Heartwarming / Marvel Cinematic Universe

"This is your chance. To earn that look in your daughter's eyes. To become the hero she already thinks you are."

Nebula: All you do is yell at each other. You're not friends.
Drax: No. We're family.
—Drax defines the Guardians relationship to Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

In a universe full of traumatic origin stories, ancient conspiracies by neo-facists and undead assassins, and a madman plotting to destroy all life in the universe, there is more than danger and trauma. There are people coming together to do what's right.

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  • Seeing how often the actors take advantage of their celebrity and roles to make others' lives better in the real world, from RDJ (in character as Tony Stark) gifting a boy with an arm prosthetic designed to look like Iron Man's armor to Chris Pratt and Chris Evans raising money for children's hospitals, followed by visiting said hospitals dressed as Star-Lord and Captain America. There's something heartwarming about people who play superheroes actually acting like them in real life.
  • Both Chadwick Boseman and Brie Larson have talked about how important their characters are as the MCU's first black and female leads, respectively. Boseman has said he is proud to give black children a hero to look up to, while Larson has said one of her motivations for taking the role was to provide a role model for little girls. Black Panther Ryan Coogler echoed the sentiment, noting how superhero films have a reputation for usually focusing on White Male Leads.
  • Mike Colter's fellow Defenders actors all crashing his Facebook interview after Luke Cage was released. Much adorableness ensues as they all share how much they'd seen of the show, plus Colter and Finn Jones immediately hitting it off in the first time they'd actually met, and Charlie Cox sharing that he's just become a father.
  • This tweet from Chris Evans. He is Captain America.
  • Combined with Crowning Moment of Awesome, Jim Starlin, the creator of Gamora, Thanos and Drax the Destroyer has not only expressed excitement over Avengers: Infinity War - despite recognizing the fact that it will be a Pragmatic Adaptation / Adaptation Distillation of The Infinity Gauntlet after being informed of its development - but has also asked for a Creator Cameo.
    • What is heartwarming about this is that Starlin has accepted that Infinity War will NOT be a verbatim adaptation of his work, which should come as a relief given how many comics creators tend to be very critical of Hollywood adaptations of their work. In addition, Starlin also wants to be a part of the work that Marvel Studios has put in.
  • Joss Whedon's departure from Marvel was...not a pretty one to say the least. In fact, it seems that he's jumped ship to DC to work on a Batgirl movie and take over post-production work on Justice League. In spite of these factors, Whedon and Kevin Feige are still on very good terms. Whedon called him up to ensure no hard feelings and Feige immediately lent his full support.
    Feige: He called. A couple months ago, which he didn't have to do and was super cool of him and super nice of him... And we couldn't be more supportive. We want to see a Joss Whedon Batgirl film be awesome.
  • Jon Favreau's continued involvement as Happy Hogan. Not only has he made Happy a memorable character in his own right, it's great to see him still involved in the franchise he helped start by directing Iron Man. This is especially in light of the fact that he had a slight falling out with Marvel following the micro-management he suffered working on Iron Man 2.