Although New Asgard was not as soon as talked about in “Secret Invasion,” the implication right here is that the little vacationer city is now an enemy of america. However wait, you may say, is not New Asgard technically an enclave inside Norway? Why, sure, so within the “Secret Invasion” finale the U.S. technically declares conflict on not simply a part of Norway — making issues fairly messy for NATO — but additionally declares the Nordic folks’s literal gods to be “enemy combatants.” Positive, mock the tiny nation of Norway and its tiny inhabitants of 5 million folks, however they will not be completely happy to see the army propaganda the U.S. will put out concerning the Valkyries or Odinson.
Does this imply Thor will probably be thought of an enemy sympathizer when he returns to Earth (as he is carried out loads of occasions earlier than)? What occurred to that “mutually useful partnership” Ritson himself signed with New Asgard throughout the occasions of “Wakanda Ceaselessly” (through Reddit)? Sadly, this appears destined to develop into yet one more world-changing occasion that can go utterly ignored by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or at most will get talked about in passing like so many different world-changing occasions. Keep in mind the Sokovia Accords? Keep in mind the massive alien kaiju coming out of the ocean? Apparently the MCU does not, and that could be a huge drawback.
When “Iron Man” first got here out and the post-credits scene promised an interconnected universe main as much as “The Avengers,” audiences have been promised a franchise the place the person films impacted each other, the place the plot mattered to the general MCU. It’s changing into more and more clear that the aim of Marvel initiatives is to provide the phantasm of consequence, the cinematic equal of “Mass Impact 3” and its three-colored ending. If nothing actually issues, then why ought to folks hold watching? Well, turns out they aren’t.