The Marvel Cinematic Universe is big and expanding every year. It all comes together with every installment of The Avengers, but that means a lot of moving pieces for the audience (let alone the filmmakers) to keep track of. So, we’re here to fill you in on the last time on in case you need to cram for the movie this weekend:
Iron Man and Hulk
At the end of Iron Man 3, Tony had hung up his suits for the time being to focus on his relationship with Pepper Potts. After the events of the film, Tony bares his soul to Bruce Banner, who falls asleep during the tale. He wakes up just in time for Tony to tell him about a incident from 1983…
After his interdimensional battle with Malekith the Accursed, Thor decided to give up his claim to Asgard’s crown and live on Earth with Jane Foster. The last we saw of him was using the bifrost to arrive on Earth and give Jane a big wet one. What he didn’t know was he was leaving Asgard in the hands of Loki, impersonating his father Odin…
Captain America, Black Widow, and Nick Fury
Steve, Natasha, and Fury had exposed HYRDRA’s infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. and put an end to their ultimate plan: Project Insight. Natasha had dumped S.H.I.E.L.D’s secrets onto the net, including her own questionable history. Steve was gearing up to go after Bucky, who had slipped into hiding. Nick Fury faked his own death, burned all his personal items, and went deep into hiding.
The last we saw of Hawkeye was at the end of The Avengers with the rest of the team as they watched Loki and Thor beam back to Asgard using the power of the cosmic cube before driving way. He was supposed to have an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it was unfortunately cut in pre-production.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
The last time we see them is the first time we see them: In a HYDRA lab being observed by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker has he proclaims “the age of miracles” has begun. Where are they being held? We’re not sure, but it’s safe to assume you’ll be able to figure out starting May 1st.