On May 6, Captain America: Civil War will officially arrive in theaters to please all the Marvel film geeks out there (myself included). We’re celebrating this momentous occasion by combining our two favorite things: food and superheroes.
Iron Man – Champagne
A intricate power suit of armor, a badass tower named after himself, and a whole lot of Benjamins. Tony Stark has it all, dishing out new inventions one half of his day and the other half fighting crime as Iron Man. He’s a bit snobby and a bit preppy at times. But isn’t that why we love him?
The fancy man’s alcohol, champagne, is popped when celebrating, just like how Iron Man lives his life every day: festively, and with plenty of flair. However, similar to how drinking a little to much can get you tipsy, Iron Man can be way over his head with his ideas sometimes.
Captain America – Buffalo Wings
A’mericuh! Captain American is the walking embodiment of the U.S.A., serving and protecting all of us with his mighty shield and mighty good looks.
What food better represents America than buffalo wings? Like the many different sauces that coat wings, Captain America can also can have very conflicting personalities. Whether it’s sticking with his original allegiances or fighting alongside with his rogue buddy, Bucky, we love it all.
Thor – Grapefruit
Thor is the God of Thunder, electrifying competition with his dazzling good looks and his massive hammer.
Grapefruit can create an electric current, meaning it can power up different things. Also, like grapefruit, which can be pretty sour at times, Thor was introduced as a fierce warrior with a bitter personality. Put some sugar on that grapefruit (or put some other heroes and friends to help him out) and he’s quite the guy to hang around with.
The Incredible Hulk – Spinach
You lift, bro? Because Bruce Banner doesn’t, yet he transforms himself into the Hulk and screws you up, with no remorse for your bruised body.
Spinach has a fair amount of protein in it, and if you have someone like Bruce Banner, you need that protein to maintain that buff demeanor. Also, spinach is green and the Hulk is green. So yeah. There you go.
Black Widow – Cherries
Black Widow don’t give a flying fadoodle about nobody — she’s going to get her work done. While she may seem innocent with just a pistol and no actual super powers, her fighting ability and incredible wit is not anything to joke about.
Cherries may just seem like things that you put on top of the milkshake for aesthetic looks, but they are actually one of the many foods out there that are originally poisonous in the seeds and pip. So watch out for both of these things because they’re a lot more dangerous than you’d think.
Hawkeye – Artificial Fruit Juice
Don’t get me wrong. I actually love Hawkeye, just maybe as a regular person and not a hero. He shoots arrows straight. And has a seemingly unlimited supply of them in every movie. Like, how does he not run out? That’s pretty good for the Olympics, maybe, but not to save the world.
I love artificial fruit juice. It almost makes me feel healthy drinking that rather than soda. But is it really that healthy with all that artificial sugar added in and not a lot of real fruit juice in it? I think I enjoy both Hawkeye and artificial juice for the reasons they were not intended to be.
The Winter Soldier – Sugarplums
Bucky, aka the Winter Soldier, is quite a mystery when it comes to figuring out his role in the future movies (unless you’ve read the comics, and then you know what’s about to go down). We can’t seem to find his true intentions during his confused state of mind, but we’re excited to see what he does.
Sugarplums, something we like to eat during the holidays, seem to be an enigma based off what they actually are. We’ve just come to accept and enjoy it while it’s there, like good ol’ Bucky.
Scarlet Witch – Sriracha
Don’t mess with Scarlet Witch or she just might pick at your brain with some reality warping and manipulation.
Sriracha is definitely something that can catch you off-guard, unless you’re one to handle your spices well. If not, then you might be caught up in a unfortunate surprise of burns on your tongue. Also, let’s be honest: actress Elizabeth Olsen is straight-up HOT.
Ant-Man – Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets
If you haven’t watched the movie or follow the comics, the hero may seem like a very, very late April Fool’s joke to you. And yes, the concept is funny. However, the character himself still kicks ass.
Dinosaur chicken nuggets. You might think of it as a joke now since we’re all big adults and all. But hey, don’t mess with the dinosaur chicken nuggets! They still provide both fun and nutrition to me at least, just like Ant-Man.
Falcon – Coffee
Falcon, as sick as he is, goes through a lot of annoying things in his life, such as handling Ant-Man at base and not getting a lot of faith from his peeps when he came out with the Falcon character.
Coffee can definitely help with getting through long days and nights on duty, but it also is pretty bitter. Falcon can relate: a hard worker who puts in the hours but can be pretty spiteful when provoked.
War Machine – Jack Daniels Whiskey
War Machine, in my opinion, is probably one of the most BAMF heroes of all time. The man has guns mounted all over his fully-armored body and is ready to go HAM on the competition.
A nice cup of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey straight down the hatchet is something that you can definitely imagine War Machine drinking on his down time while he’s not being a total badass on the field of battle.
Vision – Salmon
Bruh, can we all agree that Vision is broken, in the sense that he is way too powerful for the Marvel audience’s own good? Superhuman intelligence, strength, speed, flight, intangibility, solar power projection. That’s only a few of the powers he has so, yeah, maybe a bit too strong?
You want to talk about some superfoods? Salmon is your answer. Omega 3 fatty acids, low calorie count, a buttload of protein. Salmon is the superfood that we all need, but don’t deserve. Just like Vision, salmon can arguably be one of the top foods in the world based off health and nutritious value.
Black Panther – Oyster
Black Panther, at the moment, still confuses us on what his true intentions are. But based off what we saw in the new trailers, he is there to put in some work and we definitely like what we see.
Oysters have strange looks and we have our questions. At the same time, we like eating them. Also, it happens to be a very common aphrodisiac, a symbol that Black Panther might cater to. I mean, look at Black Widow’s eyes in the GIF below: she’s interested in what she sees.
Spider-Man – Marshmallow
Everyone’s friendly neighborhood hero has made his dramatic entrance in the new trailer for the upcoming film. He has the same cunning, shrewd, and witty personality (based off the two words he said) that we have come to appreciate over the years.
We can say the same about marshmallows: nice, fluffy, sugary balls of goodness in our lives. Sticky and white like Spidey’s web as well, marshmallows have always been delicious nourishment in our bodies.
Nick Fury – Salt
The man himself. Nick mother-flipping Fury. The people’s champ. The leader of the Avengers. And who else would better play such a role other than Samuel L. Jackson? Say what, again? What Nick Fury says typically goes because he really doesn’t care about your opinion and he knows he’s right.
Therefore, people can sometimes can get pretty salty about what Nick Fury has got to say. But then again, does that even matter? You listen to what Nick Fury has to say and then you do what he tells you to. There is no question to it.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Thanksgiving Dinner
Star Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, and Groot. All different personalities, but one team. Although their second movie is still in the process, it would be wrong to not mention such a lit crew among the people on the list.
Due to the long list of individuals, I think it would only make sense to give thanks to such a great cast through the representation of Thanksgiving dinner (see what I did there?). There’s a lot of emotion and character in all of these individuals, but they all come as one to the dinner table to serve up a lot of nice flavors for us.
Stan Lee – Water
Water is essential in life. We need it to survive and we would not be here without it. Stan Lee is essential in life. We need him to survive.