Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, we watched all 21 MCU films from Iron Man to Captain Marvel — to recap on all the things we missed and loved about Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe.
All the updates from Day 1 of MCU films marathon —
Red Skull and Chris Evans make Captain America a worthy film
More than anything else, Captain America works because of how Chris Evans became him. The entire bit where they establish just why a tiny asthmatic fellow was considered worthy for the super-soldier experiment, drips of old-school American goodness
We're down to our last film of the day — Captain America: The First Avenger
If all the MCU films were to be arranged in chronological order of their events, this would be where it all began.
Thor isn't a bad film...
...It just takes itself too seriously
Loki makes an entry
We think he's one of the best villains in MCU
What do Thor and Iron Man have in common?
Iron Man 2 and its relevance in MCU
Iron Man 2 teases a lot in terms of what becomes important later in the MCU.
Tony Stark and his daddy issues
We continue to see his emotional troubles escalate in nearly every film he has a proper role in - Avengers, Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Civil War and, of course, Infinity War.
Robert Downey Jr's d-baggery™️ continues
“I’ve successfully privatised world peace,” exclaims Tony.
Stan Lee, again
This time mistaken for Larry King by Tony Stark
Our third film for the day is Iron Man 2
And the most striking thing so far is Whiplash/Ivan Vanko.
Stan Lee as the Hulk?
Well, The Incredible Hulk beat us to it and added a tiny scene where this possibility is explored.
Which Hulk did it better?
Edward Norton or Mark Ruffalo?
Next up: The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Incredible Hulk hits the ground running - how Bruce Banner became the Hulk is dealt with in the opening credits.
The First MCU End-credits scene
... sees Nick Fury tell Iron Man, "Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe."
Where Iron Man and Game of Thrones overlap
The first Iron Man film was scored by none other than Ramin Djawadi, the man who scored Game of Thrones!
How Iron Man has aged well
Marvel films have often been criticised for having essentially the same plot. In that regard, Iron Man has actually aged rather well.
Stan Lee makes an appearance
.... and Tony confuses him for Hugh Hefner!
Jarvis' suggestion is like a prophecy!
In Iron Man, Jarvis casually suggests to Tony that they should upgrade the suit in case he wishes to visit ‘other planets.’ This plot is practically writing itself!
All you need is Iron Man in the frame, really
Is Robert Downey Jr the perfect Iron Man? Well, he made the character immensely likeable ever since the first film.
The sleek Iron Man suit
We begin our marathon with Iron Man (2008), where Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man with much panache. One of the first things we noticed the sleek Iron Man suit.
Avengers: Endgame is only 10 days away. The last film in a massive 22-film extravanganza — Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe — comes to an end in 10 days. It's been a long, emotional and sometimes exhaustive journey for fans following Marvel films, from Iron Man in 2008 to Captain Marvel, which releases just last month.
Excitement levels are high, and a Marvel movie marathon is a great way to sustain it till the final film releases. In this 'Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon' we hope to take you through all the tropes, scenes, dialogues and characters that made you fall in love with MCU, as we wait with bated breath for Avengers: Endgame.