I am going to watch Avengers: Endgame soon but I have not seen Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel yet so I wanted to know if I can skip them and still have no issue to understand Avengers: Endgame or not?

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    Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War? It matters. Apr 25, 2019 at 14:41
  • You know, it wouldn't hurt. And see if you can fit in Doctor Strange too. Apr 25, 2019 at 15:55
  • You need the midcredit scenes of both movies. Apr 28, 2019 at 0:44

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Captain Marvel is set before Infinity War and Ant-man and the Wasp is set at the same time, so it's really not that important to watch them. Although, I'd say you have to watch mid-credit scenes of these movies because they play as teasers for Endgame.

You may skip Captain Marvel though if you have background information about that character. However, you won't know the connection between Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, but it's not really important.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is also set before and during Infinity War. The only thing you need to know is the Quantum Realm which plays an important role. However, you can still get an idea about it while watching Endgame.

From Express article,

While both are set before Infinity War, they could contain something of a teaser for what the Avengers’ plan in Endgame will be in the fightback against Thanos.

But ultimately, if fans don’t have time to see either movie before Endgame it isn’t the end of the world.

However, both films’ mid-credits scenes are the only thing that audiences really should watch before the Marvel epic is out this weekend.

  • I’d say Ant-man and the Wasp sets up a lot of importance for Endgame but they cover it reasonably well in Endgame so yeah not truly necessary but if you have time certainly go for it. Apr 25, 2019 at 12:23
  • Yes, I have updated my answer accordingly.
    – A J
    Apr 25, 2019 at 12:24
  • I've yet to see Endgame, but isn't the end credits scene from Captain Marvel (no not the one with Goose) meant to be a scene from Endgame? Even if it's not I don't see how it's too hard to figure out how she turns up with the Avengers, assuming you remember the scene from Infinity War.
    – adickinson
    Apr 25, 2019 at 16:08
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    Isn't ant man and wasp set AT THE SAME TIME as infinity war? hence the sound of the snapping at the end of ant man and wasp.
    – horseyguy
    Apr 26, 2019 at 9:14

I would like to explain these two mid-credits scenes in addition to AJ's answer.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

In a mid-credits scene, Pym, Lang (Ant-man), Hope, and Janet plan to harvest quantum energy to help Ava remain stable. While Lang is in the quantum realm doing this, the other three disintegrate.

Note: You might not know these characters, but actually you just need to know is that Ant-man is been trapped in the quantum realm.

Captain Marvel

In a mid-credits scene, set in the present day, the activated pager is being monitored by the Avengers when Danvers appears.

That's all you need to know before watching Avengers: Endgame (not counting Infinity War of course).

  • Very helpful too
    – Ankit Sharma
    Apr 29, 2019 at 6:15

All you really need to know about Captain Marvel is that she showed up in the 90s, met Fury, and had an adventure. She gave him the pager before leaving for deep space; told him not to use it unless it was an emergency. Oh, and she can shoot mucho powerful energy beams, and fly, and is super strong.

Ant Man? Nothing important other than when we last saw him (in a post credits scene) he got trapped in The Quantum Realm when the people meant to pull him out got snapped out of existence. Theoretically he can't get out on his own, though from Endgame trailers it's obvious that he gets out

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