Marvel's Obsession With Nanotech Ruined Superhero Suits For Everyone
Some fans are disappointed that Marvel has oversimplified its approach to superhero costumes.
With the release of the latest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a certain problem with the studio's approach to superhero costumes became even more apparent.
Whereas before the scenes revealing the hero's new suit took time to show them in great detail, building up the importance of the scene, now they are replaced by heroes who almost instantly dress up in their new outfits using nanotechnology.
It all started with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. And even though it made sense for T'Challa to use it because the technology was developed in Wakanda, and for Tony Stark to use it because he had problems with not having instant access to his suit in Iron Man 3, those scenes still made the suits seem important by taking their time to reveal them.
But after nanotechnology became a standard for superhero uniforms in Avengers: Endgame, its use became overwhelming, completely destroying the magic that made fans want to see Tony Stark get into each suit of armor over and over again.
The last time the costume felt important was in Spider-Man: Far From Home, when Peter Parker had to design and create a new one for himself after a failed attempt to fight Mysterio, and we honestly struggle to remember anything similar since.
In Eternals, the titular team of superheroes stands in the special places on their ships, and their costumes gather around them.
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, after Shuri finally succeeds in recreating the Panther's powers, which is a major turning point for the character, she simply jumps out of an aircraft, already dressed up.
The same goes for Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, who appears in the final battle already clad in a suit of armor that was completed off-screen.
The trend continued in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, where characters get their suits seemingly out of nowhere, which is especially unfortunate because Scott Lang is no multimillionaire and his suit in the first movie felt a little dated and more like a real thing.
Fans also point out that armor, which is always conveniently stashed in the hero's pocket, creates another problem.
As YouTube user FUBUKIIII commented: "[...] It's cool to see the heroes improvise a plan to defeat their enemy when their suits are getting destroyed."
Now, they've all been replaced with almost magical CGI-created nanotechnology that allows heroes to suit up for battle in an instant, destroying the more physical feel of the suits from the MCU 's earlier days.