Originally Posted by kedrell
I think an element of all this is that over the course of many years they have been trying to condition audiences to accept things more like comic book readers do. They're still not quite there but audiences have definitely come a long way in what they'll accept from the leather-clad X-Men of 2000.
They have accepted a man who turns into a monster, a soldier frozen in ice only to be awoken 50 years later, a god from Norse mythology, and an alien invasion led by said gods adopted brother that saw all these heroes brought together and repel the invasion by a man in a robotic suit going threw a worm hole and blowing up an alien mothership with a nuclear device. That had been fired by a secret world counsel.
I think the audience will accept anything at this point. We're good to go on all of marvels properties from here on out.