The Princess and I are super psyched to see Avengers: Endgame when it arrives Thursday, April 25th. Yes, we have our tickets. Yes, it took me 4.5 hours to get them. Yes, I’m a little embarrassed about how long I tried for, and that I roped BBP!’s Scotty G and Jeff Martin into helping me try for tickets. But hey, I’m a Marvel Zombie, and so is my daughter, and we wanted to see the movie before spoilers hit the web.
“I’m excited to see it,” says The Princess. “It’s Marvel and I like Marvel and I also like Captain Marvel.”
We’ve been having a lot of discussions about the Marvel Universe, trying to figure out what’s going to happen in Endgame, and if Thanos is actually going to lose when he inevitably faces off against the Avengers again.
“I think they’re going to rescue all the heroes; hopefully, Nick Fury too, who turned into dust and floated into air,” says the Princess when I ask her what she thinks is going to happen.
Along with watching all the Marvel movies (“Captain Marvel, Infinity War, and Ragnarok!” are her favourites), the Princess and I have been playing the LEGO Marvel Collection from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment on the PlayStation 4. This collects for the first time LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Avengers, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, all of which are fantastic and give gamers a pretty great way to play the Marvel Universe. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 are their own stories (the second of which was written by famed Avengers scribe Kurt Busiek), while LEGO Avengers lets you play through various scenes and stories from the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“They’re fantastic!” says the Princess about the LEGO Marvel games. “I love LEGO! I love super heroes! Both of those things mixed together is awesome. I like playing two-player because if you’re Spider-Man, you can web the other player!”
That other player tends to be me, so thanks a lot, kid.
The big selling point for getting the LEGO Marvel Collection is that it comes complete with all the DLC content including Black Panther and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War character and level packs for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 inspired by Marvel Studios’ films.
While the three titles have all been released separately, getting them in the LEGO Marvel Collection for a reasonable price ($70 for a physical copy at Amazon, $60 for a digital copy in the PlayStation store) makes this a no-brainer for any Marvel fan that hasn’t played the series yet, and that just can’t wait for Avengers: Endgame.