The upcoming San Diego Comic Con just became a whole lot more exciting with the reveal that directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be launching the “We Love You 3000 Tour,” in appreciation for the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
A list of tour dates has been released, beginning at Comic-Con on July 20. The announcement also touts “special guests”, but considering the massive roster of heroes incorporated into both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, there is no telling who that might include.
Marvel Studios and #AvengersEndgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up to launch the #WeLoveYou3000 Tour! As a thank you to fans, the nationwide tour will feature meet & greets with the @Russo_Brothers, giveaways, and more. For details, visit: https://t.co/SnUU6VOcIX pic.twitter.com/lLhWDiDYUU— The Avengers (@Avengers) July 15, 2019
So where exactly does the MCU go from here? Of course, we know there are future films planned, as well as spin-off series that may or may not be set in alternative realities thanks to the events of Endgame.
"Where do we go from here” is more rhetorical than anything. We have watched our original Avengers grow as a team and also as individuals, culminating in that fantastic moment where Captain America barely whispers “Assemble,” prompting Thor to unleash a war cry to rally the stalwart heroes.
During that last frenzied confrontation between the two armies, we saw both a figurative and literal passing of the torch, or in this case, the Infinity Gauntlet - first to Black Panther, then to Spider-Man, and finally to Captain Marvel.
These three heroes are the new blood in the game, with contracts tying them to films spanning the next decade. How will the MCU proceed after such a monumental achievement in Endgame? Will they be able to top what we have seen in 2019? If so, who would be the worthiest foe, and in an adaptation of what story line?
These are questions likely burning in the minds of those now handling the MCU. There is no doubt that an attempt will be made to replicate the franchise's grand scale, especially when considering the massive revenue streams brought in by the films and everything associated with them.
Perhaps going bigger is not the answer. Perhaps working towards a parallel development of a team and individual heroes is enough. While the scale of Endgame was everything this writer wished for as a child, the real emotion came at seeing our favorite characters fulfilled in all the ways they were lacking as individuals when we first met them.
Perhaps all the MCU needs is to keep working towards that. Peter Parker obviously has some growing to do, but what about Carol Danvers and T'Challa?
All we can do is speculate for now and look forward to the “We Love You 3000” Tour. Maybe we will get a tease as to what the future holds in one of their tour stops!