MCU Timeline: All Marvel Movies and TV Shows in Order

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This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, a complete order for everything in the MCU, from the films, to the Netflix shows, to the Disney+ shows. You can view this in chronological order (by default) or sort by release date, title, or author/director.

What’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline?

This timeline takes all of the media in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and places it in chronological order. The default timeline lists each work in chronological order. An item is placed based on where most of it takes place. We don’t break up stories so that portions of an MCU film take place elsewhere. This list includes media from the following elements of the MCU:

  • The MCU Films: These make up the backbone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. The films started with Iron Man in 2008. However, the first chronological film is Captain America: The First Avenger. Marvel Studios has since continued to release these films at an alarming rate.
  • MCU Television : This timeline includes the shows from ABC that are part of the MCU. These include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (AOS), Agent Carter, Inhumans and others.
  • MCU Netflix Television: Though they may seem like a completely different universe (and they might be non-canon), the Marvel Netflix shows do fit into the MCU. However, they take place in isolation compared to the rest of the Marvel Universe. These shows include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher.
  • MCU Tie-in Comics: This timeline includes the tie-in comics that are canonical in the MCU timeline. Usually, these are short preludes to the main films.
  • One-shots: Marvel has produced a few one-shot short films for the MCU. We include these as well.
  • Disney+ Shows: These shows take place in the MCU with as much importance and relevance to the overall plot. They are far more involved and canonical than, say, the Netflix shows.

Timeline Table

Here you will find everything in one sortable and filterable list. If you need to, you can also download a CSV of the entire thing. Read on for a detailed breakdown of the entire MCU timeline and order.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Captain America: First VengeanceGraphic NovelFred Van Lente2011-06-29PreludesCaptain America
2Captain America: The First AvengerFilmJoe Johnson2011-07-22Phase 1, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America
3Captain America: The First Avenger (comic)Graphic NovelPeter David2013-12-11PreludesAdaptation of the film.Captain America
4Agent CarterShort FilmLouis D’Esposito2013-09-03One-ShotIn lieu of the show, this may not be canon.
5Agent Carter 1.01: Now is Not the EndTV EpisodeLouis D'Esposito2015-01-06ABC
6Agent Carter 1.02: Bridge and TunnelTV EpisodeJoseph V. Russo2015-01-06ABC
7Agent Carter 1.03: Time and TideTV EpisodeScott Winant2015-01-13ABC
8Agent Carter 1.04: The Blitzkrieg ButtonTV EpisodeStephen Cragg2015-01-27ABC
9Agent Carter 1.05: The Iron CeilingTV EpisodePeter Leto2015-02-03ABC
10Agent Carter 1.06: A Sin to ErrTV EpisodeStephen Williams2015-02-10ABC
11Agent Carter 1.07: SnafuTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2015-02-17ABC
12Agent Carter 1.08: ValedictionTV EpisodeChristopher Misiano2015-02-24ABC
13Agent Carter 2.01: The Lady in the LakeTV EpisodeLawrence Trilling2016-01-19ABC
14Agent Carter 2.02: A View in the DarkTV EpisodeLawrence Trilling2016-01-19ABC
15Agent Carter 2.03: Better AngelsTV EpisodeDavid Platt2016-01-26ABC
16Agent Carter 2.04: Smoke & MirrorsTV EpisodeDavid Platt2016-02-02ABC
17Agent Carter 2.05: The Atomic JobTV EpisodeCraig Zisk2016-02-09ABC
18Agent Carter 2.06: Life of the PartyTV EpisodeCraig Zisk2016-02-16ABC
19Agent Carter 2.07: MonstersTV EpisodeMetin Huseyin2016-02-16ABC
20Agent Carter 2.08: The Edge of MysteryTV EpisodeMetin Huseyin2016-02-23ABC
21Agent Carter 2.09: A Little Song and DanceTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2016-02-23ABC
22Agent Carter 2.10: Hollywood EndingTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2016-03-01ABC
23Ant-Man PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2015-03-04Preludes
24Captain MarvelFilmAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck2019-03-08Phase 3, Main Story
25Iron ManFilmJon Favreau2008-05-02Phase 1, Main Story, Essential MCUIron Man
26Iron Man: I Am Iron ManGraphic NovelPeter David2010-02-24PreludesAdaptation of the film.Iron Man
27Iron Man 2: Public IdentityGraphic NovelJoe Casey2010-05-12PreludesIron Man
28Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Comic IssueJoe Casey2010-09-01PreludesIron Man
29Black Panther PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2017-11-15Preludes
30Stark Expo VideosWebMarvel Studios2010-04-27A multimedia website with various videos related to Iron Man 2. Available online.
