One of the hottest debates to come out of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far has nothing to do with the introduction of a main character, an action sequence, or the development of the story, but rather a line of dialogue. disposable of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
A huge can of worms online was opened when Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson revealed that the Avengers didn’t earn a salary for saving the universe, and Tony Stark’s generosity only extended to the point of providing everyone with nifty superhero suits, tech advanced, modes of transportation, and a place to live.
However, it turns out that Tim Story Fantastic four hit that particular canonical minefield over the head in 2005, with a viral tweet arguing that the film actually presents the most realistic depiction of how costumed crime fighters would make their money in the real world.
It’s an incredibly valid point when you think about it a bit, given that virtually every major sports team, athlete, and/or celebrity wears gear and clothing emblazoned with company logos, or services them for commercials, endorsements, and advertisements.
History is caramel colored Fantastic four The duology isn’t exactly considered by critics of Marvel enthusiasts, but it’s fun to think that a burning MCU question that sparked a weeks-long Twitter debate (which even Mackie himself ended up weighing) had already been indirectly addressed. nearly two decades earlier, and as part of a unique gag no less.