Avengers Endgame Easter Eggs Suggest SJW Marvel is Coming
WARNING: Spoilers ahead
Avengers: Endgame is a box office monster having grossed $357 million in its opening weekend. This shouldn’t be surprising given that the movie is the highly anticipated series finale for the 22 films in the Infinity Saga.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe clearly isn’t going anywhere (considering they already have Spiderman: Far from Home, The Eternals, Black Widow‘s solo movie and a half dozen other films in development) Avengers: Endgame is a solid finale to end the story arcs of the last eleven years of Marvel movies.
Unfortunately, it’s becoming clear that Marvel’s immediate plans will involve doubling down on a lot of politics that Marvel fans aren’t happy about. While politics in these movies aren’t new (See: Iron Man 3, Winter Soldier), the recent successes of Black Panther and Captain Marvel at the box office combined with some easter eggs in Avengers: Endgame suggest that Marvel Studios is about to embrace SJW Marvel.
SJW Marvel is the term that conservative and politically moderate comic book fans have given to the recent string of highly politicized comic books in the past decade of Marvel Comic’s output. Between the feminist Thor saga, the lighthearted romp of Daredevil’s San Fransisco adventures, the “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” Mockingbird cover, the Indonesian comic writer who fed anti-Semitic propaganda into his X-Men Comics, and the entire runs of Black Panther by The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, the comics have become a veritable hive of far-left progressive assumption mongering.
The ugliest examples of this came in the recent run of Captain America comics led by Nick Spencer in which it was revealed that Red Skull was back as a villain again spouting Trumpian populist quotes. During his same run, he retconned (changed the history) of Steve Roger’s Captain America to reveal that he was secretly a Hydra (Nazi) double agent for decades. This was all following the period where Rogers handed over the title of Captain America to Falcon who proceeded to turn America’s best into progressive symbol dedicated to fighting what were essentially Tea Party terrorists.
Avengers Endgame‘s Progressive Dog Whistles
What’s worrying about Avengers: Endgame is that there are several points in the film that suggest that going forward, the franchise is going to use its deep pockets and clout to start pushing more directly politically progressive messages in the films.
There are some people talking about the scene early on in the film where Captain America is talking to a gay man at a counseling session (played by the director Joe Russo) but this scene is either largely going ignored or getting criticized for being one of the only moments of LGBTQ+ representation in the MCU. People who want gay characters in these movies want more than this.
The more concerning moments come in the form of direct references to SJW Marvel moments. In the most eye-rolling moment of the film, every single female Avenger managed to find themselves on the same spot of the final battle scene at the exact same moment long enough for them to pose. This is a reference to the largely disregarded A-Force comics, comprised of an all-female Avengers lineup which Marvel seems to be suggesting might become a film in the future.
More concerningly, there are two references to Nick Spencer’s Captain America comics. The first comes when Steve Rogers whispers “Hail Hydra” into Frank Grillo’s ear followed by the final reveal of the film that Falcon is going to be inheriting the Captain America title.
We know for a fact that Disney hasn’t planned to do a Falcon and Winter Soldier series on their streaming service Disney+ sometime next year. It seems that what is likely going to happen is that they’re going to forgo shooting a fourth Captain America movie in favor of continuing this story on TV borrowing from Nick Spencer’s comics.
Combine this with their obvious plans to continue forward with progressively minded sequels to Black Panther and Captain Marvel, plus their reacquisition of James Gunn to direct more movies, and it seems that progressive movie fans are going to be very happy with the direction of these movies going forward.
Well, as the kids say, “Get Woke, go broke!”
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Well, if it’s Hollywood, it’s woke. The propaganda machine rolls on.
The swamp/left/islamic anti-America axis includes hollywood.
If you pay for ANY entertainment, you are funding it.
Buy old DVDs, instead.
My prediction is that the first 3 phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be seen as the golden era. Marvel knows that going full SJW limits their audience and market, but with the recent acquisitions, Disney is betting their movies and television shows can push Leftism without interference.
I viewed Cap’s Hail Hydra moment as just using future-gained knowledge to get what he wanted… the jewel without a major dustup on the elevator. Remember, he did walk out with just that happening.
