The Jonathan Majors verdict is an excellent excuse for Marvel to… stop the MCU.

I know what Marvel and Disney thinking. They’re thinking, We can still power through. To which I reply: I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.

In a not so shocking turn of events for Marvel Studios has fired Jonathan Majors, who has been playing the mega MCU villain Kang the Conqueror. The decision comes following Majors’ recent guilty verdict in a domestic violence trial where he was charged with reckless assault and harassment.

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When you’re a Bob Iger, apparently every problem looks like a nail.

…Okay, that sounded better in my head. The problem is, it also looks a lot filthier on the screen like that, which is perversely making me keep the title. GeekTyrant:

Disney and Marvel’s latest, The Marvels, was a fun time at the movies, but it unfortunately didn’t do so well at the box office, which is kind of on par with superhero flicks at the moment. Some say it’s superhero fatigue, some say it’s the studio’s choice of quantity over quality, some may even say that movies haven’t completely rebounded from the setbacks from the pandemic, and while it may be a mix of everything, no one is saying it’s because there aren’t enough executives involved, at least no one besides Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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The “…At Least It’s Sony?” MADAME WEB trailer.

On the one hand, Sony has a vested interest in making sure MADAME WEB doesn’t suck. On the other hand, you could have said the same thing about MORBIUS. And on the gripping hand: is the era of the superhero movie over, anyway? – Because if it is, it’s all gonna crash in slow-motion and that’s going to be fascinating to watch.


Caught the new LOKI episode.

…I get the feeling that Marvel just doesn’t have the same reserves of interesting and gotta-watch that it used to have. It’s drained its creative batteries to dangerous levels, wasted too much of its juices on poorly-chosen projects, and generally run out of steam. The fires are guttering; and when they’re finally out, they’re out.

On the bright side: if this first episode is any indication, they’ve decided to use up whatever’s left for LOKI, Season 2. Because where has this Marvel been? This episode was solid! I’m ready again to catch each new one as it comes out! It’s horrible that this is now high praise for a MCU project!

Ach, how the mighty have fallen.

The LOKI Season 2 trailer.

I didn’t finish SECRET INASION – heck, I barely started it – and that’s a bad sign for Marvel. I mean, I’m sure they’re not panicking over my specific disappointment, but what if I’m just representative of the trend? That being said, the new season of LOKI looks pretty sweet. Let’s see if it holds up.

The ‘Running out of steam?’ THE MARVELS trailer.

Very possibly. And I won’t lie; I’ll miss the ride, if it’s over. It was fun*. They are claiming that THE MARVELS is supposed to be silly, though. That might be enough.

*My opinion on what they should have done, post-ENDGAME, would have been: dial it all back. One MCU movie a year, low-stakes that stuff, and used Disney+ to prepare the way for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Oh, and THOR: LOVE AND ROCKETS should have been a TV show, too.