The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the great landmarks of entertainment in recent years. It has unleashed a wave of superhero films and series, leading to more than twenty movies and a dozen series that any self-respecting fan must have seen.
However, the MCU is known for having a complex storyline that intertwines between films and series. For this reason, it can be quite difficult to know in which order you should watch each movie or series. That’s why we’ll give you the key to understanding the correct MCU timeline so you don’t miss out on any detail of the MCU.
The acquisition of Fox will also play a pivotal role in the MCU timeline in the future, but right now it only affects movies that are already released. So, let’s get started and explain what is the correct chronological order of marvel movies and series.
1. Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011)
|July 22, 2011
|Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving
When it happened? -During World War II.
The first movie to be seen in the MCU timeline is Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston and released in 2011. This film takes us to the 1940s when Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret research project that transforms him into Captain America, a super soldier with vast strength and military skills.
Synopsis: Steve Rogers is a patriotic but weak man who volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the super soldier known as Captain America. After being enhanced with extraordinary abilities, he joins forces with the Howling Commandos, a group of exceptional fighters, and must fight against Red Skull, a powerful Nazi villain who threatens the entire world. In his mission, Captain America faces his toughest challenge yet: saving the world from destruction.
2. Captain Marvel (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, 2019)
|March 8, 2019
|Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law
When it happened? After Captain America: The First Avenger, we must watch the origin story of another hero: Captain Marvel. This movie takes place in 1995 and serves as an introduction to one of the most powerful superheroes in the MCU. It also serves as a bridge between the stories of both phases 3 and 4 of the MCU.
Synopsis: Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, turns into one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe after Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic conflict between two alien races. Carol will have to discover her powers and face a formidable enemy: the Skrulls, an alien race that can transform themselves into anyone they come across. With the help of Nick Fury, she will have to find a way to save her planet from a powerful enemy and become Captain Marvel.
3. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
|May 2, 2008
|Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard
When it happened? After Captain Marvel, we have to go back to 2008 and watch Iron Man, the first film of the MCU. This is where it all started and where Tony Stark first appeared as the billionaire genius who built a suit that gave him superhuman abilities.
Synopsis: When arms manufacturer Tony Stark is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan, he builds a powerful suit of armor to escape. After returning home, Tony decides to use his new abilities for good and becomes Iron Man, a superhero with the power to fly and fight crime. However, he soon discovers that the enemies he faces are more powerful than he imagined and will require all his strength and courage to save the world from destruction.
4. Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau, 2010)
|May 7, 2010
|Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow
When it happened? This movie takes place shortly after Iron Man and follows Tony Stark as he struggles to keep the truth about his alter ego a secret while also dealing with a vengeful enemy.
Synopsis: After revealing his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark finds himself facing numerous enemies who are determined to take him down. Meanwhile, a powerful government official is trying to force him to share his technology with the military. With the help of his friends Pepper Potts, James Rhodes, and Natasha Romanoff, Tony must fight against powerful opponents and keep his technology safe from falling into the wrong hands.
5. The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008)
|June 13, 2008
|Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth
When it happened? After Iron Man 2, we’re at the point where The Incredible Hulk comes into play. This movie takes place three years after Bruce Banner was exposed to gamma radiation and gained his incredible powers.
Synopsis: After a failed experiment, Dr. Bruce Banner is transformed into the powerful monster known as The Hulk whenever he gets angry or stressed. He is hunted by General Ross and the military, but he also has to contend with a powerful enemy called The Abomination. With the help of his allies, Banner must find a way to control his anger and use The Hulk’s powers to protect the world from destruction.
6. Thor (Kenneth Branagh, 2011)
|May 6, 2011
|Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman
When it happened? After The Incredible Hulk, the MCU introduces us to another legendary character: Thor. This movie takes place after Iron Man 2 and sees Thor banished from his home world of Asgard and sent to Earth for his recklessness.
Synopsis: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless acts reignite an ancient war. As a consequence, Thor is punished by being sent to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans. When the world’s most dangerous villain dispatches the darkest forces of Asgard, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero. He must use his new-found powers and allies, including Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Natalie Portman, and Hawkeye, to save his people and the world from destruction.
