The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has a complex story. The plot is forward and backward, so you can’t follow the story in sequence based on when the film was released.
Apart from getting to know the characters Super hero one by one, you also need to watch according to the time chronology that the MCU made so you don’t get confused with the storyline. Let’s look at the sequence of Marvel films based on the following MCU story chronology!
1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
To start the story, you need to watch the story of Steve Rogers as Captain America. The story is set in 1942 during World War II, when Steve was the subject of a United States military technology experiment.
2. Captain Marvel (2019)
Although the release was not long ago, the Captain Marvel movie tells a story far from before the fans Super hero other than Captain America. In 1995, Starforce military member Carol Danvers had an accident that gave her super powers.
3. Iron Man (2008)
This film tells of Tony Stark for the first time creating costumes and characters Super hero Iron Man. It was the first MCU film to hit theaters and marked the success of Marvel Studios.
4. Iron Man 2 (2010)
Tony Stark’s identity is starting to be revealed, making the government want Tony to give up his armor. In this film, Natasha Romanoff appears for the first time. He was sent by Nick Fury to oversee Tony Stark for the Avengers Initiative project.
5. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Those of you who are familiar with the character Bruce Banner aka Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, must also watch this film when the Hulk is still played by Edward Norton. Tells the story of the beginning of Bruce who became an experimental material for serum containing gamma rays so that he transformed into a big green monster.
6. Thor (2011)
The character of Thor was introduced in this film which was released in theaters in 2011. The first son of the king of Asgard, Odin, was banished to Earth for causing a war that was enough to make Asgard chaotic.
7. The Avengers (2012)
For the first time the Super hero MCU, such as Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Hawkeye are collected in one film. Sixth Super hero this is known as The Original Six in the Avengers team.
8. Iron Man 3 (2013)
This film marks the beginning of Phase 2 of the MCU. Tony Stark gets a new enemy who wants revenge because his hometown is a victim of war using weapons from Stark Industries.
9. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor’s story continues after The Avengers. He is now fighting to save Asgard from Malekith’s interference. Many details that appear related to the story in the future of the MCU. Including the appearance of the Infinity Stones.
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Steve Rogers’ anxiety about losing Bucky turned out to be a new chapter. Bucky gets hypnotized and switches sides in favor of the enemy. Bucky, known as the Winter Soldier, also attempts to kill Steve.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) is a movie Super hero second spaceship released after Thor. Tells the story of how Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Drax met who fought for the Infinity Stones.
12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
The Guardian’s journey in eliminating evil across the Galaxy. In the midst of that, they uncover the story of Peter Quill who turns out to be a descendant of half god and half human.
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Stark’s attempt to make a peacekeeping robot ends in disaster. The robot, which was developed from the Mind Stone that came from Loki’s stick, actually has an evil plan to destroy the Earth. Once again the Avengers gathered.
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14. Ant-Man (2015)
Ant-Man plotted to end Phase 2 of the MCU by Marvel. The story begins when Dr. Hank Pym makes costumes with technology that can shrink and enlarge the human body and can control ants. Hank Pym and Scott Lang’s encounter makes him bring out a costume that has been hidden for a long time because it is dangerous.
15. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
This film presents the feud between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark who are at odds. This feud happened because Tony was pro-law that requires Super hero reveal identity, while Rogers opposed the contents of the law.
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker first entered the MCU and made a few appearances in Captain America: Civil War. After the fight, Peter returns to Queens and becomes Spider-Man with the support of a sophisticated costume from Tony Stark.
17. Doctor Strange (2016)
A serious car accident begins the journey of Stephen Strange, a surgeon who lost his job in the accident. This spiritual journey brought him to meet The Ancient One to get the Time Stone.
18. Black Widow (2021)
Black Widow into Phase 4 of the MCU. Even so, the setting of this film takes place before the events Avengers: Infinity War and after Captain America: Civil War which is in Phase 3. Tells about Natasha’s past before joining the Avengers.
19. Black Panther (2017)
T’Challa also made his first appearance in civil wars, for searching for his father’s killer. After returning to Wakanda, he was made king and had to deal with Eric Killmonger who wanted to become the ruler of Wakanda.
20. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
After the battle Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor is imprisoned on Planet Sakaar without his hammer. He had to fight a gladiator fight with the Hulk who took a ‘leave’ there, so he could return to Asgard to stop Hela, who turned out to be Odin’s first child.
21. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
His siding with Steve Rogers in the events of Civil War put Scott Lang under house arrest. Then he got an emergency mission from Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym’s son. The rescue of Hope’s mother in the Quantum Realm is at the heart of the story in this film.
22. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The Avengers face their strongest enemy, Thanos, who is after the Infinity Stones. Part Super hero The Avengers disappeared after Thanos managed to snap his fingers. There’s also a story about Thor getting a new weapon after losing Mjolnir in the movie Thor: Ragnarok.
23. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
This film is a story at the end of Phase 3 of the MCU. Endgame is also the last story of the Avengers who were divided after successfully restoring half the human population through Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm.
24. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Marvel announced Super hero new in Phase 4. This film tells the story of a mysterious organization called the Ten Rings which was built by Shang-Chi’s father. The scramble for the Ten Rings uncovers the organization that was part of the kidnapping of Tony Stark.
25. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
After returning from the ‘blip’ caused by Thanos, Peter Parker goes on a vacation trip to Europe. His vacation time is interrupted by Nick Fury who asks for his help in dealing with the evil attacks of The Elementals.
26. Eternals (2021)
Thanos’ snap of the finger that wipes out half the human population makes the world worse. Deviant is the cause, he is the figure of the oldest enemy of mankind who has returned to chaos. Para Super hero Immortals that have existed since 7 centuries ago are summoned and join forces to protect Earth from Deviants.
Well, that’s the sequence of Marvel films according to the MCU time chronology. So after this, I’m not confused anymore, okay?
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