MCU: Why You Should Watch Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Before the First ‘Avengers’ Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brie Larson at the world premiere of Marvel Studios

One argument in regards to the MCU round some time is watching the flicks in chronological order ought to happen at the least as soon as. No matter if Marvel supposed individuals to look at the flicks as they had been launched, the leaping round in time as soon as confused even probably the most ardent fan.

This argument is considerably just like the Star Wars saga and the way followers ought to watch them. There appears to be a better demand in watching these movies within the order of the story’s timeline slightly than watching the prequels after the primary trilogy.

Brie Larson at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame'
Brie Larson on the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ | VALERIE MACON/AFP through Getty Images

In the world of the MCU, the order of the flicks is a bit more malleable. Anyone might line them up in particular methods and nonetheless take pleasure in them. Now followers assume Captain Marvel needs to be watched a little bit earlier.

Is there a great argument for watching ‘Captain Marvel’ in Phase 1?

Since Captain Marvel is totally a flashback film, it does make sense to put it in context earlier than The Avengers. After all, it does arrange Nick Fury fairly a bit by exhibiting up him in his youthful years. The Avengers has Fury featured significantly and refers to issues seen in Captain Marvel, it typically is smart to look at on this order.

Someone on Reddit began a thread not too long ago giving logic to sandwiching Captain Marvel between Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers. The timeline strains up pretty effectively when going by the obtainable historical past (to this point) in The Avengers trajectory.

However, it goes past introducing Nick Fury to a extra thorough extent. The thread starter argues viewers can be taught extra about Phil Coulson, plus achieve extra data in regards to the Tesseract.

Even SHIELD is referenced significantly, one thing seen extra usually in Phase 1 earlier than being shut down. All of this looks like a terrific lead-in to The Avengers, if not essentially in good alignment with all fan emotions.

Other followers disagree ‘Captain Marvel’ actually belongs in that order

Almost each Reddit thread has a contrarian who is available in and contradicts the unique argument. Nobody can deny the unique thread above had plenty of wonderful factors. Perhaps quarantine for COVID-19 made individuals assume a little bit more durable on creating extra considerate threads of late.

Nevertheless, somebody got here in and rebutted Captain Marvel may match higher as a standalone flashback movie slightly than a chronological entry. The argument is, viewers by no means actually be taught sufficient about Nick Fury in Captain Marvel to make any distinction in The Avengers.

Another opinion is nobody actually learns all that a lot in regards to the Tesseract both, regardless of being within the custody of the Skrulls. Another drawback is the top credit score scenes, one thing already complicated if watching issues within the correct timeline order.

With extra MCU motion pictures exhibiting up on Disney+, will extra followers watch them on this steered order, or ought to they simply persist with after they had been launched? If going by the philosophy of respecting director choices, maybe everybody ought to watch them the way in which Marvel supposed them.

Will future flashback MCU movies be watchable with earlier phases?

All reviews are Captain America 2 will transfer as much as the current MCU timeline, so nobody ought to anticipate one other flashback film there. Black Widow, after all, will likely be a flashback to the occasions in between Civil War and Infinity War. Also, The Eternals will supposedly launch in 2021 with doubtless loads of flashbacks to earlier instances in Marvel lore.

How many extra flashback motion pictures the MCU makes is up within the air? A great wager is extra will likely be made to maintain an emotional connection to the unique Avenger staff.

In the meantime, followers are going to proceed to rearrange the final three MCU phases within the orders they need, together with doubtless including future flashback options. No different franchise is as pliable as Marvel’s, giving a whole lot of thousands and thousands of views for these motion pictures many years into the longer term.

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