Eternal Variation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has attracted increasing attention as an exemplar of blockbuster franchising over the past decade, with milestones that include a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Black Panther (2018) and a (momentary) highest-grossing release of all time with Avengers: Endgame (2019) (a mantle since retaken by the re-release of the 2009 blockbuster, Avatar). The ‘MCU’ is undeniably popular and continues to engage … Continue reading Eternal Variation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

Conference presentation at the Sydney Screen Studies Network (SSSN) Symposium, University of New South Wales 8 December 2017 It was great to attend and present at the Sydney Screen Studies Network‘s 2017 Symposium earlier this month, focused on the topic “Intersections in Film and Media Studies”. Full symposium program available here My presentation reworked my thesis methodology to consider the role of medium specificity within the … Continue reading On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising