We have MCU galactic teams, but Marvel needs the street level Avengers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is so concerned with world-ending cosmic threats, that we’ve forgotten abut plain old crime. Daredevil, Spider-Man, Falcon, and more–Marvel needs to show them on the streets, taking care fo the evil that falls through the cracks.
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The Marvel cinematic universe has been giving us a lot recently: magic, the multiverse, time travel, space, cosmic gods, aliens gods, actual gods, cameos, and so much more.
And that’s awesome, it’s a great time to be a Marvel fan.
But you know what is the one thing that is missing for me in the MCU right now?
Yeah actual crime, as is people doing bad and illegal things on the street level. And the only way to stop those bad guys are crime fighters.
Heroes who are not so overpowered that they can now only deal with Avengers level threats.But rather street level heroes and vigilantes.
Crime fighters who deal with smaller scale threats, fighting the endless war against crime, greed and the darkest facets of human nature.
Heroes who are the only hope for the little guy.
That’s what I have been missing with the MCU’s Spider-Man.
I love No Way Home, it’s amazing, but after spider-man saved the universe, we really need to go back to basics.
Bring Marvel’s friendly-neighborhood hero…back to the not so friendly neighborhood.
Marvel recently announced the Daredevil disney plus show, there’s also the Echo spin off in the works, maybe Hawkeye will get another season. So that’s a good sign that there’s going to be more focus on the street level side of the MCU.
But it’s too few and far between. There’s no clear distinction between the heroes, and the type of threats they face.
And many heroes who are crime fighters in the comics are transformed into superpowered superheroes in the MCU.
It sort of feels like Marvel kinda forgot about the street-level stories.
I can’t be the only one that is missing this [clip]. We need more of this [clip].
So let’s take a look at how Marvel can fix their much needed street-level stories, and add more crime fighters in the MCU.
But first, we need to examine the problem Marvel has with adapting crime fighters.
The most recent and obvious exemple is the translation of Moon Knight from comics to live action.
Comics Moon Knight is as street-level as you can get. He’s a brutal and seriously messed up vigilante who primarily fights criminals.
At times Moon Knight deals with supernatural threats, but even those tend to be on a smaller scale. That allows Moon Knight’s stories to remain dark, gritty and grounded.
He doesn’t have a magical suit and he has no powers given to him by a god.
Say the following like you are so tired of making the comparison: And yeah, Moon Knight is sort of like Batman.
Which is the same as saying that Homelander is like Superman.
If you know Moon Knight, then you know that the similarities between him and Batman are extremely surface level.
Moon Knight’s vigilante antics make him into one of the most fascinating crime fighters in the comics.
Yet, almost all of these elements were completely changed for the MCU adaptation.
The show itself was good, I enjoyed it a lot. And it got a lot of things right, like Marc’s DID.
However, we can’t ignore the drastic changes that the MCU made to Moon Knight. The character was refitted to fit into a supernatural direction.
Marvel likely chose to make the change, so that Moon Knight can join the Midnight Sons.
A team of anti-heroes who deal with supernatural threats.
Something we theorized on the channel a while back.
And that’s fine. It’s their property, so Marvel can take whatever creative license they want with their characters.
Though, it becomes a problem if every crime fighter now has superpowers and deals with Avenger level threats.
What does that leave for the smaller scale underbelly?