31Iron Man 2FilmJon Favreau2010-05-07Phase 1, Main StoryIron Man, Black Widow
32
Iron Man 2 (comic)Graphic NovelChristos N. Gage2012-12-05PreludesAdaptation of the film.Iron Man
33The Incredible HulkFilmLouis Leterrier2008-06-13Phase 1, Main Story
34The ConsultantShort FilmLeythum2011-09-13One-ShotIncluded in the Thor Blu-ray/DVDIron Man
35A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s HammerShort FilmLeythum2011-10-25One-ShotIncluded in the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray/DVD
36ThorFilmKenneth Branagh2011-05-06Phase 1, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
37
Thor (comic)Graphic NovelChristos N. Gage2013-02-20PreludesAdaptation of the film.Loki
38Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big WeekGraphic NovelChris Yost2012-04-18Preludes
39Avengers Prelude: Black Widow StrikesGraphic NovelFred Van Lente2012-06-06PreludesBlack Widow
40The AvengersFilmJoss Whedon2012-05-04Phase 1, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Iron Man, Loki, Black Widow
41Item 47Short FilmLouis D’Esposito2012-09-25One-ShotIncluded in the Avengers Blu-ray/DVD
42Iron Man 3 PreludeGraphic NovelChristos Gage2013-02-06Preludes
43Iron Man 3FilmShane Black2013-05-03Phase 2, Main StoryIron Man
44All Hail the KingShort FilmDrew Pearce2014-02-04One-ShotIncluded in the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray/DVD
45Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.01: PilotTV EpisodeJoss Whedon2013-09-24ABC
46Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.02: 0-Eight-FourTV EpisodeDavid Straiton2013-10-01ABC
47Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.03: The AssetTV EpisodeMilan Cheylov2013-10-08ABC
48Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.04: Eye-SpyTV EpisodeRoxann Dawson2013-10-15ABC
49Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.05: Girl in the Flower DressTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2013-10-22ABC
50Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.06: FZZTTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2013-11-05ABC
51Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.07: The HubTV EpisodeBobby Roth2013-11-12ABC
52Thor: The Dark World PreludeGraphic NovelChris Yost2013-07-10Preludes
53Thor: The Dark WorldFilmAlan Taylor2013-11-08Phase 2, Main StoryLoki
54Thor: Ragnarok PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2017-07-05Preludes
55Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.08: The WellTV EpisodeJonathan Frakes2013-11-19ABC
56Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.09: RepairsTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2013-11-26ABC
57Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.10: The BridgeTV EpisodeHolly Dale2013-12-10ABC
58Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.11: The Magical PlaceTV EpisodeKevin Hooks2014-01-07ABC
59Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.12: SeedsTV EpisodeKenneth Fink2014-01-14ABC
60The Winter Soldier: InfiniteComic IssuePeter David2014-01-28Preludes
61Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.13: T.R.A.C.K.S.TV EpisodePaul Edwards2014-02-04ABC
62Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.14: T.A.H.I.T.I.TV EpisodeBobby Roth2014-03-04ABC
63Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.15: Yes MenTV EpisodeJohn Terlesky2014-03-11ABC
64Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.16: End of the BeginningTV EpisodeBobby Roth2014-04-01ABC
65Captain America: The Winter SoldierFilmAnthony Russo, Joe Russo2014-04-04Phase 2, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
66Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Sceptre'd IsleComic IssueWill Corona Pilgrim2015-02-04Preludes
67Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.17: Turn, Turn, TurnTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2014-04-08ABC
68Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.18: ProvidenceTV EpisodeMilan Cheylov2014-04-15ABC
69Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.19: The Only Light in the DarknessTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2014-04-22ABC
70Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.20: Nothing PersonalTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2014-04-29ABC
71Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.21: RagtagTV EpisodeRoxann Dawson2014-05-06ABC
72Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.22: Beginning of the EndTV EpisodeDavid Straiton2014-05-13ABC
73Guardians of the Galaxy: PreludeGraphic NovelDan Abnett2014-05-28Preludes
74Guardians of the Galaxy: InfiniteComic IssueDan Abnett, Andy Lanning2014-04-01Preludes
75Guardians of the GalaxyFilmJames Gunn2014-08-01Phase 2, Main Story, Essential MCU
76Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2017-02-01Preludes
77Daredevil 1.01: Into the RingTV EpisodePhil Abraham2015-04-10NetflixContinuity is unsure for Daredevil, except that it takes place 2 years after Avengers. This is the most comfortable place in the timeline, 2 years later.
