she will soon appear in her own Disney+ series. 

The Watcher, starring Jeffrey Wright 

The Watcher, played by Jeffrey Wright, had his film debut in What If…?, and fans have been yearning for him to make the transition to live-action. With him being the Multiverse’s administrator, it seems to reason that he would be watching an event of the size of Secret Wars. He could even be able to offer his renowned What If…? narration during the big-screen event. 

Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson 

Valkyrie, as the monarch of New Asgard, should have a far more prominent position in the MCU going forward, which will become obvious after Love and Thunder. Any role she would have in Secret Wars, like in Endgame, would most likely be limited to a quick action scene, although it’s unknown how much combat she’ll be doing herself now that she’s controlling New Asgard. 

Cassie Lang – Kathryn Newton 

Cassie Lang is apparently important to Marvel Studios, since the original actress was just replaced with Kathryn Newton. Many predict her to be the Young Avenger Stature in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and if she is, there’s a good possibility she’ll battle with her father in Secret Wars. 

Ironheart – Dominique Thorne 

Riri Williams’ Ironheart has a chance in Secret Wars, just as the other Young Avengers. She will not only star in her own Disney+ series and wear her own Iron Man-inspired outfit, but she will also meet the Wakandans in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. These relationships to prominent MCU characters might lead to her appearance in the next big team-up. 

The Fantastic Four 

After years of anticipation, the Fantastic Four will finally join the MCU with their own blockbuster remake, but with the picture set to be released in 2024, it may be too soon for them to interact with the rest of the MCU. Reed Richards might feature since he and Doctor Doom played a crucial part in the original Secret Wars plot, and Mr. Fantastic is also a distant relative of Kang in the comics, which could lead to some fascinating dynamics between him and the villain. 

Echo by Alaqua Cox 

Following her stunning performance in Hawkeye, Alaqua Cox’s Echo will soon get her own Disney+ series. Maya Lopez is a more down-to-earth street-level character, and it’s difficult to see her fitting into Secret Wars, particularly because she has no significant ties to any of the other heroes. 

Dane Whitman – Kit Harington 

Dane Whitman, played by Kit Harrington, will undoubtedly become a prominent character in the MCU as he transforms into the Black Knight with the aid of Blade. But, for the time being, Dane just has links to the Eternals and is, more or less, an average working guy, so he has no clear position in a huge crossover. 

Namor Tenoch Huerta 

Tenoch Huerta will be seen in this year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Atlantean emperor Namor. His odds of participating in Secret Wars are mostly dependent on when it is released, since it may be too soon for Namor to crossover because he will most likely require his own solo expedition before joining the Avengers. 

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) 

Despite being presented as the Avengers’ creator, Nick Fury hasn’t had anything to do with the superhero team since Age of Ultron. The Secret Invasion Disney+ series should provide a clearer sense of where the MCU will take Fury next, but Samuel L. Jackson may be prepared to leave his Marvel role. 

Spider-Man, played by Tobey Maguire, 

Tobey Maguire returned to his old wall-crawler character in No Way Home and was speculated to do it again in Multiverse of Madness, but that didn’t pan out. The iconic Spider-Man may return for Secret Wars, but it’s difficult to envision their being enough place for him, much alone the licensing issues with Sony. 

Spider-Man, played by Andrew Garfield, 

Because of the numerous vastly different Variants, Spider-Man is more famously linked with the Multiverse than any other Marvel character. With so many characters slated to appear in Secret Wars, there is unlikely to be place for more than one Spider-Man; if Maguire and Garfield return, it will most likely be for quick cameos. 

After Infinity War and Endgame elevated the bar for what is anticipated from an Avengers crossover event, Marvel Studios will have a difficult challenge in matching that with Secret Wars, assuming that is really the MCU’s next major plot. 

With Secret Wars being the most significant Multiverse event to emerge from Marvel Comics, there is no better plot to finish the Multiverse Saga with. But, as is customary, fans can expect Secret Wars to play out considerably differently on the big screen than it does in the comics. 

Of course, Avengers 5 will be filled with characters, but like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, viewers should moderate their expectations to prevent disappointment. The Multiverse provides several potential for cameos and surprises, but the primary goal will always be to develop a coherent tale with the main ensemble. 