With these four movies, the MCU is off to a great start, introducing us to some of the most iconic characters Marvel has to offer. The journey of these heroes, as well as the incredible villains they face and the powerful allies they make along the way, will continue to set the stage for one of the most successful franchises ever.
7. The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
|May 4, 2012
|Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
When it happened? As we enter Phase 1, the MCU culminates with The Avengers. This movie takes place after Thor and sees all of our favorite heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, band together to protect Earth from an alien invasion.
Synopsis: The avengers must unite to save the world from destruction when a powerful enemy known as Loki threatens to unleash an army of aliens on our planet. As they battle this common foe, the team also learns how to work together despite their differences in order to become the ultimate fighting force. With the help of S.H.I.E.L.D., they must find a way to defeat Loki and protect their planet from destruction.
The culmination of Phase 1 is this epic movie with one of the best choreographed final fights in recent years, allowing us to get to know the dynamics of the characters and their relationships better, as well as introducing us to Thanos in the post-credits scene. This film set the stage for an incredible future full of Marvel movies that will eventually lead to some of the most spectacular crossovers ever seen. With this starting point, we embark on a journey filled with surprises and unexpected turns – one that is sure to leave us marveling at the ever-growing MCU.
8. Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013)
|May 3, 2013
|Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow
When it happened? After The Avengers, we learn more about the different characters and their relationships as Iron Man 3 kicks off Phase 2 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. This movie takes place after The Avengers and sees Tony Stark dealing with the emotional aftermath of his time on the team.
Synopsis: Iron Man is faced with perhaps his greatest challenge yet when he is confronted with the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a mysterious and powerful terrorist who has been wreaking havoc on the world with his powerful technology. As Iron Man battles this new enemy, he must also confront his inner demons and learn to rely on his allies, including Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle). Iron Man 3 helps to forge the relationship between Iron Man and Pepper Potts, as well as to understand the troubled Tony Stark a little more after the events of The Avengers.
With Phase 2, Marvel continues to take us deeper into its ever-expanding universe, giving us glimpses into the different characters’ lives and stories.
9. Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor, 2013)
|November 8, 2013
|Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
When it happened? We continue to explore the world of Marvel Movies in Phase 2 with Thor: The Dark World. This movie takes place after Iron Man 3 and sees Thor, with the help of his brother Loki, attempting to save the Nine Realms from an ancient enemy that predates the universe itself. It also introduces us to one of the Infinity Stones, called Aether.
Synopsis: Thor must join forces with his brother Loki and an unlikely ally, a mysterious woman named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), to save his people and the world from destruction. With the help of Asgard’s warriors, they embark on a thrilling journey through Nine Realms filled with danger and excitement. Along the way, they must battle powerful enemies to protect the world, and prevent the Aether from falling into evil hands.
Thor: The Dark World is a spectacular addition to the Marvel Universe that would work perfectly as a standalone movie, except for one thing- we now know about one of the Infinity Stones. This movie was an exploration of the power of family and friendship – and a spectacular precursor to the rest of the MCU’s journey.
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2014)
|March 26, 2014
|Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson
When it happened? Captain America: The Winter Soldier marks the beginning of Phase 2’s conclusion. This movie takes place after Thor: The Dark World and sees Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) adjusting to life in modern-day America as he teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Together they must take on a powerful enemy that has been hiding in the shadows for years.
Synopsis: Captain America must face the Winter Soldier, an enemy from his past connected to SHIELD and its secret agenda. As he digs deeper into the truth, he discovers a deep conspiracy at the very heart of SHIELD itself. With Black Widow’s help, they must fight against a powerful enemy in order to protect the world and uncover the truth about SHIELD’s shadowy agenda.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an absolute game changer for Marvel, introducing us to a new character in Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), as well as one of the most dramatic plot twists of recent years with the reveal of SHIELD’s true agenda. This movie is a thrilling conclusion to Phase 2 and leaves us excited for more MCU adventures.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to bring us closer with each installment while exploring the different characters and their relationships. With Phase 2, we’ve been introduced to a number of new characters, powerful enemies, and unexpected plot twists – all of which have kept us on the edge of our seats. We can’t wait to see what Phase 3 brings!
11. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)
|July 31, 2014
|Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace
When it happened? Guardians of the Galaxy is the last installment of Phase 2 and it also introduces us to a brand new set of characters.
Synopsis: When Peter Quill steals an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan, he suddenly finds himself on the run from bounty hunters. In order to survive, he must form an uneasy alliance with a group of misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like creature; Gamora, an assassin with a mysterious past; and Drax the Destroyer. Together they must join forces to protect the orb from Ronan and his army of followers.
Guardians of the Galaxy was quite a risky bet from Marvel but it went perfectly. It introduces us to several superheroes totally unknown to the general public and she makes us fall in love instantly. In addition, she helps us learn a little more about Thanos, the great enemy in the shadows. Marvel continues to take risks with its stories and push boundaries with each movie – and Guardians of the Galaxy is no exception.
12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn, 2017)
|May 5, 2017
When it happened? Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first movie of Phase 3 and it picks up where the previous installment left off.
Synopsis: Now, a fully-fledged team of outlaws, the Guardians of the Galaxy must protect Sovereign, a planet populated by genetically perfect beings that are threatened by a fearsome monster named Obelisk. As they venture into the unknown depths of space to save the day, our heroes discover that Peter Quill’s father is no other than Ego, a powerful Celestial. But Ego’s intentions are far from altruistic and the Guardians must go up against him if they want to protect Sovereign and all its inhabitants.
13. I am Groot (2022)
When it happened? I am Groot takes place just after the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and just before its post-credit scenes, so it’s a pretty narrow window of time.
Synopsis: I am Groot consists of short films starring Groot along with various unusual characters. With his childish and unreasonable personality, Groot leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy spaceship and ends up landing on a strange planet, where he encounters all kinds of creatures hiding in the shadows for years. Together they go on amazing adventures, learning more about themselves and their place in the universe.
14. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015)
|May 1, 2015
|Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth
When it happened? Avengers: Age of Ultron takes place between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, so it’s Phase 2 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: After Tony Stark creates a powerful artificial intelligence named Ultron (James Spader), the Avengers must team up to defeat him before he annihilates humanity. In their epic battle against Ultron and his army of minions, the Avengers are forced to make difficult decisions that will shape the future of the universe. This thrilling conclusion to Phase 2 leaves us excited for more MCU adventures.
15. Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015)
|July 17, 2015
|Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
When it happened? Ant-Man is the last movie of Phase 2 and a great way to close out the second phase of Marvel movies in order.
Synopsis: Like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, this film works independently, since it is a closed and self-contained story that shows us Scott Lang’s character and his conversion into Ant-Man. Armed with a super suit that allows him to shrink, increase his strength, and communicate with insects, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) becomes the unexpected ward of Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Along with his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Lang must plan a robbery in the laboratory of scientist Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). Along the way, he discovers secrets about the Ant-Man suit and his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
16. Captain America: Civil War (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2016)
|May 6, 2016
|Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
When it happened? Captain America: Civil War is a direct sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron and it marks the beginning of Phase 3.
Synopsis: After another international incident involving the Avengers produces collateral damage, political pressure forces a system to debug responsibilities and a governing body to determine when to call on the team’s services. The new status quo divides the Avengers as they try to protect the world from a new baddie, while Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) fight a personal battle over what’s right and wrong. While battling their inner demons, the two characters will ultimately have to make an important decision that will shape their destiny and the fate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reunion of the Avengers (except Hulk and Thor), and the start of the fight between Captain America and Iron Man because of the so-called Sokovia Agreements, who wants to control superheroes. Tony Stark agrees. Steve Rogers No. This marks the beginning of a new era for the MCU, with more powerful villains and threats coming in future films.
17. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts, 2017)
|July 7, 2017
|Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.
When it happened? Spider-Man: Homecoming follows the events of the Civil War and is probably one of the most exciting Marvel movies in order.
