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Get this man more truth serum! It feels like a lot has happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Ant-Man and the Wasp came out last summer, but that was the most recent MCU film. Next month, we get Captain Marvel, then Avengers: Endgame, then somehow Spider-Man: Far From Home will bring back Peter Parker. There's a lot to remember after 10 years of MCU movies, with everything building up to Endgame. You know what would be perfect right now? A big ol' MCU recap video from Ant-Man's Luis (Michael Peña):
Yes! Bring Michael Peña in for another crazy fast-talking recap, voicing all the MCU characters to date.
This idea comes from the instant classic scene in last summer's Ant-Man and the Wasp, when Luis was given truth serum so Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) could discover the location of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). That backfired a bit when ALL the truth came pouring out of Luis, including the story of how he met Scott in prison, re-enacting Scott's relationship with Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and even a special metaphor for raspberry filling.
Here's the scene, if the video is still up by the time you see it.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was actually the 20th film in the MCU. This all started in 2008 with Iron Man, then The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel's The Avengers. That was Phase One. Phase Two gave us Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. Phase Three includes Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Right now, the timeline is pretty confusing -- and not just because half the world got snapped at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, while Scott Lang/Ant-Man was in the Quantum Realm. We're about to meet Brie Larson's Captain Marvel, but that will also take us back to the 1990s. And after Endgame, we need to catch up with Tom Holland's Peter Parker, who should be dusted right now. Was Luis dusted too?
Paul Rudd's Scott Lang was featured in the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, so we know he has a major role in the April movie. But it really would help -- and be hilarious -- to have Luis do his own special brand of recapping in a Marvel Studios video. Please? If Thor can keep getting videos with his roommate Darryl, surely Marvel can get some folks together for this recap.
Captain Marvel is the next MCU movie, opening March 8. Avengers 4, aka Endgame, opens April 26. Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives July 5. Here's what else you can look forward to watching on the big screen in 2019. Oh, and Ant-Man and the Wasp just showed up on Netflix, if you want to get some of your own raspberry danish and binge away.