In addition to the main ensemble of MCU characters, there will very certainly be cameos by Variants of fan favorites, primarily portrayed by their regular actors, as fans witnessed with Benedict Cumberbatch’s four Doctor Stranges in Multiverse of Madness. 

As seen in Infinity War and Endgame, some of the love interest and best buddy characters from the different series will most likely appear in the beginning and end of the film to set the setting for what the heroes were doing before. Shang-Katy, Chi’s Spider-Ned Man’s and MJ, Ant-Hank Man’s Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and others are among those who may appear.

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Review Wakanda Forever: Black Panther.

You are kindly invited to a funeral by Marvel StudiosYou should be aware that this is the tale of Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe narrative honors the la

You are kindly invited to a funeral by Marvel Studios

You should be aware that this is the tale of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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The narrative honors the late Chadwick Boseman in every way, even as Marvel moves the plot along and establishes a replacement as the leader of Wakanda

The Black Panther sequel ends up being unusually depressing for this reason. Some of my audience members did cry, sometimes at the most unexpected times

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In terms of the movie, I’m still undecided. I kind of loved it. It broke my heart in other ways

In this ambivalent review of the Black Panther film without the real Black Panther, I’ll go over both the good and the bad

A Loss Story, Either Way

After Boseman’s tragic passing, a discussion erupted online. Fans pondered the Black Panther’s replacement after Boseman

When he revealed that he finished the script the week before Boseman passed away, director Ryan Coogler recently tore people’s hearts out

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Obviously, the project had to start over after this significant loss. Boseman would have made Wakanda Forever significantly different from what we’re currently seeing

King T’Challa returned five years after The Blip, so Coogler insisted that even with Boseman, the story would have involved dealing with loss

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As T’Challa/Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman

In that tale, Wakandans would already be in mourning. But since the film’s opening states the obvious, we see that on screen instead

Now dead is King T’Challa. His absence leaves two voids: one as Wakanda’s ruler and the other as the Black Panther, the nation’s protector

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Killmonger’s destruction of the Vibranium plants required for this transition in the first movie makes it seem as though replacing the Black Panther is impossible. As a result, Wakanda seems hopeless and lost

Vibranium is a word that sounds eerily similar to vibrance, so don’t pass it by. The sequel recognizes that without Chadwick Boseman, we have all lost that

One versus five

Because of this, the sequel allows art to imitate life as four different women lament the centrifugal male figure in their lives

The loss of Ramonda’s only son must be mourned in addition to her recent widowhood. Her extreme overprotectiveness of her last child, Shuri, results naturally from this

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Shuri, on the other hand, struggles with using her rage as a coping mechanism for her grief. Nakia, the only person who could assist her, skipped even her lover’s funeral before leaving for Wakanda

Okoye, the Dora Milaje’s warrior leader, is the next. With everyone’s heart broken, she is attempting to hold the pieces of a kingdom together

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Riri Williams, a fresh new character whom Target hinted at in a series of ads, is the last one we meet

In this tale, Riri plays the role of the outsider who ties the puzzle together

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In some ways, Coogler changed Riri’s name in the dialogue to Shuri. This sums up the character. She is Black Panther 2’s technological goddess

Riri and Shuri, who are sisters from different worlds, are undoubtedly brought together by their shared intellectual interests. However, it is an external presence that truly ties them together

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Even though the word “Atlantis” is never used in this movie, King Namor and his people are introduced for the first time in the MCU. They aren’t Atlanteans at all, presumably to avoid comparisons to DC’s Aquaman

They actually live in Talokan’s underwater realm and, while they are not Wakandans, they are certainly more powerful

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Wakandans and Talokans are accidentally introduced by the United States, and a tense relationship results

The Latin American actor Tenoch Huerta Mejia, who was previously unheard of, and who gets the uncommon “and introducing

. ” credit in the movie, plays a pivotal role in the conflict

Wakanda Forever is a struggle. Namor poses a threat to peace and has no regard for humanity

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In the process, he unintentionally starts a war with five fierce women, the majority of whom are Wakandan

The movie’s issues really start to show here. Throughout the story, Namor’s motivations are inconsistent

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Bloodshed might have been avoided if he had come to the same conclusions sooner rather than later

Additionally, I didn’t find the character to be as interesting as the one in the comics. Namor first appeared in The Invaders, making him older than Marvel itself

