Avengers: Endgame was not just the second half of the story begun in Avengers: Infinity War last year. It was also the end of Phase III, encompassing the introduction of several replacement Avengers characters, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. But more than that, it was the conclusion of the "Infinity Saga," which started way back in 2008 with the first Iron Man movie. In effect, it was the conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy, ending with the death of Tony Stark. For those who want the whole saga, here's where to stream the Iron Man movies so you can trace his story from beginning to end.
The arrival of Avengers: Endgame may have been one over a decade in the making, but the timing vis-a-vis the plans of parent company Disney couldn't have been worse. As most fans of Marvel already know, the company is launching Disney+ later this year. This is the production hub's streaming service, encompassing Lucasfilm, Pixar, NatGeo, and Marvel. With a debut date of Nov. 12, Disney is preparing for the launch by pulling all the rights back to all movies off of competing services, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. The idea is by doing this, when Disney+ debuts in November, the service will have as many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies available to binge watch as possible
Unfortunately, that's still months away, and right now, the majority of MCU films aren't on streaming services, especially the earlier ones from Phase I and II. So while one can stream all the Iron Man films, most of them aren't free but available as streaming rentals from $2.99 and up.
Here's the list of available places:
Iron Man 2 is also the only one of the trilogy available to Hulu subscribers, but as soon as that contract runs out, expect it to disappear as well in coming months to move to the Disney+ line up.