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Marvel’s Transition to Television

By Kaitlyn Bell

After the conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” which went down in history as the number one grossing movie, many fans were left wondering, “What’s next?” With the storylines of many big-screen fan favorites coming to an end, the plots swiftly transitioned to Disney Plus, gaining record viewership and a continued legacy of fan-favorite classics.

“It left me and the rest of the Marvel audience with wonder as to what he would do with the shield...”

Following the release of “WandaVision,” which set the bar high for Marvel TV shows, the highly anticipated six-episode show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” aired on March 19, 2021. The transition from movies to TV shows in Marvel has been a difficult adjustment for many, but it has received positive feedback. Following the conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie, and Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan, took the spotlight by testing their abilities and their friendship to fix the state of the world. With much anticipation and excitement to see the stories of beloved characters continue, the Marvel Cinematic Universe did not disappoint, including fan favorites such as “WandaVision” and “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” winning at the MTV Awards.

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Beloved villains and heroes take the TV screen by storm, with the release of Marvel's "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" and "Loki."

“I was extremely excited to see Sam Wilson after 'Endgame.' After Steve gave him the shield, it left me and the rest of the Marvel audience with wonder as to what he would do with it. Sam’s character has grown in the few movies he has been in and it’s great to now see his own personal journey,” said freshman Olivia Loubriel.

As Marvel welcomed back the comedic dynamic between the two characters, they also showed how both characters have grown since "Endgame."

“After 'Avengers: Endgame' I was definitely most excited to see Wanda on screen. I feel like she had so much potential to develop her powers and her character,” said freshman Julia Lopez.

Marvel Studios decided to make these shows based around characters who had less screen time since fan-favorites have made the streaming of these shows more enjoyable for its viewers. With the announcement of "Loki," a six-episode series scheduled to debut on June 9, 2021, this excitement will only continue. Loki, coined the God of Mischief, is the first villain to have his own show, making the announcement of this series a trending topic.

Considering the numerous movies produced by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans were skeptical to see how the release of Marvel Studios TV shows on Disney Plus would compare, but after the sitcom thriller, “WandaVision,” was released with “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” and “Loki” close behind, this lineup of shows has not only become the new phase of Marvel but a new age in defining TV itself.


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