What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Avengers’ and ‘She-Ra’

As “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters, many Marvel movies air on TV. And Noelle Stevenson’s warrior princess series returns on Netflix.

THE AVENGERS (2012) 5:30 p.m. on USA. If the three-hour running time of the just-released “Avengers: Endgame” doesn’t have you spending Friday night inside a movie theater (or rolling your eyes), a bit of network jumping can make a long do-it-yourself Marvel marathon possible at home. One natural place to start is with this 2012 movie, the first to assemble Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and other heroes under the command of the eyepatch-wearing spymaster Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), making for one shiny, expensive story. Also airing at 5:30 are the Kenneth Branagh-directed THOR (2011) on FX and the playful ANT-MAN (2015) on Syfy, an origin story for the size-shifting superhero played by Paul Rudd. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011), at 8 on FX, and IRON MAN (2008), at 8 on Syfy, tell yet more origin stories, while AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015), at 8:30 on USA, and THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013), at 10:30 on TNT, continue their characters’ story lines. Are you all caught up yet?

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