Michael Douglas requesting Hank Pym to be killed off in Ant-Man 3 highlights the MCU’s recent lack of stakes

Deadpool & Wolverine looks fun enough, and at least The Fantastic Four appears to have a very specific pitch in mind to wow us come 2025, but can Marvel Studios fix its current lack of soap opera dynamics and high-stakes drama

We’d be lying if we claimed Phase 4 and 5 entries such as Spider-Man: No Way Home, Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever didn’t pack an emotional punch, but it’s all feeling a bit weightless and disjointed since Tony Stark’s sacrifice and Thanos’ defeat, isn’t it?

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