20 Storytelling Lessons We Can Learn from Marvel

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Apr 27, 2018 · 4 min read
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From the debut of the Human Torch in 1939 to the more recent debut of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has been telling stories of fantastic, amazing, and incredible heroes for over 75 years.

These timeless comics turned blockbuster films have inspired generations to fight for good in the face of evil and find the superheroes within themselves. It’s like Sharon Carter (actress Emily VanCamp) says in Captain America: Civil War

“Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say, ‘No, you move.’”

The Marvel Universe has undoubtedly withstood the test of time, but what is it about these stories that keeps viewers flooding the box office? Sure, we all love the superb cast and immersive cinematic magic (plus everyone’s favorite Stan Lee cameos and end credits scenes), but there must be more to it than that, right?

We think so. That’s why we’ve compiled 20 quick storytelling lessons that we can learn from Marvel.

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Tell us about your favorite moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the comments below!

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