The Road to ‘Endgame’ Part 3: How ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Give Meaning to Future Franchise Installments

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s epic “Infinity Saga”: Avengers: Endgame, we’re taking a look back at the decade-long road it took to get to this point. Up today are 2011’s Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, two films which were very impactful on MCU fans upon release, but have become somewhat overlooked in the near-decade since their respective releases.