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Marvel has touched on many real-world issues that have passed or are continuing to be an issue. Looking at 2018s Black Panther, the film had a major black cast working on the film giving the black community another character/group of people to draw inspiration from in the MCU. Then there is Brie Larson, the actress who played Captain Marvel, who is trying to have more representation of LGBTQ community in the movies. These are some of the more public, well known and well covered issues that are brought up when looking into these movies; but there are moments within the movies that takes time and analyzation to realize it is there.

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark is shown to have a more human side, a side that has PTSD, nightmares, and panic attacks after saving the world in Avengers. Many fans who have similar mental issues have connected to Tony due to this direction the movie had gone, showing that Tony didn’t walk away from the fight without carrying a piece of it with him; something that many people can relate to in their normal life. “Gods, aliens, other dimensions. I’m just a man in a can…but threat is imminent, and I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you” this is a moment that we see Tony starting to break down a little due to fear and stress of keeping the people he loves safe; most parents could share the same opinion as him when they allow their children make their own decisions and go out into the world.Tony Stark and Pepper Potts Fighting off Aliens

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see Steve Rogers’ world turn upside down when he discovers that the people he was working with (S.H.I.E.L.D) were actually overrun by an old enemy (Hydra), it is hard to know who to trust or if it worth to get up and fight. World War II Steve Rogers “I know I’m asking a lot, but the price of freedom is high, it always has been, and it’s a price I’m willing to pay. And if I’m the only one, then so be it. But I’m willing to bet I’m not.”. Steve Rogers is a symbol of justice and pure patriotism, of a person who will fight for what is right, and we see countless amount of people who do the same in their own way. whether it is standing up to a bully, or fighting for climate change, or standing up to have the right of free speech, people are standing up for what is right.

Many people still have a stigmatism when it comes to people who enjoy reading comic or enjoy superhero movies, but there is nothing wrong with enjoying outlets that allow people to draw inspiration from. There is some form of mirroring when it comes to these forms of literature and media, we see or read things that cause us to have a certain point of view or a changed perspective, effecting the way we look at the world we currently live in. It is seen in the comics and it is seen in the film adaptations that no matter how dark it gets, no matter how far we fall, there is still hope when we get back up and say “I can do this all day”. At the end of the day, if we stand for what we believe is right and keep our moral compass straight, we can all call ourselves Avengers.

There are also fans who were not happy with how the saga has ended, finding that many of the characters were cheated or incorrectly written (Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Natasha Romanoff), but there are communities online that allow those who have a creative side to post their own version of how the story should have gone for others to enjoy, such as ArchiveofOurOwn.


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Updated News

Marvel Studios' Black Widow | Final Trailer

With the spread of COVID-19 Marvel have confirmed their new release dates for future projects as followed:
  • 2020
  • Black Widow - November 6
  • 2021
  • The Eternals - February 12 Shang-Chi and the Legends of The Ten Rings - May 7 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - November 5
  • 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder - February 18 Black Panther - May 6 Captain Marvel 2 - July 8
** Dates are subjected to change**