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I’m fascinated whenever Namor engages in conflict with or collaborates with the Fantastic Four because he’s such a conflicted antihero

He mostly comes across as a haughty jerk in Wakanda Forever. Although they are hollow, Coogler gives the character some scenes of sympathy. That irritates me because Killmonger, one of the top three MCU villains in my opinion, was presented in Black Panther. Black Panther has two talent gaps as a result of this

Boseman is one, whereas Michael B

The second is Jordan

Namor is just not as interesting as Killmonger. A poor analogy

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In fact, I found myself thinking about relationships throughout the movie at various points. You typically date a few people you know won’t last long after a breakup

Get over your ex types, they are. The same sentiment can be applied to Namor and the whole film. Making a Black Panther sequel without the Black Panther presented Coogler with an impossible task. He unquestionably gave it his all. And allow me to be clear on this: I’d give Wakanda Forever a 7

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Overall, 5 out of 10

Simply put, it isn’t Black Panther

Marvel Studios. When we see the same actors onscreen without Boseman or Jordan, the echoes of that movie seem like vivid dreams of loved ones who have passed away

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I’m avoiding a few spoilers here and will elaborate on this topic a few months from now

Nevertheless, it perfectly captures how I felt about the sequel in general. I would probably awe at Wakanda Forever’s caliber and emotional resonance if I hadn’t seen Black Panther. We would have loved Wakanda just as much in 2018 if this tale had been our introduction to it

It’s not, though

So I didn’t

Accepting What Wakanda Forever Is. Consider the same scenario for a widow using the dating analogy once more

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When you meet a potential partner, you realize you need to start dating again. But you’re aware that they’re not quite as good as the partner you found to be worthy of marriage

At some point in the future, they might be. Simply put, you’re not prepared to feel that way about someone else once more

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That’s a brief summary of my experience with Wakanda Forever

There were so many things I liked about the movie, especially Riri Williams. In this movie, Dominique Thorne steals every scene just like Letitia Wright did in Black Panther

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Recall that at the time, fans had already demanded that she succeed T’Challa as either the leader of Wakanda or the Black Panther. In this role, Riri brings that kind of, uh, vibrance

Martin Freeman also makes another appearance and lends his endearing everyman charm. Even more so, he makes a shocking revelation that I find genuinely delightful

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When it comes to M’Baku, Winston Duke is back and once again excellent

The women of Wakanda are given priority in Coogler’s narrative on purpose. Picture from Vanity Fair

Due to this, M’Baku is relegated to supporting roles and serves primarily as comic relief. Keep in mind that he wasn’t just T’Challa’s friend; he was also an enemy

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His grief would therefore manifest itself differently from that of the four Wakandan women. It belongs in another narrative

However, I’m still holding out hope that he’ll somehow have a bigger role in the upcoming Wakanda series on Disney

But even so, I can see why he’s not crucial to the story. The final words. Coogler was faced with that difficult decision

He was in mourning after recently losing his friend. But the future of a franchise and hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Consequently, Coogler was forced to improvise a new plot

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The one he created is incredibly captivating

Just not the one we all would have chosen, it’s different

I attended a funeral that Marvel invited me to, and the entire time I was grieving and emotionally empty even as I was in awe of the people who had been more severely affected than I was

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally arrived in theaters after four turbulent years, the passing of the franchise’s leading character, and a turbulen

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally arrived in theaters after four turbulent years, the passing of the franchise’s leading character, and a turbulent sequel production

That will be the only topic covered in this week’s MarvelBlog News for obvious reasons. Everything depends on it

Wakanda Forever Gets Off to a Flying Start

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Start by going over the fundamentals. On Thursday, the North American premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took place

With regard to Friday’s box office, Thursday sneaks for the sequel brought in an impressive $28 million

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That’s significant because it’s below the sum that Thor: Love and Thunder attained, which suggested a lackluster weekend

However, Friday also happened to be Veteran’s Day, which caused a surge in ticket sales

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Hasbro/Marvel Studios are the sources

The sequel to Black Panther drew a sizable American audience on that holiday. Due to the holiday boost, Friday’s sales were $84 million. In terms of box office receipts, that ranks as the tenth-best Friday ever

When analyzing the Saturday and Sunday numbers, a few additional variables are taken into account. Yet Wakanda Forever accomplished what seemed insurmountable

