Few characters embody all the ideals that we as a culture hold dear the way Steve Rogers, better known by his crime-fighting alias Captain America, does. Over the course of his eleven appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), he has stood for truth, justice, and freedom, easily snatching the mantle of a pure and innocent do-gooder from the DC Extended Universe’s Superman.Continue reading Crafting Compelling Character Arcs—Captain America
In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark utters the now-iconic words that first opened the door eleven years earlier to the flood of record-breaking content that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
What were they?
“I am Iron Man.”Continue reading Crafting Compelling Character Arcs—Iron Man
In Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson’s character, Black Widow, chose to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the universe. Her selflessness won the day, providing the rest of the team with the tool they needed to restore billions of people back to life. While Black Widow’s death was a tragic moment in the fourth Avengers film, if we look at it from a thematic viewpoint, we’d see that it was the only possible conclusion for her character arc.Continue reading Crafting Compelling Character Arcs—Black Widow