Loads has been stated concerning the present state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even Disney CEO Bob Iger has made feedback about MCU fatigue, seemingly indicating that he thinks its doing an excessive amount of. Extra lately, the reception to the newest entry within the franchise, Secret Invasion, has been pretty lukewarm at greatest. Nevertheless, there are some, like former Walt Disney Imagineer Jim Shull, who’re taking a extra severe stance towards the present, because of its lack of connection to the comedian arc that impressed it. That is true so far as it goes, however it’s not like that is the primary time that such a factor has occurred.
Jim Shull took to Twitter to take pictures on the Disney+ sequence for each its lack of faithfulness to the comedian ebook story of the identical title and its determination to kill off standard characters within the MCU. It appears his feeling is that the present is utilizing a reputation that’s standard amongst followers, with out embracing what made the story standard with those self same individuals:
Secret Invasion on Disney Plus doesn’t comply with the story they took the title of. And killing off a number of adopted beloved characters demonstrates the creators or the studio doesn’t know why the Secret Invasion comedian succeeded. #MCU jumped the shark. pic.twitter.com/sM8qVoKkesJuly 8, 2023
It’s definitely true that Secret Invasion bears solely a passing similarity to the acclaimed comedian ebook story arc. And most followers do not appear to consider that is among the many greatest Marvel exhibits on Disney+. Each tales embody Skrulls masquerading as people, leading to numerous chaos as all people tries to determine who’s who, however that’s about it. From there, the brand new present takes issues in a really totally different path.
In fact, whereas this criticism is legitimate, it’s additionally type of a bizarre one to make at this level. The cinematic universe has used the comics as a place to begin from the start however has by no means remained all that devoted. The MCU had a Civil Conflict and an Infinity Conflict, identical to the comics. But in these instances too, the books have been simply the inspiration, and the film tales begin and finish in very totally different locations. With that in thoughts, it is honest to say that we are able to absolutely count on the upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Secret Wars to not comply with the comics that intently both.
At this level, complaining that the Secret Invasion sequence doesn’t comply with the comics is odd as a result of the present would make nearly no sense if it did. One of many issues that’s made the MCU fascinating is that the narrative adjustments its made have had repercussions which have continued now for years. We’re in a really totally different place within the story now than we’d in any other case be, so it is sensible that the miniseries would have some variations.
It must be stated, that Jim Shull, whereas he contributed immensely to Disney Parks in his 33 years, has develop into a little bit of an “previous man yells at cloud” relating to his opinions on something fashionable. He appears to be often annoyed with the work occurring in Disney Parks in comparison with his time there. Shull did briefly work for Marvel as properly, so he doubtless has comparable emotions about that firm’s fashionable incarnation.
We’ll see if he feedback much more on Secret Invasion, which airs new episodes on Wednesdays as a part of the 2023 TV schedule. Make sure that you will have a Disney+ subscription as a way to test it out, and preserve your eyes peeled for information on upcoming Marvel exhibits.