This Video Explores The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Obsession With Daddies

This Video Explores The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Obsession With Daddies
Peter Parker and his (not) dad. Image: Marvel Studios

Iron Man, Thanos, Ant-Man, Star-Lord’s weird planet dad. The Marvel Studios movies love, love, love fathers.

In a new video, characters competing within the narrative to take on Tony’s legacy. If it’s even a legacy worth taking on, that is.

The MCU’s daddy issues are pervasive, and Wisecrack does a great job of exploring the surprisingly complex way Spider-Man: Far From Home handles them. Who’s Marvel’s real dad? And could Spider-Man ever age into the role, given he’s allowed to be in the MCU that long? Also, why is the whole thing so patriarchal? All questions certainly worth thinking about.

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