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Dear Marvel,

Though the MCU might have been born 11 years in the past with the discharge of the first Iron Man film, my fascination with you did not start there. Let us take a stroll down memory lane!

My first encounter with anything Marvel associated was once I was kid, I grew up watching the X-Men films with my dad (in Spanish, because we might watch them on Telemundo once they have been enjoying on the weekends). I keep in mind being in awe at Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and the thought of human mutants with loopy superpowers dwelling on Earth. Since then Wolverine turned my favorite superhero and the X-Males films my go to films. One can say this was the beginning of an era.

Then I came upon concerning the Implausible 4 and Spider-Man films and I turned a complete nerd! And then there was Blade, The Punisher, Daredevil, and my all time favorite: the Ghost Rider films! Yes, these films have been kinda lame and bizarre and cringy at occasions, and nothing like what was to return in 2008, but they have been the beginning! These movies are what stored me wondering what was coming subsequent.

Lastly in 2008 Iron Man came out. It was absolutely superb, an entire recreation changer! I shortly turned a fan of Robert Downey Jr. and his portrayal of Iron Man. This film was utterly totally different from the other Marvel films I had been watching, it’s graphics and story arc have been truly good, it wasn’t lame or cringy. I used to be immediately obsessed! Then The Unimaginable Hulk got here out, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger and I used to be like what’s going on here?!??!!! Until then I had never picked up a comic book ebook, I assumed these issues have been extinct! So I had no clue that these films have been establishing one thing massive: The Avengers.

It’s the yr 2012 and I’m sitting in a packed theater with my dad unbeknownst that have been about to witness historical past AANNND IN 3D! The movie ended and we have been speechless. The Avengers was every thing a superhero movie must be, it had the sadistic villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) whose ultimate objective in fact was to rule the world, it had the badass ringleader, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who fortunately introduced all of the heroes together and made them understand that they have been preventing one thing greater than themselves. The film had the loopy different worldly invasion with the Chitauri fleet, and the unknown menace in area, the Other and Thanos. It had a comedic aspect with the banter and bashing happening between the heroes, an emotional and personal touch with the dying of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the fact that Loki was Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brother. Most significantly it gave us probably the most epic-iconic-legendary group up within the MCU, when all of the Avengers lastly set their plan in motion to save lots of the world from Loki and his army! The Avengers also made it clear that there were greater threats to return with the closing scene and Nick Fury’s assured prediction that the Avengers would return if and once they have been wanted.

After The Avengers I was officially a fan. I started to buy anything Marvel related, t-shirts, pencil instances, folders, notebooks, and pins! I started studying the comics and instantly the whole lot made sense! I knew all the things about virtually every character, I knew the story arcs, the primary villains, I knew all the things concerning the totally different dimensions. I began to provide you with my own theories and friendships have been created via that nerdy bond of questioning.

By then Iron Man had grow to be my new fav superhero (sorry Wolverine, you have been now in 2nd place). I simply liked his snarky angle and the fact that he was all the time getting ready for the longer term. And come on! How might he not be my favourite superhero when RDJ was simply perfection as Tony Stark! The subsequent two Iron Man films were not that great though, however they have been part of the continued journey

Years had passed by and more MCU films got here out, as well as different films not related to the Universe like The Superb Spider-Man films and the by no means ending X-men films. I used to be in high school by the time the final Superb Spider-Man got here out, and though I was not fond of the storyline I was upset once I came upon that it was not going to proceed, I couldn’t take a third remake. Throughout my junior yr of highschool Avengers: Age of Ultron got here out and it might have been soo great! If only they might have followed the precise comedian arc with the terrifying consequence of Ultron’s rule! One factor it did do was introduce us to new characters like Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), who would turn out to be very important in upcoming events. It was additionally a chance for Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)  to redeem himself, proving that he’s an important part of the staff. Age of Ultron also introduced us to the growing tensions inside the staff, which might have us followers choosing sides.

I was now a senior in highschool and since most of my pals have been Marvel nerds like me I came up with the thought to start out a club. It was referred to as the Films and Comics membership and I and my bff Nick have been the co-presidents, it was a reasonably enjoyable experience! Often we might have conversations about films, or talk about upcoming comics, or have debates. One among our most enjoyable debates was relating to Captain America: Civil Warfare, it was simple, who’s aspect have been you on #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? Instantly everyone within the room shortly took a aspect. In fact I used to be on Workforce Iron Man until the very end, no matter what happened on the finish of the movie, which by the best way had me shaking!!!

