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The Ultimate Guide To Watch And Understand The Marvel Cinematic Universe

26 de octubre de 2018

Oliver G. Alvar

In case you haven’t seen the movies, or you forgot, or you simply didn’t understand, here’s a quick guide to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in order without going through all the previous films.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) can be rather confusing for newcomers and casual viewers, and with the sheer amount of films out there, it's hard (and daunting) to get into the epic superhero saga. After all, the MCU is a carefully crafted web in which each film plays a unique and far-reaching role, so missing just one could lead to gaps in your understanding of this convoluted fictional world. So, for those intending to watch the next Marvel film without watching (or re-watching) the previous ones, or for those who simply are having a hard time getting into or understanding the films, we got a brief summary of the most important points in each movie to make things a little easier for you.

It's a long guide, but do take note of the order if you only want to watch the films, or read the bullet-points to get a hang of the key elements of the plot that will come back in future films. Obviously, this guide is filled with spoilers!

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Phase One

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Fictional year: 1942









Iron Man (2008)

Fictional year: 2008






The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Fictional year: 2008




Iron Man 2 (2010)

Fictional year: 2010




Thor (2011)

Fictional year: 2011








The Avengers (2012)

Fictional year: 2012







Phase Two

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Fictional year: 2013



Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Fictional year: 2013








Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Fictional year: 2014







Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Fictional year: 2014









Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Fictional year: 2014






Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Fictional year: 2015









Ant-Man (2015)

Fictional year: 2015







Phase Three

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Fictional year: 2016










Spider Man: Homecoming (2017)

Fictional year: 2016




Black Panther (2018)

Fictional year: 2016




Doctor Strange (2016)

Fictional year: 2016-2017






Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Fictional year: 2017-2018











Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

Fictional year: 2018






Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Fictional year: 2018




























Phew, that was a lot! We told you it was the ultimate guide! And this is just the films. There's a whole more to the MCU if you also include all the TV Series. But let's leave those aside for now, since you'll still be able to understand pretty much everything without watching them. We hope this guide helps you get ready for Marvel's Captain Marvel, coming in March, 2019!


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TAGS: film list movie release
SOURCES: Inverse Independent

Oliver G. Alvar

Creative Writer


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