The Marvel Sale hot list: From Iron Man to Thor, catch up on these superhero movies before you watch Captain Marvel

Find out the origins of some of your favourite superheroes with our pick of the best movie bargains in the Marvel Films to Rent for £1.99 Sale on BT TV.

Fans of superhero movies are getting very excited about Marvel’s latest offering, Captain Marvel.

Set in 1995, the story follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becoming Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the centre of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

But if you’re not up to date with what’s been going on in the Marvel universe, why not start from the very beginning?

Discover the origins of your favourite superheroes with Marvel films in the BT TV Store. From Iron Man and Thor to Captain America and The Avengers, find out how it all began.

Keep reading for our pick of the best bargains to be had. All offers end Sunday, March 17, so don’t miss out...

> All the Marvel films below are available to rent on BT TV now for £1.99 and watch on your TV box

Iron Man

Iron Man

The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man sees billionaire engineer Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) create a unique weaponised suit out of armour to fight evil.

Iron Man was directed by Jon Favreau, who until then was mainly known for starring as Pete Becker in Friends, and for directing Elf.

The film also introduced fans to Stark’s love interest, Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow.

> Iron Man is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

The follow-up to the first Iron Man film was once again directed by Jon Favreau, and reunited Downey, Jr. and Paltrow on screen.

Scarlett Johansson was also seen for the first time as Black Widow, and Samuel L. Jackson returned as Nick Fury following a brief post-credits scene in Iron Man.

In Iron Man 2, with the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark was forced to contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.

> Iron Man 2 is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99

Thor

Thor

Chris Hemsworth was introduced as the powerful but arrogant god Thor, who’s banished from Asgard and stripped of his powers to live amongst humans on Earth

As his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), plots to take the throne for himself, Thor must prove himself worthy and reclaim his hammer, Mjölnir.

As well as Hemsworth and Hiddleston, Natalie Portman joined the cast as Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the film, which was directed by Kenneth Branagh.

> Thor is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99 

Captain America: The First Avenger

captain america

Next up is Captain America, where we meet Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a rejected military soldier who transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum".

But being a superhero comes at a price, and Captain America had to try and take down a war monger and a terrorist organisation.

Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston (Jumanji) also introduced us to Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes (Sebastian Stan).

> Captain America: The First Avenger is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99

Avengers Assemble

Avengers

Having appeared in various films between them, our crusaders came together on screen for the first time in 2012 film Avengers Assemble.

In the movie, Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., gathers Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye (who previously made a cameo in Thor) to fight Thor's brother, Loki.

The film included the epic Battle of New York, a major battle between the Avengers and Loki, who was backed by his borrowed Chitauri army.

Directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the film also introduced fans to Mark Ruffalo’s version of the Incredible Hulk for the first time, while the supervillain Thanos also appears in a mid-credits scene.

> Avengers Assemble is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99

Iron Man 3

iron man 3

Kicking off Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the third film in the Iron Man franchise, with Downey, Jr. and Paltrow reprising their roles from Iron Man 2.

Iron Man is suffering PTSD-like symptoms following the Battle of New York in The Avengers, while Bruce Banner (The Hulk) also appears in a post-credits scene.

Directed by Shane Black (The Nice Guys), Iron Man 3 was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

> Iron Man 3 is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99 

Thor: The Dark World

thor the dark world

Thor reunites with astrophysicist Jane Foster in the second Thor film, as a series of portals, linking worlds at random, begin to appear.

When Dr Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Chris Evans briefly makes a cameo appearance in the film as Captain America when Loki shapeshifts into him while mocking Thor.

> Thor: The Dark World is available to rent now from the BT TV Film Store for £1.99

How to watch films and box sets in the BT TV Store

It couldn't be easier. If you're a BT TV customer, hit the 'BT Player' button on your remote and scroll across the top menu to either 'Film' or 'Box Sets'.

You can then explore across genres, latest releases and the best offers.

If you already know the film or TV show you want, press 'Search' on your remote and type in the name.

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