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The Marvelous Misstep: A Dwindling Franchise in Need of Revival

Thanos in MCU (Photo: Marvel)

In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has experienced a significant decline in popularity, with some critics arguing that the franchise needs a drastic overhaul to regain its former glory. Conversely, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has been effectively rebooted, with James Gunn at the helm, looking to restart the franchise from scratch.

The MCU, once the epitome of cinematic excellence, has seen its quality dip in recent years, with a slew of lackluster releases and an overabundance of projects. The franchise’s problem lies not with its casting choices or storyline decisions, but with the sheer volume of content being produced. With 33 movies and 25 TV shows under its belt, the MCU is struggling to maintain its momentum.

Meanwhile, the DCEU, despite its initial failures, has been given a fresh start, with Gunn’s reboot providing an opportunity to reboot the entire franchise. This is a welcome change, as DC has struggled to find its footing in superhero cinema.

Marvel Studios (Photo: Marvel)

Rather than starting from scratch, Marvel should focus on quality control and limiting the number of projects in development. By refining their offerings and establishing a clear endpoint, the MCU can recapture its former glory. The franchise still boasts many beloved elements and iconic characters, including Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.

Ultimately, Marvel needs to regroup and refocus its efforts on creating engaging, high-quality content that resonates with audiences. With the right approach, the MCU can once again become the powerhouse it once was, entertaining millions around the world with its epic storytelling and memorable characters. By doing so, Marvel can breathe new life into the franchise, invigorating fans and newcomers alike.

Koushik Ghorai
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Koushik is a cinephile residing in Delhi, India. He specializes in dissecting classic films and contemporary cinema trends. Contact him at [email protected].

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