Are you a Marvel fan? It doesn’t matter if you are not, after watching these movies you will become one. Marvel Studios had created something unique when they made a single franchise for all the Marvel comic book superheroes. Previously, each character would have a separate movie. But, MCU began with an approach to combine them all, which worked great for them. They are now able to create the best movies under single banner. For all the fans, I have bought you the one-stop solution to watch Marvel movies in order. We will look at how the movies were released and how you should watch them. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.
Marvel Movies by Release Date
Iron Man (2008)
It is known as the movie that kick-started it all. Jon Favreau brought the less popular Iron Man character on the big screen as an experiment. How Robert Downey Jr. portrayed the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark made fans go crazy over him and obsess with the character for years to come.
When the weapon manufacturer gets the taste of his own medicine and gets kidnapped by a terrorist organization, he decides to use his genius to help people instead.
Tagline: Heroes aren’t born. They’re built.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Many people forget that this film is a part of the MCU. Edward Norton did a commendable job portraying the green monster on the big screen. However, fans have never appreciated The Hulk movies. It’s more like the character is jinxed to create a successful solo film.
This one briefly talks about the origin of The Hulk. The most part then shows Bruce’s attempt to cure himself while on the run. Meanwhile, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross wants him to weaponize the monster. He experiments on Blonsky and turns him into the Abomination, making him the movie’s main villain.
Tagline: You’ll like him when he’s angry.
Iron man 2 (2010)
After Iron Man’s outstanding success and positive critic response, MCU decided on creating a sequel in no time. The story picks up six months after the events of Iron Man. The world is now totally aware of the dual life of playboy billionaire Tony Stark as Iron Man. While the government is pressurizing him to give them the suit technology, the elements of the arc reactor are contributing to his declining health. He must find a way to survive while some new enemies come to light. This movie also introduces new recurring characters like Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, in the MCU.
Tagline: It’s not the armor that makes the hero, but the man inside.
By the time Thor hit theatres, it was well known among the fans that something big was brewing. Thor is a complicated character to present on the big screen. It shares a Viking resemblance and is inspired by Greek mythology, making it harder for a worldwide audience to relate to it. However, the Australian actor Chris Hemsworth didn’t fail to leave his impression in people’s minds. The way he portrayed the young and arrogant prince of Asgard is both impressive and inspirational. Besides, the movie introduced us to my favorite villain, played by Tom Hiddleston, Loki.
There is no origin story to Thor since he was born a god. However, there can be a change of attitude and character, shown amazingly in this movie. Thor is banished by Odin for his arrogant behavior and now has to live with humans as humans. He found the meaning of love with Jane Foster, an astrophysicist on the Earth. Meanwhile, Loki is playing his trickery to keep Thor away from Asgard. A series of events leads Thor to sacrifice for his friends, making him worthy of wielding the Mjölnir again.
Tagline: Two worlds. One hero.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
MCU took their sweet time to release regular movies, which started in the year 2011. After that, they released at least two movies every year. Captain America: The First Avenger is the story of how a skinny boy from Brooklyn became the most influential and respectful superhero. The story begins in 1942 when America is going through WWII. Steve Rogers is a patriot at heart and wants to contribute to his country. However, he is continually rejected from joining the military because of his sensitive health and child-like physique. Dr. Eriskine, head of scientific research for the U.S. military, finds Steve’s enthusiasm impressive. Thus, he offers to take part in the “Super-Soldier” program. The movie also shows us the young version of Tony’s father, Howard Stark, who happens to be a founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tagline: When patriots become heroes
The Avengers (2012)
The first Avengers movie still rules our heart like no movie ever. It was the first time for a superhero movie to bring together characters from other movies on such a large scale. Although the film studio dropped hints beforehand that such a movie is in production. It wasn’t until the trailer dropped and fans realized that MCU is bigger than ever seen before.
