40: What does Black Widow say about the future of the MCU?

July 14th, 2021  •  1 hr 1 min  •  Download (42.5 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Black Widow—the first MCU theatrical release in two long years—has finally dropped. The film has been well-received, but what does it tell us about the future of Marvel’s cinematic universe? Will we see more Phase 1 Iron Man-style world building, or will interconnected storylines and multiverse plans thrust new characters into pre-established arcs? Join hosts Arthur Turnbull and Isaac Perry as they give Mad Thoughts on Natasha Romanoff’s solo outing, while also asking: is Black Widow the swan song for Marvel’s meticulous character development?