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What Are the 22 Marvel Movies?

If you’re a Marvel fan, you might be wondering how many Marvel movies are there? As of 2021, there are 22 Marvel movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

These movies have been released over the past decade and have become a cultural phenomenon. In this article, we will take a look at each of these 22 movies and their plotlines.

Phase One: Avengers Assemble

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man is the first movie in the MCU and introduces us to Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark is a billionaire industrialist who invents an armored suit to save his life after being kidnapped. The movie is directed by Jon Favreau and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk. The movie follows Bruce Banner as he tries to cure himself of his condition while being hunted by the military.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 is directed by Jon Favreau and sees Tony Stark facing new enemies while also dealing with personal issues. The movie introduces Scarlett Johansson’s character Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

Thor (2011)

Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and introduces us to the God of Thunder, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth. Thor is banished from Asgard and sent to Earth where he falls in love with Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America. The movie follows Steve Rogers as he becomes a super-soldier and fights against the Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving.

Avengers Assemble (2012)

Avengers Assemble is directed by Joss Whedon and brings together all the superheroes introduced in the previous movies. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye team up to fight against Loki and his alien army.

Phase Two: Age of Ultron

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black and sees Tony Stark dealing with anxiety attacks after the events of Avengers Assemble. The movie also introduces us to the villain Mandarin.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor and sees Thor facing a new enemy called Malekith. The movie also explores the relationship between Thor and his brother Loki.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and sees Steve Rogers teaming up with Black Widow and Falcon to take down a new enemy called Winter Soldier.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and introduces us to a new group of heroes. Peter Quill/Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, forms a team with Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot to save the galaxy from Ronan.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron is once again directed by Joss Whedon. In this movie, the Avengers face off against Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark that turns evil.

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. The movie follows Scott Lang as he becomes the new Ant-Man and helps to save the world from an evil organization.

Phase Three: Infinity War and Endgame

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War is once again directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie sees the Avengers split into two factions, one led by Captain America and the other by Iron Man, over a disagreement about government oversight.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. The movie introduces us to the mystical side of the MCU.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is once again directed by James Gunn. The movie sees Peter Quill discovering more about his father while also facing off against a new enemy called Ego.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The movie sees Peter Parker balancing his high school life with being a superhero while also facing off against Vulture.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and sees Thor teaming up with Hulk to save Asgard from destruction at the hands of Hela, played by Cate Blanchett.

Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. The movie takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and sees T’Challa becoming the new king of Wakanda.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War is once again directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. In this movie, the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from obtaining all the Infinity Stones.

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and The Wasp is once again directed by Peyton Reed. The movie sees Scott Lang teaming up with Hope van Dyne/Wasp to save her mother from the quantum realm.

Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. The movie takes place in the 90s and introduces us to a new hero who becomes instrumental in stopping Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame is once again directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie sees the Avengers trying to reverse the effects of Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts. The movie sees Peter Parker going on a school trip to Europe while also facing off against a new enemy called Mysterio.

Conclusion

These are all 22 Marvel movies that make up the MCU. Each of these movies has its unique plotline, but they all come together to form a larger story about heroes saving the world from evil forces. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just getting into the MCU, these movies are sure to entertain with their action-packed scenes, witty humor, and engaging stories.