The Avengers bring back Loki as the main villain who tries to invade and rule Earth. He starts by stealing the Tesseract from the S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s base. Later, he mind-controls some of the agents to work for him. A Series of events happen, and all the known and available superheroes are brought together under the Avengers Initiative to stop Loki. It is the second time the power of the Tesseract is explored. However, its origin and history are yet to be discussed. The movie created some iconic scenes in superhero movies, and MCU likes to come back to this movie whenever possible. This movie also marks the end of Phase 1, which consists of everything related to MCU from movies, short clips, video games, and comics.
Tagline: Avengers Assemble!
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man proved to be the most important character in the MCU ever since Robert Downey Jr. picked up the suit on the big screen. However, this movie is controversial when it comes to discussing its success. The movie made some huge profits financially. Still, it left fans in arguments about whether it stands to the bar Avengers has created.
The movie explores issues associated with Tony’s mental health while a new villain arose in power. He later discovers the villain is repercussions of his past sins and has come back to bite him. The events also lead him to reconsider his actions and take a new course in his life.
Tagline: Even heroes fall.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor’s second installment in the MCU is long considered the worst movie in the franchise until they lower that standard further down. More about it later. It was a good movie in general, but the story wasn’t streamlined and thus confusing. Besides, it has a very minimal impact on the overall storyline of what’s happening in the MCU universe.
Thor: The Dark World picks up after the events of Avengers. Loki is in Asgard’s prison, paying for his deeds. At the same time, Thor is busy settling conflicts among various realms ruled under Asgard. Meanwhile, Jane Foster, the astrophysicist, finds something unnatural on Earth with gravity in some places. While investigating, she is exposed to the Aether and becomes ill. When Thor comes to know about this, he brings Jane to Asgard for treatment. On the other side, dark forces are arising due to the release of the Aether and are ready to cause chaos in all nine realms.
The story reveals to us the second infinity stone, i.e., the Reality Stone, and a lot of new characters. However, most of the story is simply discontinued after the movie never to be talked about again, which contributes to the film’s weakness.
Tagline: There was darkness.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
No character stays dead in superhero comics unless it’s Uncle Ben, no hard feelings. Similarly, a long-gone character and Steve’s old friend make a comeback in this movie. The Winter Soldier is a Hydra weapon to execute killing missions over the last decades. Steve finds out that Hydra is still active inside S.H.I.E.L.D. because of Arnim Zola’s A.I. Besides, they have a plan in action to kill any potential threat to Hydra using S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s Triskelion. After devising a plan with the help of Maria Hill, Steve manages to bring the weapons down and reveal to the world what Hydra is up to.
The movie talks about friendship, trust, betrayal, and a few darker emotions. It is one of the deepest movies Marvel has ever launched.
Tagline: In heroes, we trust.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
If you thought Tony Stark was cocky, meet Peter Quill, a.k.a the Start Lord. He is a smart kid from Earth who was kidnapped as a child by a bunch of aliens. The group called Ravagers raises the kid, and he becomes a thief to do their work. However, Peter gets one step ahead and steals a powerful orb from a temple. Many other galactic villains are searching for the orb too. A Series of events leads Peter to jail with Rocket, Groot, Drax, and Gamora. As their common interest meets, they become a team of misfits and save the universe from the danger of unknown scale.
The movie introduces us to the third infinity stone, i.e., the Power stone. It is also a pivotal movie to expand MCU out of the Earth and includes the whole universe. It showed us various arenas in space, the number of alien species, range of characters and gave us a lot of easter eggs. James Gunn did a fantastic job while directing the movie.
Tagline: All heroes start somewhere.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Like it or not, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a flawed film. The movie introduces us to many new and essential characters and kills them soon enough. It also fails to build a smooth story. It’s the weakest Avengers movie so far. Yet, it has some vital aspects to move MCU forward.
The movie begins with our heroes destroying all known Hydra bases. They find Loki’s Scepter from the previous Avenger movie and bring it back. Tony thinks it might be a great opportunity to create an A.I. to build an army of robots to protect humanity. However, the Scepter, which we later know holds another infinity stone, i.e., The Mind stone, unleashes Ultron.
