The Avengers assemble for the first time.Photo: Disney
1. Avengers Assemble
The year is 2010. Fans have seen exactly three MCU movies: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2. And yet, Marvel Studios blows everyone’s minds by bringing out not just Iron Man, not just a new Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), but Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. It was the first time we all stepped back and thought, “Holy shit, they’re going to do this.” And did they ever.
There have been so many other great moments, too: introducing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Mahershala Ali as Blade, and Josh Brolin as Thanos; everyone reuniting in 2016 for the 10-year anniversary; the list goes on and on. And, hopefully, in the future, it can go on and on some more.
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