I can’t believe I’ll be seeing Avengers: Endgame the day after tomorrow!!! Ahhhh!! To celebrate, here are my picks for books to match every Marvel movie, this time for phase 2!
Iron Man 3 – Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Iron Man 3 took us back to an early version of Tony who made a mistake which had repercussions later, much like Joan in Astonish Me who makes a snap decision which changes her entire life. Both the book and the film are heavy on the drama with a big plot twist that I certainly didn’t see coming.
Thor: The Dark World – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
One of the weaker entries into the MCU, The Dark World is a showcase for the relationship between Loki and Thor, much like Cursed Child which suffers from an overstuffed plot but features a wonderful friendship at its centre. Other worlds and universes are explored in both, but no one would consider either of these their favourite in their franchise.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A close childhood friend goes missing, then returns to wreak havok on the newly settled life of their former companion. In the background, politics (real in Captain America, emotional/familial in Wuthering Heights) are played out and the next generation of a first love is introduced in the form of Sharon Carter and Cathy Earnshaw.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Guardians of the Galaxy burst onto our screens, assembling a bunch of misfits into an unlikely family unit. The Six are a band full of complicated relationships and emotions running high. But the biggest link between these two is their iconic soundtracks with 70s rock being a major player within both plots and setting up the mood perfectly.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – The Case For Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
Age of Ultron had a lot to live up to following The Avengers’ success and The Case For Jamie owed its readers a lot of answers after the cliffhanger of the previous book. However, I feel their biggest link is the setup for future plots they both are charged with; throughout, seeds are planted which pay off when we see these characters in later instalments.
Ant-Man – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Scott Lang was an unlikely choice for a hero, with a criminal past and a skill set borrowed from someone else in the form of Hank Pym’s suit. Similarly, Percy has a history of getting in trouble and is granted powers that belong to his father. Both characters also consider nothing more important than family, with Scott’s daughter and Percy’s mother being their prime motivation to do better in the future.
What do you think of my choices? What do you think my phase 3 picks will be? What would yours be? And are you excited for Endgame in a few days?
Let me know in the comments!