Synopsis: After experiencing his first mission with the Avengers against Captain America, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to continue his normal life as a high school student under the supervision of mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). However, when a new villain known as the Vulture (Michael Keaton) appears on the scene, Parker must take on the challenge of becoming Spider-Man and balancing his newfound superhero identity with his personal life. With help from his friends, Peter will prove that he is more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
18. Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)
|November 4, 2016
|Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
When it happened? Doctor Strange is the fourteenth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it was released after Captain America: Civil War.
Synopsis: Follows the story of neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who, after a terrible traffic accident that leaves his hands destroyed, embarks on a spiritual journey to recover his abilities. In the process, he discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. With help from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Strange must protect the world from dangerous threats by unleashing powerful abilities and mastering the operation of the Infinity Gems. Along his journey, Strange will come to understand how different realities work and learn about himself in ways he never expected.
This marks the introduction of a new hero to the MCU, as well as some more magical elements. The movie is an important part of the MCU, as it will be playing a major role in future movies.
19. Black Widow (Cate Shortland, 2020)
|July 9, 2021
|Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour
When it happened? Black Widow is the long-awaited prequel to the Avengers series that will take place after Captain America: Civil War.
Synopsis: Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), confronts the darker parts of her past when a dangerous conspiracy emerges. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must confront her history as a spy and the broken relationships she left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. With help from some old friends, Natasha will have to battle against a new threat that threatens to destroy what’s most important to her.
Black Widow is sure to be one of the most exciting movies in the MCU, as it will finally answer the questions fans have been asking since the beginning. It promises to be an action-packed and thrilling experience that is sure to have Marvel fans on the edge of their seats.
This prequel will be an important part of the MCU, as it will add a new layer of depth to the characters and their relationships with each other. It will also answer some questions that were left unanswered after Civil War and will provide more insight into the MCU as a whole. With its release, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can look forward to an exciting new chapter in the ongoing saga.
Stay tuned for more updates on Black Widow and other Marvel movies in order!
20. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018)
|February 13, 2018
|Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
When it happened? Black Panther has released after Spider-Man: Homecoming and is the fifteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the leader of the kingdom of Wakanda, an ultra-advanced African nation. This country has the only deposit of Vibranium, a metal capable of absorbing sonic vibrations and with which weapons can be made. T’Challa must defend his country from the attack of enemies who want to seize the powerful metal.
In this movie, we are introduced to a new hero in the MCU: Black Panther. Themes such as identity, heritage, and tradition are explored as T’Challa is forced to discover what it means to be a leader and how he can use his power for the betterment of his people.
21. Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi, 2017)
|November 3, 2017
|Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
When it happened? Thor: Ragnarok was released after Doctor Strange and is the thirteenth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, and his goal is to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarok, a prophecy that would mean the destruction of his home planet and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the relentless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But in order to do that, he will first have to survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former friend and fellow Avenger – The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)!
22. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed, 2018)
|July 6, 2018
|Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña
When it happened? Ant-Man and the Wasp was released after Avengers: Infinity War and is the twentieth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is trying to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man when Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present him with a new mission. As Scott teams up with The Wasp, the duo must uncover secrets from their past in order to save the world from an imminent threat.
The sequel to Ant-Man works again as an independent film, but it’s important because of two things: we learn more about the Quantum Realm, which is vital for the development of Avengers: Endgame; and because of the post-credit scene, it’s better not to see it for now. It’s sure to be an exciting film that will take us one step closer to understanding what is going on in the MCU and even setting the stage for more adventures to come. So, grab your popcorn and be prepared for some more Marvel action!
23. Avengers: Infinity War (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2018)
|April 27, 2018
|Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans
When it happened? Avengers: Infinity War was released after Black Panther and is the nineteenth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: After Thanos (Josh Brolin) obtains all six Infinity Stones, he sets out to use them in a plan to wipe out half of all life in the universe. The Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy and other heroes to stop him before it’s too late. With the fate of the universe hanging in balance, every hero must do their part to save the day and prevent Thanos from achieving his devastating goal.
