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What Is the Order That the Marvel Movies Came Out?

If you’re a Marvel fan, you’d know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a vast and sprawling franchise. Spanning over 23 films, it can be overwhelming to figure out the correct order to watch them in. In this article, we’ll be breaking down the chronological order in which the Marvel movies came out.

Phase One

The first phase of the MCU consists of six movies and lays the foundation for the entire franchise. Here’s the order in which they were released:

  • Iron Man (2008): The movie that started it all, Iron Man introduced us to Tony Stark and set up his journey as a superhero.
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008): The second movie in Phase One, The Incredible Hulk follows Bruce Banner as he tries to cure himself of his condition while being pursued by General Ross.
  • Iron Man 2 (2010): The third movie in Phase One, Iron Man 2 sees Tony Stark facing new enemies and trying to keep his technology out of the wrong hands.
  • Thor (2011): The fourth movie in Phase One, Thor introduces us to Asgard and follows Thor’s journey on Earth as he learns what it takes to be a true hero.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011): The fifth movie in Phase One, Captain America: The First Avenger takes us back to World War II and shows how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America.
  • The Avengers (2012): The sixth and final movie in Phase One, The Avengers brings all of our favorite heroes together to fight against Loki and his army.

Phase Two

The second phase of the MCU consists of six movies as well and takes place after the events of The Avengers. Here’s the order in which they were released:

  • Iron Man 3 (2013): The first movie in Phase Two, Iron Man 3 sees Tony Stark facing his toughest challenge yet as he goes up against the Mandarin.
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013): The second movie in Phase Two, Thor: The Dark World follows Thor as he tries to save Asgard from an ancient enemy.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): The third movie in Phase Two, Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees Steve Rogers teaming up with Black Widow and Falcon to take down a new threat.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): The fourth movie in Phase Two, Guardians of the Galaxy introduces us to a new group of heroes and takes us on an adventure through space.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): The fifth movie in Phase Two, Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the Avengers facing off against Ultron, a powerful artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark.
  • Ant-Man (2015): The sixth and final movie in Phase Two, Ant-Man follows Scott Lang as he becomes Ant-Man and helps Hank Pym pull off a heist.

Phase Three

The third phase of the MCU consists of eleven movies and is divided into three parts. Here’s the order in which they were released:

Part One

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016): The first movie in Phase Three, Captain America: Civil War sees the Avengers split into two factions as they argue over the Sokovia Accords.
  • Doctor Strange (2016): The second movie in Phase Three, Doctor Strange introduces us to Stephen Strange and takes us on a journey through the mystical world.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017): The third movie in Phase Three, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sees our favorite group of misfits going on another adventure through space.
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): The fourth movie in Phase Three, Spider-Man: Homecoming follows Peter Parker as he tries to balance his life as a high school student and a superhero.
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017): The fifth movie in Phase Three, Thor: Ragnarok sees Thor teaming up with Hulk and Loki to save Asgard from destruction.
  • Black Panther (2018): The sixth movie in Phase Three, Black Panther takes us to Wakanda and introduces us to T’Challa as he becomes king and faces new challenges.

Part Two

  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018): The seventh movie in Phase Three, Avengers: Infinity War sees the Avengers facing off against Thanos as he tries to collect all of the Infinity Stones.
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018): The eighth movie in Phase Three, Ant-Man and The Wasp follows Scott Lang as he teams up with Hope van Dyne to find her mother in the Quantum Realm.
  • Captain Marvel (2019): The ninth movie in Phase Three, Captain Marvel takes us back to the 90s and introduces us to Carol Danvers as she becomes the most powerful hero in the universe.

Part Three

  • Avengers: Endgame (2019): The tenth movie in Phase Three, Avengers: Endgame sees the Avengers trying to undo the damage caused by Thanos and bring back their fallen comrades.
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019): The eleventh and final movie in Phase Three, Spider-Man: Far From Home follows Peter Parker as he goes on a school trip to Europe and faces new challenges.

Conclusion

That’s it! We hope this guide has helped you figure out the correct order to watch the Marvel movies.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just getting started, there’s something for everyone in this epic franchise. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy!