Bonus Content: Honorable Mention Picks for Best Moments in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS for AVENGERS: ENDGAME AHEAD
In Episode 10 of Top 5 for Fighting, Greg and Mike along with special guest and Marvel expert Richard Alexander got into a robust discussion of Avengers: Endgame – including a contentious (and hilarious debate) over the use of time travel in the movie. (Told you: spoilers.)
As always, the episode concluded with all three sharing their Top 5 moments in the MCU. But since Phases 1-3 include 22 movies, the guys simply could not stop at five apiece. So we’re dishing out the bonus content with Mike, Greg, and Richard’s picks for honorable mentions. (Spoiler: There is a pattern of elevators, and hammers.)
Mike’s Honorable Mentions:
Thor (2011) – Thor’s sacrifice makes him worthy again, and Mjoinir returns to him.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) -- Abraham Erskine asks Steve Rogers if he wants to become a soldier to kill Nazis and Steve responds, "I don't want to kill anybody. I don't like bullies; I don't care where they are from."
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) -- Tony “knights” Peter as an Avenger after they both sneak aboard Ebony Maw’s ship.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011): Steve promising to dance with Peggy before crashing into the ice
Greg’s Honorable Mentions:
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) -- The first appearance of the Iron Spider suit.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Thor, Captain America, and Tony Stark debate the logic of Mjolnir's ability to determine worthiness: “(The) Elevator is not worthy.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II (2017) – After Rocket Racoon says something sarcastic, and Mantis says, "That crabby puppy is so cute it makes me wanna die!"
Avengers: Endgame (2019) - After the reinforcements arrive, Captain American utters for the first time, "Avengers... Assemble."
Richard’s Honorable Mentions:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - THE elevator scene. Enough said.
The Avengers (2012) -- The 360 degree camera pan when we see, for the first time, all the Avengers assemble, back to back, ready to fight the Battle of New York.
If you haven’t heard Greg, Mike, and Richard's Top 5 lists yet, listen to Episode 10 now. Haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet? What are you waiting for?