It’s the year 2018 and we’re so incredibly close to the marking of the first ten years for the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Marvel Studios. In that timeframe we’ve seen solo heroes rise, then assemble into a team, then fall apart in conflict. And that’s just the ones from Earth.
On the verge of its first decade the MCU has seen 17 films across three “phases,” and while their themes varied one element remains a near-constant in them: “fun.” One way to interpret that is the pervading sense of humor in the movies, so much that sometimes that seems all.
With Avengers: Infinity War coming this May and close to the heels of Black Panther, there’s been a bit of discussion among fans regarding the thematic direction of the MCU. Considering that this and February’s Black Panther are markedly serious in tone, some opine that the humor should finally stop.
But such concerns are far from the mind of actor Chris Evans, who has portrayed Steve Rogers, aka Captain America in three feature films and several others. During a panel at Ace Comic-Con he opined that every MCU installment was successful and he was proud to be part of it.
“Marvel doesn’t miss. They haven’t missed yet. They’re batting a thousand,” Evans noted. ““I don’t know how they do that…[To] see all these actors come together from all these other franchises that I’ve seen as fans be exchanging dialogue with me was overwhelming and really just so satisfying because really truly, there’s not one bad apple.”
The actor hinted that Infinity War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will more than fulfill fan expectations. This important owing to the ongoing narrative reaching a climax here and in the yet-untitled Avengers 4, already finished filming and set to premiere in 2019.
It’s been said sometimes that the Captain America films are some of the highest points in the MCU film series. This was touched upon during Evans’ panel time at the Ace Comic-Con in Arizona, where he was accompanied by co-stars Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) and Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon).
Not putting down Black Panther with Chadwick Boseman, but with Avengers: Infinity War’s 4.39/5 rating at Comicbook.com, it’s been thus far the most highly-anticipated installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Join Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and many others for when this climactic film hits cinemas on May 4.