On Medium: ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp – Are You Unhappy With Changes To The Wasp In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?’ (Excerpt)

An excerpt from my piece, published on Medium: ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp: Are You Unhappy With Changes To The Wasp In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?’

“It’s almost as if people believe women characters need to be abused before they can become their best selves…”

“If Ant-Man And The Wasp is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment that has you complaining specifically about the franchise diverging from the source material, or changing elements of a character, you might want to consider the fact that you’re probably sexist.

That’s not because you’re complaining about a film that is the first MCU movie to feature a woman character in its title, and it’s not even because you’re complaining about the first MCU movie to include a lead role featuring a woman character who is vital to the history of Marvel — it’s because the MCU already diverged from the source material 19 times before — but generally got a pass, because the result of those changes was a decade of male-focused movies.

There are legitimate and valid criticisms to be made about Ant-Man And The Wasp — it is by no means a flawless movie. But, its tendency to veer away from the source material is most decidedly not one of them…”

Read more at: https://medium.com/@sjmyles79

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