I have to say I am a bit disappointed in the all-new, all-different characters and details of the Marvel universe released last week. However, Marvel never ceases to impress me with their new-found adaptability after their early millennium re-birth.
For the last few years, Marvel has found the right formula (way ahead of their competition) for bringing refreshing life to their characters and stories. These two elements have allowed them to gain public visibility and opportunity to adapt to a continuously and rapidly changing set of global viewers.
In an interview with newsarama.com, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing, talked about this new Marvel Universe presentation:
“Certainly we have always striven to make stories relatable to the world we live in, and put our characters in situations where they have to grapple with real world problems and social situations that, while it has super powers and what have you, is something real people deal with.”
This statement has more than proved Marvel's particular strength over the past 15 years. It's quite remarkable that Marvel has been able to renew themselves to using all the media they have available. For this reason, I will give them the benefit of the doubt for this new Marvel Universe…despite the different style on their images and character’s design.
Another aspect of the latest Marvel teaser that shocked the fandom was the notorious absences of some beloved characters.
Superheroes like Hulk, Hawkeye, Odinson, Deadpool and Captain Marvel were left out the teaser. This was particularly strange due to the fact that the first three are major stars in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is Marvel saving the greatest teasers for another event? One thing is certain, they will not rule out characters that will help them much more attention to their new universe’s re-boot/re-make.
So, let’s hope they positively shock us at the first release, especially now that Marvel will have to keep up with the huge success of their cinematic universe.