One Choice: MCU Phase 1 Origin Stories

Inspired by the popular online game that asks people to choose one movie from a group of four, One Choice… is pretty much the same game. Readers will be given four similar movies and asked to choose one. Now here’s the catch, the other three movies will be gone forever, wiped from your brain as if they never existed. Are you ready to theoretically live in a world where you have The Empire Strikes Back but not Star Wars or Return of the Jedi? What about the 1989 Batman movie but not Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight? The choice is yours, screenager, so choose wisely.

And… One Choice is back! It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a good Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story in film, but it wasn’t always that way. Back in Phase 1, it was (almost) all solo films. Let’s make you guys pick only one.

Here are the 4 Movies:

Iron Man (2008)

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jeff Bridges

Synopsis: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, and Tim Roth

Synopsis: Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into whenever he loses his temper.

Thor (2011)

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, and Natalie Portman

Synopsis: The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Hayley Atwell

Synopsis: Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a “Super-Soldier serum”. But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a warmonger and a terrorist organization.

So, will it be Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, or Captain America: The First Avenger? It’s time to choose. What will be your One Choice?

Four Movies, One Choice: MCU Origin Stories

What will be your One Choice?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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