5 Signs You’ve Seen Too Many Marvel Films (Is That Even Possible?)

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms: You know the release date of the next Marvel film (July 2), you flip through the channels looking for Marvel films on TV or Netflix (until Disney+), or you can recite the lines for any Marvel film you watch?

Avengers: Endgame ©Marvel

Did you anxiously await the teasers and trailers for Avengers: Endgame and watch them over and over for hints or clues as to what happened after “the Snap”? Then you may suffer from seeing too many Marvel films.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are thousands like you. In fact, I am one of you. Together we add up to more than $21 billion in total worldwide gross, making Marvel the number one highest-grossing film franchise in history. We leave number two in our dust. Who is number two? A small franchise you may have heard of called Star Wars.

Let’s look into the symptoms to see if you also have seen too many Marvel films and can join our ranks as proud Marvel-addicts.

#1. You know in which order you should watch all 22 films — and it isn’t by release date!

Sure, 22 films have been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but they were not released in proper viewing order. Only a true Marvel fan knows what order you should watch the films in. We know that even though Captain Marvel was film number 21 by release date, it is actually film number two if you watch the films chronologically by the date the films are set in.

Captain Marvel Poster
Captain Marvel ©Marvel

#2. You know what Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 mean — and what is in each phase.

The casual Marvel film watcher may not know what Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 are — or what films are in each phase. Those of us who have seen too many Marvel films know what each phase is, which films are in it, and have deep discussions what is coming up in phase 4 for plot lines, films, and characters.

Marvel Studios “The First 10 Years” Class Photo ©Marvel

#3. You have exhausted your friends and family talking about what happened in Avengers: Endgame.

Don’t worry, this is a spoiler-free zone — #DontSpoilTheEndgame!

After watching Avengers: Endgame you have talked to your significant other until they can’t stand it any more about potential plot holes, if things really did happen, and if things can be undone. After your significant other said “no more” you talked this all over with your friends until they said they didn’t care anymore. Now, you talk this over with yourself while walking, riding your bike, and wandering the aisles of the grocery store.

Avengers: Endgame ©Marvel

#4. You laughed, then cried watching the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.

Really, Tom Holland is giving a spoiler warning? This is the dude that revealed a big Avengers: Infinity War spoiler to an entire theater before they saw the film. That’s hilarious. OK, after we got over the spoiler warning the content of the trailer sunk in and you’ve wound up back at #3. Watch the Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer here.

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#5. You are already saving up for the MCU Box Set.

They have to do this, right? How epic will the 22-film box set be? And, now ask yourself, “How much do I need to start saving now to buy it on the release date?” Then there’s clearing your calendar for a few solid days of MCU viewing. First in proper order (see #1), then in release date order (see #2). Then a third time to look for hints, plot holes, and things like, “Did Tony Stark really give away the name of Avengers: Endgame in Avengers: Age of Ultron?” How did we miss that? 

Avengers: Endgame official poster ©Marvel

We are certain there are many more symptoms to discuss. Like the fact that I am writing this while looking at Baby Groot and Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark Funko POP!s on my desk, and when I’m done I’ll go out and water my plants in my Baby Groot planters, which I’ll follow by watching Avengers: Infinity War again tonight while waiting for December 11, 2019, when Avengers: Endgame lands on Disney+.

Have you seen too many Marvel films (if that’s even possible)? Share your symptoms with us in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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