Becoming one of the most successful studios to produce blockbuster movies, starring A-listers, and changing pop culture as we know it, Marvel has pumped out a triumphant empire under the reigns of Kevin Feige.
But it is no stranger to controversy, receiving shots from Martin Scorcese and many other film enthusiasts who believe Marvel is destroying the market for personal gain. Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film in history after a re-release.
Ms. Marvel’s connection with Mutants
Despite many successes, phase four of Marvel has not been received well. Criticized for sacrificing plots for action scenes and hiring directors for their visions, only to bully them into using the marvel formula has become a few of the main critiques.
Literally said: pic.twitter.com/kKiLQCHp4F
— Jaylen M (@JaylenSpidey001) July 13, 2022
The studio has also been known for cop-outs, sticking to the heroes from Avengers, rather than pushing into mutants, inhuman, or the fantastic four. While only receiving lip service, mutants have at least been mentioned in Ms. Marvel.
We were getting mutants either way tho. The problem is it’s deflected from the source material. And even lessening our chance of having Inhumans.
— FelineBurglar (@AnnikasTheif) July 13, 2022
Fantastic Four also saw a nod in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with the casting of John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic. But the expansion of the roster remains a mystery.
Kevin Feige could announce tomorrow that Peter Parker is a mutant, will now go by the name Phinias Spiderpants and his suit will be chartreuse and these fans would be like “LOL, yes, this is genius, King Kevin can do no wrong.”
— E Rice (@Lamergier2) July 13, 2022
The Comics fans do not seem happy with Kevin Feige
Despite having its own show, the Inhumans failed to garner interest, due to low ratings and lukewarm reception from fans. The Inhumans did see a larger inclusion in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, but the series’s canon status itself is disputed.
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) July 13, 2022
Inhumans’ Black Bolt was also featured in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, only to get discarded like a crushed tin can. So, there is a consistent pattern of the Inhumans being included only for fan service.
I think in MCU they will introduce Inhuman family as mutants. Just like House Of Magnus in marvel comics, all mutants. They will call themselves Inhuman but they will all have powers from mutation.
— AEGON (@K333666Aegon) July 13, 2022
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Furthermore, even in Ms. Marvel, the character was hinted to be a mutant, despite being inhuman after being exposed to the Terrigen Mist according to the comics. This decision has sparked the fans into a frenzy, as they claim that Kevin Feige hasn’t read the comics.
She’s not a mutant please read a comic 😪
— roronoa solo (@GriceSolomon) July 13, 2022
Leave it to Kevin Feige to just fuck everything up. Dude never picked up a comic. Agents of SHIELD has set the precedent for EVERYTHING happening in the MCU as of now. And Agents of SHIELD did more for Inhumans than their own show AND Ms Marvel combined. pic.twitter.com/2LlKtqwyBo
— Miranda Miller (@mrandamiller517) July 13, 2022
Previously, the architect of the MCU was a recipient of loads of praise, for managing such a large and complex story. Having worked on previous Marvel films such as the X-men, Daredevil, and many more, the producer got to learn the mistakes that were common in superhero moviemaking.