Plus, Marvel has in the past ahead of an 8-hour movie marathon Thor: Love and Thunderpresenting the first three Thor films before Chris Hemsworth’s eponymous Avenger’s fourth solo MCU film airs.
The fun didn’t stop there as a Halloween double screening of WandaVision Episode 7 and Werewolf By Night was also revealed.
Marvel is celebrating the New Year with a movie marathon
To ring in the new year, D23 announced that Disney is owned FX The channel will present a special Marvel movie marathon on Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1, 2023.
The marathon will have five titles, spanning from a classic X-Men movie to a game-changing MCU movie. See the full program:
1.) X2: X-Men United (2003)
For die-hard X-Men, X2: X-Men United is considered one of the best superhero sequels of all time, mainly due to its interesting story and all-star cast with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
The inclusion of X2 is a fitting tribute to the Marvel brand as 2022 saw its return Stewart’s Charles Xavier inside Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and confirmation of Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.
X2: X-Men United will air on FX on Saturday, December 31st at 11am. ET/PT.
2.) Thor (2011)
Chris Hemsworth made a triumphant return as the titular Avenger Thor: Love and Thunder this year, and the perfect way to celebrate this moment is to look back at the beginning of his MCU journey in 2011 Thor.
Thor will air on FX on Saturday, December 31, at 2 p.m. ET/PT.
3.) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Chris Evans’ Captain America had an adventurous journey in the MCU during the Infinity Saga. That said, seeing where it all began would be a perfect way to celebrate Marvel’s iconic hero as Phase 5 of the franchise is set to begin in 2023.
Captain America: The First Avenger will air on FX this Saturday, December 31 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT.
4.) Fantastic Four (2015)
While in 2015 The fantastic four Fans and critics didn’t like it, new details that emerged over the years made everyone understand why it ultimately didn’t work. For example, Knight of the Moon scribe Jeremy Slater previously revealed that the problems with the film came from his efforts to “Write it like an MCU movie” which “It wasn’t what the director wanted.”
Slater’s comments could give fans a fresh perspective on the rerun, giving these characters one last chance before the eventual MCU reboot in 2024.
The fantastic four will air on FX on Sunday, January 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
5.) Black Panther (2018)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wrapped up Phase 4 with a powerful tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman while introducing Suri as the new titular hero. The sequel wouldn’t be possible without the movie that started it all, back in 2018 Black panther.
Apart from the fact that Black panther is the only MCU film to win an Oscar, fans can revisit Boseman’s incredible performance that launched the franchise to the pinnacle of Black representation.
Black panther will air on FX on Sunday, January 1 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
2022 was an unprecedented year for Marvel as they released tons of new content that expanded the MCU. While FX’s upcoming five-movie marathon included previous Marvel movies that aren’t part of the MCU, this could be Disney’s reminder that X-Men and Fantastic Four reboots are soon in the works.
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