10 shocking things I learned rewatching the MCU movies

The Marvel Cinematic Universe was a thrill-ride to watch the first time around, but does it hold up after a rewatch? The results might shock you.

Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015
Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015 /
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a revolutionary force in the movie industry for close to two decades. From the moment that it burst onto screens with Iron Man in 2008, it has produced banger after banger, breaking box office records and setting a new standard for shared universes.

It's had a few misses along the way, sure, but its run thus far has been mostly steady, with only a few of the more recent titles stumbling. And yet all is not lost for Marvel Studios, as the upcoming Deadpool and Wolverine promises to reinvigorate things on a multiversal level, bringing one of the most established wild card superheroes into the MCU and bringing back Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Nevertheless, now is a good time to reflect on the saga's legacy, which is something that I recently did, rewatching all of the Infinity Saga and beyond. The result of that experiment was primarily hours upon hours of entertainment, but it was also quite eye-opening. Sometimes things are incredibly obvious to you, and sometimes, you need to rewatch 30+ movies and 10+ TV shows to see them. So, readers, let me tell you about what I learned when I dove back into the MCU's early days and rewatched the whole thing (thus far).