By Nick Romano
January 12, 2017 at 02:50 PM EST

Now that we’ve seen a first look at Netflix’s mash-up of Hell’s Kitchen heroes in The Defenders, it’s time for a quick refresher of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

Entertainment Weekly: The Show offers Marvel newcomers and experts alike a quick breakdown of how the Avengers films (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, etc.) and the Defenders series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, etc.) are all connected. The video also offers a recap of what’s coming down the road from this ever-expanding universe on TV and in movies — such as The Punisher starring Jon Bernthal — and a trip into the Marvel division over at Fox with X-Men.

Learn more about the MCU through new photos from The Defenders, details on Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious character, and the latest on the film side from Avengers: Infinity War. And because we’re just so nice, you’ll find a photo below of what we’re calling our “Nerd Map.”

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