The longer term is now. Though the ultimate chapter within the MCU‘s Infinity Saga leaping 5 years into the longer term to the House Yr 2023 felt impossibly far-off, we now have now — fairly actually — reached the endgame. Oct. 17, 2023 is canonically the day by which Avengers: Endgame‘s Battle of Earth happened, the day by which the Snap was reversed and people dusted within the Blip returned to life, in addition to the day Iron Man sacrificed his personal life to destroy Thanos.
This isn’t only a day of remembrance for the daddy of the MCU, nevertheless, as a result of simply because the disappointment of Tony Stark’s loss promised a brighter future for Earth-199999, so too does the very fact we now have now reached the day of his loss of life in real-time point out that Marvel Studios might be about to recuperate from an IRL Blip of its personal.
Name me superstitious, but it surely positive looks as if the MCU has been struggling underneath some type of curse ever since Endgame, however now that the franchise’s previous (but additionally future) has caught as much as the current maybe that curse may be lifted.
The Multiverse Saga had the wind knocked out of its sails earlier than it may even begin its voyage as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic pressured Marvel to shuffle its slate again till 2021 (barring 2020’s Black Widow), after which even as soon as it did get began the next slew of films and TV reveals has been typically thought to be inferior to the constant high quality of the Infinity Saga. 2023 has been one other powerful 12 months for the cinematic universe, particularly, what with the Hollywood strikes forcing one more schedule reshuffle that mirrors 2020’s and diminishing crucial and field workplace returns.
There’s little logic to it, but it surely’s onerous to not marvel if the truth that we’ve caught as much as Endgame‘s timeline, that means the shadow of the second-biggest film on the planet and the MCU’s grandest success story is behind us, means the jinx has been eliminated. Hopefully, the franchise can now transfer ahead with out preserving one eye on its superb previous and as a substitute deal with innovation and engineering a contemporary and formidable future. That will be an actual current for Marvel followers all over the place, particularly as they weep for Tony Stark once more.