“Seems like a desperate attempt to revive MCU”: Next Avengers Movie Will Piss Off a Lot of Fans With One Massive Update

Avengers 5’s massive cast update may overwhelm fans and make up for a poor show due to unconnected characters and crossovers.

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“The Truth is… I Am Iron Man”. The iconic line for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first Iron Man movie back in 2008. Ever since the franchise evolved and expanded beyond comprehension and currently stands as one of the most star-studded ones in Hollywood. However, the biggest pull and win for this new connected universe truly came with 2012’s The Avengers and its subsequent iterations.

A screen-grab of the original six Avengers from The Avengers (2012) | Marvel Entertainment

In the span of its first decade or so of existence, its Infinity Saga, as termed officially, featured four Avengers movies including the whopping acclaimed cinematic experience of Avengers: Endgame. The next five years, unfortunately, have settled for a dry spell of any major crossover of that level, barring Spider-Man: No Way Home. Amid all of this, the latest scoop may rather hint at further disappointment despite its positive nature, given the current situation.

Avengers 5 points a double-edged with cast update

At the height of the chaos and slumping repute, the Kevin Feige-led team desperately needs a mega-movie such as Avengers 5 to not only organize its current pool of characters but also streamline its story. Deadline just reported a positive development in this regard with claims of as much as a staggering sixty characters returning to reprise their roles for the in-development crossover, almost doubling down on the thirty-eight prominent characters in Avengers: Endgame.

The assemble scene feeaturing a star-studded cast from Avengers: Endgame (2019) | Marvel Entertainment

In sharp contrast, while the decision may bring a massive event to witness for fans on-screen, it also points a gun at the studio’s foot. Unlike the first wave of Avengers movies which came following years of character development and connection, the current cast features a lot of new faces who have had minimal screen time to resonate with the audiences enough and pull in the hype that the last of these mega-movies garnered.

To add to the woes, Marvel is currently passing through its biggest-ever slump. Major disappointments with the likes of The Eternals and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania along with a flood of content in the form of Disney+ shows have expanded the universe to a gargantuan scale that has become very hard to keep track of due to lack of continuity between the new projects.

Fans voice their concerns over Marvel Studios’ possible decision

Chris Evans as Captain America lifting Mjolnir Avengers: Endgame (2019) | Marvel Entertainment

Spider-Man: Far From Home drew the curtains on phase three of the MCU and opened the gates to unlimited potential with the call of the multiverse. Yet, Marvel Studios failed to capitalize on this prospect and brought over some of its worst critical and audience reception to date with the likes of Secret Invasion and the debacle over Jonathan Majors’ immediate firing as Kang, essentially re-writing all plans for Avengers 5.

Taking note of these and feeling the lack of in-universe growth, Marvel fans have grown vary of a big-ticket movie. Several of them took to social media to voice that the fallout of over-stuffing the movie may ultimately be too hard to recover from. Too many new faces, implies limited screen time for each, further lowering the chances of character development.

On the flip side, hope lies for Marvel Studios in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman starrer, Deadpool & Wolverine, labeled as a soft reboot. Thereafter, the same reports mentioning Shawn Levy settling in as the director for Avengers 5, Disney vowing to focus on quality over quantity, and Loki season two harmoniously wrapping up the Kang saga, may finally trigger the return of the MCU to its previous glory.

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