Avengers: Infinity War is coming out this weekend, and as we thought more about it, we never really paid attention to [or were given any reason to care] the Infinity Stones (Gems in the comics), where they were, or why they mattered in the grand scheme of things. So what we wanted to do in this episode was give you a run down of the Official Concession Stand order of the films, as we think you should see them, and along the way track the discovery and relevance of the stones as they apply to the upcoming film, and why you need to know about this to truly enjoy the “marvel” (tee hee) of what they have accomplished through three phases and 18 movies of the MCU in the last 10 years.
As promised in the episode, here is a side-by-side comparison of all 18 films in their release order versus how we believe they should be viewed …
|Release Order||Official Concession Stand Order|
|Iron Man||Captain America: First Avenger|
|The Incredible Hulk||Iron Man|
|Iron Man 2||Iron Man 2|
|Thor||The Incredible Hulk|
|Captain America: First Avenger||Thor|
|Iron Man 3||Thor: Dark World|
|Thor: Dark World||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Captain America: Winter Soldier||Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Iron Man 3|
|Avengers 2: Age of Ultron||Captain America: Winter Soldier|
|Ant-Man||Avengers 2: Age of Ultron|
|Captain America: Civil War||Ant-Man|
|Doctor Strange||Captain America: Civil War|
|Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2||Black Panther|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming||Spider-Man: Homecoming|
|Thor Ragnarok||Doctor Strange|
|Black Panther||Thor Ragnarok|
…and there you have it! Let us know what you think! Did we get it right? What did we miss? Share your opinions with us in the comments below, or come find us on Twitter @ConcessionStand! 🍿
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