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You can get paid $1,000 to binge-watch the first 20 Marvel movies

Whatever it takes.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 26, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:18 pm CDT

We’re exactly one month out from Avengers: Endgame, and there’s still plenty of time to re-familiarize ourselves with the Marvel Cinematic Universe before we watch the finale. But if you’re going to rewatch the entire MCU, why not get paid for it?

A new contest from CableTV.com is offering one fan $1,000 to binge-watch the first 20 MCU films, live-tweet their experience, and help the website create rankings of the films. Clocking in at around 42 hours and 43 minutes (or one day, 18 hours, and 43 minutes), the contest payout would break down to about $23.81 per hour.

That’s three Avengers films, three Iron Man films, three Captain America films, three Thor films, two Guardians of the Galaxy films, two Ant-Man films, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and The Incredible Hulk. And you’ll have three days to complete the marathon, so you’ll actually be able to take bathroom breaks and sleep at some point.

Along with the payout, the winner will receive copies of all 20 MCU films on Blu-ray (three boxed sets and copies of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp) and a survival kit, which includes plenty of Marvel gear, popcorn, a popcorn maker, a mug, a snuggie, and a $100 gift card to Grubhub.

The site is looking for a Marvel fan who’s also “an active, outgoing social media personality who’d be enthusiastic about live-tweeting their MCU marathon experience.” Interested participants will need to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, and will need to submit a 200-word essay on why they’re the right candidate to pull off this marathon. (Video submissions are optional.) You have until April 15 to submit your entry.

CableTV.com’s Marvel marathon does not include Captain Marvel (which is still in theaters with n), so if you want to complete the set, you’ll need to make two more trips to the movie theater. And with Avengers: Endgame reportedly clocking in at just over three hours, you’ll have another five hours to go before you make your way through the entire MCU.

H/T Slashfilm


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*First Published: Mar 26, 2019, 8:56 am CDT