The Avengers movies are a series in their own right, the only problem is, there’s a whole lot going on in between these movies alone. The Avengers series is a real powerhouse of superheroes coming together to defeat evil, stumbling over each other along the way and eventually finding their feet. With the release of Avengers: Endgame, we have come to the end of an era, but we’re left with a host of fantastic movies to go back to. The future is bright when it comes to Marvel releases, they’re not going to stop simply because the Avengers are changing.
You have to watch these movies before
If you’re new to the franchise, or perhaps just to the Avengers movies alone, then it’s worth knowing that there are several movies you have to watch if you’re going to understand everything that’s going on. It makes the experience all that more exciting too. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is made up of many movies, all of which should be explored, but they are split up into three phases of release
This is a recommended order
To make it simple, these movies are the most crucial before watching the first Avengers movie: Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger. After, you’ll want to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy before watching Avengers: Age of Ultron. Finally, you’ll want to make your way through Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Antman and the Wasp before moving on to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Of course, it’s always worth checking the order of all 22 movies and watching them from the very beginning starting with Iron Man, as otherwise, you’re skipping the origins stories of many favorite characters, such as Thor.
It’s all about Thanos
When you watch it from the very beginning, you don’t fully realize what they’re leading up to, although movie makers have given fans much to go on, with post-credits scenes and allusions all over the place. It’s worth knowing that you need to keep your eye on Thanos, who we are directly introduced to in Guardians of the Galaxy, which is what makes it such a crucial film to watch, aside from the fact it’s hilarious. However, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are both about defeating Thanos, so he’s worth paying attention to.
The infinity stones aren’t just a minor theme throughout, and they end up being some of the most essential elements in the universe. We won’t explain why, but when you watch the movies leading up to the Avengers series, you’ll see them pop up here and there.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
When you watch the Avengers, you’ll notice that recurring character and mastermind for the Avengers initiative, Nick Fury, is head of an organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. Well, they don’t disappear, Agent Coulson carries the agents even after the first Avengers movie, which can be seen in the ABC series ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ It’s a long series to get through if you’re a casual fan, but it fills the gaps for their storyline.
We’re warning you – it’s going to be emotional. They get you right in the feels, so it’s worth keeping some tissues nearby just in case you start crying as most fans did. All we can say it, it’ll be worth it. So, now you’re as prepared as you can be for your journey into the world of the Avengers, more prepared than most fans while watching it for the first time.