78Daredevil 1.02: Cut ManTV EpisodePhil Abraham2015-04-10Netflix
79Daredevil 1.03: Rabbit in a SnowstormTV EpisodeAdam Kane2015-04-10Netflix
80Daredevil 1.04: In the BloodTV EpisodeKen Girotti2015-04-10Netflix
81Daredevil 1.05: World on FireTV EpisodeFarren Blackburn2015-04-10Netflix
82Daredevil 1.06: CondemnedTV EpisodeGuy Ferland2015-04-10Netflix
83Daredevil 1.07: StickTV EpisodeBrad Turner2015-04-10Netflix
84Daredevil 1.08: Shadows in the GlassTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2015-04-10Netflix
85Daredevil 1.09: Speak of the DevilTV EpisodeNelson McCormick2015-04-10Netflix
86Daredevil 1.10: Nelson v. MurdockTV EpisodeFarren Blackburn2015-04-10Netflix
87Daredevil 1.11: The Path of the RighteousTV EpisodeNick Gomez2015-04-10Netflix
88Daredevil 1.12: The Ones We Leave BehindTV EpisodeEuros Lyn2015-04-10Netflix
89Daredevil 1.13: DaredevilTV EpisodeSteven S. DeKnight2015-04-10Netflix
90Jessica JonesComic IssueBrian Michael Bendis2015-10-07Preludes
91Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2FilmJames Gunn2017-05-05Phase 3, Main StoryThough released later, this actually takes place just a few months after the first film.
92Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.01: ShadowsTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2014-09-23ABC
93Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.02: Heavy is the HandTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2014-09-30ABC
94Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing PeopleTV EpisodeBobby Roth2014-10-07ABC
95Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.04: Face My EnemyTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2014-10-14ABC
96Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.05: A Hen in the Wolf HouseTV EpisodeHolly Dale2014-10-21ABC
97Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.06: A Fractured HouseTV EpisodeRon Underwood2014-10-28ABC
98Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.07: The Writing on the WallTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2014-11-11ABC
99
Jessica Jones 1.01: AKA Ladies NightTV EpisodeS. J. Clarkson2015-11-20Netflix
100Jessica Jones 1.02: AKA Crush SyndromeTV EpisodeS. J. Clarkson2015-11-20Netflix
101Jessica Jones 1.03: AKA It's Called WhiskeyTV EpisodeDavid Petrarca2015-11-20Netflix
102Jessica Jones 1.04: AKA 99 FriendsTV EpisodeDavid Petrarca2015-11-20Netflix
103Jessica Jones 1.05: AKA The Sandwich Saved MeTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2015-11-20Netflix
104Jessica Jones 1.06: AKA You're a Winner!TV EpisodeStephen Surjik2015-11-20Netflix
105Jessica Jones 1.07: AKA Top Shelf PervertsTV EpisodeSimon Cellan Jones2015-11-20Netflix
106Jessica Jones 1.08: AKA WWJD?TV EpisodeSimon Cellan Jones2015-11-20Netflix
107Jessica Jones 1.09: AKA Sin BinTV EpisodeJohn Dahl2015-11-20Netflix
108Jessica Jones 1.10: AKA 1,000 CutsTV EpisodeRosemary Rodriguez2015-11-20Netflix
109Jessica Jones 1.11: AKA I've Got the BluesTV EpisodeUta Briesewitz2015-11-20Netflix
110Jessica Jones 1.12: AKA Take a Bloody NumberTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2015-11-20Netflix
111Jessica Jones 1.13: AKA SmileTV EpisodeMichael Rymer2015-11-20Netflix
112Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.08: The Things We BuryTV EpisodeMilan Cheylov2014-11-18ABC
113Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter HereTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2014-12-02ABC
114Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.10: What They BecomeTV EpisodeMichael Zinberg2014-12-09ABC
115Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.11: AftershocksTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2015-03-03ABC
116Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.12: Who You Really AreTV EpisodeRoxann Dawson2015-03-10ABC
117Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.13: One of UsTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2015-03-17ABC
118Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.14: Love in the Time of HydraTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2015-03-24ABC
119Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.15: One Door ClosesTV EpisodeDavid Solomon2015-03-31ABC
120Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.16: AfterlifeTV EpisodeKevin Hooks2015-04-07ABC
121Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.17: MelindaTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2015-04-14ABC
122Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.18: Frenemy of My EnemyTV EpisodeKaren Gaviola2015-04-21ABC
123Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.19: The Dirty Half DozenTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2015-04-28ABC
124The Avengers: Age of UltronFilmJoss Whedon2015-05-01Phase 2, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Iron Man, Scarlett Witch, Vision, Black Widow
125Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.20: ScarsTV EpisodeBobby Roth2015-05-05ABC
126WHIH: NEWSFRONT Promo - July 2, 2015WebMarvel Studios2015-07-02Available online.
127WHiH: Newsfront Top StoriesWebMarvel Studios2015-07-07Available online.
128WHIH EXCLUSIVE: 2012 VistaCorp break-in security footage involving cyber-criminal Scott LangWebMarvel Studios2015-07-10Available online.
129Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.21: S.O.S. Part OneTV EpisodeVincent MisianoBilly Gierhart2015-05-12ABC
130Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.22: S.O.S. Part TwoTV EpisodeVincent MisianoBilly Gierhart2015-05-12ABC
131WIRED Insider Interviews Darren Cross, CEO of Pym TechnologiesWebMarvel Studios2015-07-13Available online.
132WHIH EXCLUSIVE: Scott Lang InterviewWebMarvel Studios2015-07-16Available online.
133Captain Marvel PreludeGraphic NovelCorona Pilgrim2019-02-06Preludes
134Ant-Man - Scott Lang: Small TimeComic IssueWill Corona Pilgrim2015-03-03Preludes
135Ant-ManFilmPeyton Reed2015-07-17Phase 2, Main Story
136Ant-Man and the Wasp PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2018-06-06Preludes
137
Daredevil 2.01: BangTV EpisodePhil Abraham2016-03-18Netflix
138Daredevil 2.02: Dogs to a GunfightTV EpisodePhil Abraham2016-03-18Netflix
139Daredevil 2.03: New York's FinestTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2016-03-18Netflix
140Daredevil 2.04: Penny and DimeTV EpisodePeter Hoar2016-03-18Netflix
141Daredevil 2.05: KinbakuTV EpisodeFloria Sigismondi2016-03-18Netflix
142Daredevil 2.06: Regrets OnlyTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2016-03-18Netflix
143Daredevil 2.07: Semper FidelisTV EpisodeKen Girotti2016-03-18Netflix
144Daredevil 2.08: Guilty as SinTV EpisodeMichael Uppendahl2016-03-18Netflix
145Daredevil 2.09: Seven Minutes in HeavenTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2016-03-18Netflix
146Daredevil 2.10: The Man in the BoxTV EpisodePeter Hoar2016-03-18Netflix
147Daredevil 2.11: .380TV EpisodeStephen Surjik2016-03-18Netflix
148Daredevil 2.12: The Dark at the End of the TunnelTV EpisodeEuros Lyn2016-03-18Netflix
149Daredevil 2.13: A Cold day in Hell's KitchenTV EpisodePeter Hoar2016-03-18Netflix
150Luke Cage 1.01: Moment of TruthTV EpisodePaul McGuigan2016-09-30Netflix
151Luke Cage 1.02: Code of the StreetsTV EpisodePaul McGuigan2016-09-30Netflix
152Luke Cage 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?TV EpisodeGuillermo Navarro2016-09-30Netflix
153Luke Cage 1.04: Step in the ArenaTV EpisodeVincenzo Natali2016-09-30Netflix
154Luke Cage 1.05: Just to Get a RepTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2016-09-30Netflix
155Luke Cage 1.06: Suckas Need BodyguardsTV EpisodeSam Miller2016-09-30Netflix
156Luke Cage 1.07: ManifestTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2016-09-30Netflix
157Luke Cage 1.08: Blowin' Up the SpotTV EpisodeMagnus Martens2016-09-30Netflix
158Luke Cage 1.09: DWYCKTV EpisodeTom Shankland2016-09-30Netflix
159Luke Cage 1.10: Take It PersonalTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2016-09-30Netflix
160Luke Cage 1.11: Now You're MineTV EpisodeGeorge Tillman Jr.2016-09-30Netflix
161Luke Cage 1.12: Soliloquy of ChaosTV EpisodePhil Abraham2016-09-30Netflix
162Luke Cage 1.13: You Know My SteezTV EpisodeClark Johnson2016-09-30Netflix
163Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.01: Laws of NatureTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2015-09-29ABC
164Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.02: Purpose in the MachineTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2015-10-06ABC
165Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.03: A Wanted (Inhu)manTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2015-10-13ABC
166Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.04: Devils You KnowTV EpisodeRon Underwood2015-10-20ABC
167Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.05: 4,722 HoursTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2015-10-27ABC
168Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.06: Among Us Hide...TV EpisodeDwight Little2015-11-03ABC
169Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.07: Chaos TheoryTV EpisodeDavid Solomon2015-11-10ABC
170Iron Fist 1.01: Snow Gives WayTV EpisodeJohn Dahl2017-03-17Netflix
171Iron Fist 1.02: Shadow Hawk Takes FlightTV EpisodeJohn Dahl2017-03-17Netflix
172Iron Fist 1.03: Rolling Thunder Cannon PunchTV EpisodeTom Shankland2017-03-17Netflix
173Iron Fist 1.04: Eight Diagram Dragon PalmTV EpisodeMiguel Sapochnik2017-03-17Netflix
174Iron Fist 1.05: Under Leaf Pluck LotusTV EpisodeUta Briesewitz2017-03-17Netflix
175Iron Fist 1.06: Immortal Emerges from CaveTV EpisodeRZA2017-03-17Netflix
176Iron Fist 1.07: Felling Tree with RootsTV EpisodeFarren Blackburn2017-03-17Netflix
