There’s no way to stop Marvel at this point. Unless something huge changes, there will always be more movies and television shows coming out, whether or not the public at large seems to want them. Even if you’re watching your favorite characters fall to the power of Thanos or something like that, you can know that they might always be back.
There’s time travel, magic, and multiverses; who’s to say we can’t see our fallen favorites once more? Vision has already technically come back. Plus, there are prequels, other-universe stories, What-if shows, and other options. For now, there is plenty to watch.
Some People Look Better as They Age
How could Paul Rudd look so much better at fifty-two than at twenty-nine? There are a lot of possible reasons. For one, he probably has some better stylists and dressers while he's part of the big-time Marvel Cinematic Universe. That oversized bow tie in the picture on the left isn't doing his collar any favors.
Second, the quality of cameras has really improved over the last few decades. While the earlier picture looks washed out, the newer picture is natural and well-lit. Of course, there are also probably some good genetic factors going on for Mr. Rudd here. You can't teach those.
The Circadian Rhythm Is a Tricky Thing
Waking up after a good few hours of sleep? Still tired. Morning, noon, afternoon, evening? Tired. Always tired. It's only until about eight in the evening that some people finally start feeling like they're ready to do something. It's not every person, but those people feel like they're never really themselves.
The night people. This image can strike pretty close to home for a lot of them. It could just be due to having all that work during most of the day, and then finally having a chance to sit back and relax once the sun goes down. It's a cruel cycle.
Two Different Paths
There are lots of different ways to create a bad guy. Marvel generally keeps things simple – they introduce a superpowered alien or some other kind of creature, and then they set the hero up against it in some way. Sure, there are some other versions, like a mad robot or maybe a shadowy organization, but generally, it's a big, powerful alien.
DC also does that, but it can also do some other stuff, like the sad, sad story of Arthur Fleck. It might take more than one bad day, but Arthur had plenty of bad days to call his own.
The “Captain Marvel” addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been divisive. No matter what you think of the film in general, you can't argue that the character seems like she's a bit of a stick in the mud. Obviously, this meme is tongue-in-cheek, but it has a drop of realism to it.
Crack a smile? Stomp your foot? Bury your face in your hands? These all seem a little bit out of the reach of Carol Danvers. She was technically trained not to show any emotion, but the sad fact is that just doesn't make a very interesting character. She gets a little better, but still.