Marvel Movies in Order a How to Guide on Watching the Films in the Absolute Correct Order Update 2021

Marvel Movies in Order

Are you trying to figure out how to watch the Marvel movies in order? You’ve arrived at the right place. Here’s a rundown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in chronological order.

The first thing you’ll need to know if you’re planning a MCU watch party in 2021 is how to stream the Marvel movies in order. This article will show you how to stream Marvel movies in both chronological and debut order, as well as how to use the MCU timeline. We’ll also go into how MCU Television shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier fit into the film’s structure.

Marvel Movies in Order: Chronologically

Marvel Movies in Order
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This is how to stream all the Marvel movies in sequence, starting with Steve Rogers’ WWII origins in Captain America: The First Avenger and concluding with Peter’s secondary school adventure in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Then you’ll see the MCU developments unfold in chronological order, watch them in this sequence. If you’re curious about the timelines for WandaVision and The Falcon and Winter Soldier, they’re set after Endgame but before Far From Home, and you can find them further below.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (takes place during WWII)
  • Captain Marvel (takes place in 1995)
  • Iron Man (takes place in 2010)
  • Iron Man 2 (takes place after Iron Man)
  • The Incredible Hulk (time unspecified, pre-Avengers)
  • Thor (takes place six months before Avengers)
  • The Avengers (takes place in 2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (takes place six months after The Avengers)
  • Thor: Dark World (post-Avengers, pre-Ultron)
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier (post-Avengers, pre-Ultron)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (sometime in 2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (after Guardians)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (takes place in 2015)
  • Ant-Man (takes place in 2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (post-Ultron, pre-Infinity War)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (post-Civil War, pre-Infinity War)
  • Doctor Strange (takes place in 2016)
  • Black Panther (takes place in 2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (post-Ultron, pre-Infinity War)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (takes place in 2017)
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (ambiguous, but fits nicely between IW and Endgame)
  • Avengers: Endgame (starts in 2017, finishes in 2022)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (nine months post-Endgame)

If you have already watched WandaVision on Disney+ then you might realize that it takes place only a few weeks after the events of Endgame. The Falcon and Winter Soldier take place around 7 months after Endgame. This puts both shows before Spider-Man: Far From Home.

We’ll update this list once Black Widow is released in July 2021 – it’s already been reported that the film takes place after Captain America: Civil War, but we won’t include it until we have all had a chance to watch it. That way we know exactly where on the list it is.

Marvel Movies in Order: Phase and Release Date

Marvel Movies in Order
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1st Phase marvel movies in order:

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

2nd Phase marvel movies in order:

  • 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)

3rd Phase marvel movies in order:

  • 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)

4th Phase marvel movies in order:

  • WandaVision (TV show)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV show – March 19, 2021)
  • Loki (TV show – June 11, 2021)
  • Black Widow (July 9, 2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)
  • The Eternals (November 5, 2021)
  • Ms Marvel (TV show – late 2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022)
  • The Marvels (November 11, 2022)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)

Future Phase

  • Blade (TBD)
  • Fantastic Four (TBD)
  • Hawkeye (TV show – TBA)
  • She-Hulk (TV show – TBA)
  • Moon Knight (TV show – TBA)
  • Secret Invasion (TV show – TBA)
  • Ironheart (TV show – TBA)
  • Armor Wars (TV show – TBA)
  • Wakanda series (TV show – TBA)

Marvel Movies in Order on Disney +

Since Universal and Sony own the distribution rights to the Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man films, they are not available on Disney Plus. If you want to watch those complete Marvel films, you’ll have to purchase or rent it on DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital. Below are the Marvel movies available on Disney Plus in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Iron Man 2
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Captain Marvel
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Black Panther
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

In addition, these are the shows that will be available on Disney Plus. Aside from WandaVision, the release dates for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki were confirmed at Disney’s Investor Day in late 2020. There are just estimates and can change from now till then.

  • WandaVision (now available)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March 19, 2021 – now available)
  • Loki (June 11, 2021)
  • What If…? (Summer 2021)
  • Ms Marvel (late 2021)
  • Hawkeye (late 2021)
  • She-Hulk (TBA)
  • Moon Knight (TBA)
  • Secret Invasion (TBA)
  • Ironheart (TBA)
  • Armor Wars (TBA)
  • Wakanda series (TBA)

If you like Superheroes you might enjoy Jupiters Legacy now on Netflix

Wanting to watch these on Disney+? You can do that here.

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