When Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in theaters, audiences and critics loved the action sequences and cinematography.
Now, two more movies are in development that will feature some of those same action scenes.
However, some are being called into question by fans and filmmakers who feel that the “Captain America” universe has become too big.
As the world of Marvel Studios continues to expand, some critics are questioning the merits of the characters they’re writing for.
While there are some good examples, others have complained that the movies don’t deliver on what audiences want.
“They should have gone with the original ‘Captain’ [Peter Parker and Steve Rogers],” wrote Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Weinberger, who feels that the film was too big and bloated.
“But instead they took out all the characters, put them in a single movie, and then forgot about the rest of the world.”
“The Avengers’ Infinity War and Civil War, for example, both focus on the first group of Avengers,” Weinberger continued.
“The Avengers have been all over the place.
We can’t imagine them not having been involved in some of the most important events of the MCU.
So when they’re trying to build up the Avengers, why is it that we have to see them all on one film?””
The ‘Captain,’ as he’s known to his friends, isn’t really interested in a conflict,” Weinberg added.
“He’s more interested in the fact that his job is to protect the world, not his job.”
Weinberger says the fact the movie was so big was also the reason he thought it was so expensive.
“The film is made for the biggest screens, and the budget they’re spending on it is huge,” Weinber said.
“They can’t afford to make it for a smaller audience.
They have to have the Avengers in the first movie.
They can’t do that.
So they just keep going and going and trying to keep it going, even when the cost is high.
They’re trying not to get too expensive.
They want to make sure they have the best shot.”
In a recent interview with Collider, director Joe Russo was asked why he wanted to keep making the films bigger.
He responded, “I just love the characters.
I love the story.
I think we have so many stories.
I’ve always loved the MCI [Marvel Cinematic Universe].
I’ve loved the characters for a long time.
It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, but I’ve never been able to make a movie with that many characters.
The way the Marvel Cinematic universe is set up, it’s a huge world.
We have to make movies in the Marvel Universe that don’t end up like ‘The Avengers.'”
For the most part, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. are still working on their next Avengers film, which is slated for release in 2020.
However a new version of the Avengers film was released last year, with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader, Karen Gillan, Chris Evans Jr., Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hulce also starring.