As “The Marvels” hits theaters Disney recommends viewers catch up on key Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles to enhance their experience. However, the necessity of these recommendations is being questioned post-release particularly given concerns surrounding required Disney+ show viewing.
Movies and Shows to Watch Before The Marvels
D23’s official website provides a curated list of two movies and three TV shows to watch before diving into “The Marvels” in theaters.
Begin with “Captain Marvel” starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. This film introduces Carol’s fierce stance against the Kree and showcases her allies, including Maria and Monica Rambeau playing pivotal roles.
Delve into the aftermath of Thanos’ decimation in “Avengers: Endgame” witnessing Captain Marvel’s galactic efforts during the five-year time skip and her collaboration with fellow superheroes.
WandaVision – Disney+
Explore Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ show “WandaVision” to understand Monica Rambeau’s journey. Uncover her struggles with trauma and her newfound abilities setting the stage for her role in “The Marvels.”
Ms. Marvel – Disney+
Immerse yourself in “Ms. Marvel” on Disney+ introducing Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan. Witness Kamala’s origin story her aspiration to follow in Captain Marvel’s footsteps and the events leading directly into “The Marvels.”
Secret Invasion – Disney+
Join Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the Disney+ series “Secret Invasion.” Witness his efforts to thwart a Skrull invasion and uncover the presence of Skrulls on Earth revealing a complex intergalactic dynamic.
Bonus: Hawkeye – Disney+
Consider “Hawkeye” on Disney+ as essential viewing given its connection to “The Marvels.” The movie introduces a character from “Hawkeye”, adding an extra layer to the overall MCU narrative.
While Disney initially emphasized these titles as prerequisites, post-release reflections suggest that some may not be as crucial as anticipated. As “The Marvels” continues its theatrical run viewers can choose to explore these MCU gems for a deeper understanding of the interconnected Marvel universe.
For ongoing updates and insights into the ever-expanding MCU, stay tuned for the latest developments in the Marvel cinematic world.