Jessica Jones – The Big Farewell to Mature storytelling in the MCU

A sentiment I’ve many film buffs lamenting these past few years is the current trend of mainstream movie veering away from from tackling difficult or challenging subject matter. We live in a franchise driven industry right now, one where everything needs to have as broad an appeal as possible.

Disney is more guilty of this than anyone, culling their own Marvel Cinematic Universe for the sake of of having it slot into a much neater, and more easily marketable form. The cancelation of Netflix’s Marvel series being the first victim of this.

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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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The Cancelation of Netflix’s Iron Fist and Luke Cage

Almost immediately after I wrote a piece speaking on how much I enjoyed the new series of Iron Fist, Netflix announced that they were cancelling the show, much to my and many other fan’s chagrin. Then to go and cancel Luke Cage too though, it feels like there is something more going on here than the cancellation of a show because of poor ratings.

There is an excess of Super hero media out in the right now, that’s stating the obvious of course. There is a lot more stuff out there than even the most devout fans could possibly want to keep up with. With the floodgates opened, the inevitable bad shows are going to be mixed in with the quality ones.

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