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This week at SB Nation, we’re diving arduous into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on condition that Black Widow was imagined to have already debuted in theaters. As a result of coronavirus pandemic, the discharge date has been pushed to Nov. 6, which means we now have to attend only a bit longer to see how the MCU opens up its subsequent slate of movies after the epic, sprawling “Infinity Saga.”

The silver lining of all of it is that it provides us an opportunity to be somewhat extra reflective in regards to the franchise that we now have been capable of expertise over the past 12 years. As a result of we’re sports activities followers thirsty for competitors, we’re releasing The Final Marvel Cinematic Universe Bracket. Caroline Darney and myself spent the final month re-watching all 23 movies and seeded them accordingly after debating our personal private rankings for a composite bracket.

The highest seven motion pictures in our rankings have byes to the second spherical on voting with the 10th by means of 23rd motion pictures kicking issues off on Monday. That is the quickest means for us to chop to the chase and put one of the best motion pictures up in opposition to one another all through the week’s voting.

We’ve got performed our half in establishing the bracket, however now we’re calling on you to assist us out and crown a champion. Voting will happen inside this submit and on the SB Nation Twitter (@SBNation) and Instagram (@sbnation) pages. The outcomes will likely be up to date every day till one movie stays.

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I Love You 3000 Area

(1) Avengers: Endgame vs. (2) Iron Man

The film that began all of it will get to showdown with the film that (unofficially) ended the Infinity Saga. This ought to be a enjoyable one to trace.

Ballot

(1) Avengers: Endgame vs. (2) Iron Man

  • 74%

    Avengers: Endgame

    (281 votes)

  • 25%

    Iron Man

    (97 votes)


378 votes complete

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America’s Ass Area

(1) Captain America: Civil Battle vs. (2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Some have argued that the seeds ought to have been swapped between these two motion pictures, however now it doesn’t matter. Pitting the second two Cap movies in opposition to one another nearly feels soiled, however we’re operating a contest right here.

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(1) Captain America: Civil Battle vs. (2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • 42%

    Captain America: Civil Battle

    (159 votes)

  • 57%

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    (215 votes)


374 votes complete

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I’m Groot Area

(1) Avengers: Infinity Battle vs. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy

Our third chalk matchup of the day up to now takes us to Josh Brolin’s first look as Thanos in Guardians in comparison with his most interesting look because the Mad Titan.

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(1) Avengers: Infinity Battle vs. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 60%

    Avengers: Infinity Battle

    (229 votes)

  • 39%

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    (150 votes)


379 votes complete

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Level Break Area

(1) Thor: Ragnarok vs. (2) The Avengers

Maybe the MCU’s funniest film now goes up in opposition to the primary ensemble team-up. Each movies additionally function fights between Thor and Hulk, and Ragnarok particularly has callbacks to the primary one.

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(1) Thor: Ragnarok vs. (2) The Avengers

  • 64%

    Thor: Ragnarok

    (244 votes)

  • 35%

    The Avengers

    (135 votes)


379 votes complete

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I Love You 3000 Area

(1) Avengers: Endgame vs. (4) Ant-Man

This showdown pits Ant-Man’s first look on this universe in opposition to arguably his greatest and most necessary look. We expect we all know how this matchup goes to go, although.

Ballot

(1) Avengers: Endgame vs. (4) Ant-Man

This ballot is closed.

  • 91%

    Avengers: Endgame

    (572 votes)

  • 8%

    Ant-Man

    (53 votes)


625 votes complete

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(3) Black Panther vs. (2) Iron Man

That is simply probably the most attention-grabbing matchup within the first spherical. Each of those movies despatched shockwaves by means of popular culture following their launch and Black Panther would even go on to earn a nomination for Greatest Image. Robert Downey Jr. proved to be an ideal casting and if that didn’t work, this franchise might not exist because it does as we speak.

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(3) Black Panther vs. (2) Iron Man

This ballot is closed.

  • 46%

    Black Panther

    (293 votes)

  • 53%

    Iron Man

    (337 votes)


630 votes complete

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America’s Ass Area

(1) Captain America: Civil Battle vs. (4) Captain America: The First Avenger

Tuesday’s matchups sign the signal of the heavyweights getting into the world and Civil Battle is among the largest and most necessary Marvel movies there may be. However does the dimensions of the movie outweigh the appeal of Cap’s first look? That’s so that you can determine.

