Avengers: Endgame is getting closer by the day, and the anticipation is killing all Marvel fans throughout the globe. After the devastating ending in Infinity War, fans are going to be sitting on the edge of their seat for this one.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of heroes, villains and eruptions. Officially started in 2008 with the release of Iron Man, now consists over 20 movies and more than 10 TV shows, with more incoming.
It is quite hard to keep up with all that glorious nerdy goodness. Some people like to make their life easier by just watching them in the release order. But, how can you really call yourself a true fan then? Let’s tune up the geek dial a little!
Watching all of the Marvel movies in the chronological ought to be a little tricky. TIME attempted to sort it, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger back in 40s, then hopping to 2008 when Iron Man first released but now has skidded up 2 years putting the events in 2010.
And somehow, Captain Marvel comes around in 1995 but the entire thing comes after Tony Stark becomes Iron Man officially. It sounds messy, at this point. So, to save you all the trouble, here’s the correct timeline of all Marvel movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Official Timeline of All the Marvel Movies:
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Black Panther (2018)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Ant-Man & the Wasp (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
And last but not least, soon to be released in this year are Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home. We do know that Endgame will take off right from where Infinity War ended in 2017, and somehow Far From Home should be happening after Homecoming a year before.
Before it gets more confusing and gives you a headache, just remember that MCU post-credit scenes do not matter. Yes, they’re merely fun throwaways to fuel up enthusiastic fans. For instance, Ant-Man & the Wasp occur a few months before Infinity War supposedly, however the post credit is during Thanos’ attack. So, the timeline is obviously overlapping. Post-credit are simply added sugar and spice to the stories.
In all honesty, it isn’t right to think that these films are only to be watched or enjoyed in one specific way. It is believed this is the best way to experience the franchise in its entirety. But then again, it doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. Whatever the choice is, it is still another reason to sit in front of the screen and have a fun marathon! Don’t forget to go grab your tickets for Avengers: Endgame too!
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