This film is arguably one of Marvel’s most ambitious works ever and marks the culmination of Phase 3 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s an intense thrill ride that puts all the heroes we have come to love in a fight for their lives and the fate of the universe. With spectacular special effects and an epic battle, Avengers: Infinity War is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
24. Avengers: Endgame (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2019)
|April 26, 2019
|Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans
When it happened? Avengers: Endgame was released after Avengers: Infinity War and is the twenty-second movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and marks the culmination of all of the above, whose end opens a new path towards what will come from now on, laying the foundations of what is known as Phase 4. It’s the most ambitious gathering of superheroes ever seen, and (albeit struggling with ‘Avatar’) it became the highest-grossing movie of all time. This film covers five years (by the Blip), which means a story between 2018 and 2023.
Synopsis: The remaining Avengers must find a way to undo Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) actions and restore order to the universe. With time running out, they must use their ingenuity and teamwork to save the world from total destruction.
This epic conclusion to the story of Marvel’s superheroes is sure to be a blockbuster hit. It features some of the most thrilling fight scenes ever seen in the MCU, and a heart-wrenching story that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. It is sure to be an emotional roller coaster ride for Marvel fans everywhere. Get ready to see the ultimate showdown between good and evil. Avengers: Endgame is a must-see!
25. Loki (2021)
|June 9, 2021
|Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Eugene Cordero
When it happened? Loki is the sixth installment of Phase 4 and was released after The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. It is the twenty-ninth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: After escaping with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, Loki is brought before to a mysterious organization called the Temporal Variation Authority (TVA). He is given a choice to face the repercussions of his past in order to save the world from an imminent threat.
This entry into the MCU promises to be an exciting, action-packed adventure. It’s sure to bring plenty of twists and turns as Loki attempts to navigate his way through all the troubles caused by his actions. Fans can also expect some of their favorite characters to make an appearance, as well as some new faces.
26. WandaVision (2021)
|January 15, 2021
|Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn
When it happened? WandaVision was released after Loki and is the thirtieth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It marks the beginning of Phase 4 and is the first series for Disney +.
Synopsis: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) find themselves in a bizarre world created by Wanda, where they live their ideal life as a sitcom family. As their true identities begin to unravel, they must find out what has caused this reality and how to undo it.
This unique series is sure to be an exciting ride for Marvel fans everywhere. Combining the classic style of sitcoms with the UCM, it tells the story of Wanda Maximoff and her great love, Vision. WandaVision will explore how they deal with grief and the ending of this series will be key to the future of the franchise, especially for ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’. Be sure to tune in and find out what lies ahead!
27. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Cretton, 2021)
|September 3, 2021
|Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
When it happened? Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the ninth installment of Phase 4 and was released after Black Widow. It is the thirty-third movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be set in 2023 according to its timeline.
Synopsis: Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) must confront his past when he is drawn into the mysterious organization Ten Rings. He must challenge his own identity and use his martial arts skills to save the world from destruction.
This movie promises to be an exciting adventure, full of thrilling action scenes and emotion. It is sure to be a favorite among fans, as it marks the introduction of a new type of superhero – one who is not based on any other Marvel character but stands firmly in his own right. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will explore complex themes such as identity, family dynamics, and heritage. Be sure to watch this movie when it comes out and find out what the future holds for Shang-Chi.
28. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
|April 23, 2021
|Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell
When it happened? Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the seventh installment of Phase 4, released after Loki. It is the thirty-fourth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and began airing in 2021.
Synopsis: Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) must team up as they try to figure out how to fill the void left by the missing Captain America. They must find a way to work together and build trust while dealing with their own personal issues.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is sure to be an exciting journey for Marvel fans everywhere. It follows two beloved characters in an action-packed adventure as they face off against unexpected enemies. This series offers a look at how the legacy of Captain America will live on, as well as a deeper understanding of the relationships between these two characters.
29. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Jon Watts, 2019)
|July 2, 2019
|Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
When it happened? Spider-Man: Far From Home is the eighth installment of Phase 3 and the twenty-eighth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows on from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ which saw Peter Parker return to a post-Thanos world.
