There’s “fan made,” and then there’s the step above that’s so well-crafted you can’t tell whether it’s from an amateur or the real deal. This MCU Phase 2 retrospective is the latter.
Edited together by YouTube and Vimeo user Clark Zhu, the video takes us on the journey from Iron Man 3 to Ant-Man in under five minutes. Better still, it has the same story arc as many Marvel films. It begins with the introduction of the Marvel heroes and villains, a music change marks the “all is lost” moment as the characters reel from a major defeat or loss while questioning themselves, and then it builds towards the end much like our heroes bounce back to finish off their enemies.
Watch the video below, and if you can find evidence that it’s not an official Marvel video, well, good for you. But it’s still undeniably exhilarating.
Zhu also tagged on a Phase 3 preview to the end of the video featuring footage from the only films we have footage of so far: Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Soon the MCU will expand even further with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel as heroes new and old head towards the jaws of the two-part Infinity War.
On another note, the footage reminds us how simple life in the MCU used to be. The first films around Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America were all about these beings learning how to handle their abilities and the world around them. Then they had an kick-ass team-up in The Avengers, while everything after that featured the harsh reality and ramifications of their actions. Buzzkill.
Captain America: Civil War will drop into theaters on May 6, and the above video is a good precursor to get you even more hyped than you already are.