In context, when he says Hail Hydra, it shows Caps brilliance.
I think his presence would then be seen by those on the elevator as an impostor letting them in on the secret of who “he reall is.” They would assume he had been sent there to make Cap. America look bad for having stolen it.
Later on, when the contemporary Captain America returns it (both in that present and by the future Captain America to the past Captain America), they will hear him mention that he stopped an impostor and they will think the Hydra plot failed.
In the context of the situation in the movie, yes. But I think people can be forgiven for noticing the potential connection to the comic book story mentioned above.
Let me say, setting aside the issue of the wisdom of making Captain America into a secret Nazi (with the help of reality-altering fictional devices with a long comic history), that, was a good and well-written story. If people want to write good stories that have minority lead characters, let us strongly encourage them. The chief narrative danger has been writers too frightened to have their minority characters have flaws and therefore a so-called human touch. If they do a good job, that’s great. If not, too bad.
It’s the main reason Captain Marvel is such a trash character.
She learns the EXACT OPPOSITE lesson that almost every single Marvel movie character learned before them – that they personally, their power and pride and ego, are less important than helping other people with their power. In fact, one could argue that Civil War is Tony Stark’s acknowledgement that he is INCAPABLE of retaining that lesson, needs somebody else to direct him to do what is right, and projecting that weakness on everybody else.
Captain Strong Wahmen, on the other hand, learns that she’s always been special and awesome and other people hold her back.
I flubbed trying to make that a reply to Jack Burton so the “context of the movie” is re: the Hail Hydra moment. So that is the context. Thanks.
Yeah the virtue-signaling SJW bullshit has been gaining steam at Marvel for a while.
The very fact that they hired Brie Larson in the first place and have doubled down on making her the ‘face of the MCU’ (their words) going forward tells you what their intentions are.
Give it a couple years and we’re going to start reading stories about how Marvel lost its magic.
People love good characters and good stories. That’s why Marvel has become so popular despite some big flaws and missteps along the way. Because had great characters telling good stories.
People reject SJWism in entertainment for a rather simple reason. Because stories and characters become secondary considerations to delivering whatever message they’re trying to push.
As you pointed out, there is LITERALLY no reason for all the female Avengers to be there and pose at the same time, and in fact several of them (like Wasp) are SUPPOSED to be doing important things nowhere near there. And they are further invalidated by the fact that Captain Strong Wahmen is more powerful than all of them put together and immediately proves it by diving through all the enemies without stopping anyway.
The scene is cringy and out of place because it sacrifices story and characters for a LUL GRRRRL POWER moment.
It’s going to get 10x worse going forward, and they’re going to start getting aggressive and mean when audiences reject it, as they have demonstrated with Star Wars and Ghostbusters. I’m done after Endgame.
I’ve read comments about the scene where all female Avengers are in a single shot. I enjoyed the movie, and I do not recall that scene at all- evidently it was completely unmemorable.
As to Captain Marvel, I missed that movie, and it looks like my missing that movie had no effect on my ability to understand the plot of Endgame. She could have been written out of the whole movie with no noticeable effect.
There’s something weird about that whole thing with her character. But, I expect people to be tight-lipped about it for years. We’ll probably see the JFK files released before we find out just when Captain Marvel was added to the movie.
Either way, with all fairness to the SJW-sensitive, you had to be looking for the scene to really notice it. In the context of the movie itself it was one minor sequence, and no harm of note done at all. Men shouldn’t complain about snowflakes and act like snowflakes themselves…
I saw Black Panther and was sickened by it’s racist story line and rewriting of history. There were numerous instances of race group identity, like when the blacks in Wakanda felt they needed to rescue their black brothers in the rest of the world. It’s as if the my forget that blacks were enslaved by blacks in Africa and sold to whites. That slavery is still endemic to Africa. Furthermore, Wakanda is fake, blacks in Africa never developed technology or even education that was comparable to first world countries.
The swamp/left/islamic axis against America has two great tools at its disposal: one is hollywood; second is the fools like some of us still pay hollywood for entertainment.
I have kids, so yes unfortunately i have had to sit through every marvel movie. All I can say is marvel is going the way of Star Wars, within 2 generations of the series after Disneyfying, the franchises will be dead.