And now, as the year draws to a close, we must all reflect on the events that have passed. For Marvel, many great things are on the horizon. New TV shows, new movies and even a new animated series. But we mustn’t be so focused on the future that we forget the past. With that said, Marvel had a pretty good year. We saw familiar faces, as well as some new ones. We got thrills, suspense, intrigue and, best of all… cameos. Cameos galore! It would be hard to name all the awesome moments that Marvel’s Cinematic Universe gave us this year. But apparently, that’s my job.
So here’s a list of the top 10 greatest moments from the MCU this year. Note, I’d like to include X-Men: Days of Future Past in this list but they aren’t part of the MCU. And I’d also like to include Big Hero 6 but it hasn’t come out in the UK yet. Your loss Marvel. What’s that? You want to know if I’ll include Amazing Spider-Man 2? Well, has Sony relinquished the rights back to Marvel instead of holding onto them like the greedy wastes of breath that shouldn’t even be mentioned in polite conversation? No? THEN SHUT UP!
DISCLAIMER! This list is my own personal opinion. Really. Please don’t get angry if I left out your favourite moment. There… there were just so many! I couldn’t… *Starts to cry* I couldn’t pick them all! It was like Sophie’s choice! I’M SORRY!
Marvel have had some pretty awesome after credits scenes in past Marvel films. And some great cameos. Did you know that Nathan Fillion was in Guardians of the Galaxy? How did I miss that? Anyway, in GotG both post credit scenes and cameos were combined in a delightful mutation of weirdness. And the result? HOWARD THE MOTHERF***ING, @$#&ING, ***********ING DUUUUUUUUCK!!! *Takes a deep breath*.
Yeah. And let’s face it, nobody saw it coming! None of us ever thought we’d see that feathery frigging fowl ever again. But we did! And man, it… was… cool! Yeah! No duck puns. No making out with the mum from Back to the Future. Just a funny little cameo. A funny little cameo voiced by Seth Green of all people! Although, to be honest, I’m sure everybody who doesn’t know who Howard the Duck is had NO clue as to what was going on in that scene.
9. It’s A City!
One of the most intriguing and frustrating secrets of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Just what the hell are those carvings anyway? Well, this year we got our answer. It’s a blueprint… of a city! Dun dun duuuuuun! For me at least, that was a pretty satisfying answer. We all knew it was alien of some sort. But I don’t think anyone thought it would be an ancient alien city.
It gave a bit more clarity to what was going on and meant that our heroes had a clear goal. Race to find the city before HYDRA does! Hoo boy! This is gonna be good!
8. The Great Escape
People think that Captain America is a big boy scout that’s all “America! F*** YEAH!”. But the truth is over the years he’s frequently clashed with authority. He’s always done what he knows is right, not what the people in charge have told him is right. So seeing him defy S.H.I.E.L.D. and flee from the Triskelion was really cool in of itself. But then he went and did it in such a bad ass way!
Fighting in a lift full of trained killers! Taking down a jet using just his shield! Escaping on a motorbike! OH THE SHEER EPIC-NESS! Needless to say, it showed us how Cap can kick all kinds of arse!