177Iron Fist 1.08: The Blessing of Many FracturesTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2017-03-17Netflix
178Iron Fist 1.09: The Mistress of All AgoniesTV EpisodeJet Wilkinson2017-03-17Netflix
179Iron Fist 1.10: Black Tiger Steals HeartTV EpisodePeter Hoar2017-03-17Netflix
180Iron Fist 1.11: Lead Horse Back to StableTV EpisodeDeborah Chow2017-03-17Netflix
181Iron Fist 1.12: Bar the Big BossTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2017-03-17Netflix
182Iron Fist 1.13: Dragon Plays with FireTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2017-03-17Netflix
183Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.08: Many Heads, One TaleTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2015-11-17ABC
184Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.09: ClosureTV EpisodeKate Woods2015-12-01ABC
185Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.10: MavethTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2015-12-08ABC
186Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.11: Bouncing BackTV EpisodeRon Underwood2016-03-08ABC
187Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.12: The Inside ManTV EpisodeJohn Terlesky2016-03-15ABC
188Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.13: Parting ShotTV EpisodeMichael Zinberg2016-03-22ABC
189Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.14: WatchdogsTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2016-03-29ABC
190Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.15: SpacetimeTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2016-04-05ABC
191Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.16: Paradise LostTV EpisodeWendey Stanzler2016-04-12ABC
192Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.17: The TeamTV EpisodeElodie Keene2016-04-19ABC
193AVENGERS IMPACT: A WHIH Newsfront Special ReportWebMarvel Studios2016-04-22Available online.
194WHIH Newsfront: The Cost of Saving the WorldWebMarvel Studios2016-04-26Available online.
195Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.18: The SingularityTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2016-04-26ABC
196WHIH Newsfront: The Avengers and The White HouseWebMarvel Studios2016-04-28Available online.
197Doctor Strange PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2016-08-24PreludesDoctor Strange
198Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.19: Failed ExperimentsTV EpisodeWendey Stanzler2016-05-03ABC
199WHIH Newsfront Exclusive: President Ellis Discusses the AvengersWebMarvel Studios2016-05-03Available online.
200WHIH Breaking News: Attack in LagosWebMarvel Studios2016-05-03Available online.
201Defenders 1.01: The H WordTV EpisodeS. J. Clarkson2017-08-18Netflix
202Defenders 1.02: Mean Right HookTV EpisodeS. J. Clarkson2017-08-18Netflix
203Defenders 1.03: Worst BehaviorTV EpisodePeter Hoar2017-08-18Netflix
204Defenders 1.04: Royal DragonTV EpisodePhil Abraham2017-08-18Netflix
205Defenders 1.05: Take ShelterTV EpisodeUta Briesewitz2017-08-18Netflix
206Defenders 1.06: Ashes, AshesTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2017-08-18Netflix
207Defenders 1.07: Fish in the JailhouseTV EpisodeFélix Enríquez Alcalá2017-08-18Netflix
208Defenders 1.08: The DefendersTV EpisodeFarren Blackburn2017-08-18Netflix
209Captain America: Civil War PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2016-01-27PreludesCaptain America
210Captain America: Civil WarFilmAnthony Russo, Joe Russo2016-05-06Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Iron Man, Scarlett Witch, Vision, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier, Spider-Man
211Spider-Man: Homecoming PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2017-04-05PreludesSpider-Man
212Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.20: EmancipationTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2016-05-10ABC
213Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.21: AbsolutionTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2016-05-17ABC
214Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.22: AscensionTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2016-05-17ABC
215Spider-Man: HomecomingFilmJon Watts2017-07-07Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCUIron Man, Spider-Man
216Spider-Man: Far From Home PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim, Peter David2019-06-04PreludesSpider-Man
217The Punisher 1.01: 3 AMTV EpisodeTom Shankland2017-11-17Netflix
