Discover the Marvel film marathon that is best for you


How lengthy does it take to observe the entire Marvel films? An excellent, lengthy whereas. As of Eternals, it takes 3461 minutes, which is 57.68 hours and nearly two and a half days. Including within the Disney+ collection brings the full to 4723 minutes, or 78.7 hours. That is over three days and an enormous dedication for the busy Marvel fan. 

Nonetheless, a franchise this huge is begging to be marathoned, so to chop down on time and now have some additional enjoyable with the films, we current: Various Marvelthons for each type of MCU fan.

To see the Marvel marathons in checklist type, scroll to the underside.

1. The Assemble Edit 

Okay heroes now let’s get in formation.
Credit score: Marvel

There was an thought. The concept was to convey collectively a gaggle of exceptional individuals to see if they might turn out to be one thing extra…and Nick Fury made that concept come to life. The Assemble Edit is a brief Marvelthon that collects all the films that led as much as the preliminary formation of the Avengers with direct recruitment. 

Begin off with Captain Marvel, which reveals Fury getting the concept for the Avengers Initiative within the first place. Then, there’s Iron Man, The Unbelievable Hulk, and Avengers (although Captain America is “The First Avenger,” Nick would not truly recruit him till 2012). Natasha and Clint already labored for Fury by the point the Avengers assembled, and Thor…simply type of confirmed up and began avenging stuff on his personal time. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron introduces Imaginative and prescient and Wanda to the staff. Despite the fact that Nick would not formally recruit them, each characters have a big “welcome to the staff” second that occurs on-screen. Lastly, there’s the mini-arc of Iron Man “recruiting” Peter Parker in a swing-and-a-miss on the finish of Spider-Man: Homecoming and for actual in Avengers: Infinity Battle.  

Size of Marvelthon: 794 minutes, or 13.2 hours

2. Comply with The Tesseract  

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in

Entire field of hassle, that Tesseract.
Credit score: Marvel

Out of all of the Infinity Stones, the house stone hidden contained in the Tesseract has obtained to be the one which’s had essentially the most display time (properly, there’s the Thoughts Stone, however solely as a result of it is part of Imaginative and prescient). First launched because the mysterious cube-shaped macguffin in Captain America: The First Avenger, the historical past of the Tesseract’s actions can be the historical past of the MCU. 

The Tesseract dice has been hidden in Norway (Captain America: The First Avenger), inside a lunchbox and a Flerken (Captain Marvel), stolen from S.H.I.E.L.D. (The Avengers), taken again to Asgard (Thor: The Darkish World), saved from the wreckage of Asgard (Thor: Ragnarok)…after which smushed to turn out to be a boring ole infinity stone (Avengers: Infinity Battle) and solely seen again in dice type within the time-travel flashbacks (Avengers: Endgame) that convey us full circle to the variant Loki’s timeline and duplicate tesseract in Loki

Size of Marvelthon: 978 minutes, or 16.3 hours

3. The Widow’s Journey 

A close up up Scarlett Johannsen as Natasha Romanoff from

It ought to have been Clint and everyone knows it.
Credit score: Marvel

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow has the fortunate distinction of being the one authentic Avenger to get a solo film that is each out of chronological order with the remainder of the MCU and was launched after her character already died. To get Natasha’s complete story, return to her undercover introduction in Iron Man 2, then watch her kick butt with a touch higher wig state of affairs in Avengers. Nat was an integral a part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and continued being a loyal Avenger in Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil Battle

Black Widow takes place proper after Civil Battle, when Natasha is on the run and has some unfinished enterprise to take care of in Russia. It additionally solutions a number of looming questions on the place Workforce Cap obtained their super-plane and who obtained everybody out of the Raft. Now that your curiosity is glad, wrap it up as many of those marathons do with Avengers: Infinity Battle and Natasha’s “final” MCU film, Avengers: Endgame. 

Size of Marvelthon: 1172 minutes, or 19.5 hours

4. Give That Again (The Vibranium Edit) 

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in "Black Panther," seated on the throne of Wakanda.

No critically, give that again.
Credit score: Marvel

Pay attention, all of us love the cool stuff Captain America can do along with his protect, however that does not change the truth that it is created from stolen vibranium. Who stole the vibranium from Wakanda for his protect? Unclear. All we all know is that individuals have been attempting to get their arms on vibranium for hundreds of years and the Wakandans aren’t comfortable about it. 

