The Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2008 with Iron Man. It’s been more than 10 years. The franchise has offered us some outstanding movies and characters that hold a special place in our hearts. But one thing that we have noticed in MCU movies is that most of the factors have remained common from one movie to another. Every movie now looks almost the same as the other one in many aspects. Here are 10 things that are common in every MCU movie.
1. Humorous moments in serious situations
In the middle or towards the end of an MCU movie, we get to see a scene that looks to be very serious. We expect it to leave an impact on all of us. But eventually, an unexpected joke pops up in that. For example, in The Avengers, Loki tried to control Iron Man but realized that his scepter had performance issues.
2. A twist towards the climax
MCU movies go directly with the main plot that can be easily understood from the beginning. But we also get to see a twist towards the climax. It’s something where the heroes get a new reason to fight. For example, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it is revealed that Peter’s love interest is the daughter of the villain he has to fight.
3. Comebacks and Easter Eggs
MCU always tries to remain faithful to the source material. This was commonly seen in Phase One movies. They placed Easter eggs like Captain America’s shield and subtle mentions of Thor and Hulk. Every movie now has comebacks along with comic book references. The events of the previous movies can be seen in any one movie for acknowledging the overall story.
4. Victorious entry of a superhero
When a few numbers of superheroes are almost defeated by a villain, the main protagonist makes his grand entry. This has been seen in Avengers: Infinity War where Thor arrives in Wakanda to save others. This entry confirms that a certain character has embraced his powers. The superheroes also make a certain pose on camera at that time.
5. Teasing a sequel
MCU movies have certain aspects that directly point towards a sequel. It keeps the audience engaged with that same movie for some time till the sequel is made. It can be small as well as large. Two good examples can be Iron Man of Rhodey wanting to become a superhero and Peter Parker’s identity being exposed in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
6. Characters exchanging insults
The characters have a fast-talking nature in MCU. This started from Iron Man where we saw Pepper and Tony throwing sarcastic comments and hiding their romantic feelings. This was also seen in Guardians of the Galaxy. In Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man and Star Lord insult each other to see who would have the last word.
7. Exposition for the Villains
MCU movies always have a scene that delivers exposition to a villain. They are presented because MCU movies always have a fast-paced story. This is where an important sequence is needed and the villain has to explain why he or she intends to challenge the heroes and the logic behind their intentions. It’s pretty common in all MCU movies.
8. End credits sequence
The ending credits sequences have remained common in MCU movies. They appear after the initial credit. A few movies also feature several sequences. Initially, MCU movies used to deliver important information for the future in the end credits. But in the last few years, they have changed a little. The end credits of Avengers: Endgame paid a tribute to all the heroes and villains of the Infinity Saga.
9. Double acts by the characters
MCU movies have seen the superheroes forming bonds with supporting characters. The love interests are also presented in a way that their characters become double acts. For example, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes, Rhodey and Tony Stark, Doctor Strange and Wong, Peter Parker and Ned Leeds, and Black Widow and Hawkeye.
10. A moral dilemma leading to character development
The main characters always have to take tough decisions. This is because it leads to their character development and highlights their flaws and changing nature. For instance, in Guardians of the Galaxy, a gang of outlaw misfits decided to forego personal favor in favor of risking their lives to save the universe.
So these are the things that are common in every MCU movie. Did you find any other similarities? Let us know in the comments.