Thank you for your patience, dear reader. In the last week or so I finished directing a musical and I took the written part of a my comprehensive exam for a Master's degree in Philosophy. The musical went well. I am still waiting to find out how I did not my exam.
Anyway, I know I have a great deal to catch up on.
This year's San Diego International Comic Con is wrapping up. In the past, this event has been the Super Bowl of Comic Book related news and announcements.
In this post I will look at the updates to the MCU. In future posts I will look at other announcements from the event.
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
The MCU has laid out their plan for the foreseeable future.
Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame (with Spider-Man: Far From Home as an epilogue) has been labeled The Infinity Saga. This current cycle of movies and TV shows will be known as The Multiverse Saga.
Below is the plan going forward.
There are only two more projects for this phase remaining.
Of all the Disney+ shows, this one looks like it could be the worst. I'm not opposed to the comedic tone, but it seems so out of step with the what has made Marvel the most successful cinematic franchise. The shame of it is that I think the concept is fascinating: super-powered legal show. But it seems to be focusing on Jen's neuroticism rather than the fascinating topic.
Seeing the teaser was a bit emotional. The visuals are beautiful, but it did not give us any insight as to what is happening in the story now that Chadwick Boseman has passed. We also see the introduction of Namor: the Sub-Mariner. I would like the look of the character a lot more if he did not have that piercing through his nasal septum. It is too distracting.
Here is the plan for the next phase: