Marvel Cinematic Universe in Chronological Order
1943 – 1945 – Captain America- The First Avenger
1995 – Captain Marvel
2010 – Iron Man
2011 – The Incredible Hulk
2011 – The Iron Man 2
2011 – Thor
2012 – The Avengers
2012 – The Iron Man 3
2013 – Thor: The Dark World
2014 – Captain America: Winter Soldier
2014 – Gaurdians of the Galaxy
2014-2015 – Gaurdians of the Galaxy Volume 2
2015 – The Avangers: Age of Ultron
2015 – Antman
2016 – Captain America: Civil War
2016 – Spider-Man; Homecoming
2016 – 2017 – Doctor Starnge
2018 – Black Panther
2018 – Ant-man and the Wasp
2018 – Thor Ragnarok
2018 – The Avengers: Infinity War
2018 – Black Panther
2019 – The Avengers: Endgame
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My recommendation of watching these movies is of watching in the order of release date instead of chronological order, anyone who is comfortable with watching Hollywood movie series can understand story and connection between plots of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Movie list of Marvel Cinematic Universe by their release dates:
|Sr. No||Movie Name||Release Date|
|1||Iron Man||2 May 2008|
|2||The Incredible Hulk||13 June 2008|
|3||Iron Man 2||7 May 2010|
|4||Thor||6 May 2011|
|5||Captain America- The First Avenger||22 July 2011|
|6||Marvel’s The Avengers||4 May 2012|
|7||Iron Man 3||3 May 2013|
|8||Thor- The Dark World||8 November 2013|
|9||Captain America- The Winter Soldier||4 April 2014|
|10||Guardians of the Galaxy||1 August 2014|
|11||Avengers- Age of Ultron||1 May 2015|
|12||Ant-man||17 July 2015|
|13||Captain America- Civil War||6 May 2016|
|14||Doctor Strange||4 November 2016|
|15||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||5 May 2017|
|16||Spider-Man- Homecoming||7 July 2017|
|17||Thor- Ragnarok||3 November 2017|
|18||Black Panther||16 February 2018|
|19||Avengers- Infinity War||27 April 2018|
|20||Ant-Man and the Wasp||6 July 2018|
|21||Captain Marvel||8 March 2019|
|22||Avengers- Endgame||26 April 2019|
MCU has divided their movie franchise into different phases as you can see above there are 3 phases which are already dated by movies release date and events in these movies has happened at different times. This also can create confusion to understand the timeline of the series so here is the solution for you if you want to enjoy Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a very understandable timeline in chronological order.
So, Let’s have a look on the world’s highest grossing movie franchise:
Marvel Cinematic Universe in Chronological Order:
- Captain America- The First Avenger
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Thor- The Dark World
- Captain America- The Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Avengers- Age of Ultron
- Captain America- Civil War
- Spider-Man- Homecoming
- Doctor Strange
- Black Panther
- Thor- Ragnarok
- Ant-Man and The Wasp
- Avengers Infinity War
- Avengers- Endgame
Story line of MCU Movies in Chronological Order
Captain America- The First Avenger
All Started with an infinity stone which is obvious because the whole movie series goes around 6 infinity stones. A Nazi Officer Jonah Schmidt, who behind tesseract which contains Space Stone is a source of an unlimited source of power. This Movie was released in the year 2011 and 5th movie released by Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel is one of the strongest superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie was released in the year 2019. After the release of this movie, Kavin Feige says “Captain Marvel is the strongest Super Hero of Marvel Cinematic Universe”. Obviously, She got some extraordinary superpowers. This Movies basically covers the origin story of “Carol Danvers” a.k.a. Captain Marvel and based on 1995 storyline of MCU.
Iron Man is the first movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel first time introduce Tony Stark and related characters in the year 2008. Tony eas introduced a genius inventor, an industrialist, and Playboy. He is the owner and CEO of Stark Industries. As stark industries are famous for creating massive weapons. Tony was kidnapped by a terrorist group, where he was a force to create weapons for them but he manages to create an Arc reactor for himself and suited up with a suit made of iron which was later called Iron Mongar.
Iron Man 2
Stark is now superhero for himself and for the people of US he recontinues the Star Expo in the memory of his father. On the other hand, Ivan Vanko son of Anton Vanko created a small arc reactor just like Tony had and give an open challenge to tony in an event of car racing. Tony defeats the Vanko and put him jail but Justin Hammer (Hammer Industries – Competitors of Stark Industries ) break the jail to reveal Vanko that he can create more advanced weapons and succeed over Stark but Vanko betrayed them and create his open weapon where he also gets defeated by Iron Man and War Machine.
