Chess scenes in the Marvel films
26 Jun. 2020 | by Peter Wong
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a stupendously successful sci-fi/superhero movie franchise that spans 23 films over 10 years, in a series called the Infinity Saga. Unlike the X-Men movie series, which employs chess as a recurring motif (see my earlier video of such clips), the Marvel films feature the royal game only incidentally. Nevertheless, the franchise has enough good chess-related scenes to please fans of the game, and I have compiled them in a new YouTube video. Considering how the series culminated in Avengers: Endgame, so that the highest grossing movie of all time has a chess term in its title, I suppose such a video is – well, like Thanos – inevitable.
Below are some comments on the selected scenes. I hope you’ll read them only after viewing the video, as they contain some spoilers.