To watch Marvel Studios films on release dates makes a lot of sense, but doing so results in a confusing storyline.

Fortunately, we’ve got your back. Here’s how to watch Marvel movies in order.

Captain America

The first avenger tells a narrative before the events of Thor: The Dark World.

Captain Marvel 

There is a fight between the Kree and the Skrulls, an interplanetary conflict that Captain Marvel finds herself in.

The Iron Man 

Weapons experiments are taking place abroad when terrorists captureTony Stark and force him to construct a great weapon.

Iron Man 2  

The events of Iron Man 2 take place two years after the events of the first Iron Man.


Thor arrives in New Mexico in Iron Man 2, and Coulson leaves his mission to watch Tony Stark deal with a crisis there.

The Hulk 

The Hulk has gone on a rampage at a college, and this narrative took place in 2010.

The Avengers 

The history resumes after a brief pause after the Iron Man 2/Thor/Incredible Hulk cluster.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 takes place around Christmas of 2012.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World provides an update on the events that have taken place since the previous film.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America and Black Widow are introduced as they investigate a S.H.I.E.L.D. Plot.

The Guardians of the Galaxy

They must work together to stop the fanatical warrior intent on purging the universe of all life.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

This takes place mere months after the events of the first film.

Avengers: Age of Ultron 

Age of Ultron introduced Tony Stark’s development of artificial intelligence known as Ultron.


Set after the happenings of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Captain America: Civil War

This movie introduces Steve as the leader of a newly created squad of Avengers.

Black Panther 

T’Challa returns to Wakanda following the death of the Wakandan monarch T’Chaka.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

All characters in spider man’s life, including his classmates, are introduced to the viewer in the film.

Black Widow 

Natasha is forced to face the darkest corners of her ledger.

Doctor Strange 

In Captain America: Civil War, Dr. Stephen Strange is particularly mentioned.

Thor: Ragnarok 

In Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, Thor’s universe is on the verge of exploding.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Wasp is introduced as Ant-Man’s partner.

Avengers: Infinity War 

Avengers: Infinity War is the first of those films that plan on a two-part narrative.

Avengers: Endgame 

In terms of Avengers: Endgame, the film’s most meaningful events take place after.


Two superheroes were enjoying their perfect life, and both began to wonder about their reality.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home has been set in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Sam Wilson tries to take the armor of Captain America in Falcon and Winter Soldier. 

Shang-Chi and The Legend Of the Ten Rings 

Shang-Chi is forced to face the past he believed he had left behind because of his dad.

There you have it! Make sure you’ve prepared some popcorn; you’re going to understand the release date complexity, and don’t forget to enjoy!


  1. Seems interesting for anyone really invested in Marvel. I never really pictured a sequence for those movies since I don’t really keep up with every Marvel movie, but it makes sense.

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