5 Marvel series to stream before you see Avengers: Infinity War

2018-04-16 14:31

We are about to reach the Marvel apex, what all 10 years and 18 films have been building towards:  the release of Avengers: Infinity War on 27 April!

Infinity War brings together our favourite heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider Man and many more to fight their most powerful enemy yet - Thanos. The “Dark Lord” supervillain is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones so that he can use them to inflict his will on the universe - and the only people with the ability to stop him are the Avengers.

In anticipation, fans are preparing their Marvel marathons so that they’re fully immersed in the world of Captain America, Iron Man and all our favourite characters, ready for the next blockbuster ensemble movie to hit cinemas. These five series, which are all available to stream or download on Showmax, are a hot must-add to your binge watch list and will boost your familiarity with the world of the Avengers, the Infinity Stones and Thanos.

1. Marvel’s Runaways

In Marvel’s first teen drama, six Los Angeles teenagers discover that their parents have been lying to them their entire lives, and are actually part of a villainous organisation. It’s up to the teens (and their newly discovered powers) to put a stop to their parents’ plans before it’s too late. Brought to the screen by the executive producers of Gossip Girl and The O.C., this tells the story of teenagers in a world where the famous heroes are already established, as we discover the limits of the universe. Watch it now »

2. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Agent Phil Coulson was a big part of Marvel’s first phase until the Captain America fanboy was killed by Loki in Avengers. His death is what propels the team to work together to defeat Loki. But his story didn’t really end there, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD shows the work that the organisation has been doing since its downfall post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier to clean up the mess in the background. Watch it now »

This animated series tells the story of the Iron Man-led Avengers as they live and train at their headquarters, Avengers Tower, and the various villains that they come across, from Dr Doom to Dracula. Watch it now »

4. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

The animated version of our favourite space-based heroes has the team finding a strange artifact that leads to the location of the Cosmic Seed - a powerful weapon that can give birth to the next universe. They must work to locate and protect it from evildoers. Watch it now »

5. Marvel’s Avengers Ultron Revolution

We first met the nefarious Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in Ultron Revolution he is back and all our heroes have to band together yet again to save the world from their enemies. Watch it now »


Prepare for the most epic crossover in history by watching these series before Avengers: Infinity War releases on 27 April. Get all these series and more on Showmax.

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