Historically of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be confusing. That’s why we’ve combined a complete guide to Marvel Movies. And T.V. history – all in one place and updated with every new entry. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has developed from a series of loosely connected stories. About the origins of superheroes to a complete middle story. But few fans would think that the Marvel movies universe would contain more than twenty films, with many more coming soon through a carefully crafted production schedule through 2020 and beyond. But as the MCU progresses, it’s getting harder and harder for film and T.V. fans to keep going.
Marvel Movies in the Best Order
If you are willing to watch Marvel films in the same order that all fans of the franchise from the first Iron Man films, you can only watch them in their release. While this approach seems almost too obvious, given that some Marvel movies have taken place in the past, it makes more sense than you might think. Why? The reason is, the post-credits scene in the Marvel film matches the next installment and makes a bit of a joke about what’s to come.
1- Iron Man (May-2008) Phase 1
The first Marvel film ever released featured the famous philanthropist, playboy, and genius Tony Stark creating high-tech costumes and using them to fight crime. While Iron Man is the oldest film in the franchise, it’s as much fun today as it first hit the theaters. According to Marvel’s official chronology, Iron Man took place in 2010. Genius/inventor/philanthropist/playboy Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. He is captured by a terrorist organization whose leader wants the latest weapon system Stark designed. However, Stark creates something more powerful to help him escape: Iron Man’s first suit.
2- The Incredible Hulk (June-2008) Phase 1
Unfortunately, the second MCU film was not as popular as the first. In fact, The Incredible Hulk is the worst-rated Marvel movies ever released. Since it’s also not available on Disney +, it’s safe to skip. Unless you really want to see Edward Norton play Bruce Banner before he gets replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012. The incredible Hulk follows Bruce Banner on the run from General Thunderbolt Ross and the U.S. military. When Ross realized he could never hope to control or restrain the Hulk, he decided to make his version of the Hulk with other soldiers but quickly lost control. The Incredible Hulk played Edward Norton. But it was replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012 and has been a big green man ever since.
3- Iran Man 2 (May-2010) Phase 1
Iron Man 2 takes place shortly in the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film after the first Iron Man. The whole world knows that Tony Stark is Iron Man who puts a massive target on his back. In addition to Tony Stark’s charm and intelligence, this film also features The Black Widow and The War Machine. An international celebrity and current superhero virtue, Tony Stark is a target of the U.S. military and evil villains looking to change his technological route – including rival engineer Ivan Vanko (Whiplash). Faced with conflict on all sides, Stark must prove that he can endure the stress and responsibility of the Iron Man mantle.
4- Captain America (July-2011) Phase 1
To defeat the Axis threat while World War II, the U.S. military commissioned the creation of a super soldier – and selected Steve Rodgers, a hero with a fragile body, for the experimental procedure. After his successful transformation, Rodgers became Captain America, a symbol of hope for the Allied forces. Setting the standard for a future superhero, Captain America, with the support of friends and allies, hunts alongside the Nazi scientist Red Skull to secure a mysterious and dangerous technology: the Tesseract. Captain America is the fifth Marvel Studios film in which Iron Man, The Hulk, and Thor all have pre-Cap movies. However, this is the first film on our list because the events happened the first time – during World War II.
5- The Avenger (May-2012) Phase 1
Avengers is the latest film from the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The operation quickly escalates when an alien horde decides to invade New York. Forcing Nick Fury to hire an anti-terrorism agent named S.H.I.E.L.D. Loki’s experiments with the Tesseract to open a portal in space-time and return to Earth to avenge his brother – and enslave the people of Earth on behalf of an alien race (ordered by Others and Thanos, the Mad Titan). To combat this threat, Nick Fury brings together Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The Black Widow, and Hawkeye. However, despite their good intentions, the Avengers struggle to work together – will they become the most powerful heroes on Earth or the most significant responsibilities on Earth?
6- Guardian Of The Galaxy (Aug-2014) Phase 2
A group of space pirates kidnaped Peter Quill in 1988. Years later, Quill began working as a galaxy bounty hunter under the name Star-Lord. His final payday sends Quill to a remote planet searching for a valuable bullet – only to slip his head through his fingers when confronted by a rival hunter. After being imprisoned in the Nova Korp space prison, Quill’s team escapes from the facility with their former rivals. When a group of criminals called the Guardians of the Galaxy discovers the true nature of the orb, Quill and his colleagues embark on a mission to reclaim the artifact before falling into the hands of Cree’s power-hungry warrior Ronan, the prosecutor.
7- Spider-Man (July-2017) Phase 3
After helping Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker returns to Queens. He continues his “normal” life as the friendly Spider-Man in the neighborhood. At the same time, Peter waits (anxiously) for Stark to make him a permanent member of the Avengers. The net-tied hero begins an investigation into a mysterious arms dealer selling Chitauri’s rebuilt technology to local thugs. Peter tries to warn Stark about the merchant known as the Vulture and the growing threat to New York. However, Stark was too busy cleaning up parts of the Civil War to take Peter seriously. Despite Stark’s warnings, Peter decides that a vulture can only prove himself to the Avengers.
8- Thor: Ragnarok (Nov-2017) Phase 3
Mean After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor journeys across the regions in search of Infinity Stones and, along the way, discovers that Asgard is doomed to fall at the hands of Surtur in a cataclysmic event known as Ragnarok. To save his motherland, Thor seeks out his father to discover Loki, who had faked his death in Thor. Hela arrives just moments later and maroons Thor and Loki in the remote world Sakaar. A trash planet ruled by the wacky but ruthless Grandmaster. Desirous to make it back to Asgard to help his people in their fight against Hela, the God of Thunder must first navigate Sakaar’s local threats:
- A stranded Avenger
- A former Asgardian warrior
- (As usual) the aims of his trickster brother
Thanks to streaming services like Disney+. It’s never been easier to experience the magic and thrills of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the order of your choice. If you start watching today, you’ll have plenty of time to finish. The first, second, and third phases before the fourth phase kick off in November with the release of Black Widow.