Marvel Studios’ Two Most Recent Projects Signal a New Era for the MCU
With the current Disney+ series setting up heroes sure to be a long-term part of the universe, and its incoming arrival taking it where it’s never gone before, Marvel Studios’ two most recent projects signal a new era for the MCU.
Marvel’s newest hero has arrived, and there is no understating just how spectacular She/Hulk has been to this point, as the most recent MCU arrival has burst onto the scene with one of the most entertaining projects of Phase Four.
Jennifer Walters has long been one of the best characters in the Marvel pantheon, and her adaptation has brilliantly done that character justice with a spectacular creative team crafting a world perfectly unique to the character, but also perfectly at home in the overarching MCU.
Tatiana Maslany has continued the trend of being perfectly cast in the title role, with every episode reinforcing the fact that she is both perfect as Jennifer Walters and invaluable to the franchise moving forward.
Following She/Hulk, there is the highly-anticipated Werewolf by Night; a Disney+ special that delivered a breathtaking trailer at D23 that showcased what fans can expect from the rather Enigmatic MCU project.
It is a black and white macabre horror-inspired project that will certainly take the story to a place that the overarching franchise had never been taken to before, and is a sign of a continued change for the studio.
Both of these projects, with their boundless creativity and risk-taking, are more important than we may realize now; as Marvel’s two most recent projects signal a new era for the MCU.
In both She/Hulk and Werewolf by Night, there is one throughline, that is incredible uniqueness of. story and methods that they employ.
Both are brimming with creativity; one being a new version of a classic lawyer sitcom, the other a scary homage to 1930s horror films.
It was a driven fact of Phase Four- although perhaps poorly executed- and is reinforced here; that Marvel is working in to break the Marvel mold, and redefine just what the MCU can be.