Synopsis: After coming to terms with his identity as Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is eager to take a break from saving the world. He embarks on a summer vacation with his classmates, only to be embroiled in an adventure that takes him across Europe and forces him to face threats from the Elementals.
30. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Jon Watts, 2021)
|December 15, 2021
|Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch
When it happened? Spider-Man: No Way Home is the tenth installment of Phase 4 and will be the thirty-fifth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is set after ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home and occurs in the fall of 2024, four years after Thanos’s destruction.
Synopsis: After his secret identity was revealed, Peter Parker must enlist the help of Doctor Strange to reverse the knowledge with a spell. Unfortunately, this goes away and fills his reality with Spider-Man villains from other universes. With the help of his friends, Peter Parker must find a way to set things right and save himself from the mayhem that threatens him.
31. Eternals (Chloé Zhao, 2021)
|November 5, 2021
|Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie
When it happened? Eternals is the fourth installment of Phase 4, released after Black Widow. It is the thirty-fourth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be set in 2024 according to its timeline.
Synopsis: Millions of years ago, an ancient race called the Eternals was created by the cosmic beings known as Celestials. The Eternals have been living among us ever since, with their mission to protect humanity from the destructive power of their enemies, the Deviants. In this epic tale, a new team of Eternals must come together to use their extraordinary powers and save the world from destruction.
The highly anticipated movie Eternals promises to be an exciting addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With its unique blend of action, drama, and humor, Eternals is sure to be an unforgettable journey for all MCU fans. Follow the Eternals on their quest to protect the world and find out who they really are!
32. Hawkeye (2021)
|November 24, 2021
|Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Pugh
When it happened? Hawkeye is the sixth installment of Phase 4, released after Black Widow. It is the thirty-third movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and began airing in 2021.
Synopsis: Hawkeye follows Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton as he takes up the mantle of mentor to Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). The series is set exactly two years after the battle against Thanos and takes place in Christmas 2024 on the Marvel timeline. Hawkeye is an action-packed adventure that fans of the MCU won’t want to miss, as it introduces one of the characters who will be making waves in the future of Marvel. Join Clint Barton and Kate Bishop on a thrilling journey as they learn how to work together and face unexpected enemies.
33. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
|May 5, 2022
|Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez
When it happened? Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the seventh installment of Phase 4, released after Hawkeye. It is the thirty-sixth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to be released in 2022.
Synopsis: In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) returns with a mission to protect the multiverse from great evil. This sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’ sees Doctor Strange unleash unspeakable evil while searching for the Time Stone. With the help of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and other allies, Doctor Strange must battle his way through this madness and save our universe. Fans of Marvel will be delighted with this epic clash between Doctor Strange and the multiverses!
The clash of the multiverses that was announced with titles like ‘Loki’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ finally comes to fruition in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Join Stephen Strange and his allies on their mission to protect the multiverse from unspeakable evil in this epic sequel to the adventures of Doctor Strange.
34. Moon Knight (2022)
|March 30, 2022
|Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy
When it happened? Moon Knight is the eighth installment of Phase 4, released after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is the thirty-seventh movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to be released in 2022.
Synopsis: ‘Moon Knight’ follows Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), a former intelligence agent who suffers from multiple personality disorder and begins to manifest episodes in which a certain Steven Grant takes control of his body. He soon discovers that he is the one chosen as an avatar by a mysterious Egyptian divinity, with the mission to take revenge on those who have wronged him.
Experience this epic journey with Marc Spector and discover how he uses his newfound powers to take justice into his own hands. Moon Knight promises to be an exciting addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with its thrilling plot and captivating characters. Join Marc Spector on his mission to save the world from destruction and discover who he really is.
35. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
|August 18, 2022
|Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga, Malia Arrayah
When it happened? She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the ninth installment of Phase 4, released after Moon Knight. It is the thirty-eighth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and began airing in 2022.
Synopsis: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), a lawyer who has been exposed to gamma radiation, giving her superhuman strength and transforming her into the She-Hulk. Jennifer must learn to balance her newfound powers with her career as an attorney and take on cases from both sides of the law.
