The MCU does a lot of changes when introducing new characters. Some of them are bad. But some of them, the fans end up liking. Here are some MCU heroes we love more than their comic book versions.
Iron Man – The Arc Reactor’s Purpose Was Altered
Tony Stark began his life as a genius inventor and weapons developer. Stark Industries was the biggest weapons manufacturer that armd nations all over the globe. The MCU did it right too. His origin story was mostly kept intact. But the reason iron man got the arc reactor implanted into his chest was changed. In the comics, the reactor charges the magnetic plate that stops the shrapnels from reaching his heart and shredding it to pieces. In the movie. the arc reactor served another important purpose. It was also the power source for the Iron Man armor suit. The MCU made the arc reactor more than just a life support machine for Tony Stark.
Killmonger’s Intentions Are More Relatable
The comic book Killmonger and the MCU Killmonger are very different. In the comics, Erik Killmonger was a slave of Klaw. he was the son of N’Jobu, a man exiled from Wakanda for his past crimes against the Nation. Killmonger hated both the Black Panther and Klaw. He grew up in the streets of Harlem. Killmonger first patched things up with T’Challa, then betrayed his trust by turning against him in the comics. The movies made Killmonger a blood relative of T’Challa. His intentions for doing what he did were very different. His plans were never to destroy Wakanda but use its technology to start a global war to end oppression. Killmonger of the MCU is more sympathetic and relatable.
Thor Is Goofier & Funnier
Like it or not, but the MCU Thor is a million times more watchable and fun to be with than the comic book Thor. Thor from the comics speaks like he just returned from a meeting with the Knights of the Round Table. His royal tongue aside, Thor is very arrogant and has a superiority complex. So whatever you saw in the first Thor movie, that is as close to the comic book version of Thor we get. It was a very welcome move when Chris Hemsworth made Thor goofier than his comic book counterpart. His interactions with the other Avengers and Loki are so hilarious. The Fat Thor memes still flood the internet from time to time. The MCU deserves more praise for coming up with the idea of this fun version of Thor.
Samuel L Jackson Is Nick Fury
Fun fact – Samuel L Jackson agreed to play Nick Fury on screen because he is a huge comic book nerd. And he liked the Ultimates version of the character. What he didn’t know is that the writer Mark Millar, modelled the Ultimates Version of Nick Fury after him since millar is a huge Samuel L Jackson fan. The rest, as we know, is history. Marvel could have easily made Nick Fury white, just like David Hasselhoff played it in Nick Fury: Agent Of SHIELD. Thankfully, Samuel L Jackson made them change their minds.
Falcon Is Ex-MilItary
The comic book Sam Wilson was never in the armed forces. He was a man hardened by the streets of Harlem whose parents were killed by criminals. Wilson was given the power to communicate with birds after the Red Skull used the Cosmic Cube on him. Black Panther made the iconic harness that helped him fly. The MCU version is an ex-veteran who was trained in the winged flight harness he uses as a superhero. His military background added more depth to his character.
Hawkeye Is An Agent Of SHIELD
Clint Barton was trained by the Swordsman in close quarters combat. He started out as a criminal before he became an Avenger. In the movies, Hawkeye is a veteran SHIELD agent who has been on several covert missions. Unlike his comic book counterpart, MCU Hawkeye has no problem breaking the no killing rule.