As I write this, we are just days away from the release of Avengers: Endgame. It's been a long, miraculous road, 22 films over ten years to get to this point. And as people watch and re-watch this shared universe and notice new things and new threads of interconnectivity (especially when you watch them in chronological order vs release order) I can't help but wonder how appreciative they are of the care taken with this franchise.
I mean, not every franchise planned things out this well. We've had 25 Bond films (as of next year) over 57 years with almost no continuity between them. Star Trek, Star Wars, each corner of geekdom has its own little battles over what is cannon. And that got me to thinking about the upcoming slate of theatrical releases, and the state of things for geeks.
You guys realize we really are in the Endgame now, right?
Think about it. Avengers: Endgame finishes off (although to hear Kevin Feige talk, Spider-man: Far from Home is the end of Phase 4) this massive Infinity Stones story arc.