The series follows Jennifer through a variety of legal battles in which she must use her unique gifts to aid those who need them. Witness Jennifer’s journey as she learns to use her powers for good and fights against both unscrupulous criminals and unethical lawyers.
36. Ms. Marvel (2022)
|June 8, 2022
|Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff
When it happened? Ms. Marvel is the tenth installment of Phase 4, released after She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. It is the thirty-ninth movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to be released in 2022.
Synopsis: Join Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) on her journey as she discovers her identity as Ms. Marvel. Kamala is an ordinary sixteen-year-old who has been blessed with extraordinary powers and must learn to balance her newfound abilities with her everyday life as she takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel.
Follow Kamala Khan as she learns to use her powers for good, defends Jersey City from a variety of threats, and discovers the true potential of her abilities. Ms. Marvel is an inspiring story that showcases the power of self-belief and perseverance, and will leave you wanting more! With thrilling action sequences, heartfelt dialogue, and a captivating post-credit scene, Ms. Marvel is sure to be a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don’t miss out on this electrifying journey of self-discovery and heroism!
37. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
|July 7, 2022
|Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale
When it happened? Thor: Love and Thunder is the eleventh installment of Phase 4, released after Ms. Marvel. It is the fortieth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released in 2022.
Synopsis: Join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on his epic journey as he faces off against Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) in a thrilling battle for the fate of the universe. With the help of his new ally, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Thor must use all his strength and courage to save Asgard from total destruction.
From a visit to Olympus to a confrontation with Gorr, this intergalactic adventure is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Experience the power of Thor: Love and Thunder as the thunder god embark on one of his most challenging quests yet. With dazzling special effects, a gripping story, and plenty of action, Thor: Love and Thunder is sure to be a hit with Marvel fans!
38. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
|November 11, 2022
|Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
When it happened? Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the twelfth installment of Phase 4, released after Thor: Love and Thunder. It is the forty-first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released in 2022.
Synopsis: After the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) takes over the throne of Wakanda. With her newfound responsibility and power, Shuri must protect Wakanda from a looming threat and defend its borders from outside forces.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Shuri as she embarks on her own journey of self-discovery and heroism. Along the way, she is joined by her allies, the Dora Milaje and Wakandan warriors, as they fight against evil forces to keep their home safe. With powerful characters, fantastic action sequences, and an emotionally charged storyline, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is not one to miss! Get ready for an action-packed ride as Marvel brings us yet another thrilling adventure.
39. Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays Special (2022)
When it happened? Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays Special is the thirteenth installment of Phase 4, released after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It is the forty-second movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released in 2022.
Synopsis: Join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his ragtag band of misfits as they embark on a festive mission to make Christmas merry and bright. With the help of Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), the Guardians race against time in an attempt to save the day.
This holiday special is sure to keep you entertained with its non-stop action, stellar soundtrack, and charming characters. Featuring some familiar faces from the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays Special is sure to be a hit with Marvel fans. So, don your ugly Christmas sweaters and get ready for a holiday adventure like no other! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable ride.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to surprise us and with the arrival of its latest installment, Guardians of the Galaxy: Happy Holidays Special, it looks like James Gunn is about to deliver yet another exciting and thrilling adventure. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join Peter Quill, his Guardians, and the rest of the MCU as they take you on a wild ride of fun and adventure. Get ready for an unforgettable holiday experience!
Marvel Movies in Release Order
Yeah we talked smack about the release order fans had to go through before Marvel made it easier, but we can’t deny that the chronological order in which Marvel movies came out was what truly made the MCU what it is today. So marvel fans, we present you with a complete list of all Marvel movies in release order:
- Iron Man (2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Black Panther (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
- Black Widow (2021)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
- Eternals (2021)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
As can be seen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most successful franchises in recent times, with an ever-growing list of movies and series. With this guide, you’ll have a better understanding of the order in which Marvel movies were released and will be equipped to make the most of your watching experience. So, don’t wait any longer and start from the beginning – Iron Man! Enjoy an amazing journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its colorful characters, fantastic action sequences, and emotionally charged storylines. Happy watching!