In what order should the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which hosts more than 20 movies, be watched?
More than 20 films include in The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), all set in the same universe and interconnected in terms of plot. The MCU, which has grossed over $22.5 billion at the global box office, is the highest-paid movie franchise of all time. In fact, 8 of the 25 highest-grossing films in 2021 belong to Marvel Studios.
Marvel releases its films in two different groups. The first group;
- It begins with Iron Man (2008), distributed by Paramount Pictures, and ends with Disney’s involvement with The Avengers (2012).
- The second group, which started with Iron Man 3, ends with Ant-Man (2015).
Currently working to expand the fourth group, Marvel continues to add new films to the universe. After seeing so much confusion, you may be intimidated. But you don’t have to worry.
Marvel movies in order to watch
Not everyone agrees on whether Marvel movies should be viewed chronologically or by release date. We still wanted to list them according to both types. You can start from the order you want according to your taste. If you are one of those who care about ‘continuity’, it will be good for you to watch Marvel movies in chronological order. In this way, you will understand the plot better and you will not experience the feeling of disconnection from time to time.
Here’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe watch order in chronological order:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: 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
- Black Widow
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Doctor Strange
- Black Panther
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Endgame
- Spider-Man: Far from Home
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
As with Marvel, the Avengers viewing order is of paramount importance. Because Avengers; It’s home to many of the major characters, from Iron Man to Thanos.
Possible Spoiler Warning: Before the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie, suggesting to watch all other spiderman movies in order. (Beside of MCU movie list)