218The Punisher 1.02: Two Dead MenTV EpisodeTom Shankland2017-11-17Netflix
219The Punisher 1.03: KandaharTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2017-11-17Netflix
220The Punisher 1.04: ResupplyTV EpisodeKari Skogland2017-11-17Netflix
221The Punisher 1.05: GunnerTV EpisodeDearbhla Walsh2017-11-17Netflix
222The Punisher 1.06: The Judas GoatTV EpisodeJeremy Webb2017-11-17Netflix
223The Punisher 1.07: CrosshairsTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2017-11-17Netflix
224The Punisher 1.08: Cold SteelTV EpisodeAntonio Campos2017-11-17Netflix
225The Punisher 1.09: Front Toward EnemyTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2017-11-17Netflix
226The Punisher 1.10: Virtue of the ViciousTV EpisodeJim O'Hanlon2017-11-17Netflix
227The Punisher 1.11: Danger CloseTV EpisodeKevin Hooks2017-11-17Netflix
228The Punisher 1.12: HomeTV EpisodeJet Wilkinson2017-11-17Netflix
229The Punisher 1.13: Memento MoriTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2017-11-17Netflix
230Doctor StrangeFilmScott Derrickson2016-11-04Phase 3, Main StoryDoctor Strange
231Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot WebJeph Loeb2016-12-13ABC
232Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.01: The GhostTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2016-09-20ABC
233Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.02: Meet the New BossTV EpisodeVincent Misiano2016-09-27ABC
234Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.03: UprisingTV EpisodeMagnus Martens2016-10-11ABC
235Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your FireTV EpisodeBrad Turner2016-10-18ABC
236Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.05: LockupTV EpisodeKate Woods2016-10-25ABC
237Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.06: The Good SamaritanTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2016-11-01ABC
238Black Widow PreludeGraphic NovelPeter David2020-04-08PreludesBlack Widow
239Black WidowFilmCate Shortland2021-07-09Phase 4, Main StoryBlack Widow
240Black PantherFilmRyan Coogler2018-02-16Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCU
241Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.07: Deals With Our DevilsTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2016-11-29ABC
242Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.08: The Laws of Inferno DynamicsTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2016-12-06ABC
243Runaways 1.01: ReunionTV EpisodeBrett Morgen2017-11-21HuluConfirmed as canon within the MCU, though having very little to do with the MCU at large.
244Runaways 1.02: RewindTV EpisodeRoxann Dawson2017-11-21Hulu
245Runaways 1.03: DestinyTV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2017-11-21Hulu
246Runaways 1.04: FifteenTV EpisodeRamsey Nickell2017-11-28Hulu
247Runaways 1.05: KingdomTV EpisodeJeffrey W. Byrd2017-12-05Hulu
248Runaways 1.06: MetamorphosisTV EpisodePatrick Norris2017-12-12Hulu
249Runaways 1.07: RefractionTV EpisodePeter Hoar2017-12-19Hulu
250Runaways 1.08: TsunamiTV EpisodeMillicent Shelton2017-12-26Hulu
251Runaways 1.09: DoomsdayTV EpisodeJeremy Webb2018-01-02Hulu
252Runaways 1.10: HostileTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2018-01-09Hulu
253Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.09: Broken PromisesTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2017-01-10ABC
254Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.10: The PatriotTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2017-01-17ABC
255Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.11: Wake UpTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2017-01-24ABC
256Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.12: Hot Potato SoupTV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2017-01-31ABC
257Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.13: BOOMTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2017-02-07ABC
258Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.14: The Man Behind the ShieldTV EpisodeWendey Stanzler2017-02-14ABC
259Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.15: Self ControlTV EpisodeJed Whedon2017-02-21ABC
260Cloak and Dagger 1.01: First LightTV EpisodeGina Prince-Bythewood2018-06-07Freeform
261Cloak and Dagger 1.02: Suicide SprintsTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2018-06-07Freeform
262Cloak and Dagger 1.03: Stained GlassTV EpisodePeter Hoar2018-06-14Freeform
263Cloak and Dagger 1.04: Call/ResponseTV EpisodeAmi Canaan Mann2018-06-21Freeform