Tagine: A new age begins
MCU likes to pick up stories from the comics and change it significantly for fans to have a new experience. Something similar happens in Ant-Man. The movie doesn’t talk about the first generation of the hero. Instead, it shows a smart burglar Scott Lang who Hank Pym trusts with his technology for good use. It’s the first time Marvel went directly to the second generation of heroes holding the mantle. It also happens to be an entertaining origin story. This movie is about professional rivalry, a father-daughter relationship, and coming out of a bad life for a good one.
Tagline: Heroes don’t get any bigger.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Fans often depict this movie as Avengers 2.5 because of the huge cast. The movie talks about internal conflicts among the superheroes when an accord is discussed. The Sokovia Accords require any enhanced individual to register under the government. It would ultimately cost them their freedom to do anything, and they will be called by the U.N. or U.S. government when it comes to needing. The movie begins with Captain America on a mission and Falcon, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch. Things go south, and innocent people die. Meanwhile, Helmut Zemo finds a way to control the Winter Soldier and use him to attack the U.N. conference, killing T’Chaka in the process. It adds further ground to the conflict among the heroes.
Tagline: Divided We Fall
Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange is my second favorite character after Tony Stark. Benedict Cumberbatch did a fabulous job at portraying the Sorcerer Supreme on the big screen. Not to mention, MCU creates some stunning origin story movies, and Dr. Strange is one of them. The plot follows a genius neurosurgeon who meets with an accident and damaged his hands to an unrepairable extent. He pours in all his money on treatments, but nothing works. So, he decides to go the lesser-known methods and end up in Nepal.
Here, he understands magic is real, and the universe holds secrets beyond our imagination. Dr. Strange is one of the most important characters in the Marvel comics. His introduction to MCU means he is going to hold the guiding torch in future movies. This movie is about finding yourself in chaos, and it also happens to introduce us to the new infinity stone, the Time Stone.
Tagline: Open your mind. Change your reality.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
After the success of his first movie, director James Gunn was bought back to create another installment in the franchise. He is known for creating fun elements in serious scenes as well. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ends up becoming a blockbuster movie with so many easter eggs that fans would be scraping for years to come.
The movie explores Peter Quill’s backstory and fills his missing father figure. The G.O.T.G. is now well recognized by galactic authorities. They now work on a hire basis or where they can find profit by helping people. After a deal goes wrong, Sovereign attacks the team, who is saved by a mysterious figure. It reveals himself as Peter’s father, Ego. As we move forward, new revelations explain that Ego is a Celestial and not to be trusted.
Tagline: Anyone can save the galaxy once.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
The first Spider-Man movie in the MCU franchise comes after a struggle between Sony and Marvel Studios. Tom Holland is cast for the role of the wall-crawling friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Under Tony’s mentorship, he is expected to learn responsibility and help people. He also has strict criteria not to interfere in big problems, which he does not listen to and gets in trouble.
The movie is about a teenager who believes he should help others because he can. Meanwhile, it also explores the father-son relationship of Tony and Peter feeling in the void of the same in each other’s life. The movie is much more fun to watch than any other Spider-Man movie, and it’s the best portrayal of Peter Parker on the big screen so far.
Tagline: Homework can wait. The city can’t.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
The most epic entry in the Thor movies is Ragnarok. After the last Thor movie performed badly in theatres, it was necessarily important to bring the prince of Asgard back to his reign. Thor movies have seen different directors. However, Taika Waititi did an awesome job of making Thor: Ragnarok a great movie.
It begins with Thor on a mission to find other infinity stones without any luck. In his adventure, he finds out Odin isn’t on Asgard and the nine realms are in chaos. It turns out Loki was playing Odin on Asgard and tricking everyone. Thor’s long-lost sister Hella comes back, and we see Hulk after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Loki finally turns out to be on the good side. It is a roller coaster movie with a lot of fun going around. The best part of it all is most of the movie is improvised by actors.
Tagline: Thunder Will Reign.
Black Panther (2018)
Long reign the highness Chadwick Boseman. The actor became MCU’s Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. After that, we saw him again in the solo movie, which shows us the depth of Wakanda and its technology. Wakanda has been the place hosting Vibranium for centuries. It’s the same metal used to make Captain America’s physics-breaking shield.
