A comprehensive beginner’s guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Welcome to your cram session! Let's get crackin'.Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable Warning: Heavy spoilers from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe are present in this post, excluding Avengers: Endgame Proceed with caution. So, you’ve got a ticket to see Avengers: Endgame. But the thing is… you’ve never seen a Marvel movie, have no idea what an Infinity Stone is, and are pretty sure Thanos is a brand of dish detergent.  Bad news: Endgame is out now, so you’ve only got a little time to get caught up before diving in to 2019’s most anticipated premiere.  Good news: We’re here to help you cram before you hit the theater! Prioritizing efficiency over thoroughness, here are all of the Marvel basics you need to …