Michael Crichton has written a lot of books over the years, but two of those have taken the world by storm, and spawned a franchise that continues to this day (for better or worse). This is the Jurassic Park timeline. Read more “Jurassic Park Timeline” →
Lost started a worldwide phenomenon when it debuted in 2004. Since then it went on to be the talk of television, until it ended in 2010 (somewhat controversially). Now it’s still being talked about. This is the Lost timeline. Read more “Lost Timeline and Episode Order” →
Terry Brooks is best known for his Shannara novels. But the Landover series is a smaller, lesser known work that is great for a light fantasy read (compared to other fantasy series that is). This is the Landover reading order. Read more “Landover Reading Order” →
Wherever you see lists of the top science fiction books of all time, Ender’s Game inevitably makes the top three. The book spawned a maxi-series known as the Enderverse, which is one of the best military and hard science fiction series of all time. This is the Ender’s Game Reading Order. Read more “Ender’s Game Timeline and Reading Order” →
One question I see a lot is, will we ever see the end of the MCU. After all, Endgame just happened, and it seemed like like a nice ending, but it’s only the end of an arc, not the whole shared universe.
The short answer is…YES! Of course it will end sometime. But it does not end anytime soon. A better question might be, will it ever end during our lifetime? That’s harder to answer, and I (as a man in his early 30s) suspect I won’t be around when the last film comes out.
The MCU continues far beyond Avengers: Endgame and will likely outlive many of us. There is always a chance that it could end sooner than expected, due to financial trouble. But that is not looking likely at the moment, as this franchise is a cash cow that only increases in value over time.
How much is the MCU worth? Let’s just say a lot. And that number will only continue to grow for a very long time. I think we can expect to see new films until such time as it no longer becomes financially viable. In other words, my guess is that it will continue until the sun explodes.
Now that’s not to say that it might not change forms over time. Actors will move on, and individual franchises will die out. But there are literally hundreds of potential characters in the Marvel library. They can find more to use. And maybe they’ll hire new actors to replace old ones, or new versions of the characters to take the franchise forward.
Marvel also has access to the X-men, which leaves room for hundreds of stories right there. So I don’t think we’ll have to worry about the MCU ending for a while. And honestly, I’m fine with that.
The 1950s brought us the baby boom, post-war prosperity, Rock and Roll, and a lot of good movies, including Ben-Hur, Cinderella, Rear Window, On the Waterfront and Many more. This is our selection of the best 1950s films of all time! Read more “Best 1950s Films” →
The Dark Universe is the perfect example of a studio going all in on the shared universe trend…and failing miserably. Is it dead or not? Only time will tell. This is the Dark Universe timeline. Read more “The Dark Universe Timeline” →
A series that has never shied away from ambition, the Elder Scrolls games have taken the immersion of Dungeons and Dragons, and combined it with video gaming, in some of the most massive games yet. This is the Elder Scrolls timeline. Read more “The Elder Scrolls Timeline” →
The Dark is Rising series has won numerous awards, and has become one of the first fantasy book series to appeal to a middle-grade audience, yet still remain entertaining for adults as well! This is the Dark is Rising reading order. Enjoy! Read more “The Dark is Rising Reading Order” →
David Eddings is known for many fantasy series, most notably the Belgariad series, but the Dreamers is another, lesser-known batch of books that will also capture your imagination. This is the Dreamers reading order. Read more “The Dreamers Reading Order” →
Ursula K. Le Guin is largely considered one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time, and her Earthsea Cycle is a prime example. It has become one of the most beloved fantasy stories of all time, and a huge influence on the genre. Read more “Earthsea Cycle Reading Order” →