Wakanda was long known as a third-world country with no resources, but it isn’t. T’Challa becomes the king and decides to open the door of Wakanda to the world. Meanwhile, he finds a competitor in his long-lost cousin, Killmonger. They fight for the throne, and T’Challa loses. Thus, Killmonger becomes the king and orders to create weapons for worldwide shipment. The movie then shows how good will always overcome bad in a realistic way.
Tagline: Long live the king.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The third installment in the Avengers movie order is the best they have ever made. The Russo brothers are geeks at heart and know Marvel comics in and out. So, they end up creating a masterpiece with the content.
Avengers: Infinity War shows us Thanos’ journey collecting the infinity stones. The movie is set up all across the galaxy, but the final battle takes place on Earth. We are also introduced to our last and most mysterious infinity stone, i.e., the Soul stone. We are introduced to many new and old characters. Unfortunately, some of them also died (permanently).
Tagline: Destiny arrives.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
The second installment in the Ant-Man movies talks so much quantum that you will never forget that word. The movie picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Scott is under house arrest for helping Steve Rogers with his shenanigans. Meanwhile, the government is looking for Hank Pym to uncover his technology since he is also blamed for Scott’s actions. I love all the characters in the movie and how they work together to create situational comedy. The movie also shows the lengths people can go to bring their loved ones back.
Tagline: Real heroes. Not actual size.
Captain Marvel (2019)
I am not gender discriminating here, but MCU’s solo movies with female leads do not work. They do act as some of the best-supporting roles in other movies. The case is the same with Captain Marvel. She happens to be one of the strongest Avengers. Still, the movie showing her origin story isn’t that inspiring.
It shows the conflict between the Skrulls and the Kree empire. While on a case, Carol Danvers finds herself on a strange planet that happens to be the Earth. However, it turns out she was fighting all this time for the wrong side. She was always a human from Earth with powers she got from the Tesseract. We also get to see the beginning of Nick Fury’s and Agent Coulson’s careers in this movie and the reason behind Fury’s single eye.
Tagline: Discover what makes a (her)o.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
It all finally comes to an end with Avengers: Endgame. The great depiction of Marvel comic characters and storytelling with 22 movies. It’s the end of the Infinity Saga. Until now, everything in the MCU was somehow related to the Infinity Stones. This movie completes that part and opens doors for new elements to enter.
The movie picks up five years after the events of Infinity War. The whole world is devastated, and everyone is trying to cope up with what happened. Meanwhile, Scott Lang, trapped in the quantum world, comes back and thinks as only five minutes have passed, which provides proof to the idea that there might still be a chance for our heroes to bring everyone back. Avengers: Endgame created the largest hype in the movie industry any movie has ever created.
Tagline: Whatever It Takes!
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
It is the last movie in the Infinity Saga, which works as the prologue to it. It also happens to be the last movie in Phase 3 of MCU. After it, MCU diverted its mind toward new projects. The movie picks up six to eight months after the events of Endgame. Spidey decides to take a break from his crime-fighting life, but destiny has different plans. He ends up in London fighting some evil Tony has created unknowingly. Mysterio appears as the main villain behind it all. He tricks Peter into giving up Stark’s technology to control hundreds of drones. In the end, Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s identity to the whole world.
Tagline: It’s time to step up.
Black Widow (2021)
Remember when I said MCU movies with female leads do not work, Black Widow is another example. The movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Natasha is a fugitive and finds shelter in Norway. She gets attacked by the Taskmaster and realizes she has a mysterious package in her car from Budapest. The movie digs into Natasha’s history and introduces us to some important characters from her life.
You will fall in love with some of the actors for their performance. However, the story does not hold strong to what we expect from MCU. The action scenes aren’t up to the mark as well.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
When Iron Man kick-started MCU in 2008, he was kidnapped by a terrorist group called The Ten Rings. For 25 movies, MCU didn’t bring up the group directly. However, their involvement is shown repeatedly in various movies as some small characters are always in a villain group.
