The MCU was first conceived brilliantly, until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Netflix came along, then half that shit was ignored, including the Inhumans because that was just terrible and I never even watched the damn thing. Now, the major problem with the MCU is the same problem that has been plaguing the Marvel Comics for decades. Too many plots, too many characters and if you don't read every single issue you miss out on a lot of little details that might become crucial during the next big event BS. As far as Valentina is concerned, I'm lucky, the extent of my exposure to her is one scene in Black Widow and now BP Wakanda Forever and quite frankly it says something when I didn't even remember her fucking name until I came here and read posts to remind me of who she is because I don't think her name was even uttered in BW or BPWF. It's just Elaine from Seinfeld with a really odd personality quirk, a shock of blue in her hair for some reason and some really weird Super-Villain vibes. Ross warns her off what a global power with Vibranium would do and she's acting all giddy and excited at the prospect as if it's the best idea since Ultron. I mean how is that not big warning signs to anybody sane in Office, and where the hell is Maria Hill? I don't think we've seen any of the former S.H.I.E.L.D characters that were important since Far From Home. (Unless they've been in the Disney+ stuff and, like I said, not a member.) Anyway, I'm repeating myself. The MCU was fun and entertaining when they had to try harder to make good movies, now that they have succeeded they're coasting, just like the comics on fan viewership. I have a feeling that once Phase 5 is over their plans for future franchises and films are going to be met with a huge flop because you can't just coast through the popularity and expect it to stay the same. It's why James Bond's film franchise slowly died until the last Pierce Brosnon failure, it's why The Sequel Trilogy has successfully murdered the Star Wars film franchise and it's why Harry Potter's Wizarding World films have succumbed to terrible choices just to cram Grindelwald and Dumbledore into everything that should have just been a light-hearted adventure about magical beasts.