Ballot

(1) Captain America: Civil Battle vs. (4) Captain America: The First Avenger

This ballot is closed.

  • 74%

    Captain America: Civil Battle

    (465 votes)

  • 25%

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    (159 votes)


624 votes complete

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(3) Spider-Man: Homecoming vs. (2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The second Captain America solo movie had a legit case for a one-seed, so we are going to see how that impacts it transferring ahead right here. Homecoming scored a really snug win over Iron Man 3 to advance to the second spherical on this match.

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(3) Spider-Man: Homecoming vs. (2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This ballot is closed.

  • 36%

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    (224 votes)

  • 63%

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    (397 votes)


621 votes complete

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I Am Groot Area

(1) Avengers: Infinity Battle vs. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron scored the primary “upset” of the match by knocking off Thor: The Darkish World, however now finds itself in the way in which of a dashing freight prepare that is perhaps destined to make it to the tip of the week.

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(1) Avengers: Infinity Battle vs. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron

This ballot is closed.

  • 93%

    Avengers: Infinity Battle

    (584 votes)

  • 6%

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    (40 votes)


624 votes complete

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(3) Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 vs. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy

Pitting the 2 Guardians motion pictures up in opposition to one another hurts our hearts, however it’s the means that the seeding broke down. It comes all the way down to deciding on if you happen to want the easier authentic or the weirder (in a great way) second installment.

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(3) Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 vs. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy

This ballot is closed.

  • 18%

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

    (117 votes)

  • 81%

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    (504 votes)


621 votes complete

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Level Break Area

(1) Thor: Ragnarok vs. (4) Ant-Man and The Wasp

We in all probability know the way this matchup goes to shake out, however these are arguably two of probably the most enjoyable motion pictures in your entire franchise. It’s unattainable to not crack a smile all through both of them.

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(1) Thor: Ragnarok vs. (4) Ant-Man and The Wasp

This ballot is closed.

  • 90%

    Thor: Ragnarok

    (568 votes)

  • 9%

    Ant-Man and The Wasp

    (57 votes)


625 votes complete

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(3) Spider-Man: Removed from House vs. (2) The Avengers

The second Spidey solo movie within the MCU now will get to tackle the film that actually kicked this franchise into excessive gear. The unique Avengers film seems to be so easy and low stakes in comparison with what got here after it, but it surely holds up and continues to be a ton of enjoyable.

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(3) Spider-Man: Removed from House vs. (2) The Avengers

This ballot is closed.

  • 24%

    Spider-Man: Removed from House

    (149 votes)

  • 75%

    The Avengers

    (465 votes)


614 votes complete

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Byes: (1) Avengers: Endgame, (1) Avengers: Infinity Battle, (1) Thor: Ragnarok, (1) Captain America: Civil Battle, (2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, (2) The Avengers, (2) Guardians of the Galaxy

I Love You 3000 Area

(4) Ant-Man vs. (5) Thor: The Darkish World

Ant-Man emerged considerably late as one of many extra likable heroes within the MCU, whereas Thor: The Darkish World was a giant motive why it took Marvel so lengthy to make the titular character of Thor somebody that audiences may gravitate in direction of in Thor: Ragnarok.

Ballot

(4) Ant-Man vs. (5) Thor: The Darkish World

This ballot is closed.

  • 89%

    Ant-Man

    (1531 votes)

  • 10%

    Thor: The Darkish World

    (172 votes)


1703 votes complete

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America’s Ass Area

(4) Captain America: The First Avenger vs. (5) Physician Unusual

It harm us to have the primary Captain America journey ranked so low, but it surely was the primary one which we watched, and it speaks to the standard of the movies that got here after it. Physician Unusual is one other character that felt ranked low, however is extra a testomony to what was ranked forward of him.

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(4) Captain America: The First Avenger vs. (5) Physician Unusual

This ballot is closed.

  • 56%

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    (965 votes)

  • 43%

    Physician Unusual

    (741 votes)


1706 votes complete

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(3) Spider-Man: Homecoming vs. (6) Iron Man 3

Tom Holland’s solo movie debut because the wall-crawling superhero is a pleasant outing that just about nailed the fashionable highschool expertise and aesthetic with an amazing plot twist to arrange the third act of the film. Iron Man 3 is simply type of…there. And the twist with The Mandarin is sort of frankly principally insulting.

