September 21st, 2023
Hi everyone! Lisa is still on her well deserved vacation. I’m Fabian and this Weekly Chart is not a table.
I’m quite the comic book fan now, but wasn’t that much into them in my childhood. I really liked Tabaluga but didn’t get into comic books and movies until the Raimi Spider-Man movies. The Avengers was the movie that really got me hooked and made me start exploring the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Marvel comics. Today I can say that I watched all 22 MCU movies (some of them multiple times). Most movies take place in the United States or in space, like the Guardians of the Galaxy.
I wanted to explore if any of the action occurs in Europe. Immediately the airport fight from Captain America: Civil War came to mind. Spider-Man was introduced to the MCU in that very fight as well, and fans loved it!
The map shows 12 locations from various MCU movies. I did not consider the TV shows and if you are an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D fan, there are quite a few locations missing.
One interesting point: a lot of MCU movies talk about Sokovia, which is located in Eastern Europe. Sokovia is the main location in Avengers: Age of Ultron and supposed to be between Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In Captain America: Civil War it appears again – a screen shows that Sokovia is located at the northwest coast of the Black Sea. Since it doesn’t exist in our universe, it doesn’t show up on this map.
To visualize these places I chose a locator map, since it’s so easy to point to, well locations (it’s right there in the name). I always had a hunch that only a few stories in MCU movies take place in Europe. It turns out that there are actually quite a lot of places in Europe featured in MCU movies, which I did not expect to see. This locator map shows very well that a lot of Captain America: Civil War happened in Europe. The protagonists travelled quite a bit. Maybe Black Widow took the train from Vienna to Leipzig instead of the Quinjet.
If you want to learn more about locator maps, check out the following links:
Please let me know if I missed something or you want to talk about why “Thor: The Dark World” is a masterpiece.