264Cloak and Dagger 1.05: Princeton OffenseTV EpisodeRy Russo-Young2018-06-28Freeform
265Cloak and Dagger 1.06: Funhouse MirrorsTV EpisodeJennifer Phang2018-07-05Freeform
266Cloak and Dagger 1.07: Lotus EatersTV EpisodePaul Edwards2018-07-12Freeform
267Cloak and Dagger 1.08: Ghost StoriesTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2018-07-19Freeform
268Cloak and Dagger 1.09: Back BreakerTV EpisodeJeff Woolnough2018-07-26Freeform
269Cloak and Dagger 1.10: Colony CollapseTV EpisodeWayne Yip2018-08-02Freeform
270Runaways 2.01: Gimmie ShelterTV EpisodeAllison Liddi-Brown2018-12-21Hulu
271Runaways 2.02: Radio OnTV EpisodeChris Fisher2018-12-21Hulu
272Runaways 2.03: Double ZerosTV EpisodeLarry Teng2018-12-21Hulu
273Runaways 2.04: Old SchoolTV EpisodePatrick Norris2018-12-21Hulu
274Runaways 2.05: Rock BottomTV EpisodeScott Peters2018-12-21Hulu
275Runaways 2.06: Bury AnotherTV EpisodeAmi Canaan Mann2018-12-21Hulu
276Runaways 2.07: Last RitesTV EpisodeJames Madigan2018-12-21Hulu
277Runaways 2.08: Past LifeTV EpisodeAnna Mastro2018-12-21Hulu
278Runaways 2.09: Big ShotTV EpisodeWendey Stanzler2018-12-21Hulu
279Runaways 2.10: Hostile TakeoverTV EpisodeJeffrey W. Byrd2018-12-21Hulu
280Runaways 2.11: Last WaltzTV EpisodeRamsey Nickell2018-12-21Hulu
281Runaways 2.12: Earth AngelTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2018-12-21Hulu
282Runaways 2.13: Split UpTV EpisodeJeffrey Webb2018-12-21Hulu
283Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.16: What If...TV EpisodeOz Scott2017-04-04ABC
284Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.17: Identity and ChangeTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2017-04-11ABC
285Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.18: No RegretsTV EpisodeEric Laneuville2017-04-18ABC
286Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.19: All the Madame's MenTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2017-04-25ABC
287Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.20: Farewell, Cruel World!TV EpisodeVincent Misiano2017-05-02ABC
288Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.21: The ReturnTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2017-05-09ABC
289Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4.22: World's EndTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2017-05-16ABC
290Cloak and Dagger 2.01: Restless EnergyTV EpisodeJennifer Phang2019-04-04Freeform
291Cloak and Dagger 2.02: White LinesTV EpisodeJeff Woolnough2019-04-04Freeform
292Cloak and Dagger 2.03: Shadow SelvesTV EpisodeMatt Hastings2019-04-11Freeform
293Cloak and Dagger 2.04: Rabbit HoldTV EpisodeAmanda Row2019-04-18Freeform
294Cloak and Dagger 2.05: Alignment ChartTV EpisodeRachel Goldberg2019-04-25Freeform
295Cloak and Dagger 2.06: B SidesTV EpisodeLauren Wolkstein2019-05-02Freeform
296Cloak and Dagger 2.07: Vikingtown SoundTV EpisodeJoe Pokaski2019-05-09Freeform
297Cloak and Dagger 2.08: Two PlayerTV EpisodeJessika Borsiczky2019-05-16Freeform
298Cloak and Dagger 2.09: Blue NoteTV Episode2019-05-23Freeform
299Cloak and Dagger 2.10: Level UpTV Episode2019-05-30Freeform
300Runaways 3.01: Smoke and MirrorsTV EpisodeLarry Teng2019-12-13Hulu
301Runaways 3.02: The Great EscapeTV EpisodePhilip John2019-12-13Hulu
302Runaways 3.03: Lord of LiesTV EpisodeAllison Liddi-Brown2019-12-13Hulu
303Runaways 3.04: Rite of ThunderTV EpisodeJeremy Webb2019-12-13Hulu
304Runaways 3.05: Enter the DreamlandTV EpisodeRob Hardy2019-12-13Hulu
305Runaways 3.06: Merry Meet AgainTV EpisodeVanessa Parise2019-12-13Hulu
306Runaways 3.07: Left-Hand PathTV EpisodeKatie Eastridge2019-12-13Hulu
307Runaways 3.08: Devil's Torture ChamberTV EpisodeJeff Woolnough2019-12-13Hulu
308Runaways 3.09: The Broken CircleTV EpisodeGeeta V. Patel2019-12-13Hulu
309Runaways 3.10: Cheat the GallowsTV EpisodeRamsey Nickell2019-12-13Hulu
310Jessica Jones 2.01: AKA Start at the BeginningTV EpisodeAnna Foerster2018-03-08Netflix
311Jessica Jones 2.02: AKA Freak AccidentTV EpisodeMinkie Spiro2018-03-08Netflix
312Jessica Jones 2.03: AKA Sole SurvivorTV EpisodeMairzee Almas2018-03-08Netflix
313Jessica Jones 2.04: AKA God Help the HoboTV EpisodeDeborah Chow2018-03-08Netflix
314Jessica Jones 2.05: AKA The OctopusTV EpisodeMillicent Shelton2018-03-08Netflix
315Jessica Jones 2.06: AKA FacetimeTV EpisodeJet Wilkinson2018-03-08Netflix
316Jessica Jones 2.07: AKA I Want Your Cray CrayTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2018-03-08Netflix