We do not wish to recap your complete Captain America story for this one, so the theme of Give That Again would be the first time any character will get their arms on stolen vibranium within the collection. For those who’re of age, flip this one right into a consuming sport. Each time you notice stolen vibranium shout “give that again!” and take a sip. 

For instance, Cap’s protect will rely for Captain America: The First Avenger because it’s the primary chronological instance of stolen vibranium within the MCU. The protect later crops up with Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, which was launched earlier than The First Avenger however takes place a few years after. Cap has the protect again for some time after that, however Avengers: Age of Ultron incorporates a new, even greater chunk of stolen vibranium when Ulysses Klaue and Ultron staff as much as create Ultron’s final vibranium physique. So sure, we’re counting Imaginative and prescient as a “residing” stolen piece of Wakandan property. Extra about that later.

After Age of Ultron, skedaddle on over to Wakanda correct for Black Panther, which options quite a lot of stolen vibranium however much more not-stolen vibranium, which is a pleasant change. Everybody largely behaves themselves round vibranium for the remainder of Part 3, however since we have established that Imaginative and prescient’s physique counts, his corpse in WandaVision is among the more moderen grasping vibranium grabs within the MCU.

Sam Wilson will get his arms on Cap’s protect on the finish of Avengers: Endgame, however the true results of that transaction aren’t felt till The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, during which strolling trash bag John Walker will get the protect and proceeds to behave like an absolute maniac with it. This is the reason Wakandans assume we won’t deal with these items! 

Size of Marvelthon: 849 minutes, or 14.1 hours

5. Workforce Cap vs. Workforce Iron Man 

Chris Evans as Captain America facing off with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in

Something you are able to do I can do higher…besides one among you is principally immortal and the opposite one can fly.
Credit score: Marvel

Captain America: Civil Battle made followers select between Workforce Cap and Workforce Iron Man, and so will these duelling Marvelthons. Choose EITHER Captain America OR Iron Man and observe their particular person story up till Zemo’s devious plan to splinter the Avengers marked the start of the top. 

For Workforce Cap, begin with Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We’re not going to incorporate The Avengers on this as a result of it would not contribute as a lot to Steve and Tony’s eventual stress. That stated, transfer on to Avengers: Age of Ultron to observe the primary cracks type, see these cracks flip right into a fault line in Captain America: Civil Battle, and see how Cap introduced all of it residence in Avengers: Infinity Battle and Endgame

For Workforce Iron Man: Tony’s neat little trilogy with Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 makes his half of this Marvelthon simple peasy. In order for you, embrace The Avengers between Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 so Tony’s additional points with heroism and psychological well being make extra sense. Watch his guilt practically destroy the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and transfer on to see him doing his darndest to make it proper with the Sokovia accords in Captain America: Civil Battle. Lastly, similar to Cap, Tony gave his all to convey not solely the Avengers, however everyone again in Avengers: Infinity Battle and Endgame

Size of Workforce Cap Marvelthon: 893 minutes, or 14.8 hours

Size of Workforce Iron Man Marvelthon: 1008, or 16.8 hours

6. The Multiverse Chronicles

Animated versions of Doctor Strange, Captain Carter, and Star-Lord T'Challa from the Disney+ series "What If...?"

Unhealthy Unusual, Captain Carter, and Star-Lord T’Challa made one hell of a staff.
Credit score: Marvel

 

For those who’re extra of a TV binger than a film marathoner, that is the alternate Marvelthon for you. Part 4 goes all in on the multiverse with its canon Disney+ reveals, and piecing collectively how precisely this complete multiverse factor works goes to be an enormous query going ahead. To get a bounce begin on the discourse, begin with WandaVision, which sort-of-maybe cracked open the multiverse with the quickest crimson herring in TV historical past. After that, take a look at Loki and take note of the TVA to get a greater grip on how timelines, variants, and the multiverse intersect (warning: it is tremendous complicated). 

Marvel’s What If…? is an animated tackle the various totally different realities which are attainable in alternate universes. Its narrator The Watcher provides a bit extra context as to how a number of universes are going to work within the MCU, which feeds immediately into the primary reside motion acknowledgement of the multiverse in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Size of Marvelthon: 1078 minutes, or 17.9 hours

7. The Rogues

Tony Leung as Wenwu in

God-tier villains solely.
Credit score: Marvel

Marvel films will be fairly hit-or-miss on the subject of memorable villains (fast: title the primary dangerous man from Thor: The Darkish World!), however after they hit, they actually hit. This Marvelthon is a trophy case of the most effective baddies ever to look within the franchise, in launch order. 