Shang Chi is a trained martial artist, evidently best in the MCU. After a failed mission, he ran away from his father and tried his luck in becoming a car valet. He and his friend Katy enjoy their time in the city. One day he gets attacked by his father’s associates, and he barely saves himself. Considering they will go for his sister Xialing next, he goes to Macau. We meet some old characters there like Wong and Abomination from the Hulk movie.
Xialing runs a fighting pit in Macau where The Ten Rings attack them. Their father, Xu Wenwu, brings them home to tell them he knows how to bring their dead mother back. Shang Chi, along with his group, finds out about the secret village of Ta Lo and reaches their first. They give Xu Wenwu a tough fight in which he dies saving the world. Shang Chi is an awesome movie with a great plot, fantastic action scenes, and killing background music.
Tagline: A Marvel legend will rise.
Eternals brought diverse casts from different countries throughout the planet. It talks about the beginning of civilization and how they help it bloom. Also, we get answers to some important questions like why they didn’t interfere in the fight with Thanos. Lastly, we finally get to see celestials in the MCU. Before now, the only character close to it was either Ego or the dead skull hosting Knowhere.
Eternals is set after the events of Endgame but goes throughout history. There are some great action scenes and a great storyline. However, it seems similar to Captain Marvel’s story, which is enough to know why fans criticized it.
Tagline: In the beginning…
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Probably the most awaited Marvel movie since Endgame, No Way Home saw the beginnings of the multiverse crashing into the MCU. We also got to see some of the most iconic Spidey villains in the movie, including the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Electro, and others.
The action packed movie was a huge box office success, and if you haven’t watched it, you really need to. If you have watched it, there’s really no harm in watching it all over again. It’s just that good.
How to Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order
The movies are intended to watch in the order of release because directors keep in mind that you have watched the previous movies earlier. Since the MCU keeps an eye for details, they work hard not to break continuity. So the events happening in each prequel often unravels some suspense from the previous movies, which are yet to happen on the chronological timeline. For instance, in Captain America: Civil War, Nick Fury says, “Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye.” It is revealed three years later in Captain Marvel about who Nick Fury trusted and how he lost his eye. Frankly, I didn’t see that one coming.
Therefore, if you have already watched all MCU movies by order of release date and want something more, here is the list of Marvel movies by order of events happening chronologically.
- Captain America: The First Avenger (1942-1943)
- Captain Marvel (1995)
- Iron Man (2010)
- Iron Man 2 (2011)
- The Incredible Hulk (2011)
- Thor (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2012)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016-2017)
- Black Widow (2017)
- Black Panther (2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2017)
- Avengers: Endgame (2018-2023)
- Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2023-2024)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2024)
- Eternals (2024)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2024)
Marvel Movie Marathon Order for Ultimate Fans
I know die-hard fans like to watch their favorite movies repeatedly, and each time we watch them, we pick something new. So, if you have already rewatched all MCU movies in order, here is an approach that will better understand all the events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain America: The First Avenger
The name itself suggests that everything has begun here. The movie introduces us to some major characters and the origin of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously known as S.S.R. When you see Nick Fury later in Iron Man, you already know something big is already in place.
This movie happened in 1995 and also comes chronologically second. We have revealed some important plots in this movie. It talks about the power of the Tesseract without giving it much importance and fits perfectly after the events of CA: TFA. Besides, we also get to know how and why Nick Fury started the “Avengers Initiative.”
It is the first movie in the MCU and might spoil Nick Fury’s cameo. However, we already know what’s cooking, so 30 seconds of footage can be neglected. Besides, we are already introduced to the genius of Howard Stark from the CA: TFA. Watching his son do great things on his own is somewhat inspirational and emotional.
Iron Man 2
It continues Tony’s story, introduces us to Black Widow, and connects well with the first three movies with a strong Nick Fury and SHIELD presence.
By now, we are well aware of the Super Soldier program and what led to Hulk’s creation. Therefore, the previous movies work well to consider how Bruce Banner might have become The Hulk. We also have Tony’s cameo in the movie, who is now well aware of how S.H.I.E.L.D. works.
