10 of Marvel’s Greatest Projects Post-Avengers: Endgame

These projects have propelled the MCU into a new era of greatness.

10 of Marvel's Greatest Projects Post-Avengers: Endgame

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  • Marvel Studios embarked on a new chapter, introducing audiences to fresh faces.
  • We celebrate the remarkable achievements that emerged from Marvel post-Endgame era.
  • We count down the top 10 best Marvel projects since the Avengers hung up their suits and shields.
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In the aftermath of the cataclysmic events in Avengers: Endgame, MCU faced the daunting task of reinventing itself and charting a course into uncharted territories. As the dust settled and the echoes of the Infinity Saga resonated, Marvel Studios embarked on a new chapter, introducing audiences to fresh faces, compelling narratives, and unparalleled cinematic experiences.

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This article is a celebration of the remarkable achievements that emerged from Marvel’s creative cauldron in the post-Endgame era. From groundbreaking series on Disney+ to blockbuster films that left audiences on the edge of their seats, the Marvel universe has not only endured but flourished. Join us as we count down the top 10 best Marvel projects since the Avengers hung up their suits and shields. These projects have not only upheld the superhero legacy but have propelled the MCU into an era of unprecedented storytelling and visual spectacle. Get ready to revisit the magic, excitement, and sheer brilliance that defines Marvel’s post-Endgame renaissance.

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10. Werewolf by Night

Werewolf by Night

Werewolf By Night delivers an exhilarating experience, making it a perfect addition to the Halloween season. Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut stands out as one of the most robust and visually distinctive entries in the recent MCU. The film lays a thrilling foundation for a fresh corner of the universe, exploring uncharted territories. Giacchino’s first venture into directing is a stylish romp, impressively crafted with vibrant characters, a straightforward yet engaging plot, and dynamic, small-scale action sequences.

This cinematic journey leaves avid comic fans yearning for more exploration within this lesser-known facet of the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s foray into Werewolf By Night is a daring, violent, and wonderfully bizarre ride, offering a unique and insanely enjoyable experience. Despite its brief runtime, the film successfully integrates numerous crucial Marvel characters, brought to life by a stellar cast and Michael Giacchino’s masterful direction.

9. Moon Knight

Moon Knight

Moon Knight explores unfamiliar territory for many Marvel movie enthusiasts, and Jason Isaacs’ poignant characterizations contribute to making the unconventional premise and disjointed story breaks feel grounded. This Marvel series stands out as one of the better ones, primarily due to its distinctiveness. While set in the same universe as the Avengers, Moon Knight offers viewers the enjoyment of a stand-alone series.

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The show introduces ample intrigue, sparking curiosity about how the narrative will unfold. Isaacs’s compelling performance alone is a noteworthy reason to recommend this unique addition to the Marvel universe. Seasons one ended on a cliffhanger, with the introduction of another one of Marc Spector’s personalities. However, Marvel has not made any announcements about an additional season or direction the series will be taking.

8. What If…?

What If…?

The series comes off its second season and an announcement of a third season in development. What If…? explores anthological narratives outside the primary MCU is akin to playing in a sandbox—there’s an option not to invest emotionally, making it challenging to feel a significant connection. Some episodes of this show hit the mark when I was engaged, providing a good experience, but when disinterested, it seemed somewhat purposeless.

While a few episodes adhere closely to the standard MCU formula, the majority in this MCU anthology fully embrace the limitless creativity allowed by the show’s concept. This animated series presents a dynamic and thrilling plunge into the MCU, offering new, unique, and exciting perspectives. Enhanced by fantastic animation and an A-list cast lending their familiar voices, it stands out as one of the most opulent animated series ever assembled.

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7. Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner returns as Clint Barton, the often overlooked Avenger, in a delightful Christmas adventure centered on friendship and family. The success of Hawkeye can be attributed to the compelling chemistry between Renner and Steinfeld and its emphasis on character development over excessive action. While Hawkeye may not stand out significantly in the broader MCU, it delivers moments of excitement and introduces new characters who hold promise for future standalone stories.

The series introduces Hailee Steinfield as Kate Bishop and Alaqua Cox as Echo who recently began a series of her own, and welcomes back Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin from the Netflix Daredevil series and Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova from Black Widow. Bringing back these characters provides a full circle in the MCU between characters in both film and television series.

6. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Far From Home effortlessly combines heart-pounding action with a compelling coming-of-age story, showcasing Tom Holland’s exceptional portrayal of Peter Parker. Blending superhero excitement, humor, and character development. It’s a must-watch for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a testament to the enduring appeal of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

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Moreover, the introduction of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is a highlight. Gyllenhaal’s charismatic performance adds depth to the character, and the film successfully keeps the audience guessing about Mysterio’s true motives, contributing to the suspenseful atmosphere. Beyond the action and spectacle, the film also explores themes of identity, responsibility, and the challenges of growing up. Peter Parker’s struggle to balance his personal life with his superhero duties adds a relatable and human element to the narrative, making him a more well-rounded and empathetic character.

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5. Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings

Introducing audiences to a new superhero but also explores rich cultural elements, offering a fresh and dynamic perspective within the superhero genre. The film pays homage to classic kung fu cinema while infusing it with a modern Marvel twist, creating a unique and thrilling cinematic experience.

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Simu Liu brings charisma and depth to the character, making Shang-Chi a relatable and compelling hero. The supporting cast, including Awkwafina and Tony Leung, delivers strong performances that add emotional resonance to the story. The exploration of Asian culture and mythology is a refreshing aspect of the film. “Shang-Chi” not only celebrates diversity but also weaves it seamlessly into the narrative, making it an important and timely addition to the MCU. The film takes the opportunity to break stereotypes and showcase the richness of Asian storytelling traditions.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The Guardians of the Galaxy bid farewell in Vol. 3, offering a rocking and emotionally charged experience. Rocket’s poignant origin story provides a newfound appreciation for the dysfunctional yet lovable family of misfits. While the plot may feel a bit overstuffed, some humor falls flat, and the underutilization of Adam Warlock is a missed opportunity, the exceptional chemistry of the cast and James Gunn’s distinctive style continue to set this film apart in the MCU.

Despite the emotional resonance and action-packed sequences, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t shy away from impish nonsense, abrupt tonal shifts, and moments of morbidity and outright gore. It’s a film that pushes the boundaries of the PG-13 rating, potentially leaving a lasting impact on both young and adult audiences. This film is definitely a James Gunn film before it’s a Marvel movie.

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3. WandaVision

WandaVision

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany deliver exceptional performances as Wanda Maximoff and Vision, respectively. Their chemistry is palpable, and the series explores the complexities of their characters in ways that go beyond traditional superhero storytelling. Olsen, in particular, showcases her versatility as an actress, navigating through various emotions with finesse. The show’s mysterious and suspenseful elements keep audiences on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating each new episode.

The gradual unfolding of the plot adds to the overall intrigue, making WandaVision a binge-worthy experience that encourages speculation and theorizing among fans. WandaVision is a triumph of storytelling, creativity, and character development. Marvel has once again proven its ability to evolve and surprise audiences, and this series stands as a testament to the boundless possibilities within the superhero genre. It’s a must-watch for both Marvel enthusiasts and those looking for a fresh and innovative take on television storytelling.

2. Loki

Loki

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki with unparalleled charisma, bringing depth and nuance to the character. The series picks up from an alternate timeline created during the events of Avengers: Endgame, where Loki escapes with the Tesseract, leading to a chain of events that unravel the fabric of time. Hiddleston’s performance captures the essence of Loki’s charm, vulnerability, and cunning, making him a magnetic focal point for the series. One of the standout elements of Loki is its exploration of existential and philosophical themes.

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The show tackles concepts of fate, free will, and the consequences of choices, pushing the boundaries of what audiences expect from a superhero series. The TVA serves as a fascinating backdrop, introducing a bureaucratic organization that manages the multiverse and adds a layer of complexity to the narrative. Loki successfully weaves its narrative into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, offering insights into the nature of the multiverse and setting the stage for future events. The series embraces the unpredictable nature of time travel, contributing to the overall excitement and unpredictability of the storytelling.

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1. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The film takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster as Peter grapples with the consequences of his secret identity being exposed and seeks help from the mystical Doctor Strange. No Way Home brings together iconic characters from previous Spider-Man film iterations, played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. This convergence of Spider-Men creates not only a nostalgic trip down memory lane for longtime fans but also cleverly contributes to the overarching storyline. Additionally, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin make a triumphant return, delivering memorable performances that honor their characters’ legacies while adding new layers to their stories.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into the hearts of audiences with a perfect blend of nostalgia, humor, and emotional depth. It not only serves as a fitting continuation of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man journey but also pays homage to the character’s cinematic history in a way that feels both respectful and innovative. The film stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of Spider-Man and the creative possibilities within the MCU, making it the best project to come out of Marvel since Avengers: Endgame.

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Written by David Moya

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