The Incredible Hulk
Bruce Banner was working at a bottle factory in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and trying to control his anger because when his anger converts in green color innocent people get hurt. General Ross who is involved in the experiment on bruce banner which converted him into hulk wants that power for his army. That’s why he sent commando to catch Banner in Brazil then he finally become green and defeats commando and leaves the city than he go Betty Ross, His love interest and daughter of General Ross and finds Mr. Blue who can make him normal but one commando gets thirsty and torture Mr. Blue to give those superpowers to him and he did the same and then happens the final battle between Hulk and Abomination. Edward Norton is the first actor to portray the role of Hulk in Marvel Cinematic Universe before he got replaced with Mark Ruffalo.
Movie Thor was released in 2011 based Norse Mythology King “Odin” and Price “Thor” and his adopted brother “Loki” who was later discovered son Laufy King of Frost Giants. Thor wants to prove himself and start a fight with frost giants on their planet but they found themselves in the lost zone and then Odin Save them but then he sent Thor on earth without any of his power.
Our heroes finally team up against Loki on earth. Loki calls the Chittauri Army on earth with the help of space stone and his scepter but our fights the battle the defeats Loki. This is the first occasion where we can see all original avengers together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iron Man 3
The movie was released on May 3, 2013, and become one of the highest grossing movies of the franchise and earning 1.3 Billion Dollars. Tony has created many suits in this movie. This is the 2nd solo and 5th highest grossing movie of Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor- The Dark World
The movie was released in the year 2013. Critics have marked these movies as the weakest MCU movie but fans have enjoyed this like any other marvel. The box office collection of this movie is $644 million worldwide.
Captain America- The Winter Soldier
Movie Based on a childhood friend of Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes. The movie released in the year 2014 and grossed over 700 million dollars worldwide.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Directed by James Gunn, This Movie released in the year 2014. Grossed 773.3 million worldwide. Its the origin story of Star-Lord Peter Quill and assemble of guardians against Ronin the accuser who is following Thanos Commands. This movie introduce us with the cosmetic side of the marvel cinematic universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Another Succesful MCU Movie Directed by James Gunn Grossed 863 Million Us Dollars around the world. We introduced with Celestial in the movie. Ego is the father of Quill and a celestial which make Peter Quill Half Human Half-Celestial.
Avengers- Age of Ultron
2 Mutants were Introduced in this movie: Wanda Maximoff (Scarlett Witch) and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver). They teamed up Ultron to destroy Tony Stark but they realized their mistake and fight along with Avengers against Ultron. The mutants shows up in this movie are the first mutants to be introduced in the marvel cinematic universe.
In this movie, the quantum realm was introduced. The movie was Directed by Peyton Reed and grossed over 500 Million US dollars worldwide.
Captain America- Civil War
This is the first movie where we can watch our heroes actually fighting against each other in the marvel cinematic universe. Two Major Characters was also Introduced in this move: Spider-Man and Black Panther. This ends up Captain leaving Tony and his shield behind and move ahead with bucky Barnes.
Friendly neighborhood Spider finally gets his movie released in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie is very successful with its box office collection. It Collects Over 880 Million Dollars worldwide.
Released in the year 2016 collect 677 million dollars is the origin story of Doctor Strange. Where the Time stone was Introduced and Doctor strange used this stone against Dormammu. Doctor Strange is the only character of Marvel Cinemtaic Universe who holds an Infinity Stone with himself all the time.
Oscar Award Winning Movie Black Panther Collects 1.347 billion US dollars worldwide. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in the lead role as Black Panther and Eric Killmonger has played their role very beautifully. This movie is the highest grossing solo super hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This Movie was Directed by Taika Waititi who play the role of Korg as a voice-over artist. This movie Collects 854 million dollars. In This movie we can hulk can understand things and talk nicely.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Again Directed by Peyton Reed Movies covers the more aspects of the quantum realm. Scott Lang goes subatomic level in the first Antman movie where he accidentally meets Janet van Dyne.
Avengers Infinity War
Thanos Finally Decided to collect all the infinity stone by himself and send his Black Order in different regions and later himself on Earth. Last, He collects Mind stone by killing Vision and that Snap which make half of the universe vanish including some of our hero’s.
Half of all Life around the world disappeared after the events of Infinity War. Most of the Superheros turns into dust including Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Spider-man and more and number of the missing people is countless and than the Scott Lang (Ant-man) Appears who explain how to travel in time with help quantum realm and Pym Particle.