Falcons, Lokis, Nerd Canons and Why You Don’t Have to Care
That might be a question it happens to anyone who sees it Hawk and Winter Soldier, a good show so far, giving a look at American racing politics and also with blows and shots.
Like Disney + show WandaVision, Hawk and Winter Soldier It takes place in the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I think the 13th TV show set there is accompanied by 23 movies (Avengers, Iron Mans, Ant-Mans, etc.), all of which tell stories of a synaptic nature and links to others. This is roughly more than 400 hours of stories, almost over time within the universe. I’ve seen them all, and I’m a decade-long comic book reader with a good memory. But I’ll tell you, even though I can’t keep all of these things straight without Wikipedia and the pause button.
It occurs every time one of these programs launches visual grammar signals. A character enters the lighting. The scene is interrupted. The music varies. This person is important. But … why? Are they new? Or are they not? It’s time to ask: Wait, who is that?
If you’re a casual (or even avid) consumer of Marvel or Star Wars content (equally widespread, and about to spread even more on TV), you might notice that feeling. If you want to see a section of the section Star Trek: Different uniforms, or even a new James Bond or Doctor Who (if they ever come out), would be an excuse to scare them a little. The follow-ups are very broad; each new fragment becomes a pop class quiz you did three semesters ago.
At the introductory and intermediate levels of these story universes, it’s fun to learn all the new things. This is the phase of gaining experience. Climb the board as well! At a certain type of advanced level, sharing these dark references and interconnections is part of the grouping process. It’s like getting to know your favorite basketball team’s starting lineup.
For people who didn’t spend their childhood immersed in all of these stories, it may seem like they can’t climb the mountain of canonical content. Luckily for me, I was able to professionalize my stupidity. Do you have a reference? I am a reference librarian. I eat Easter eggs for breakfast. I’m here to recommend dealing with canon surpluses the way I do:
Because, hey! Who can remember? Come back again WandaVisionShe was a charming Darcy, a reliable Kat Dennings, a comic book science assistant Thor. And also Agent Woo, a charmingly charming Randall Park, FBI comedic role The ant man. Turned on Hawk and Winter Soldier Zemo is a baron who has exploded all over the cunning trustworthy Daniel Brühl Captain America: Civil War, and Sharon Carter, Emily VanKamp Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a reliable and charming secret agent. But who is playing in this new Owen Wilson Loki trailer? And, wait, isn’t Loki dead? Oh, but no, this is what Loki ran away from when the Avengers went back in time Avengers: Endgame ra Avengers. Right. These shows and films introduce new characters with the same confidence as people who have already appeared in other places, and there are so many people now.
Undoubtedly, the way in which these universes of modern history are linked and put together is a miracle of narrative. Captain America: The First Avenger she planted the seeds of storytelling that bloomed in 2011 Avengers: Endgame 2019. Last season Clone Wars he recounted the Jedi massacre depicted in Revenge of the Sith Ahsoka from the perspective of former Jedi Tano, now Rosario Dawson plays live-action Mandalorian and, at some point, his own spin-off. Tidy! In some movies, Batman is just getting started; at other times he has hair and jade. Do you care why Spider-Man has a soft drink? robot costume? Do you need to know where the bad is Mandalorian did you get a dark version of the ceiling, or are there dark versions of the light sands?