Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Hope for a Marvel Reboot!

As some of you might know Marvel is planing some big changes by the end of the Summer.

It all begins with the epic Secret Wars mini-series which looks like an epic battle of the Marvel multiverse.

The way its being advertised it looks like it will end in a very Highlander fashion "There can be only one!"

But, which one?

There have been many speculations, so before the beginning of the end I thought I would provide my tuppence.

As many of you know if you read my blog, I am a big fan of continuity.

I have been thrilled with the inter-connectivity of the  Marvel Cinematic Universe where the same characters and actors in the movies are referenced on TV and in movies.

This is a genius move on Marvel/Disney's part.

This encourages someone who watched Avengers and mourned the loss of Agent Coulson to watch him on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The continuity can even cross different eras as proven in Peggy Carter, starting Hayley Atwell who we first enjoyed in Captain America: the First Avenger.

Again, its marketing at its best.

And, something we've rarely ever seen in a comic book setting where any director or writer can change anything and everything about a character, usually to disastrous results.

The worst part is even when the movies are successful, a new fan has no where to go.

If a young person enjoyed the 2012 Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield, and then rushed out to pick up the comic book of the same name, he or she would be sorely disappointed.

That character hasn't existed since the 60s, and his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, died in 1973.

This is why most comic book movie and TV fans don't translate into readers.

But, this is changing, and Marvel/Disney is the one leading the way with Star Wars.

In the new continuity of Star Wars everything from books to comic books to movies to television are connected.

And it's wonderful!

I know that at any point one story might be connected to another one even if they are in different media.

I would love to see Marvel do the same.

There are already character additions coming to Netflix.

We also know that Sony and Marvel have inked a deal to keep Spidey in this universe.

Now its time to bring all of them together and give fans what they really want.

A truly connected universe on screen and in print.

So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments...