Marvel Fans Discuss The Smartest Changes The MCU Made From The Comics

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Vote up the best changes from the page to the screen.

Over on Reddit, Marvel fans are discussing the changes from page to the screen, many of which are celebrated as a welcomed update. From making Jarvis an AI to aging up a pre-teen Bucky, here are a few changes Marvel made to storylines and characters for the MCU. Vote up the best on-screen glow-ups. 


  • From Redditor u/EnzoMcFly_jr:

    Making Jarvis an AI. Streamlining the Vision origin and making the voice of Paul Bettany a calming presence from the start was very smart.

    From Redditor u/anthonyg1500:

    Was looking for this. Making Jarvis an AI was a great decision. Adds to the super science aesthetic and removes the Alfred comparison...

    From Redditor u/LilSenate:

    But they also had the OG Jarvis is AvengersEndgame. Which was so, so cool.

    127 votes
  • From Redditor u/Philbregas:

    Aging Bucky up and making him and Steve roughly the same age.

    Adds so much more depth to their relationship imo.

    From Redditor u/S***postinRuS:

    God. It’s so weird how he was, like, 14 in the comics.  

    107 votes
  • Wong Is Much More Interesting On The Silver Screen
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/Benjamin_Grimm:

    Wong. He's been a much more interesting character in the movies than the comics generally let him be.

    From Redditor u/Potaatolongster:

    Credit casting Benedict Wong as Wong. Legit one of my favorite actors, considering he mostly seems to play more supporting roles.

    103 votes
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    95 VOTES

    Realizing That Uncle Ben Doesn't Need To Die In EVERY Spider-Man Movie

    From Redditor u/No_Permanent_Address:

    I thought introducing Spidey after he was bitten and after Uncle Ben died was smart.

    From Redditor u/RMWL:

    Yep. Not every hero needs an intro. Especially one like Spidey, where Sony turned the [original story] into a running gag.

    From Redditor u/Manolo__Manolo:

    I mean if this was the first Spider-Man, then we would need an origin story. But given that we’ve already had two previous ones, we get the memo now with the Peter Parker origin.

    So yeah, I agree, but I do hope we get to see more of a recognition of Uncle Ben in the MCU, just so he’s not completely ignored because he’s a big part of Peter Parker’s story and character.

    95 votes
  • From Redditor u/Trashk4n:

    Humanising Tony and turning down his arrogance a notch.

    From Redditor u/BonesAreAlwaysWet:

    Which is great, because it's still there...so high up, but not too far to hate him. Just enough to be annoyed, while balancing it out with his sacrifices.

    85 votes
  • From Redditor u/FafnirEtherion:

    A minor one, but Vulture's character. In the comics he was a one-note bad guy, occasionally out for revenge or desperately looking for ways to be young again.

    The MCU changed [Vulture] to someone more nuanced, and a little detail I love: His gear is reversed-engineered from what he steals. He scavenges, like an actual Vulture...

    Plus, the costume looks awesome.

    87 votes