This is the movie event for all fans of super heroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Avengers: Endgame arrives in the dining room Wednesday and promises to break all records at the box office. The feature-length film is the culmination of an adventure written by Captain America, Thor and Iron Man for over ten years. The heart of the plot? A race to collect the six stones of the infinity offering a divine power to the one who will gather them together.

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On the social networks, the craze is such that some sites like Comicbook, is fun to challenge fans of the MCU, offering to review each of the 21 feature films, before the release of the last in the United States. If time is tight and you also want to try to understand the well-springs of Avengers: Endgame , find a selection of five films to see or review…

Brie Larson is Carol Denver, aka Captain Marvel. Marvel Studios ‘ Captain Marvel (2019)

Synopsis: Captain Marvel tells the story of Carol Danvers, which will become one of the super-heroines the most powerful of the universe, when the Earth turns, the challenge of a galactic war between two alien races.

Why see it: Captain Marvel is the essence of the project the Avengers that Nick Fury decides to create at the end of the 1990s, when he realizes that humans are not alone in the universe. The character of Brie Larson is endowed with superhuman powers, which will no doubt be essential to the final fight against Thanos. The film which is dedicated this year remains a key moment in the place of The Saga of the Endless as the world faces an alien threat without precedent. It is also at this time that the SHIELD, a special branch of the CIA, puts the hand on the Tesseract. This stone infinity blue is at the origin of the powers of Captain Marvel. Named Stone of the Soul, it gives power to the one who owns it, teleport and merge objects in all the worlds of the universe.

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“the Avengers” is the genesis of the War of the Infinite. Marvel Studios ‘ Avengers (2012)

Synopsis: Nick Fury, director of SHIELD, the organization that preserves the peace at the global level, seeks to form a team of shock in order to prevent the destruction of the world. Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow are there to help. The Avengers may be the most fantastic teams, they have yet to learn to work together and not against each other, as much as the dreaded Loki has managed to gain access to the Cube of the cosmos and its unlimited power…

Why see it: The Avengers is the culmination of a project that Nick Fury was launched in the late 1990s. Often regarded as one of the best films of the saga by his fans, this is the first time that the public finds all the super-heroes of the studios in a feature length film. Once again, the Tesseract is in the heart of the plot and the Avengers to understand that an alliance such as is indispensable for the effective protection of the world. In the scene post-credits, Thanos is introduced for the first time in the MCU. It does not bode well, since it is he who will be at the origin of the War of the Infinite many years later.

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“the Guardians of the Galaxy”: the parenthesis fun and rock’n’roll of the MCU. Marvel Studios ‘ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2014)

Synopsis: Peter Quill is an adventurer hunted by all bounty hunters for having stolen a mysterious globe. When he discovers the true power of this object and the threat it poses to the galaxy, he concluded an alliance fragile with four aliens: Rocket, raccoon end shooter, Groot, a humanoid similar to a tree, the enigmatic and deadly Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer, who dreams only of revenge…

Why to see it: The film is one of the brackets fun and rock’n’roll that make the success of Marvel cinema. But the plot is no less important in the overall saga. The public has discovered Ronan the Accuser (that can be found in Captain Marvel ). At this time, it is the ally of Thanos in his quest for the stone of infinity. The Titan crazy the support from elsewhere to bring him the Orb, in which is found the stone of Power. The feature-length film of James Gunn also allows to make the encounter of this funny team who will rally later in the Avengers in Infinity War . Fans of the space opera can deepen their catching up with the second episode of Watchmen and Thor: Ragnarok .

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Captain America and Iron Man clash in “Civil War”. Marvel Studios ‘ Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Synopsis: Steve Rogers is now at the head of the Avengers, whose mission is to protect humanity. One of their interventions turn to the drama with the death of civilians. The u.s. government decides to place the team of super-heroes under the control of the United Nations. This new situation causes a division within the team: Steve Rogers remains committed to his freedom to hire without government interference, while others fall behind Tony Stark, who against all odds, decides to submit to the government…

Why see it: This is the direct result of ’Avengers: Age of Ultron . After the catastrophic events that took place there, the question of whether the Avengers must stand firmly behind the government or to stay independent is open to debate. Tony Stark and Steve Rogers come to the hands, and divide the Avengers into two camps. If this film has no direct link with the War of the Infinity, it is, however, essential. He exposes two ideologies that are different and explore a little more the past of Tony Stark, one of the iconic figures of the Avengers. The two men will not end in Avengers: Endgame and will have to put aside their grudges to end their common enemy: Thanos.

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The Avengers in trouble in”Infinity War”. Marvel Studios ‘ Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Synopsis: The Avengers and their allies need to be willing to sacrifice everything to neutralize the dreaded Thanos before his lightning bolt attack does not lead to the complete destruction of the universe.

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Why see it: This is the first part of the War of the Infinite. Always in search of the Stones of the Infinite, Thanos will attack now to the Earth where the stones of time and the spirit are kept by Doctor Strange, in New York, and Vision, created in Avengers: Age of Ultron , Edinburgh. In addition to being as upsetting as exciting, the film, which marks the tenth anniversary of Marvel Studios, sign the genesis of this deadly conflict, and puts the Avengers in a difficulty without precedent. The feature-length film of the brothers Russo is therefore inevitable before going to see Endgame . Key characters are disappear. It leaves a super-hero still alive and humanity in an uncertain future.