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Marvel: What to Do in the Long Wait for ‘Avengers 4’

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Avengers: Infinity War was a film ten years in the making that somehow managed to exceed all expectations. Yes, the movie is a box office juggernaut, but the cliffhanger ending already has fans across the globe clamoring for the as-of-yet untitled Avengers 4 which won’t arrive until May 3, 2019. In addition to a couple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hitting cinemas before then (Ant-Man and the Wasp & Captain Marvel) there is plenty of content out there for fans to help occupy their time – and hopefully make the wait a little less agonizing.

Watch Marvel’s Live Action TV Series

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) doesn’t solely take place on the big-screen – there are many live action Marvel TV series considered part of the same universe:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC

Daredevil – Netflix

Jessica Jones – Netflix

Luke Cage – Netflix

Iron Fist – Netflix

The Punisher – Netflix

Runaways – Hulu

The Defenders – Netflix, limited series

Agent Carter – formerly ABC, canceled

Inhumans – formerly ABC, canceled

The upcoming Freeform series Cloak & Dagger, debuting June 7th, will also be part of the MCU.

Watch Marvel’s Animated Series

Looking for animated series? Marvel has a few of those currently airing as well, including:

Avengers Assemble – Disney XD

Guardians of the Galaxy – Disney XD

Spider-Man – Disney XD

Big Hero 6: The Series – Disney XD

Read Marvel Comics

Founded in 1939, Marvel Comics has released a variety of titles over the years and continues to do so today. This means there truly is something for every Marvel fan. The characters you know and love are still there, but the introduction of multiple ‘earths’ and timelines has expanded Marvel Comics’ roster of superheroes. If standalone issues of comics aren’t your thing, many of the titles are available in trade paperback format containing multiple issues. For those of you with e-readers, Marvel Comics can be found on a variety of online stores and delivered digitally to your device. You can also join a paid subscription service like Comixology or Marvel Unlimited which give you digital access to thousands of comics for a monthly fee.

Read Marvel Books

The Marvel Press imprint has released novels related to several Marvel characters over the last few years. These novels include:

Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Black Widow: Forever Red

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World 

Runaways: An Original Novel

Black Panther: The Young Prince

Read Marvel Guidebooks

If you’re a first-time or lapsed reader of Marvel Comics, trying to figure out where to start can be overwhelming, to say the least. Not sure where to begin? DK Publishing has released guides to Marvel superheroes from the comics and films for those who need a crash course on characters and storylines or just want a refresher on years’ past. The best part? The guides are updated and expanded often to keep everything current.

Two of the newest releases from DK include Avengers: The Ultimate Guide, New Edition all about earth’s mightiest heroes and Marvel Studios 101 which serves as a primer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Play Marvel Games

No matter your preferred gaming method, console or otherwise, it’s certain to have at least one Marvel game for you to enjoy.

A few recent titles to check out:

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – XBOX One, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac

Marvel: Strike Force – Android, iOS

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, XBOX One

If you’re a fan of the wallcrawler, be on the lookout for the highly-anticipated Spider-Man game coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 this September.

Who is your favorite Marvel character? Sound off in the comments below!

About the author

Spencer Barrett

Stars are his kind of thing! Spencer Barrett joined the TV Source team as a staff writer in 2013. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Writer, TV & Pop Culture, shaping our pop culture content. He loves all things horror, Archie Comics and Taylor Swift.