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What Is the Order the Marvel Movies Came Out?

If you’re a Marvel fan, you know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a vast and complex web of interconnected stories. With so many movies in the franchise, it can be challenging to keep track of the order in which they came out. In this article, we’ll break down the timeline of the MCU and answer the question, “What is the order the Marvel movies came out?”

Phase One: The Beginning of the MCU

The first phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe began with “Iron Man” in 2008, which introduced Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark to audiences. This film was followed by “The Incredible Hulk” later that same year. In 2010, “Iron Man 2” hit theaters and introduced us to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

Next up was “Thor” in 2011, which brought Chris Hemsworth’s Asgardian god to life on screen. This was followed by “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which took us back to World War II and introduced us to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who would later become Captain America.

Finally, Phase One concluded with “The Avengers” in 2012. This movie brought all of our favorite heroes together for the first time as they fought against Loki and his army.

Phase Two: Expanding the Universe

Phase Two kicked off in 2013 with “Iron Man 3,” which saw Tony Stark facing his toughest challenge yet. This was followed by “Thor: The Dark World,” which explored more of Asgardian mythology.

Next up was “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014, which saw Steve Rogers teaming up with Black Widow and new ally Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to take down a corrupt government agency. Then came “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a surprise hit that introduced us to a whole new group of heroes.

In 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” brought back our favorite heroes to face off against the villainous Ultron. Finally, Phase Two concluded with “Ant-Man,” which introduced us to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), the latest hero to don the Ant-Man suit.

Phase Three: The Endgame

Phase Three began with “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016. This movie saw the Avengers divided as they took sides in a battle over government oversight. Next up was “Doctor Strange,” which introduced us to the mystical side of the MCU.

In 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” brought back our favorite space-faring heroes, followed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which saw Tom Holland’s Spider-Man teaming up with Iron Man himself.

Next up was “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017, which gave us a humorous take on Thor’s adventures and introduced us to new characters like Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Then came “Black Panther” in 2018, which explored Wakandan culture and introduced us to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).

In 2018 and 2019 respectively, we got two Avengers movies – “Avengers: Infinity War” and then finally concluding with “Avengers: Endgame”. These movies brought together every hero from every corner of the MCU for an epic battle against Thanos, a villain who threatened to destroy half of all life in the universe.

Phase Four: The Future

The future of the MCU is still unfolding, but we’ve already seen some exciting developments. Phase Four kicked off with “Black Widow” in 2021, which explored Natasha Romanoff’s past.

Next up is “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which will introduce us to a new hero. We’ll also see new movies for heroes like Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Thor, as well as new shows on Disney+ like “Loki” and “Hawkeye.”


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a vast and complex web of interconnected stories, but by following the order in which the movies came out, you can get a better understanding of how it all fits together. From Phase One to Phase Four, the MCU has given us countless hours of entertainment and will continue to do so for years to come.