The Marvels star Iman Vellani says the MCU will succeed in recapturing pre-Endgame hype if it first develops the core asset of the franchise.

The now-cosmic scale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is evidence of its success, which is more impressive in retrospect of Iron Man‘s risky attempts to revive a dormant franchise. With an overarching story that spans a host of characters developed over multiple film installments, the Infinity War saga built its own fandom with well-earned hype. The Marvels star Iman Vellani noted how the initial phases of the MCU worked and shared how the same strategy can help build the current Multiverse. In an interview with The Direct, Vellani says the MCU needs to invest in character development if it intends to recapture the Avengers: Endgame‘s magic.


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When asked to comment on the state of the MCU, Vellani first acknowledged that the Multiverse has effectively expanded the scale of the franchise. “I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s about just getting bigger and bigger and bigger,” she remarked. “Because then, like, what’s left? You know, I think it’s just about making the audience care about their characters. And I think they’ve established so many wonderful characters in the last phase of the MCU that it would be nice to see them all again and see them team up.” Vellani honed down on what made the first three phases of the MCU so effective, having fully fleshed-out characters assembled to great effect in teams.

The Marvels actor expressed excitement at the possibility of new team-ups moving forward, pairing established characters with new ones just joining the fold. “I think, because there are so many new characters people want to like, start shipping people together and be like, ‘Oh, seeing Kamala and like the Red Guardian together.’ Like imagining all these pair-ups, and I think that would definitely pay off. It’ll be like, you know, the next Avengers,” Vellani explained, referencing The Marvels‘ mid-credit scene that had her character recruiting Kate Bishop into the Young Avengers.


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Marvel Studios has a handful of upcoming superhero team-up films. Aside from the Young Avengers, The Marvels also teased the X-Men joining the MCU during the film’s end credits. Deadpool 3 is rumored to bring back iconic Marvel characters when it comes out on July 26; Thunderbolts, Eternals 2, and The Fantastic Four reboot movie are also slated to launch as early as next year.

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Source: The Direct

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