The problem with reboots in superhero films is that for certain heroes, there are villains you expect/want to see. But, after so many reboots, you’d rather new villains be shown off. For Spider-Man, the about-to-be-released Homecoming film features a new Spider-Man sure, but it also features The Vulture, a character who has never been seen in live-action.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is, currently, the envy of Hollywood. Every other studio wishes they’d had the foresight to methodically plan out an entire universe and attract an army of dependable fans (they’re all trying to rush out their own, and stumbling as usual). But Marvel’s current trajectory can’t be continued forever. Eventually our current roster of superheroes, their individual storylines, and subplots about Infinity Stones will have been taken as far as it can all go. Major actors will get bored and consider retiring their roles. What happens then?
There’s an unspoken rule when it comes to Marvel Studios films, “One does not simply leave before the credits are done.” This is because there is always a post-credits scene or two to be had. Some are filler, some are teases for upcoming films, and some are just pure fan service. But have you ever wondered why they exist at all? Well, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was all too happy to reveal the answer:
Every time a new “phase” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ends, it leaves the question of what’s next. And yet, you can argue that no phase is more important than Phase 3 with Infinity War. The two-part Avengers movies will show the arrival of Thanos, and with it, it’s rumored to be a new beginning for the MCU and its characters. And if Kevin Feige is to be believed in an interview with Collider, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of Marvel’s most anticipated films this year. Yet, you might surprised to know that the film’s villains, as well as the plot of the movie, are a little more focused and “small scale” than the original. This is mainly in how the villains are portrayed. They aren’t ones who want to destroy everything. Instead, they have very basic desires as Kevin Feige states to IGN.