Clearly the OG right here is Loki, who had a good introduction in Thor however got here into his personal with the enduring “kneel” speech in The Avengers. Nobody may topple Loki from his villainous throne till the center of Part 3, which delivered 4 of the MCU’s best villains in a row: Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Grandmaster and Hela from Thor: Ragnarok, Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, and the purple people-snapper Thanos in all his Infinity Battle authentic timeline glory. 

Lastly, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings boasts a just about flawless villain with Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father, as performed by the inimitable Tony Leung. 

Size of Marvelthon: 700 minutes, or 11.6 hours

8. The Cosmic Cluster

A green, planet-sized celestial being creating an earth-like orb in Marvel's "Eternals."

How lengthy has this man been up there? No one noticed him?
Credit score: Marvel

Know what’s cool? House. Know the place Marvel films are going to spend so much extra time now that the Eternals are within the combine? House. Enter: The Cosmic Cluster. These are the entire Marvel films that happen at the very least partially off-planet, so everybody can benefit from the cool visuals and have a strong refresher on what Xandar is, what the Kree are as much as, and so forth. 

Begin out with Captain Marvel to get the primary chronological human-to-space plot within the MCU (although Ego and the Eternals have definitely been round longer, their films largely happen within the “current.”). Meet the Kree, the Skrulls, and get a superb take a look at Ronan the Accuser, who turns up once more in Guardians of the Galaxy. Go forward and double function that with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, then pop on over to Asgard and Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok to search out out what occurs when a civilization is based on house conflict crimes.

Physician Unusual is not essentially cosmic as within the cosmos, however his magical powers are nonetheless a step above what most Marvel heroes cope with and contain dipping round in alternate dimensions. Lastly, watch the Avengers go to house, be taught some stuff, and lose some associates alongside the way in which within the Infinity Battle/Endgame cap to Part 4. 

Eternals is not accessible to stream but, however when it’s, that unbelievably good wanting super-team would be the good clincher to attach the world of house gods to the realm of MCU humanity.

Size of Marvelthon: At the moment 968 minutes, or 16.1 hours. When Eternals streams, it will likely be 1125 minutes, or 18.6 hours.

9. Welcome to the Spider-Verse

The animated Spider-Man Miles Morales about to jump off a skyscraper in

What’s up, hazard?
Credit score: Sony

This Marvelthon hinges on the rumors that Spider-Man: No Approach Residence will convey collectively all three live-action iterations of Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland) for a multiversal crossover journey. To arrange for this eventuality, we should enter the Spider-Verse. 

Since Spider-Man solely joined the MCU comparatively not too long ago, that is the one Marvelthon to incorporate non-MCU films. Begin with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the animated masterpiece that demonstrates the idea of the Spider-Verse utilizing Miles Morales as its multiversal anchor. As soon as you’ve got obtained the multiverse down, proceed to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and (sure, sorry) Spider-Man 3. Say hello to the 2 out of three Inexperienced Goblins (Willem Dafoe and James Franco) who will seem on this marathon and hold your eyes on Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock.

As soon as Tobey’s taken his final bow, head over to The Wonderful Spider-Man and The Wonderful Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield. Inexperienced Goblin #3 is in there (Dane Dehaan) and so is Electro (Jamie Foxx). 

This is the place we’re gonna put the MCU’s introduction to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, which is Captain America: Civil Battle. Comply with that one up along with his first solo journey in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now that you just’re simply watched the entire Spideys back-to-back, encourage wholesome debate amongst your fellow marathoners as to who was the “greatest” Spider-Man (trick query: we love all of them).

At the moment, Venom: Let There Be Carnage just isn’t streaming on any providers, however as soon as it does, be happy to take a two-movie detour with Venom (2018) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Pay shut consideration to the post-credits of each films and meet us again on the MCU for…

Spider-Man: Far From Residence! Till No Approach Residence comes out, that is the ultimate cease for the Spider-Verse marathon. You at the moment are absolutely ready to move to that theater on December 17 and know every little thing that is happening.

Size of Marvelthon: 1334 minutes, or 22.2 hours

Simply the ‘thons, please:

The Assemble Edit

Comply with The Tesseract

The Widow’s Journey

Give That Again 

Workforce Cap

Workforce Iron Man

The Rogues

The Multiverse Chronicles: 

The Cosmic Cluster

Welcome To The Spider-Verse



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