Additionally round that point, the top of considered one of my beloved heroes was nearing. The Wolverine was making his last look in an emotional ending. Logan undoubtedly ended me. I was soo depressed after watching it and I could not consider that it was the top of what had began all of it. Wolverine taught me love, ache, and endurance and I’ll endlessly be pleased about him.

Now it was time to organize myself for an sudden ending.

To date, this nerdy journey has included a new obsession, a brand new pastime, and new friendships. Now it’s the summer time of 2017 and we have now a new Spider-Man. Okay so truthfully I did not like this new take in any respect but I beloved Tom Holland as Spider-Man, he was every thing Spider-Man ought to be! I might have beloved if Marvel would have followed an og comic arc, I imply if ya’ll have been beginning over why not simply give us an previous Aunt Might, Uncle Ben’s demise that inspired the thought of Spider-Man, and a Mary Jane or Gwen Stacy! However I’ve now come to terms with it and may’t wait the place that is going to take us. Summer time 2017 was coming to an finish and so was the third part of the MCU.

In 2018 Avengers: Infinity Struggle would set the stage for the grand finale. This installment was the last word staff up we have been ready for. It was years after the events of Civil Warfare, the Avengers had damaged up, Thor had lost all the things, the Guardians have been out in area somewhere not expecting Thanos to hit the galaxy arduous, Wakanda was simply chilling, and Spider-Man was simply busy being a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; when unexpectedly BAM! Thanos and his youngsters are here to stability the universe, now the heroes need to attempt to cease him, they usually fail horribly! It was such an intense movie that had me on the fringe of my seat hoping that nothing really dangerous would occur, but like everyone knows our worse fears came true. Now we just had to wait.

Captain Marvel then came out, answering our questions on that end scene in Infinity Warfare. Aside from bringing back previous characters like Agent Phil Coulson and Ronan, giving us the backstory on Fury’s eye, and introducing the Kree and Skrulls into the MCU; Captain Marvel sucked. I didn’t prefer it AT ALL. (The small print of my opinion are for an additional time).

Lastly Avengers: Endgame was right here! Ughahsfshshhkajhaahhhh! This ending tore me apart, I and every Marvel fan in the whole rattling world have been crying throughout the whole 3+ hours of the movie. Our workforce was again collectively for a remaining time preventing their very own demons together with different honorary Avengers. Half of the Universe had been worn out by Thanos. Some individuals, like Tony and Bruce moved on, whereas Cap, Natasha and Thor have been struggling to return to terms with their defeat, and Hawkeye having lost his family was taking issues into his personal palms. They ultimately put their differences apart and have been capable of provide you with a plan, and it was not what we expected. Many people who had provide you with theories have been quaking once we realized we have been no the place shut. I had thought that everyone would stay and Tony and Steve would just step down, however my heart was utterly broken when my hero Iron Artificial the last word sacrifice to save lots of the world. But Endgame introduced every thing the MCU had constructed up to a delicate finish. The CGI, VFX and other visible effects where out of this world, the color scheme especially throughout that last scene the place Captain America was able to face Thanos and his complete military was simply absolutely lovely, all of Earth’s Mightiest heroes coming together in on single legendary staff up was simply too much to handle, and the all feminine workforce up in the course of the remaining battle was just powerful, the references to all the films paying tribute to the reminiscences made was a trip, the top of the battle the place Pepper tells Tony that her and Morgan can be okay was simply soo emotional, Steve’s long awaited dance with Peggy was coronary heart warming, but that remaining “end credits” scene where we hear Tony’s hammer from the primary Iron Man film was simply one of the simplest ways to wrap up a rollercoaster of 11 years of pleasure, unhappiness, and pleasure.

Marvel Thank You for the 11 years of laughter, ache, sorrow, unhappiness, extreme excitement and happiness you’ve got introduced me and lots of other fans the world over. Thanks for deliver the comics I love to life. Thanks for the heroes like Wolverine, Iron Man, Peggy Carter, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Loki, and Spider-Man who have all taught me soo much! I’ll eternally be grateful for all of the reminiscences you might have created and can’t look forward to the subsequent 11+ years!

With Love,

Your #1 fan Julissa <three

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