My MCU race to observe each Marvel movie earlier than Avengers: Endgame

See you April 26. 

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Guys, it is fact time. I’ve by no means seen a Marvel film and I nonetheless do not actually know precisely what the Marvel Cinematic Universe means.

Yes, I’ve heard of a lot of the characters and seen greater than my share of Marvel clips as a part of my job reviewing TVs for CNET. And I like motion pictures. But I’ve a critical aversion to beginning any story within the center, I missed the boat on the primary few movies and since none of them appeared super-interesting till the previous couple of, I shunted them off into the huge uncharted land of “stuff I’ll maybe catch up on later.”

Same with Titanic. I deliberately by no means watched it simply so I can chime in accordingly when requested questions like this.

More lately: I’ve by no means seen a Marvel film or TV present past a number of scenes right here or there. Not boycotting them actually, simply by no means .#43yearsold

— David Katzmaier (@dkatzmaier) May 11, 2018

Later is now. With Avengers: Endgame popping out in precisely 40 days, on April 26, I wish to lastly open my eyes to that cultural blind spot. People whose opinion I respect appear to actually like Marvel motion pictures — associates, co-workers, my 76-year-old mother — and I like sci-fi and lengthy story arcs. I is perhaps lacking out on one thing fairly rad. Maybe I am going to even get into comedian books for actual and open up an entire new world of superior.

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But I can not simply begin on the Endgame. That could be as dangerous as solely watching The Matrix Revolutions or The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies or Dumb and Dumber To.

So I’ve resolved to observe the entire motion pictures within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, over the following month and 10 days. In the fitting chronological-in-world order. Lucky for me, there is a canon for that.

Of course the Matrix / LOTR+Hobbit / D&Der sagas mixed comprise fewer than half the variety of Marvel motion pictures. There are 21 MCU movies so far, for a complete runtime of [quick Internet search] 45 hours and 58 minutes.

That works out to about half a Marvel film per day. Or one each two days. By devoting a strong chunk of my nightly free time, say most weekend nights plus two to 3 weeknights per week, I can do it, no drawback. It helps that my spouse works three nights per week and my younger children go to mattress early.

As the canon recommends, I am gonna begin with Captain America tonight. Should be enjoyable! I’ve by no means even watched a Marvel film trailer, not to mention one thing like this:

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I am going to let you understand how it goes, and put up updates with my impressions alongside the best way. And you probably have any recommendation, requests or basic emotions to share, lemme know within the feedback or Twitter. Just one request: no spoilers.