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In What Order Should I Watch the Marvel Movies and Shows?

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you may have found yourself wondering in what order should I watch the Marvel movies and shows? With so many films and TV series in the franchise, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to properly follow the storyline. But fear not, as we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive guide on how to watch the MCU in chronological order.

First, it’s important to note that there are two ways to watch the MCU – in release order or chronological order. Release order is the order in which the movies and shows were originally released, while chronological order is based on when each story takes place within the MCU timeline.

Release Order:
The first movie that kicked off the entire MCU was “Iron Man” released in 2008. From there, several other standalone films were released before leading up to “The Avengers” in 2012. Here are all of the movies and shows in release order:

– Iron Man (2008)
– The Incredible Hulk (2008)
– Iron Man 2 (2010)
– Thor (2011)
– Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
– The Avengers (2012)
– Iron Man 3 (2013)
– Thor: The Dark World (2013)
– Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
– Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
– Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
– Ant-Man (2015)
– Captain America: Civil War (2016)
– Doctor Strange (2016)
– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
– Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017)
– Thor: Ragnarok(2017)
– Black Panther(2018)
– Avengers: Infinity War(2018)
– Ant-Man and The Wasp( 2018)
– Captain Marvel(2019)
– Avengers: Endgame(2019)
– Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

TV Shows:
In addition to the films, there are also a number of TV shows within the MCU that take place in the same universe. These shows can be watched in release order as well. Here are all of the TV shows in release order:

– Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 (2013-2014)
– Agent Carter Season 1 (2015)
– Daredevil Season 1 (2015)
– Jessica Jones Season 1 (2015)
– Agents of S.

Season 2 (2014-2015)
– Daredevil Season 2 (2016)
– Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)
– Iron Fist Season 1 (2017)
– The Defenders Limited Series( 2017)
– Inhumans Limited Series(2017)
-The Punisher season 1( 2017)
-Agents of S. season 3,4 and so on.

Chronological Order:
If you prefer to watch the MCU in chronological order, then the viewing order would look a little different than release order. It’s important to note that while some movies and shows take place after others were released, they may actually occur earlier within the timeline of events.

Here’s how you should watch all of the movies and shows in chronological order:

-MCU Phase One

Captain America: The First Avenger
Agent Carter
Marvel’s One-Shot: Agent Carter
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
Thor
Marvel’s The Avengers

-MCU Phase Two

Marvel’s Agents Of S. – Season One Episodes 1 -7
Iron Man 3
Marvel’s Agents Of S. – Season One Episodes 8 -16
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel’s Agents Of S.

– Season One Episodes 17-22
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Daredevil (Seasons 1-2)
Jessica Jones (Season 1)
Marvel’s Agents Of S. – Season Two Episodes 1-19

-MCU Phase Three

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man
Captain America: Civil War
Black Widow (2021)
Doctor Strange
Black Panther
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
The Punisher (Seasons 1-2)
Jessica Jones (Seasons 2-3)
Luke Cage (Seasons 1-2)
Iron Fist (Seasons 1-2)
The Defenders
Inhumans Limited Series(2017)
Agents of S.
Runaways( Seasons 1-3)

Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Conclusion:

No matter what order you choose to watch the MCU in, whether it be release order or chronological order, you’re in for an epic adventure through the Marvel universe. Keep in mind that this is just a guide – feel free to mix it up and watch them in a different order if that’s what you prefer! But with this comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to easily follow along with the storylines and fully immerse yourself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.