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Ant-Man...? Oh dear. Now you've got me worried that they're just going to take Kang and give him Psycho-Man's backstory.Oh, Kang, that's neat, I guess if they're not doing Doom he's the next best--
WAIT he's the villain in Ant-Man 3?! Holy shit!
Wikipedia said:Psycho-Man [is] the leader of a technocracy that governs a microscopic system of worlds in the Microverse. Due to overpopulation on these worlds, the character decides that the macroscopic world will be an ideal new base. Using technology from the mainstream Marvel universe, Psycho-Man remains microscopic in size but is able to function by controlling a suit of advanced human-sized armor.
A mecha. He built a mecha. That's what we call a mecha around here.
It's objectively super dumb and nobody IRL would ever do such a thing, but I don't mind *too much* because there's actually a lot of sound internal logic for MCU nonsense. Consider:Also Jesus Christ the entire EDITH thing. It's such a dumb concept and everyone has to become an even bigger idiot to give it room in the narrative.
Now watch Agents of SHIELD
They're cameos in the MCU - exposition-bearers with fancier costumes than the average extra. But until they died, nothing in their cinematic portrayal would have prevented them from being fun were they ever in the spotlight.(note I have not read a single Marvel comic, this is based on the characters as portrayed in the movies)
Good! They're boring.
This is basically why I never came back after Season 1. I was all for Spy Shenanigans where non-powered agents dealt with the background noise of Hydra and AIM, took on superpowered threats closer to their level (Deathlok was an inspired choice, even if the rendition could've been better), or had cameos from other minor supers like Ghost Rider. When they started focusing on their own powers, and it started resembling the awkward cousin of Heroes and Legends of Tomorrow, it lost me.I will go to bat for the first couple of seasons of Agents of SHIELD, once it starts leaning in more heavily on Superpower Stuff, it kind of lost my enthusiasm.
When focusing on Crazy Spy Stories in Comicbook Land, well sir, you must be eating my toast because that is my jam.
It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that WandaVision as a name was a play on TeleVisionGetting banished to Sitcom Hell feels thematically befitting the downgrade from movies to TV. And it's nice to see Kitty Forman.