We are introduced to the deep presence of S.H.I.E.L.D. in strange events and more of its members like Hawkeye in this movie. The movie takes us beyond the Earth and shows us a glimpse of a larger universe. It also introduces us to the main villain of Avengers, i.e., Loki.
It seems natural to put Avengers to end Phase 1 of the storyline. All our heroes come together. Additionally, we get to see Loki continuing his demonic moves right away.
Thor: The Dark World
Continuing with Thor’s story on Asgard fits better than all the others. We get to see another infinity stone, and it seems fair to kick-start Phase 2. We are introduced to some outer space characters like the Collector in the post-credit scene.
Guardians of the Galaxy
We know from Thor 2 that there are more infinity stones, and the Collector is, well, collecting them. So why not continue with our galactic journey and dive deep into what Thor 2 introduced us to. Besides, we are also introduced to the third infinity stone in this movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Continuing on the space theme, G.O.T.G. vol. 2 happens shortly after the first part. Therefore, we get to know more about the team and their shenanigans, backstory, and mistakes. Besides, Guardians create a whole different mood than other MCU movies, thanks to director James Gunn.
Iron Man 3
Now, we come back to the Earth. A notable amount of time has passed for Tony to create his more than 30 suits. He is suffering from P.T.S.D., and saving his loved ones is his number one priority.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
To continue with the Earth stories, who is better than Cap after Tony. I think this movie is taking place simultaneously with Iron Man 3. That’s why Tony didn’t bother to call any other avenger for help. We are also introduced to Falcon in this movie.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
We move forward with Tony’s plan to save the world, so he creates an army of robots. We are introduced to many new characters and a new infinity stone in this movie as well. Phase 2 ends here, and we are ready to shift our gears.
It’s the best way to overcome Avenger: AoU’s dark storyline. Besides, the inclusion of the Avengers compound and Falcon continuing his cameo appearances fit well with the story.
Captain America: Civil War
The movie resonates heavily with the events of Avengers: AoU. Moreover, now we know more about Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch, and Vision to see how they can fit in the team. The exclusion of Thor makes sense because the story is more about team Cap and team Tony.
Now that we know what Wakanda is, who is Black Panther, let’s know it better. The movie picks shortly after Civil War and gives Tony some time to heal in privacy.
This movie is part of Phase 4 but fits in the timeline and shows what’s happening with various characters after the events of the Civil War. If we skip the post-credit scene, this movie can be seen anytime because it does not affect the overall story very much. We only see what Black Widow chooses to do when she is on the run.
Spider-Man’s solo movie with Tony mentoring him after Civil War needs a sober Tony. It looks like Tony has moved on from previous traumas significantly and is ready to mentor Spidey. Besides, the movie shows events happening under the radar and needs special consideration in the storyline.
Ant-Man & Wasp
The movie fits perfectly after the events of the Civil War, and a significant amount of time has passed. The movie talks about quantum technology and Scott’s time in home arrest. If we consider the post-credit scene, it creates the best suspense for what might have happened.
Dr. Strange works as a break from all the adventure and gives us a well-needed origin story. It introduces us to a new character and a new Infinity Stone as well. Besides, we slide back into the magic of MCU, which primes the upcoming movie.
Now we are going full throttle into the cosmos. Thor: Ragnarok spins us through the universe and gives us some funny laughs. We meet our long-lost hero Hulk in a questionable arena. Loki happens to move towards the good cause as well. We also meet Stephen Strange once more to do some sorcery for Thor. Lastly, the end-credit scene glimpses us of what’s coming next.
Avengers: Infinity War
The movie picks up exactly after the end-credit scene of Thor: Ragnarok. The events happen all over the galaxy, and we get to see some surprising cameos. We are also introduced to Thanos’ plan and his quest to collect the infinity stones. Several characters coming together on a single mission makes it the greatest MCU movie.