Box office revenue on that first Friday was higher than the $75 made by Black Panther in 2018. 9 million dollars, plus $25. 2 million in revenue on Thursday

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No sane person anticipated that Black Panther 2 would surpass the $202 million opening weekend haul of its predecessor

Disney and Marvel were after all marketing a Black Panther movie without the character’s internationally renowned actor. A tough sell, that one

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In light of this, a domestic opening weekend gross of $180 million must be viewed positively by all parties

Disney predicts a $330 million opening weekend worldwide gross for the movie

The International Problem in Peril

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You’ll notice that North America accounts for the lion’s share of Wakanda Forever’s revenue. That is not an accident

The international box office is still a hazy proposition for all Hollywood films, as was already mentioned here

Due to the pandemic’s lingering effects, some countries haven’t fully resumed their normal operations. Others simply don’t have the same level of theatrical demand as they did in 2019

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Comparatively, Black Panther’s sequel’s opening weekend gross of $370 million was outperformed by $40 million. That wasn’t a reasonable expectation, though, to reiterate

The fact that Wakanda Forever’s international box office BP2 has doubled that of recent films The Batman and Black Adam is what matters

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I used Thor: Love and Thunder, the most recent MCU film, as the boundary for this title

Thor 4 made $303. During its first weekend, 2 million people watched it globally. Additionally, foreign countries accounted for more than half of its overall global total

Oddly, the economy back then was stronger than it had been for Wakanda Forever

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Both films were shown in China, which had a significant negative impact on sales but not on the overall result

Hollywood films do not do well in China. The market is more important for its ancillary income like merchandise and potential licensing

Due to all of these factors, Wakanda Forever legitimately faces one of the reviews that is the most open-ended of any tentpole movie I can ever remember. And I used to make a living by writing about box office

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Critics will draw attention to how poorly it has performed in comparison to the original and selectively compare it to other Marvel movies

The $250 million production budget of the film will be used as evidence by fans of the franchise to claim that it will probably make money when it is released in theaters

Personally, I had kept tabs on early ticket sales and tracking and prepared for the worst possible outcome here. Therefore, I consider Wakanda Forever’s performance to be a strong demonstration of franchise power

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I find it amazing that BP2 made 10% more money on opening weekend than Thor4

Black Panther’s reputation was strong enough to triumph over insurmountable odds

The statistics of Wakanda Forever Let’s talk about a couple of the sequel’s outstanding issues

First off, Wakanda Forever was a huge hit with both critics and viewers. BP2 has an 84 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75 percent rating among Top Critics as of the time of this writing

In the meantime, the movie hasn’t experienced review bombing (yet?)

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Therefore, with a 95 percent Audience Score, it is absolutely brilliant. Wakanda Forever boasts a Metacritic score of 67, which is higher than the most recent Doctor Strange or Thor sequels

The grades on IMDb and Cinemascore are somewhat at odds

IMDb currently rates BP2 at 7. 4 out of 10, which is respectable but unremarkable. However, Cinemascore, whose ratings are based on opening day attendance, gave the movie an A

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Without a doubt, Black Panther received an A. Therefore, this isn’t quite as good. Still, an A is significantly superior to the Bs received for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder

Recall that Cinemascore uses an odd curve

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Anything that doesn’t receive an A- isn’t a good film that will probably last longer. But a movie that gets an A ought to get good buzz

And A titles are incredibly uncommon, highlighting how significant of a cinematic accomplishment Black Panther was. These statistics taken together show that viewers liked Wakanda Forever, probably even more than they anticipated

Final Reflections

Unfortunately, the box office picture overall is more cloudy, at least for the MCU as a whole

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The global opening weekend of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought in $450 million. The two subsequent releases haven’t come close to matching this total since then

In the meantime, the MCU’s reputation has suffered. Despite the fact that I disagree with the evaluation, I frequently read remarks from respectable people who disparage Phase 4’s general quality

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Phase 4 unquestionably comes to a successful conclusion with Wakanda Forever, but Marvel still needs to do some convincing to get viewers to return to the theater

However, it’s possible that this is a general industry issue rather than a Marvel problem

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The era of the mega-blockbuster is either coming to an end or is currently in decline. Either way, you could present evidence to support your claim

Hollywood needs to put out more quality films, according to the head of AMC Theatres. Marvel obviously accomplished that just now and received a positive outcome

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But rather than a home run, I’d call it more of a double.

