If your superhuman power is endurance and stamina, then Fandango’s next superhero movie marathon might be up your alley. Fandango has teased that there will be a Marvel movie marathon tied to the release of “Captain America: Civil War.” Judging by the thumbnail image on Fandango’s site, the movie event will feature five films: 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” 2012’s “Marvel’s the Avengers,” 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and this year’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Specific information about the marathon — like dates, times and locations — have not yet been revealed.
This marathon only includes the “Captain America” and “Avengers” franchises of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This makes sense when you consider the roles the two “Avengers” films play in advancing the story towards “Civil War”; Iron Man and Captain America first meet in “Avengers” and “Age of Ultron’s” third act acts as one of the inciting incidents of “Civil War.” “AoU” also marked the debut of the Avengers team we see in “Civil War.”
Of course this marathon isn’t as intense as the one AMC held last year for the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” That marathon included 11 Marvel movies, every single Marvel Cinematic Universe feature released up to that point.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, “Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016.
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