The Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 4 simply received chibi-ified and it’s unbearably cute!
Marvel artist Stephen Byrne — who’s at present engaged on Darkish Horse Comics’ Pleasure Operations — shared an animated video on July 22 overhauling the live-action Marvel movies, TV exhibits and What If…? animated present beneath the title Marvel Pals Universe Animated. Opening with a Marvel Studios intro riff, the video briefly spotlights every Part 1 Avengers member in a traditional comedian artwork type earlier than assembling them collectively for a gaggle shot. The picture is then undercut by sling ring portals revealing smaller, chibi-sized Avengers carrying the forged’s Endgame apparel. It then transitions right into a montage of Part 4 character moments from WandaVision to Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, with transient glimpses of latest variations like Ms. Marvel and Thor: Love and Thunder.
A lot of Byrne’s video emphasizes comedic, however often darkish, spoofs of key occasions from the movies and exhibits, in addition to fandom reactions to new characters. These moments embody The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s John Walker/US Agent faceplanting throughout a battle, Eternals‘ forged distracted by leisurely actions whereas Thanos beats the Avengers, and Hawkeye‘s Kate Bishop enlarging a pizza for Fortunate (i.e. Pizza Canine) through trick arrow. Close to the tip, the video begins incorporating multiverse figures from previous animated Marvel movies and cartoons, and even makes a DC reference, wherein Multiverse of Insanity‘ America Chavez encounters Batman.
Finally month’s San Diego Comedian-Con, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige confirmed that Part 4 would conclude this November with Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally. Different beforehand established tasks like Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels and extra can be a part of Part 5, which is now collectively dubbed The Multiverse Saga. By way of content material, Part 4 has significantly exceeded all different Marvel Phases for the reason that MCU’s creation, with over 50 hours of storytelling in comparison with Part 3’s 26 hours. Regardless of producing well-reviewed entries like Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man: No Means House, Part 4 has additionally undergone a lot scrutiny from critics and followers, citing points like a scarcity of exact course in comparison with earlier eras and reliance on humor. Different tasks did not win acclaim, with Eternals receiving a uncommon “Rotten” rating for Marvel Studios on Rotten Tomatoes.
Different notable Part 5 tasks embody the Mahershala Ali-starring Blade movie, Daredevil reboot Daredevil: Born Once more and the long-rumored Thunderbolts adaptation. Part 6, by comparability, will embody a brand new Incredible 4 film, adopted by the back-to-back Avengers sequels Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Marvel can also be at present engaged on new animated content material for Disney+ equivalent to Spider-Man: Freshman Yr and Marvel Zombies.