On this day, May 4, Joss Whedon and Marvel assembled The Avengers for their first feature film.
Five years later, that film continues to be a big hit, and remains one of my favorite movies of all-time, alongside Spider-Man 2, Toy Story 3, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Thank you Marvel, Kevin Fiege, Joss Whedon, and all the actors and filmmakers involved with the making of this wonderful film. Without it, we would never have seen the sudden emergence of other studios making shared universes in film, such as the DC Extended Universe, Legendary’s Godzilla/Kong Universe, and Universal’s Monster-verse that will begin with The Mummy later this year. The movie fan in me is too happy to see all these classic characters coming back for another encore.
I look forward to seeing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes next year in The Avengers: Infinity War, and I am even more excited to see Spider-Man join the team. Keep being awesome, Marvel.
What if we had all of these guys collaborate and sing those 60s themes of the respective heroes they’re associated with? I want to hear Chris Evans sing “When Captain America throws his mighty shield” at some point in my life.