The Tourney Pod Bracket Reveal: MCU Movies and TV Shows
“‘Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now it’s here…or should I say, we are!’ -Thanos, paraphrased” -Trent Dozier, host of The Tournament Podcast
When doing a podcast based on putting pop culture’s most popular and celebrated things into tournaments, you might be thinking to yourself, they’ve been doing this for over a year and they haven’t done the MCU yet? What is going on?! Well worry not, because the time has come! It’s Trent’s birthday, and he’s a massive MCU fan, so we decided that in order to kick off his new trip around the sun positively, it was time to put these blockbusters into a bracket and determine which is the best!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the movie business drastically over the last decade-plus, becoming one of the most recognizable properties on the planet. It’s captured the hearts and minds of not just life-long comic book readers, but even people who had never even heard of the hero Iron Man until the first entry into the MCU premiered in 2008, and everyone in between. Die-hard fans, casual fans, it does not matter: everyone has an opinion (good or bad!) about the MCU.
Nia’s MCU opinions could mostly fit into the category of “I don’t know, I’ve never seen that,” so we had to call in some help this week in the form of fellow Trident podcaster, host of Disney Adult, and another MCU superfan, Devin Henderson. Devin helps us break down the massive 32 seed bracket, including his unique and hilarious insights on all things MCU.
But in the end, as always, only you can help us determine what’s the best. Click here to vote all week. Will it be one of the four Avengers films taking the crown? Or a cult favorite like Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor: Ragnarok? Or, dare I say, could one of the Disney+ series win it all? It’s up to you! Vote now!
Opening Round: Monday 4/18, Tuesday 4/19
Sweet Sixteen: Wednesday 4/20
Elite Eight: Thursday 4/21
Final Four: Friday 4/22
Championship: Saturday 4/23
Winner announced on Monday 4/25!!!!!