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Top MCU Film Villains.

The best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date, in my opinion, would be chosen by a unanimous vote from any group of (sane) peopleWe’re o

The best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date, in my opinion, would be chosen by a unanimous vote from any group of (sane) people

We’re only now beginning to recognize the lasting influence Thanos and Loki have had on the film industry several years after the fact

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Even now, all MCU spinoffs face criticism because of (potentially unjust) comparisons to Thanos and Loki made by their villains

I wondered what this thought process was. Who are the greatest MCU movie villains to date, if those two bad guys are removed from the list? Rumlow, Brock

Kevin Feige is incredibly effective, which is something I admire

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He rejects the idea of useless parts. Brock Rumlow, for instance, is first introduced to us in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Because he is Crossbones, an assassin who enjoys collecting weapons and is a fairly common supervillain, comic book fans immediately recognize him as bad news

Image: Hollywood’s heroic side

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By introducing Rumlow as someone who idolizes Captain America, Feige and the movie’s directors, the Russo Brothers, solve this issue

Seriously, the entire time Steve Rogers performs, that guy is overcome with awe

Of course, that makes the altercation between the two in the elevator much more personal. The fight ultimately involves Rumlow and his hero, Rogers, despite the fact that there are a lot of other guys on the elevator at the time

This shows that Rumlow will go to any lengths, including murdering his hero, to carry out a mission

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Later, the character makes a second appearance in Captain America: Civil War, where he once more sacrifices millions of people in order to complete his mission

The distinction between good and evil is becoming increasingly elusive in our day and age

Brock Rumlow exemplifies this to a T. Barnes, Bucky

USA Jacket is shown in the picture

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Diane de Poitiers, a famous French noblewoman, once said, “To have a good enemy, choose a friend: he knows where to strike

“. The fundamental idea behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier is that

Steve Rogers is a hilariously flawless hero who is completely incapable of doing wrong. When that person squares off against a foreign terrorist who also happens to be his best friend, how does he respond? picture via Pinterest

In this movie, Bucky Barnes plays a relentless, destructive force of nature

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The fun comes from watching the noble Rogers gradually expose the hero hidden inside the villain by tearing away at Barnes’ impenetrable exterior

This movie is a masterwork of narrative

Vanko, Ivan Given how polarizing Iron Man 2 has been over the years, I might receive cards and letters for this one

Justin Hammer is probably considered the better villain in the movie, even by those who like it

I completely understand that as a longtime fan of Sam Rockwell

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But that viewpoint is demonstrably incorrect

Ivan Vanko’s performance as Tony Stark’s evil counterpart is the key to Iron Man 2’s entire plot. Despite the fact that Vanko did not have a fortunate upbringing, the two men have similar intelligence and work ethics

Vanko begins working on a riskier version of the weaponized suits after Stark establishes proof of concept. He then adopts the name Whiplash

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Regardless of your opinion of the film, it is impossible to deny that the scenes depicting Whiplash’s coming-out celebration during a Formula 1 race are compelling

Pic from SyFy Wire. Vanko’s disdain for cake eaters like Hammer also reflects Stark’s own contempt for bureaucracy

The men are eerily similar to one another, giving them a good reason to dislike one another

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As an MCU story, it’s In a Mirror, Darkly

The next two villains put a different twist on the same idea

It’s a tainted mentor/protégé relationship’s domineering nature. Peter Parker is still in shock following the death of his father figure in Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Here comes Mysterio, a multiverse-hopping superhero who resembles a more composed version of the late Tony Stark. Parker quickly puts his trust in this man, which is unusual for someone who is currently on a school trip

But when we are young, everyone is stupid

Later, we discover the truth about Mysterio, whose irate tech character would likely be more sympathetic today given the recent Twitter shenanigans

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Even though it is not as deep as.

