The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been known for its humor, but some fans have been missing the serious tone of the earlier films. In recent years, the MCU has leaned heavily into comedy, especially in its Disney+ shows. However, a new industry insider update suggests that Marvel Studios is returning to a more serious tone for its upcoming films.
Marvel Ditching the Humor
According to a Twitter scoop from The Watcher, the duology of films Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts will be significantly darker and more serious than recent Marvel projects. This is exciting news for fans who have been missing the serious tone of films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
One reason for the recent shift towards comedy in the MCU is attributed to James Gunn’s influence. His self-deprecating style of dialogue and character interaction has been a hallmark of films like Guardians of the Galaxy. However, not all directors have the same level of nuance as Gunn, and attempts to replicate his style without good writing can lead to tonal mismatches and undercuts serious themes.
Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts
Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts are two upcoming MCU movies that are expected to address serious subjects such as war and trauma, which have always been inherent to the franchise’s DNA. Both films will explore the theme of battle veterans, with Sam Wilson, a veteran himself, playing a significant role. In addition, the inclusion of mercenaries who have experienced the horrors of war will further contribute to the movies’ serious tone. Fans of the MCU can look forward to a return to the franchise’s earlier serious storytelling with these two upcoming releases.
The recent shift towards comedy in superhero movies has divided audiences. While some find it refreshing, others miss the serious tone of earlier films. Fortunately, Marvel Studios is aware of these differing opinions and is returning to the franchise’s roots with the upcoming duology of Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts. This shift in tone towards more serious storytelling could be just what some fans have been looking for in their superhero movies.