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(3) Spider-Man: Homecoming vs. (6) Iron Man 3

This ballot is closed.

  • 82%

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    (1404 votes)

  • 17%

    Iron Man 3

    (288 votes)


1692 votes complete

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I’m Groot Area

(4) Thor vs. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron

This one pits Thor’s first look up in opposition to Thor’s fourth look within the MCU. Chris Hemsworth’s blonde eyebrows within the first one are ridiculously distracting, however that doesn’t take away from the truth that the film is in any other case a reasonably good time (outdoors of all of these Dutch angle photographs, in fact).

Ballot

(4) Thor vs. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron

This ballot is closed.

  • 39%

    Thor

    (663 votes)

  • 60%

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    (1036 votes)


1699 votes complete

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(3) Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 vs. (6) The Unimaginable Hulk

Some would argue that the second Guardians film is best than the primary. Virtually completely no person would argue that the Edward Norton Hulk movie is in the identical breath as any of its friends on this universe.

Ballot

(3) Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 vs. (6) The Unimaginable Hulk

This ballot is closed.

  • 93%

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

    (1781 votes)

  • 6%

    The Unimaginable Hulk

    (124 votes)


1905 votes complete

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Level Break Area

(4) Ant-Man and The Wasp vs. (5) Captain Marvel

The second movie within the Ant-Man sequence is a heck of a number of enjoyable and has an argument to be ranked larger than the primary one. Captain Marvel’s place within the universe makes considerably extra sense once you watch in story order.

Ballot

(4) Ant-Man and The Wasp vs. (5) Captain Marvel

This ballot is closed.

  • 54%

    Ant-Man and The Wasp

    (917 votes)

  • 45%

    Captain Marvel

    (754 votes)


1671 votes complete

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(3) Spider-Man: Far From House vs. (6) Iron Man 2

The second Tom Holland solo outing right here is one other nice film with an excellent villain and performances. The identical can’t be mentioned for Robert Downey Jr.’s second Iron Man movie. One in every of these definitely outshines the opposite. Whereas Iron Man 2 develops some necessary characters (taking a look at you, Rhodey), it doesn’t do a lot within the grand scheme of issues story-wise.

Ballot

(3) Spider-Man: Far From House vs. (6) Iron Man 2

This ballot is closed.

  • 76%

    Spider-Man: Far From House

    (1269 votes)

  • 23%

    Iron Man 2

    (400 votes)


1669 votes complete

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How we seeded the movies (Author rankings in parenthesis)

Concessions had been made in favor of debate/matchups

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Anthony: 1, Caroline: 1)
  2. Avengers: Infinity Battle (Anthony: 2, Caroline 5)
  3. Thor: Ragnarok (Anthony: 8, Caroline: 2)
  4. Captain America: Civil Battle (Anthony: 4, Caroline: 3)
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony: 3, Caroline: 6)
  6. The Avengers (Anthony: 5, Caroline: 8)
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy (Anthony: 7, Caroline: 4)
  8. Iron Man (Anthony: 11, Caroline: 12)
  9. Black Panther (Anthony: 10, Caroline: 15)
  10. Spider-Man: Far From House (Anthony: 9, Caroline: 7)
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Anthony: 6, Caroline: 10)
  12. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Anthony: 12, Caroline: 9)
  13. Captain America: The First Avenger (Anthony: 13, Caroline: 11)
  14. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Anthony: 14, Caroline: 13)
  15. Thor (Anthony: 16, Caroline: 16)
  16. Ant-Man (Anthony: 15, Caroline: 14)
  17. Physician Unusual (Anthony: 18, Caroline: 17)
  18. Captain Marvel (Anthony: 17, Caroline: 18)
  19. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Anthony: 20, Caroline: 19)
  20. Thor: The Darkish World (Anthony: 19, Caroline: 20)
  21. Iron Man 3 (Anthony: 21, Caroline: 21)
  22. Iron Man 2 (Anthony: 22, Caroline: 22)
  23. The Unimaginable Hulk (Anthony: 23, Caroline: 23)



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