Marvel Cinematic Universe, what a franchise!
10 years ago they started with the mega hit Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr (one of my all time favorites). He was made to play the part of Tony Stark! In fact so much so that at times, I forget that he is really RDJ and not TS.
This week they came out with Avengers Infinity War. I plan on seeing it with my son and his girlfriend as soon as she gets here this coming week from California (it is killing me to wait).
I have seen every movie since the first Iron Man in 2008 (many more than once).
I love these movies as do many millions of people. It’s probably the inner child in all of us that yearns to believe in a hero and maybe, believe that we can be heroes, at least while we are watching the movie.
This week we have been watching Avengers movies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and others while getting ready for the grand finale, Infinity War! It’s fun to watch as my nephew puts aside some of his other toys to break out his Marvel toys, as he watches along with the movies. It’s amazing where these movies can take us and our imagination!
I realize that at some point the characters that I love; Tony, Steve (aka Captain America), Hawkeye, Nat, Hulk, and Thor will have to “die”. I haven’t accepted this yet.
I also realize that some of the newer Marvel characters; Starlord, Ant Man, Spider Man, Dr Strange, Vision and all of the others that we have come to appreciate and love, will either take the reigns or also be killed off in a dramatic universe saving (or ending) way.
Change is always hard. Maybe also, it’s the fact that as these characters age and must be replaced, I realize I too have grown 10 years older along with Iron Man. There is a letting go of our youth in letting go of some of these characters. That’s hard to swallow.
But we know that all good things always come to an end. But I’m hoping not yet. I am hoping that the current characters make it through to the next galaxy ending event to save the day (and the universe), once again!
In the meantime, if you are a Marvel fan like I am, get to the theater, grab a bucket of buttered popcorn and enjoy the latest installment of the Avenger’s saga!