In what order should I watch the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

  • What films make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what order should they be watched in?

    Watch them in the order they were released.

  • Petersaber

    Petersaber Correct answer

    5 years ago

    The full chronological (not release order! I assume you're asking for chronological, as release order is easy enough to find on Wikipedia) order, bolded the ones that interest (and/or should) you:

    1. Captain America: The First Avenger (Film)

      Agent Carter (One-Shot on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray)

      Agent Carter (TV series)

    2. Iron Man (Film)

      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer (One-Shot on the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-Ray)

    3. Thor (Film)

    4. The Incredible Hulk (2008 Film)

    5. Iron Man 2 (Film) (Hulk's campus rampage can be seen in the background)

      The Consultant (One-Shot on Thor Blu-Ray)

    6. The Avengers (Film)

      Item 47 (One-Shot on The Avengers Blu-Ray)

    7. Iron Man 3 (Film)

      Agents of SHIELD (TV Series: Season 1, Episodes 1-7)

      All Hail The King (One-Shot on the Thor 2: The Dark World Blu-Ray and digital release)

    8. Thor 2: The Dark World (Film)

      Agents of SHIELD (TV Series: Season 1, Episodes 8-16)

    9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Film)

      Agents of SHIELD (TV Series: Season 1, Episodes 17-22)

    10. Guardians of the Galaxy (Film)

      Daredevil (Netflix Series)

      Agents of SHIELD (TV Series: Season 2, Episodes 1-19)

    11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Film)

    12. Ant-Man (Film)

      Agents of SHIELD (TV Series: Season 2, Episodes 20-22)

    List taken from this source. The list was compiled based on clues and/or direct references made between movies and/or info released by creators. I've changed it a little, as the original list was a little inaccurate.

    Note that some films are likely happening simultaneously - like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

    Tony Stark's organisation sold anti-Hulk weapons to the army (that had to happen before Tony returned from captivity), and yet at the end he approaches the General with the Avengers initiative as a solution to Hulk (after finishing his first bossfight as IronMan).

    Hmmmm... what's the justification behind watching Ant-Man before the rest of SHIELD season 2?

    @scott.korin that part I don't know. Copies from the source website. I haven't watched either yet, so I didn't read into it to avoid spoilers

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