Marvel/Disney has been the Savior of comic book movies and superhero flicks. They built a cinematic universe like no one has ever seen before, and the quality of film making gets better with every film. The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron looks amazing and Robert Downey Jr. has guaranteed it to be the best Marvel movie yet, but what happens after that? Will Ant-Man break Marvel's winning streak? Is Marvel Studios about to bomb?
This question has been circulating a lot lately, and for good reason. The first Ant-Man trailer was... well... less than satisfactory. Also, after recently acquiring Sony's Spider-Man as a new character in the plan, Marvel almost completely rearranged its slate of movies. If they can be moved around that easily, are they really as involved and interconnected as we thought? It's also all but confirmed that Spider-Man will be included in Captain America: Civil War, but that would require an entire rewrite to the script, which could turn out badly. What exactly is going on here?
Joss Whedon also just stated on an interview that he had rewrites while shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is already a bad sign, not to mention the fact that he said that he actually liked Spider-Man 3. (But hold this with a grain of salt, because anyone can have an opinion.) Plus, Marvel's Phase 3 looks super risky with six movies to introduce new characters and a two part Avengers event that looks like it's going to have freaking everyone in it. It's starting to look like Marvel maybe kind of might not have any idea what they're doing. Or at least... we don't have any idea.
So how do we fix it? We can't. Marvel has everything planned out, and all we can do is sit back and watch it all unravel. If it doesn't work out the right way, we might have to start rooting for *shudder* DC. (I'm probably going to pay for that comment in some subtle way later.)