***This post does not contain any spoilers.***
The latest Avengers movie came out recently (a few weeks ago) and being a fan of the MCU and having watched all the movies that have led up to Infinity War, I have to say the movie has surpassed my overall expectation. I read an article, or a post so to speak, which asked a question I never really thought much about. Basically the question was how do other persons who have never read any of the Marvel comics or watched any of the movies understand the entire concept of Avengers Infinity War? It’s a really good question which I pondered and came to a general conclusion of the answer.
As much as I’m a fan of Marvel and its Cinematic Universe, growing up, I’ve actually never read any of the comics but I do however, have background knowledge. The thing about Marvel is, as animated series, they gave us the X-Men, the Hulk and Spiderman. They probably gave us more but those were the animated series from Marvel I grew up watching. DC comics provided more animated series than Marvel which is why a lot of persons know of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and so on. Marvel however, to me, has dominated in the cinematic sense. They started off with Iron Man, then they introduced Thor then Captain America, Hulk came after Iron Man in films but was already known prior to the movies. After Captain America, they formulated the Avengers then gave us Ant-Man, Dr Strange, a newer and younger version of Spider-Man, and then the Black Panther. We also can’t forget Marvel Agents of Shield, which is a TV series that I’ve never watched for no particular reason. There are other Marvel based TV series out there too and again, I’ve never watched them.
As much as Deadpool, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are Marvel characters, they are from a different universe. However, in the comics, they do interact with each other but cinematic wise, it would take a lot of thought process for Marvel to incorporate the two into one big universe. After all, in the Black Panther comics, T’Challa is married to Storm of the X-Men. And let’s not forget that they’ve basically introduced a new Wolverine (a young girl) in the movie Logan. I know, it’s a lot to take in all at once. I think Marvel needs to set the record straight instead of having so many fans confused even if they know what’s up.
In the article I read, it made reference to the fact that if non fans of the MCU want to understand Avengers Infinity War, it doesn’t make sense to start with that movie since it is basically the beginning to an end. Basically, you have to understand the background of the characters and how they came into being. For instance, you wouldn’t watch the penultimate episode of the last season of any show and expect to understand right away. Like for instance Game of Thrones, would you watch episode 7 of season 7? No, you start from the very first episode (the pilot) of the first season (or you read the book but that takes too long).
So here’s what I’m going to do; in order for you, if you’re a non fan but would like to understand the premise of Avengers Infinity War, watch these Marvel movies in the order that I’m going to present them. The key to understanding any Marvel (or DC) movie is wait until the credits finish rolling because most times, there’s always a post-credit scene which is viable for the next movie. Post-credit scenes are very important (muy importante!). So here’s the list in order by Marvel:
- Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: The Dark World
- Captain America: The Winter Solider
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
Even if you’ve already watched Avengers Infinity War, it doesn’t hurt to watch these movies so as to get an understanding after the fact. Be sure to catch up because next year Avengers 4 (that’s what they’re calling it for now) will be released then (probably – don’t quote me). Don’t forget that other Marvel based movies will be released this year such Deadpool 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Venom. Deadpool has to do with the X-Men but it’s still a movie to consider watching even though it has nothing to do with the Avengers plus Ryan Reynolds has made the character very funny and extremely enjoyable.
Anyways, Avengers Infinity War was an awesome action-packed movie that I recommend anyone to watch it (as long as watch the movies above). I really enjoyed watching the movie and I would definitely watch it again. I can’t wait for Avengers 4 and Captain Marvel to come out next year. Also amazingly, Avengers Infinity War made $1Billion in 11 days which is very huge deal for the movie and the company. The question is will this movie surpass Black Panther in the box office? We’ll just have to wait and see.
So that’s it for today. I hope you guys both fans and non-fans of the MCU go and watch Avengers Infinity War plus the movies I listed above (in order). If you’re new, Hi Welcome to the Vybz, please follow me to keep with me so you won’t miss out anytime I post. Once again Thank you all so much for reading and for your continued support. I really appreciate it and I love all my loyal subscribers. And wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a great day or night. I’ll see you all tomorrow.