Dear 100 Hour Board,
So I'm quite excited for Avengers Endgame, and according to sources, tickets will release on April 2, which will be before this question posts, so that will be nice, anyway, lots of family are coming in for graduation on that very day, and the in laws gave us a choice of what we'd like to do that night, so we said we'd like to go see the premiere. Anyway, as of now, they said they aren't sure if they've seen infinity war yet, which seems like a sure sign they haven't. I'm not sure what else they have seen, and I'd like to help them be prepared for what will be somewhat confusing. I've looked for youtube videos that could catch someone all the way up, but most of them also tack in sections about jessica jones and agents of shield, which seem pretty irrelevant all things considered. would there be a simple source that would basically prepare someone to see endgame?
-My Name Here
I would say that the best source would be to just sit down and watch Avengers Infinity War. Infinity War will introduce them to 90% of the characters they need to know (pretty much all except Ant Man, Captain Marvel, and Hawkeye). It also explains basically everything that you'll need to know for Endgame.
If you're looking for some sort of article or video that sums things up, here's a decent video that sums everything up to Infinity War. It doesn't include stuff like the Netflix shows and is only 15 minutes long. They'd still have to watch Infinity War though.
Plus, I would add that Marvel does a really good job of making movies that stand alone. I had only seen about half the Marvel movies before Infinity war and it wasn't an issue. Endgame is the culmination of like 20 movies, so it will be hard to understand all the characters story arcs and motivation without watching any of them. However, I'm sure that Marvel will do their best to explain the plot in the movie. Even if they don't understand it they can still enjoy all the action scenes. Hope this helps!
I just wanted to pop in and say I thought Infinity War was actually a pretty terrible movie. I generally like Marvel movies pretty well, but that movie was just... bad. All it did was cover sequence after sequence of fight scenes without much plot to string them together. And then the ending was unsustainable. Like, you know that they're going to bring back the characters they killed off because they're the newer superheroes and have too much potential for further movies. Seriously, if you're going to make a heartbreaking ending, make it heartbreaking! Don't just go for some temporary shock.
Anyways, I really hope that for Endgame there's actually a plot involved instead of a bunch of people fighting each other in different settings.