In terms of interconnected cinematic universes, none are more successful than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With 10 years and an impressive 18 movies with interweaving narratives built to lead into the next film in the franchise, the MCU is a cinematic powerhouse that has consistently dominated the box office and critic scores alike. With Avengers: Infinity War on the imminent horizon, the film the past 10 years of MCU stories have all been building towards, AMC Theaters is putting on a 31-hour movie marathon in which all 18 movies will be screened before the long-anticipated third Avengers film.
As of now, it doesn’t seem like tickets are available, and information on this huge (and time-consuming) event is limited, but one question that comes readily to mind is that of the viewing order. The timeline for the MCU is a bit confusing, with movies like The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, and Thor all chronologically taking place within the same week. Then Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 takes place just months after the first film, yet was released three years later. Not to mention Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther both taking place sometime after the events of Captain America: Civil War (the timelines mentioned in the films indicate Black Panther takes place prior to Homecoming) yet having release dates nearly a year apart from each other.
For super fans, or “True Believers” as Stan Lee would call them, getting a chance to watch the films in chronological order would be a dream come true, but parsing through the complicated MCU timeline might be more than AMC is willing to do. In all likelihood, viewers who are treated to the nearly two-day-long marathon will see the films in theatrical release order. But hey, at the end of the day(s), we still get to watch 31 hours of some of the best superhero movies ever made.
Are you going to get tickets for the Avengers: Infinity War marathon? What viewing order would you like to watch the films in? Let us know in the comments below!
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
10 Characters Gary Oldman Could Play In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Recently, Gary Oldman teased that he would be interested in a role in a Marvel film. Having won an Academy award this year for his role as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, there is no doubt that Oldman is a masterful actor. He is no stranger to the big budget blockbuster world either, with memorable turns as Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the human villain Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films. It would serve Marvel Studios well to add him to their ranks.
An actor of Oldman’s caliber could easily fit in anywhere within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He could pull off a number of supporting roles, such as Sue and Johnny’s father, Franklin Storm; a new take on a minor X-Men foe we’ve seen before, like William Stryker or Bolivar Trask; a somewhat older version of a legacy character who passes his mantle on to a younger hero, such as Nova or Quasar; or even another Elder of the Universe to join The Collector and The Grandmaster. However, in lieu of just signing him up for anyone and everyone, we decided to determine the ten characters he might be best suited for, in case Marvel Studios decides to make the call.
One last note before we begin, this list not only includes characters Marvel Studios already owns the rights to, as well as Spider-Man characters that Sony could potentially lend them for a solo Spidey film, but we’re also including characters currently owned by 21st Century Fox. If the proposed Disney/Fox deal goes through, Marvel will not hesitate to incorporate the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all of their villains into their universe. With this now being within the realm of possibilty, there’s no reason not to include these characters on this list. Also, there are so few characters that Marvel has owned all this time that they have yet to introduce in their universe, whether it be in film or on television, so there are actually far more Fox-owned characters that make more sense for this list.
So, without further ado, here are the 10 Marvel roles that we think Gary Oldman should play in the MCU…