Avengers: Endgame is the successor of Infinity War in every respect. So why break the continuity. The world is devastated, and our heroes are desperate to bring back everyone. This movie also happens to show some of the most exciting and emotional scenes of the MCU.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
This movie is a prologue to the Infinity Saga and ends Phase 3. It picks up eight months after the events of Endgame and shows how the world is trying to become normal.
Shang Chi and The Legends of the Ten Rings
People have now accepted that the Snap and Blip happened and are coming back to their normal lives. We are now ready to look at other powerful MCU weapons not related to the Infinity Stones. It also shows a magical world existing that we didn’t know before.
Speaking about magic, Eternals show us that the bigger players from the universe were part of the Earth long before anyone knew. The movie is beautifully tied with some great myths from the past. We get to know Earth is just a part of a big game going on for millennia.
Marvel Movies and Series on Disney+
For all the MCU fans, Disney+ is a pandora box. Disney owns some major film studios, including Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and much more. Therefore, you can stream any content falling under the Disney brand on Disney+. However, you won’t find The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man movies on it because their rights belong to Universal and Sony, respectively. However, you can find them on other platforms to watch.I hope they make a deal soon and gain the streaming rights.
Apart from the movies, Marvel has started working on web series as well. You can remember Netflix and Marvel collaboration series like Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Punisher, and Luke Cage. But Marvel canceled them after Kevin Fiege decided to create multiple web series in the MCU. All the new web series are part of the same universe we follow in the MCU films. Here is the list of Marvel movies on Disney+ to stream.
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Thor: The Dark World
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Captain Marvel
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Endgame
- WandaVision (web series)
- Falcon and the Winter Soldier (web series)
- Loki (web series)
- Black Widow
- What If…? (web series)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Hawkeye (web series)
Any new MCU movie takes 45 days to two months before it is launched on Disney+.
Upcoming Marvel Movies and Series
Marvel is already shaking the entertainment industry with its out-of-the-box content, and they are not planning to stop anytime soon. Kevin Feige, the Marvel boss, has planned what will come for up to four years at least. So, here is a glimpse of what to expect from MCU in the coming days.
- Ms. Marvel: Summer 2022 (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: 6 May 2022 (film)
- Thor: Love and Thunder: 8 July 2022 (film)
- Black Panther 2: 11 November 2022 (film)
- The Marvels: 23 February 2023 (film)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: 5 May 2023 (film)
- Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania: 28 July 2023 (film)
- Fantastic Four: Unannounced (film)
- Blade: Unannounced (film)
- Deadpool 3: Unannounced (film)
- Captain America 4: Unannounced (film)
- Moon Knight: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- She-Hulk: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Secret Invasion: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Iron Heart: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Armor Wars: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Echo: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Agatha: House of Harkness: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- X-Men 97: Unannounced (animated T.V. series, on Disney+)
- What If…? Season 2: Unannounced (animated T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Loki Season 2: Unannounced (T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Spider-Man: Freshman Year: Unannounced (animated T.V. series, on Disney+)
- I am Groot: Unannounced (animated T.V. series, on Disney+)
- Marvel Zombies: Unannounced (animated T.V. series, on Disney+)
Best Marvel Movies Subreddits
We can never get our plate full when it comes to digging into details. To satisfy your thirst, many Redditors create daily posts and discussions about ongoing movies and web series. You will find news, fan theories, and easter eggs you didn’t know on such subreddits. Here are a few of them you should try.
For all the official news and discussions: https://www.reddit.com/r/marvelstudios/
To know everything before everyone: https://www.reddit.com/r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers/
For all the crazy fan theories: https://www.reddit.com/r/MCUTheories/
Memes to laugh a little: https://www.reddit.com/r/marvelmemes/
Why Watch Marvel Movies in Order
Although Marvel is a big name, Marvel Studios’ MCU attracts people the most. They have created a complex structure of movies that are a good watch on their own, but they are part of a series, making them even better.
You can pick up and enjoy any MCU movie at any time, but you wouldn’t understand the cross movie references and internal jokes. Marvel is known for its humor. Therefore, it is essential to watch all Marvel movies and series in the release in order to understand them better.