This is what happened
At some point late in 2014, Rob (having never seen a Marvel movie) made the promise to his boyfriend Eric to watch all TEN (10) movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the release of the eleventh installment. Eric (being a great citizen of the world) saw this as an opportunity to raise some funds for a good cause.
THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING
You know how people walk or even run for charity? This is exactly like that, but with sitting. And watching movies.. A full 11 of them through Age of Ultron. It's (really not) hard work, but somebody's gotta do it.
This is why
The dollars you donate to us exercising our eyes go to Capes4Heroes, a nonprofit that customizes superhero capes for kids with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities. Turns out treating kids like they're brave makes them feel brave. And for all of us to get in on that, it'll take a tremendous(ly minimal) effort.
So here's the plan. We'll take care of the hard part, like rearranging the pillows on our sofa and finally figuring out which input is for Apple TV. You just take care of the donating. There’ll be so much finger-lifting we’ll all get cramps. Cramps of compassion.
On April 25th, we’ll watch Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers).
On April 26th, we’ll watch Phase 2 (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy).
Each day of viewing will be broadcast via live stream from our living room. Feel free to sit on your ass watching us sit on our ass watching people kicking some ass by clicking here.
Finally, on the weekend of May 1st, we’ll catch Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters to round out 23 hours of marathoning. And BOOM, children’s lives enriched. All from (doing the opposite of) taking a stand.