With the coming of Avengers: Endgame, there are many signs
pointing to the end of the MCU as we know it. Contracts are expiring and key
members of the team are gearing up for projects outside of the House of Mouse.
all but guaranteed that the MCU will lose some star players in the next chapter
of the story, and these departures will change the landscape of the MCU's future; a sentiment confirmed by Marvel’s own Kevin
Feige multiple times, giving way to something very different to what we’ve seen thus far.
While viewers everywhere are dreading the loss of their
favourite characters, there are certainly some upsides to the absence of the core
universe. While the loss of the characters we’ve followed for 10-plus years
will be something to mourn, there are points to be considered in the broader
storytelling and world-building aspects that these losses give way to.
Playing Devil’s advocate isn’t easy, but someone’s gotta do
it. Sometimes the most important part of loss is how we move forward.
Living in a place colder than it is north of The Wall, Brad keeps warm with all the excitement that comes from a good anime series, comic book, or movie. Being an opinionated sort of fellow puts him in a precarious position with friends and strangers, but applying that superpower to the world of writing seems to be doing alright for him.