, the depth of this betrayal still cuts deep

Ironmonger

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In 2008, I steadfastly jumped on the Iron Man bandwagon while the rest of the world gushed over The Dark Knight, ultimately naming it the year’s top film

The complex relationship between Tony Stark and Obadiah Stane, his late father’s partner, was essential to the movie’s quality

Iron Man requires a little bit more scrutiny in light of what we know about Howard Stark in order to understand how the man could have so drastically misjudged his partner

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To permanently take over Stark Enterprises, Stane planned Tony’s abduction. That’s

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pretty extreme. Once more, the normally carefree playboy was affected by Stane’s level of betrayal

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Tony had looked to Stane as a father figure ever since Howard Stark passed away. That person hired mercenaries to abduct and kill Stark

Stane’s first thought was, “I’ve gotta steal that!” after Stark created an Iron Man suit in a cave. Obadiah Stane and Iron Monger from the Marvel Legends series. Hasbro is shown in the picture

His next thought was, “My suit is better,” which came later. I’m going to use it to murder Tony Stark

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“. In retrospect, Howard Stark made lousy moral judgments

Even now, I’m unsure if Jarvis made a good butler. Yes, there were times when Avengers: Age of Ultron was a bit of a mess

Joss Whedon, the film’s flawed director, and Feige disagreed on a number of production-related issues. Today, most people support Feige because of the passing of time

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However, we cannot discount what James Spader accomplished in the role of Ultron. a close associate of Robert Downey Jr

Spader has proven to be Tony Stark’s sin monument since they were teenagers and the ideal counterpoint. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the remains of an Ultron Sentry can be seen in a display case in the ride line

Avery and Rebecca Kaplan are shown in the picture. Finally, the inventor produced something he had no control over

Stark was alarmed when it started to act independently

An Isaac Asimov superhero tale then came to pass

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And it was fantastic! Because of Ultron’s fierce independence, he was able to capitalize on humanity’s innate anxiety about the potential rise of machines

Karl Zemo

Name as many MCU supervillains as have actually triumphed

Helmut Zemo is the lone survivor

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Zemo didn’t engage in a frantic scramble to seize power, in contrast to many other villainous characters in the MCU. Instead, Zemo devised a strategy, carried it out flawlessly, and ultimately destroyed the Avengers

Tony Stark was convinced by Zemo that the Stark matriarch had been murdered by Bucky Barnes

Tony feels conflicted about Howard, but he has soft feelings for his mother

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The strongest heroes on Earth dispersed as Zemo laughed, Cappy defended his friend as expected, and Tony sought retribution

Later, he danced

Jon Watts is a complete genius and someone who most likely has a fascinating tale to tell

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He came up with Peter Parker’s worst nightmare, and that’s the only reason I can think of for it. What if the girl accompanying Spider-Man on his homecoming date was a supervillain’s daughter, Watts wondered

Please ask Watts about his own experience at the homecoming dance if you ever interview him. Please tell me. Vulture, however, functions well as a character for two reasons

First, he was wronged by the government

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He was working with people he trusted to run a successful business. Then, a superhero incident forced the company to suffer business losses, which ultimately led to their jobs being lost

The character used some of the tools to start a life of crime because he had no other option

His moral code was peculiar, though. The rare movie villain who respects his opponent enough to offer a compromise is Vulture, in fact

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Parker’s superpowers made Vulture very happy, and his daughter, Liz, enjoyed the relationship. The bad guy enjoyed knowing that Parker was taking good care of his daughter

Parker was attempting to prosecute criminals on his own behalf

Therefore, he voluntarily gave up his dating life in order to catch the bad guy

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Why Spider-Man: Homecoming succeeds is due to its Shakespearean elements

The protagonist must make a decision that will have devastating effects on all the families as they become more connected

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This story is successful because Vulture adds the necessary element of plausibility to prevent the whole thing from reading like a subpar Riverdale episode

Killmonger. The best MCU movie villain to date, absent Thanos and Loki, would likely be Killmonger, in my opinion. This character is perfect in every way

First of all, he is correct. He should be resentful of having witnessed his father being taken from him as a child

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Killmonger is also risky. It’s unsettling to think that all those scars on his body represent war fatalities. Superheroes are not allowed to kill in the MCU. On the other hand, this supervillain doesn’t just do that

He murders a lot and does it with pride. That is horrifyingly perverse

Killmonger is family, just like in a number of the other stories presented here

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He is the cousin of the current King of Wakanda and an estranged prince

In other words, the character has all the necessary components to become a classic supervillain. Everything is also made better by the fact that Killmonger is on par with Black Panther in combat. Moreover, Michael B. Jordan practices his performance to the nth degree

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