Avengers: Endgame is just 21 days away, and in these 21 days we could do a rerun for all the 21 movies that have come out before this one. Marvel has built a huge arsenal in the last 11 years and Avengers: Endgame is going to be the grand finale that will tie up all the loose end left by the movies that came out before it. While we can be sure that many of the films will be resurfaced literally through time travel in this film, there are still a few films that will hold much more importance over the others, in relation to the Endgame plot.
Just off the top of my head, I can tell you that all three Avengers movies have to be watched for sure because Endgame will take us back to the events of the first Avengers. It will pay off the visions set up in Age of Ultron. And it has to go back to Infinity War being a direct sequel. Other than that all the films that contained Infinity Stones are important. Captain America: Civil War is deemed to be important due to the use of BARF tech. And since we saw the Winter Soldier Stealth suit of Captain Marvel, we could imagine that the movie might also go back to that.
But coming from the directors themselves, there are two movies that have to be rewatched properly before entering the Endgame, and those two films are none other than Infinity War and Civil War. Here’s what Anthony Russo said, when asked this question:
“It’s a great question, and I will say we do work hard to make sure that the story works in a way that even people who haven’t seen any thing [can still enjoy the movie] because we feel like that’s very important. I think you see this movie after movie, the audience keeps growing for these films. So what that tells us is that people are seeing these movies who haven’t seen the previous ones.
So it’s important that we are speaking to an audience that is perhaps seeing these stories for the first time. That being said, there’s certainly an interconnected story being told. I would say, certainly, Civil War and Infinity War are probably the two biggest lead-ins to this movie in the sense that Civil War created the situation where the Avengers were divided.”
Both of these films have been the longest MCU movies, and they’ve both been directed by the same pair of Directors. Civil War was really the set up for Infinity War, dividing the team so Thanos could have everything for the taking. Then Infinity War led us directly into Endgame, making it more or less a direct sequel.
So, naturally the films directed by the Russos become really important. Winter Soldier won’t be that important because it was a solo Captain America movie. Two other films that should come close to being as important have to be the two Avengers movies. Also, for the story arcs of Guardians, their first movie should also be resurfaced.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame will open on April 26, and it’ll presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”