After Avengers: Infinity War has left us speechless, we review 2 viewing alternatives, each of which proposes a different order of the Marvel movies , although both help to understand the whole in a different way.
Regardless of which of them we choose, it is confirmed that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or ‘MCU’), which began to spawn back in 2007, has created one of the greatest mythologies in the world of contemporary cinema.
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In what order to watch the Marvel movies? A decade premiering two titles on average a year ends up misleading less attentive viewers , who may overlook some movies, either out of ignorance or because they believe they will have no relevance in the main story .
Both they, and those who simply want to better understand the entire superhero saga, to correctly string the movies together, can choose between this order of the Marvel movies or the following, only for the most geeks: 1. Release order
The simple option for those who do not want to think too much. You just have to watch movie by movie according to the order in which it was reaching the general public. In this way, the events leading up to the next delivery arechained linearly in time (except for the first part of Captain America) and have been revealed to the general public with each premiere.
On the other hand, it is possible that the succession of some main characters to others bores those who have the hardest time getting into the plot . 1. Iron Man (2007) 2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 3. Iron Man 2 (2010) 4. Thor (2011) 5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 6. The Avengers (2012) 7. Iron Man 3 (2013) 8. Thor: The Dark World (2013) 9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 10.Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 12. Ant-Man (2015) 13. Captain America: Civil War (2016) 14. Doctor Strange (2016) 15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (2017) 16. Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) 17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 18. Black Panther (2018) 19. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 2. Chronological order (official)
Recently, Kevin Feige’s factory released a statement confirming what was, supposedly, the order to see the Marvel movies, with the dates on which they take place and where they are located in their timeline. In this way, possible doubts of continuity are dispelled, although new inconsistencies arise regarding the time that has passed between them:
- 1943-1945 : Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- 2010: Iron Man (2007)
- 2011 : Iron Man 2 (2010) / The Incredible Hulk (2008) / Thor (2011)
- 2012 : The Avengers (2012) / Iron Man 3 (2013)
- 2013 : Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- 2014 : Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) / Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) / Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (2017)
- 2015 : Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) / Ant-Man (2015)
- 2016: Capitan America: Civil War (2016) / Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
- 2016-2017: Doctor Strange (2016)
- 2017 : Black Panther (2018) / Thor: Ragnarok (2017) / Avengers Infinity War (2018) / Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
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In what order to watch the Marvel series
As expected, the goose that lays the golden eggs has been exploited beyond the movie theaters , so the producers quickly got down to work to make fictions for the small screen that occur after the events in some of the films. 1. Agent Carter (2015)
After World War II, Agent Peggy Carter will secretly work with Howard Stark (Tony’s father) to clarify why he has been accused of high treason, while continuing his work in the Strategic Scientific Reserve .
Although it has been cancelled, Agent Carter brings back two important UCM characters that we had already seen in the first Captain America, so the ideal would be to start seeing it once the movie is over. 2. Daredevil (2015 – 2018)
Matt Murdock is a blind lawyer who dispenses his own justice where justice does not reach. In the district of New York known as ‘Hell’s kitchen’, Daredevil, his alter ego, tries to clean up the underworld, controlled by the gangster Kingpin .
To be aware, the action of Daredevil takes place after the consequences of the destruction that occurred in The Avengers (2012), which especially affected the neighborhood of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and which has favored urban speculators who intend to enrich themselves with its reconstruction. 3. Marvel: Agents of SHIELD (2013 – present) The SHIELD organization operates to find those superheroes that are scattered around the world and form a group to stop those most dangerous.
Located just after the battle of New York that we saw in The Avengers (2012) and despite having suffered the ravages of a plot stretched out to excess, the first seasons of Marvel: Agents of SHIELD area pleasant surprise for fans of this great cosmogony, plagued with a lot of references and hints (only for the smartest), which contribute to greater coherence if this series is incorporated into the order of Marvel movies. What are the Marvel movies about?
