Fangirl Fridays

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If you’ve read my earlier blog posts this week — #UpbeatAuthors Monday and Writer Wednesday — thank you! And now it’s time to just have some fun with my first Fangirl Friday. During these weekly posts, I’ll be sharing something I really love. To anyone who knows me, it should come as no surprise that I’m going to kick things off with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I am, after all, a big Marvel fangirl.

Since Iron Man appeared on movie screens in 2008, I’ve eagerly awaited all the new movies in the MCU. Each of the superheroes has a unique personality and thus brings something unique to the MCU. Tony Stark is cocky but brilliant. Captain America is good, honest and the perfect boy next door. Thor is literally a god. Doctor Strange brings magic into the picture. The Guardians of the Galaxy are an interesting group of very different characters that just work together and provide a lot of laughs for the audience. (Dance off, anyone?) My personal favorite characters are Thor (I have an affinity for Norse mythology) and Captain America. And while he is sometimes a villain and sometimes a reluctant hero, I do love Loki as well. It really helps that I think the casting has been really well done in the MCU.

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I love how characters cross over from one character’s movies to another. For instance, in this month’s awesome Thor Ragnarok, Bruce Banner/The Hulk played a big role. And while you don’t typically see the actual characters/actors cross over between the movie and TV properties (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhumans), Agent Phil Coulson being an obvious exception, there are mentions of what is happening in the bigger MCU between the two.

There have been 17 MCU movies so far, and more are in various stages of production. Next year will see the release of Black Panther (which looks fantastic and chock-full of talent), Avengers: Infinity War (we’ve been building toward this battle with Thanos for a long time; see all the references to the Infinity Stones peppered throughout the previous movies) and Ant-Man and Wasp. We’ll see another crossover in Infinity War as the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with the Avengers.

So there is lots more Marvel goodness in the years ahead, and this Marvel fangirl is eagerly anticipating all of it. Any of you Marvel fans? Who is your favorite Marvel character?

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