God knows how many minutes this full list runs to, but the Apollo 11 lads would be getting on for Jupiter by the time the credits roll on. That’s a fairly hefty to-watch list to be getting on with. Then came the start of the The Multiverse Saga, which we’re currently knee-deep in. And before you set out to watch the whole thing top to tail, you need to work out exactly what order you’re going to watch them in.
Again, takes place at the same time as Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. Introduces Thor and sets up the big finale of Phase one of the MCU. Hawkeye also makes his first appearance in Thor, ahead of Avengers. Here’s a guide to the chronological order you should watch all 24 Marvel films.
- Tony Stark makes it clear he’s looking for a way out of the avenging business, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff join the fray, and Vision is born via the Mind Stone.
- Following an entire calendar year without so much as a morsel of big, loud superhero fare, the Marvel Cinematic Universe train chugged back into a healthy sprint in 2021.
- The first Avengers-level Marvel movie in the fourth phase was always going to be a tough one to get right.
- The film sets up the SSR which we later know as S.H.I.E.L.D. and also gives us the history and earliest known location of the Tesseract on Earth.
Under the stewardship of writer-director James Gunn , the MCU expanded properly into the cosmos, with wise-cracking, anarchy and a talking tree. If you are a superhero fan, then you have been spoiled rotten this past decade – as this best Marvel movies list proves. Phew – that’s it, how to watch all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order. Of course, we’ll be updating this when more come out, so check back if you want to stay up to date. Check out our guides onBlack Panther 2and She-Hulkfor what’s coming next.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with Black Widow; there’s just not a lot right with it either. Its main problem is a deadly case of dreaded ‘prequelitis’ that saps it of any immediacy. Less of a movie more of a pitch meeting for the wider MCU to follow; Iron Man 2 is easily the worst Iron Man movie. Still, Downey Jr’s got more charisma in his little finger than most people have in their whole hand (that’s still a lot), and he elevates what’s essentially an advert for the rest of Phase 1 into something more memorable. The natural charm of Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth save the film from the bottom of the list but let’s be honest. Despite the talent involved, there’s very little to recommend about Moon Knight.
Iron Man completed the journey his character’s been on since the begining , we finally got the Avengers to assemble, and Cap picked up Mjolnir. Instead, they moved the timeline on five years and decided to go all out on spectacle. This is the fan-service frosted dessert to Infinity War’s emotional main course of sad sausage and morose mash, and as far as puddings go, it’s a pretty sweet one. Watiti also managed to tap into Chris Hemsworth’s natural comedic talents changing the character of Thor from a serious warrior type to a bizarre and pompous alien who’s completely out of his depth.
Arguably the best of the impressive trio of Captain America films, what sets this aside is the push towards an undercurrent of political thriller. Plus, it marked the film where the Russo brothers brought their directorial talents to the MCU, landing the job in part after their work on superbly staged episodes of the comedy show Community. Their love of cinema shines right through, too, from exquisitely staged elevator fight moments, to the tips of the hat to the likes of Heat. Guardians of the Galaxy is a joyous picture that celebrates comic book silliness while being a solid science fiction movie. Its greatest strength is its cast of weird and wonderful characters that audiences almost immediately fell in love with. The movie’s only major failing is probably the third act which turns into a bit of an explosion-fest, even if it’s fun seeing Tony jump from armour to armour on the fly.
Disney+: Loki S2 Summer
So, to make things easy for you, we’ve listed all the Marvel films in chronological order below, so you can settle in for a full MCU marathon. On top of having a million characters to keep a track of, there’s also the tricky question of the Marvel timeline and which order the films actually take place in. The Disney+ series focuses on Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch and the alternate sitcom reality in which she is living in. In episode 4, it’s revealed that the events takes place a few weeks after Hulk’s snap in Endgame. A grown-up Monica Rambeau returns from the blip and heads back to work for S.W.O.R.D. who are investigating Westview, the town that Wanda ends up in after fighting against Thanos. There’s two orders in which you can watch all 24 Marvel films before the release of Black Widow.
Representing something far greater than the sum of its parts, Marvel’s first Black superhero got a solid gold stand-alone movie that arrived far too late. Marvel insiders told The Sun that the chart topper has deals in place which could lock him into their movie world for at least five films. Guardian’s director James Gunn also took to the stage to share a new trailer for the third film, telling fans that it was the “end” of the story for the characters. If you don’t already know, Secret Wars was a 12 issue comic book series that saw the destruction of several universes, creating a new planet known as Battleworld. If you thought the Avengers team up in Endgame was impressive, Secret Wars sees the Avengers team up with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. As much as I’m enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s phase four line-up, it does feel like Marvel is having a bit of mid-life crisis.
Marvel outlines Phase 6
What we do know however is that Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role of Loki, Owen Wilson as Agent Mobius and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer. Devery Jacobs will also be joining the team although it is in an undisclosed role. After Black Panther smashed box office records as the second-highest grossing film of 2018 with over $1.3billion, the sequel is nearly upon us. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced that Wakanda Forever would serve as the final chapter of Phase Four of the MCU. Michael Giacchino’s Marvel Halloween special is scheduled to be released on Disney+ this October.
Downey Jr at that stage was more known for on-screen problems than on-screen charm. Note too that it was Paramount Pictures, rather than Disney, that took the gamble on distributing it. Hindsight factory-publishing is easy, of course, but in the run up to Guardians Of The Galaxy’s release, the internet was awash with thinkpieces suggesting this would be the movie where the MCU came a cropper.