After determining the possibilities of each order of the Marvel movies for a big marathon, nothing better to refresh the memory of the most forgetful than remembering the plot of each one of them. Watch out! If you haven’t seen them all: there are spoilers. 1. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2007)
The first title that opened the UCM narrates how Tony Stark, a weapons manufacturer turned philanthropist, dedicates himself to fighting those who were once his clients using a state-of-the-art armor that he himself has manufactured. Iron Man would start a practice that will end up being a tradition in Marvel movies: include one or more short post-credits scenes with small clues about the plot of the next installment. Don’t stop the movie and wait until the end! 2. The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008)
Although the protagonist Edward Norton left the franchise once the film was filmed to be replaced by Mark Ruffalo, The Incredible Hulk is still considered within the UCM (proof of this is his post-credits dialogue); so it is advisable to include it in the order of Marvel movies.
In this film, the scientist Bruce Banner has fled after having developed a serum that has multiplied his abilities and turns him into a being of superhuman strength every time his pulse quickens. Now, Banner lives in anonymity, in fear of being found by the restless United States Government , which wishes to use the compound for its soldiers. 3. Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau, 2010)
In the second film foray of the metallic superhero, Tony Stark must face Ivan Vanko, a Russian physicist who has sworn to kill the billionaire for his personal revenge. CWe will also meet Natasha Romanoff (‘Black Widow’), a former Russian spy and worker for the SHIELD organization , who has to evaluate the suitability of Tony Stark as a future member of the ‘Avengers Initiative’. 4. Thor (Kenneth Branagh, 2011)
From Norse mythology comes the god of thunder, son of Odin. Thor appears on Earth stripped of his powers for failing to defend Asgard. Now, he must prove his worth and prove that he is worthy not only of mjolnir, but of the throne of Asgard as heir.
Kenneth Brannagh’s film, with clear Hamletian references, serves as a letter of introduction to a new Avenger, and anticipates who will be the antagonist of the first part of the Avengers: his stepbrother Loki.5. Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011)
Captain America’s first solo adventure takes us back to the early years of World War II, when a wimpy, wimpy boy from Brooklyn is singled out for treatment revolutionary that turned him into a super man. 6. The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
In its day, it was the most ambitious project of the UCM: the spectacular fight between Loki and the first six Avengers for the Tesseract , the Infinity Stone presented in the previous two tapes. Despite their initial disagreements, the heroes will end up showing that they are capable of cooperating to defeat a common enemy.
Remember that if you want to keep in mind the order of the Marvel movies, it is better that you wait for the scenes after the credits if you want to be aware of the important plots that are coming. 7. Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013)
After his confrontation with the demigod Loki, Tony Stark has developed severe post-traumatic stress that has led him to obsessively build his own legion of robotic armor , convinced that any force alien could return to threaten Earth. However, a new enemy who calls himself ‘The Mandarin’ makes Tony have to change his priorities if he wants to protect the ones he loves the most… 8. Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor, 2013)
The ruthless Malekith,a being belonging to an ancient race of elves , plans the destruction of the Universe through an Infinity Stone of enormous power: the Ether. The fight will move to Earth, where Thor will receive the help of his friends and his stepbrother Loki. 9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2014)
After waking up from his 70-year slumber, Captain America must put an end to the last remnants of HYDRA, fighting for control of SHIELD, alongside of Agent Romanoff. In addition, he will have to stop the so-called ‘Winter Soldier’ , a hit man who has been the architect of several crimes over the last 50 years.
Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s childhood friend whom he thought was dead, rejoins the saga and Sam Wilson (or ‘Falcon’), are the new signings that we will see again in the following installments. 10. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)
In Guardians of the Galaxy, a peculiar group of intergalactic criminals come together to stand up to Ronan , an ally of the almighty Thanos who longs to get hold of a coveted sphere that contains the Gem inside. power.
One of the best Marvel movies (if not, the best) for its renewed freshness and style. 11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Sequel to The Avengers, in which the sextet of superheroes join forces with new characters to stop the infamousUltron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark who has turned against humans.
