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Marvel Fan Defends MCU Phase 4 in Detailed Post

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Marvel Fan Defends MCU Phase 4 in Detailed Post

A Marvel fan proves that MCU Phase 4 isn’t the franchise’s downfall with a detailed post.

Following an extended hiatus post-Infinity Saga, the MCU returned with Phase 4, and since kicking things off with WandaVision, it hasn’t slowed down. Looking forward, the franchise isn’t planning on letting up anytime soon, with a full slate planned out for the MCU Multiverse Saga.

Coming off the high of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, there are some concerns that Phase 4 is the beginning of the universe’s downfall. Between the release of relatively divisive movies and criticisms about the lack of cohesiveness between projects, some worry that the MCU peaked in Phase 3 with critical and commercial hits like Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, not to mention the last two Avengers movies.

When compounded by controversy from the VFX community, many fans are questioning how Marvel Studios can keep up its usual level of quality with the much higher output they have planned for Phases 5 & 6.

However, one devoted fan took the time and effort to ease their fellow MCU loyalists’ worries and prove that Marvel Studios is actually doing just fine with Phase 4. Reddit user @u/7Big_Steve7 looked to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics and Audience scores, and crunched the numbers for all Phases of the MCU to see how Phase 4 is doing compared to its predecessors.

After computing the average grades for each one, the Redditor learned that Phase 4 still has a better rating than both Phases 1 and 2, and is only 0.57% behind Phase 3.

Since art is subjective, it is difficult to quantify the quality of movies and TV shows. However, Rotten Tomatoes, with aggregated scores from both critics and audiences, has been the go-to place for this purpose.

While the Reddit user did a great job breaking down the number and proving that Phase 4 isn’t Marvel’s worst, it’s worth noting that Rotten Tomatoes scores aren’t always the best gauge for the project’s quality. For starters, review bombing was easier done during the Infinity Saga-era, before the site introduced safeguards to prevent audience score manipulation.

On the other hand, there’s also the nostalgia factor, which means fans are looking back at the Phases 1-3 with a little bit more fondness than they might’ve when those movies were actually coming out.

In any case, it’s unfair to compare MCU Phase 4 to Phase 3. The end of the Infinity Saga was focused on tying off plot lines and culminating long-gestating narratives, which means it’s also full of satisfying payoffs for fans.

Meanwhile, the beginning of the Multiverse Saga is geared towards setting up the next overarching storyline for the franchise, which will end with back-to-back Avengers movies, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, in 2025.

For now, it’s best to be patient with Marvel Studios’ current creative endeavors. After all, they have proven before that they know how to deliver a satisfying ending – a rarity in recent times.

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List Of Canceled Netflix Original Series In 2023

List of all the shows Netflix has canceled in 2023.

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2023 has kicked off with a couple of big cancelations, which signals a potentially rough year coming up, which many other players throughout Hollywood will share. Here’s a look at the 2023 cancelations!

1899

The big-budget series from the creators of DARK had big expectations and big shoes to fill.

The mystery sci-fi show was one of Netflix’s most ambitious shows in years, using state-of-the-art technology and featuring an impressive ensemble cast.

Why was 1899 canceled?

Data provided to What’s on Netflix from European SVOD analytics company Digital i suggests that the completion rate was ultimately too low and likely wasn’t growing substantially. Their data suggests only around a third of people who started the show went onto finish the title.

Inside Job

The animated series Inside Job had been initially given a season 2 renewal order back in June 2022. Still, in January 2023, the creator confirmed rumors that Netflix had reversed the decision to renew.

In a statement on Twitter, the show’s creator Shion Takeuchi said:

I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season 2 of Inside Job. Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up. Reagan and Brett deserved to get their ending and finally find happiness. And I would have loved to been able to share what was in store with you all.

He added, “To everyone who watched, thank you for coming along on the ride. Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there’s people out there who cared just as much about these characters as me.”

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Netflix Tudum 2022: Can You Watch Tudum Online?

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Netflix Tudum 2022: Can You Watch Tudum Online?

This weekend is going to be quite the eventful one for Netflix subscribers! Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Tudum officially returns this Saturday with a day that promises to bring with it a lot of exciting new reveals about Netflix’s biggest shows and movies!

