Think you’re the ultimate Marvel Cinematic Universe fan?
L.A.-area viewers can prove their mettle by binge watching all 11 MCU films — including an early screening of the upcoming “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” — as part of the Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on April 20.
For $70 a pop, fans will be treated to “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and, if they’re still awake (or alive) some 29 hours later, “Age of Ultron.”
In addition to the films, the marathon will include a costume contest, raffles and giveaways, and “special guests” (keep your fingers crossed for Stellan Skarsgård). Viewers who survive all 11 films will receive an exclusive poster and will be entered in a drawing for two tickets to the world premiere of the next Marvel film, “Ant-Man.”
Twenty-nine hours is a long time to sit in a dark room with strangers dressed in homemade superhero costumes, so fans will be given energy boosts in the form of free Cheez-Its and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, plus a souvenir 130 oz. metal tub of popcorn. We also recommend drinking a glass or two of water.
The event is being sponsored by The Nerdist, which announced it at WonderCon Anaheim over the weekend.
The marathon begins at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) on Monday, April 20.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens May 1.
— Dave Lewis
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