On this occasion, we will attend the birth of Vision and the presentation of Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (‘Scarlet Witch’), three incorporations that join the group. 12. Ant-man (2015)
Considered by many to be a minor superhero, Ant-Man is one of the most distinguished members of the ‘The Avengers’ team in the vignettes , making his solo adventure (and its 2018 sequel ) will have a great importance in the order of the upcoming Marvel movies.
Scott Lang, after being released from prison, steals a sophisticated suit that allows him to shrink himself down to the size of an ant., in addition to being able to communicate with them and increase their strength. Alongside Hank Pym (the suit’s former owner and SHIELD co-founder), his daughter Hope van Dyne, and her misfit friends, Lang must act to thwart Darren Cross’s attempts to replicate the suit and market it. 13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
After the death of the king of Wakanda at the hands of an unknown terrorist, the Avengers group is divided into two camps, those who are in favor of being under the supervision of the United Nations Nations and that of those who prefer to act under their own rules.
The third chapter of Captain America is one of Marvel’s most mature proposals, in which the tensions that have been forged between the characters in the previous films will have their repercussions in the future when the group splits. Additionally, the movie introduces a new Spider-Man and Black Panther, both with their own movies on the way. 14. Doctor Strange (2016)
Marvel surprised when he decided to bring to the big screen the exploits of the sorcerer Dr. Strange, embodied here by a Benedict Cumberbatch in a state of grace.
After a fatal accident that prevents him from continuing to develop his profession as a surgeon, the one day prestigious Steve Strange travels to Tibet to find a cure that allows him to recover his skilled hands.There he will learn time control techniques to prevent the ancient Dormammu from devouring the planet Earth , using a small artifact, nothing less than the fourth Infinity Stone: Time. 15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
In this sequel to the 2014 blockbuster, Star-Lord is reunited with his missing father, a god who controls entire worlds at will and who wants to recruit his son for your mission . Faced with this dilemma, Quill must choose between loyalty to his teammates or making up for lost time with his only living relative.
Although it is a separate chapter in this transcendental chronicle for saving planets and recovering jewels of terrible power, and despite the fact that many do not take it into consideration in terms of the order of the Marvel movies; Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, although less ambitious, continues to retain that unique charm that its predecessor already enjoyed , with a visual section that makes the experience a joy if enjoyed on a suitable screen. 16. Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
Peter Parker is an ordinary boy from the neighborhood of Queens who one day received the bite of a radioactive spider, which gave him superhuman powers that he uses to help his fellow citizens and solve minor crimes. Eager to return to the orders of Tony Stark, the young Parker discovers a network of sales of weapons of alien origin that he is trying to overthrow. 17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor and Loki search for his exiled father through the confines of the Universe. Once they find him, Odin says goodbye to them and reveals that they both have an older sister: Hela, the Goddess of the Underworld . The two brothers, along with the Hulk and other beings, will team up to try to defeat this nefarious creature, who seeks to unleash Ragnarok on Asgard. 18. Black Panther (2018)
The now orphaned king of Wakanda, T’Challa, dons the Black Panther suit to defend his African nation from the threat of someone who intends to usurp the royal throne.
Wakanda, a nation that is very advanced in technological development and that has been able to hide its potential for many years, will be key in the war against the future invasion of Thanos . 19. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2018)
The long-awaited third part of The Avengers has undoubtedly broken all the schemes of what was predictable , both in terms of its box office receipts (it is the fourth film highest-grossing of all time around the world), as well as its dramatic ending.
The massacre perpetrated by the titan Thanos thanks to the Infinity Stones has killed half of the beings in the entire Universe, including many of our favorite characters. This tragedy has been a turning point that leaves us with several unknowns that, very surely, will have consequences in the continuity of the Marvel movies that are to come. 20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed, 2018)
Confined to his home under house arrest due to the events of Civil War, Scott Lang will play his return to prison again when Hank and Hope ask him for help to uncover a plot that he intends to steal material needed to open a portal to the quantum universe.
Although no one expected much after the rush of Infinity War and many overlooked it, it turns out that in Ant-Man and the Wasp lies the key to the fate of the Avengers… Will Scott be the key to saving his companions ? Where does he leave? that to Captain Marvel, next premiere of the factory
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