What’s going on for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

We’re living the dream. By we, I mean the nerds who grew up reading comics and being the stereotypical unpopular kids. And by dream, I mean it’s a time where characters like Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and god damn Rocket Racoon are showing up in well made, popular mainstream movie franchises.

What's going on for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

And as overwhelming as it can feel for some of us. This train that seems to keep gaining speed with no sight in end, so much so that it will either result in a huge fireball or the train passing through dimensional barrier, transcending known genre and entering a new plain of existence…  Erm. I’m saying super hero movies aren’t going anywhere for a while.

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Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Super Hero Movie

This was another series of entries that ended up spiralling out of control. By the time it reached the 2000 word limit I decided to just break them all up into individual entries. If I’m serious about being stricter about my own update policies, I need to get a lid on my word counts.

Wooderon Movies of the Year 2018: Best Super Hero Movie

Honestly, I could have spent an entire week talking about the super hero genre alone from 2018, but for the purposes of these “awards”, let’s just boil it down to the most important one:

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Avengers: Endgame Buildup – Is Iron Man going to die?

With the assumption being that Avenger Engame will be the final movie in the current iteration of the current MCU lineup, one question has been on the lips of every speculation blog, podcast and forum: Which characters are going to die in this movie. But permanently this time. We already had a larger number of deaths as of the end of Infinity War, half of all life in fact. But only a few of these deaths actually feel like they might actually stick.

Avengers: Endgame Buildup - Is Iron Man going to die?

When all is said and done, when Thanos is defeated and his erasure of half the universe undone, the question is: which of the original Avengers are going to be left standing. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton. All signs point to this being their final movie in the MCU as a new era of stories begins with newer, younger actors.

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