This is just an idea, I’m not working on this, as I have enough other stuff to do, but thought I’d just throw it out there, if only to remember it.
The idea is to structure all Marvel MCU movies into one single movie with individual chapters, but everything extremely abbreviated. It would have a narrator and would be narrated in the form of a father reading a story to his children before sleep, with each chapter in the book being maybe 10-20 minutes, and all leading together into the finale.
Character’s voices would either be kept, or replaced by the narrator’s voice, or a combination of both.
Each movie would effectively turn into a short story, basically. Each little story would serve to introduce a hero to the eager listeners.
This would require a few things:
- Well-written narration, ideally by a talented writer
- Well-recorded, fitting and well-executed voice
- Maybe a few scenes recorded of a father/grandfather reading to his children to showcase this, however it could also be just done with title cards, I think it would be good enough and maybe even have more charme than making it too concrete
The entire thing would be a few hours max, meant to be consumer over the course of a few days without too much time investment - each night before sleep. 😉
I’m not really a big MCU fan at all, and I dread rewatching any of the movies, mainly because (in my opinion) there is a big lot of filler and generally not much depth in it, but I think such an abbreviated condensed retelling might be charming and could also be made a little more consistent in terms of plotholes and such. Some story arcs could even be changed, since the voice is actually telling what’s happening, so one doesn’t necessarily need actual footage of an actor saying or explaining or doing something, the narrator can do it.
Anyway, just an idea. If anyone should want to steal the idea, feel free.