Why the MCU needs a street-level superhero team

That Marvel Cinematic Universe already has a lot of superheroes. But even with all the different characters, something is missing. The MCU is currently too heavily weighted towards massive, world-ending threats. Even relatively grounded heroes like Moon Knight and Shang-Chi have been transformed into more supernatural avengers with massive powers capable of stopping major threats.

If you know Marvel, you know that a large percentage of their comics deal with street-level threats and the vigilantes who deal with them. In our latest Marvel video, we argue for adding just such a group of heroes — call them the Defenders, call them the Marvel Knights, call them whatever you want — to the MCU. We review the characters who could join the team, see who their opponents could be, and explore why Marvel has such a hard time focusing on smaller-scale threats and stories. See it below:

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