Since its grand finale in Avengers: Endgame, the MCU has been through a tumultuous period. It had some great hits in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: No Way Home, while also having many duds in Black Widow and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Many fans feel the universe is lacking cohesion since it doesn’t have a big bad like Thanos before. Despite the next main villain, Kang the Conqueror set up thanks to the end of Loki, the threat to the characters isn’t palpable.
Spider-man’s legacy in Marvel’s animated history
One of the most iconic adaptations of Spider-Man on-screen, Spider-Man: The Animated Series aired from 1994 to 1998. The series was well received by critics and the audience, it was praised for adapting many storylines from the comics and showcasing Spider-Man rogues gallery extensively.
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Praised for being the best adaption of Spider-Man to date by many fans, it has dealt with many storylines, within the Spider-Man comics as well as other properties as well. One of the most important ones was the adaptation of Secret Wars comics.
90s Spider-Man in Secret Wars
Going by the name Comics Alliance, the YouTube channel released a video on Spider-Man: The Animated Series version of Secret Wars. The animated version stuck to some key elements such as including the celestial Beyonder and a planet called Battleworld.
But since the animated series was called Spider-Man, the show mainly focused on the web-crawler, thus reducing the roster of superheroes. The show only included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men’s Storm, and the Fantastic Four.
While continuing to take many liberties, many characters from Fantastic Four took a major role in the event, including Doctor Doom. This could mean the much-awaited Fantastic Four movie will play a far bigger role in expanding the role of MCU.
Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to release in November 2025.