The 24-hour event will bring fans the scoop on over 120 fan-favorite shows and movies including Bridgerton, Emily in Paris, Shadow and Bone, Wednesday, Manifest, You, Outer Banks, The Witcher, Heartstopper and more!

From first looks at upcoming titles, casting news, renewals and release date confirmations, there’s no telling what could be coming our way this weekend. The only thing that is certain? Fans won’t want to miss the event, but how exactly can you follow along from home?

Where to watch Tudum 2022

If you’re hoping to be able to watch this year’s Tudum event online, you’re in luck! While some events such as San Diego Comic-Con and D23 take place in-person with only select presentations from the event available to stream online, Tudum takes place exclusively online as a virtual event.

This Saturday, fans across the globe will be able to head to Netflix’s official YouTube account to watch the event online with the event set to be made available in 29 languages worldwide!

Do you have to pay for Tudum?

If you’re hoping to watch Tudum this weekend, don’t worry about having to break out your wallet or credit cards to pay for the event. The virtual event is free to Netflix fans worldwide as there is no cost to stream the event which can be viewed free of cost on the Netflix YouTube channel!

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Netflix Movie Lou Cast: Who Stars in the Netflix Thriller?

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Netflix Movie Lou Cast: Who Stars in the Netflix Thriller?

Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett are the main attraction of the Netflix movie Lou as the two leading ladies. Janney plays a John Wick-esque character (complete with a beloved dog, but don’t worry, Jax makes it out alive!) while Smollett plays her neighbor, Hannah.

Lou is a hardened recluse living on the fringes of their secluded island, while Hannah is a single mother struggling to make ends meet to take care of her daughter, Vee.

A horrible storm hits the island, and someone kidnaps Hannah’s daughter in the midst of it, forcing her to turn to Lou for help. While searching for Vee, the two women are forced to confront some of the dark secrets from their past.

Even though Smollett and Janney are the stars, Lou has a great cast of actors that also includes Logan Marshall-Green and Greyston Holt (remember him as one of the hot werewolves from Bitten?).

Netflix movie Lou cast list

For those unfamiliar with Allison Janney, the powerhouse actress is a Hollywood staple. Throughout her many decades in the business, Janney has won countless accolades, including seven Primetime Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She has also secured two Tony nominations.

Janney first rose to prominence playing C.J. Cregg on The West Wing. More recently, she starred as Bonnie Plunkett for nine seasons in the CBS sitcom Mom. Janney won her Oscar for I, Tonya, and has also appeared in projects like Masters of Sex, The Help, Juno, and many others. Next, she’ll star in the comedy miniseries Mrs. American Pie, the comedy film The People We Hate at the Wedding, and the sci-fi drama True Love.

Jurnee Smollett has been acting since she was a kid, with recurring roles in shows like Full House and On Our Own. But most people probably know her as Jess Merriweather in Friday Night Lights. The last few years have really helped cement Smollet’s status as a superstar. She played Dinah Lance/Black Canary in Birds of Prey and is reportedly going to reprise her role in a spinoff standalone movie at HBO Max.

Smollett also delivered an incredible performance in the short-lived but acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft Country and she recently starred opposite Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth in the Netflix thriller Spiderhead. Next, she’ll star in the courtroom drama film The Burial with Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.

Completing the cast trifecta is Logan Marshall-Green, who plays the film’s primary antagonist, Philip. You might recall Marshall-Green playing Trey Atwood in The O.C. He also recently completed a stint on the ABC series Big Sky.

Here’s the complete cast list for the Netflix movie:

  • Allison Janney as Lou
  • Jurnee Smollett as Hannah
  • Logan Marshall-Green as Philip
  • Ridley Asha Bateman as Vee
  • Matt Craven as Sheriff Rankin
  • Greyston Holt as Chris
  • Daniel Bernhardt as Tony
  • RJ Fetherstonhaugh as Gerry
  • Andres Collantes as Deputy Torres
  • Marci T. House as Agent Lee
  • Toby Levins as Agent Hampton

Netflix movie Lou starts streaming on Friday, September 23.

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