(I’m sorry for what’s about to happen here)
"Oh my God," Bucky says, words slurring a bit, "Oh my God.”
"Right?" says Steve, well and truly smashed on some sort of Asgardian something that Thor brought. "S’crazy, isn’t it?"
"And you just," Bucky says, gesturing wildly, almost taking out a lamp with his metal arm. "And then just - and you - and that’s it?”
"Yeah!" Steve says. He hauls Bucky along behind him. "C’mon, c’mon I gotta - you’re gonna love this, I swear, it’s the best part of the future. The best part.”
An hour later, Tony walks into the living room and asks, “Why does it smell like coffee in here?”
The other Avengers all point wordlessly towards the kitchen. Tony, hesitating for a minute, walks in to find Steve and Bucky laughing to the point of near incoherency, surrounded by what’s got to be at least twelve pounds of ground coffee beans.
"Oh my God," Bucky says, pressing the button. The electric coffee grinder rumbled to life, whirring as it shredded the beans to powder. "Steve, oh my God.”
"Right?" Steve says, waving his arms. "Right?”
I maintain that this is the pinnacle of my fandom contributions.
an infinite amount of multiverses and here i am in the one where starfleet is fictional
Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow.
Both of Marvel’s ensemble films—The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—trimmed down the superhero teams for their film adaptations, and the women characters, save for one, were the first to be cut. Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.