So now that Ant-Man has come out I think we can officially say Phase II is over and now that we are entering Phase III...its still blowing my mind how diverse the MCU is.
I am watching Thor now as he is destroying the Bifrost and I can't help but think that's the same universe where Daredevil is. Two different settings but still in the same universe lol
That's what I love about the MCU. Everything fits together so well. The DCCU...well, we'll see. It just feels wrong for Superman to be the first truly extraordinary thing to become known to the world. Everything else has to revolve around the idea of 'he was here first and that's all there is to that' which makes the introduction of other heroes, and villains, difficult to work with from the look of things. He's the only one of the major heroes to get an origin story reboot in the pre-Justice League Part I films, and with the Suicide Squad, them having been in operation, then getting caught and buried so that no one seemingly remembers them or even knows who or what they were, and only just now getting introduced to the audience is lopsided. They can still do a good job of course, but this is just hitting me, a not-exactly-casual audience person who is a fan of the lore, from the wrong direction.
I did miss the few little things in Thor: The Dark World that would have helped make sense of things. If Asgard is allies with other realms, like those of the dwarves, they could have shown us the dwarves being used to re-forge the Bifrost with the recovered Tesseract, and maybe show that they built a containment vessel for the Aether, which otherwise didn't seem to be in cube or gemstone form and just floated around like astronaut cum. They never explain how they got it contained when they handed it over to the Collector, that's for sure. And if it wasn't kept in Asgard, what other possible good explanation could there have been for Odin to be able to drawn upon this 'dark energy' Loki mentioned in the Avengers, which was used to send Thor to Earth?
If I were writing it, I would have said the Asgardians captured the Aether and stored it where the lost Tesseract once was kept, and that was what Odin used to return Thor to Earth in the absence of the Bifrost, despite it being terribly risky due to its nature being opposed to beings of light. Then when Thor returns the Tesseract to Asgard, and they go to put it in the vault with the Aether, there is a reaction between the two gems due to their opposing nature, and because the Asgardians are unprepared to contain this energy, the Aether is transported away from there so that only the Tesseract remains. That way, once the Convergence is about to start up again, everyone should be on high alert because now they have no idea where the Aether went and no way to protect it from those who want to use it during this crisis time.