The MCU has already released a large number of films and television programs by the middle of the year 2022. Shows like Ms. Marvel, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and Moon Knight have all contributed to the development of the most recent stage of the MCU.
There are many more on the horizon, including the much anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder, She-Hulk, I Am Groot, Wakanda Forever, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, all of which are scheduled to be released this year alone. Even though they are all based on comic books and center on superheroes, the MCU is not limited to a single genre.
During a Ms. Marvel press conference, the topic of the genre was discussed. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always aimed to appeal to fans of a wide variety of different genres, as stated by Executive Producer Kevin Feige.
“I think that’s sort of what I was talking about before. that’s always the intention, that the Marvel Studios logo doesn’t promise a particular group of characters in a particular exact tone. It promises a spirit and a style and a vibe and an emotion, I hope.”
The atmosphere of Thor: Ragnarok, which is a combination of science fiction, action, humor, and Norse mythology, is quite unlike the atmosphere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is a spy-like thriller. Even more recently, viewers have witnessed how drastically different the tones of various games can be.
For example, Multiverse of Madness and Shang-Chi both have fantastical aspects, but since they are playing in different genres, the ways in which those components are executed are quite different. Both Multiverse of Madness and Shang-Chi bring aspects of horror movies.
However, Shang-Chi also incorporates elements from wuxia films, which results in two very distinct genres of cinema. As Feige pointed out, there is a significant difference between the MCU schedule for the spring and summer, and this divergence is a positive.
“It’s perfect timing to go from Moon Knight to Ms. Marvel specifically because they’re so unique and so different, with Multiverse of Madness and Love and Thunder on either end of that.”
He further went on to say:
“THIS is what makes Marvel in publishing, and now in the MCU, I think, so unique is being able to see all of those different tones and styles and characters. I like very much that people say, ‘Look, they’re all different!’ Because that’s how we always feel about them and always want them to feel.”
Speaking of genres not being the same, in a conversation with Empire, Kevin Feige discussed how Ms. Marvel’s MCU powers are not the same as the comic books. He reassured the audience that the changes were required for the character to make her premiere in the MCU.
This is due to the fact that she is being presented in the MCU at a different period than her comic book equivalent, which is a factor in her transition from the page to the screen. Whether it is Disney+’s Moon Knight and Ms Marvel or the latter’s MCU powers being different from the comics, Kevin Feige is determined to plate different flavors for MCU fans.