317Jessica Jones 2.08: AKA Ain't We Got FunTV EpisodeZetna Fuentes2018-03-08Netflix
318Jessica Jones 2.09: AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the BedTV EpisodeRosemary Rodriguez2018-03-08Netflix
319Jessica Jones 2.10: AKA Pork ChopTV EpisodeNeasa Hardiman2018-03-08Netflix
320Jessica Jones 2.11: AKA Three Lives and CountingTV EpisodeJennifer Lynch2018-03-08Netflix
321Jessica Jones 2.12: AKA Pray For My PatsyTV EpisodeLiz Friedlander2018-03-08Netflix
322Jessica Jones 2.13: AKA PlaylandTV EpisodeUta Briesewitz2018-03-08Netflix
323Inhumans 1.01: Behold... The InhumansTV EpisodeRoel Reiné2017-09-29ABC
324Inhumans 1.02: Those Who Would Destroy UsTV EpisodeRoel Reiné2017-09-29ABC
325Inhumans 1.03: Divide and ConquerTV EpisodeChris Fisher2017-10-06ABC
326Inhumans 1.04: Make Way for... MedusaTV EpisodeDavid Straiton2017-10-13ABC
327Inhumans 1.05: Something Inhuman This Way Comes...TV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2017-10-20ABC
328Inhumans 1.06: The Gentleman's Name is GorgonTV EpisodeNeasa Hardiman2017-10-27ABC
329Inhumans 1.07: Havoc in the Hidden LandTV EpisodeChris Fisher2017-11-03ABC
330Inhumans 1.08: ...And Finally: Black BoltTV EpisodeBilly Gierhart2017-11-10ABC
331Luke Cage 2.01: Soul Brother #1TV EpisodeLucy Liu2018-06-22Netflix
332Luke Cage 2.02: Straighten It OutTV EpisodeSteph Green2018-06-22Netflix
333Luke Cage 2.03: Wig OutTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2018-06-22Netflix
334Luke Cage 2.04: I Get PhysicalTV EpisodeSalli Richardson-Whitfield2018-06-22Netflix
335Luke Cage 2.05: All Souled OutTV EpisodeKasi Lemmons2018-06-22Netflix
336Luke Cage 2.06: The BasementTV EpisodeMillicent Shelton2018-06-22Netflix
337Luke Cage 2.07: On and OnTV EpisodeRashaad Ernesto Green2018-06-22Netflix
338Luke Cage 2.08: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't RightTV EpisodeNeema Barnette2018-06-22Netflix
339Luke Cage 2.09: For Pete's SakeTV EpisodeClark Johnson2018-06-22Netflix
340Luke Cage 2.10: The Main IngredientTV EpisodeAndy Goddard2018-06-22Netflix
341Luke Cage 2.11: The CreatorTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2018-06-22Netflix
342Luke Cage 2.12: Can't Front On MeTV EpisodeEvarado Gout2018-06-22Netflix
343Luke Cage 2.13: They Reminisce Over YouTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2018-06-22Netflix
344Iron Fist 2.01: The Fury of Iron FistTV EpisodeDavid Dobkin2018-09-07Netflix
345Iron Fist 2.02: The City's Not for BurningTV EpisodeRachel Talalay2018-09-07Netflix
346Iron Fist 2.03: This Deadly SecretTV EpisodeToa Fraser2018-09-07Netflix
347Iron Fist 2.04: Target: Iron FistTV EpisodeMJ Bassett2018-09-07Netflix
348Iron Fist 2.05: Heart of the DragonTV EpisodeMairzee Almas2018-09-07Netflix
349Iron Fist 2.06: The Dragon Dies at DawnTV EpisodePhilip John2018-09-07Netflix
350Iron Fist 2.07: Morning of the MindstormTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2018-09-07Netflix
351Iron Fist 2.08: Citadel on the Edge of VengeanceTV EpisodeJulian Holmes2018-09-07Netflix
352Iron Fist 2.09: War Without EndTV EpisodeSanford Bookstaver2018-09-07Netflix
353Iron Fist 2.10: A Duel of IronTV EpisodeJonas Pate2018-09-07Netflix
354Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.01: Orientation, Part 1TV EpisodeJesse Bochco2017-12-01ABC
355Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.02: Orientation, Part 2TV EpisodeDavid Solomon2017-12-01ABC
356Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.03: A Life SpentTV EpisodeKevin Hooks2017-12-08ABC
357Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.04: A Life EarnedTV EpisodeStan Brooks2017-12-15ABC
358Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.05: RewindTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2017-12-22ABC
359Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.06: Fun & GamesTV EpisodeClark Gregg2018-01-05ABC
360Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.07: Together or Not at AllTV EpisodeBrad Turner2018-01-12ABC
361Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.08: The Last DayTV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2018-01-19ABC
362Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.09: Best Laid PlansTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2018-01-26ABC
363Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.10: Past LifeTV EpisodeEric Laneuville2018-02-02ABC
364Daredevil 3.01: ResurrectionTV EpisodeMarc Jobst2018-10-19Netflix
365Daredevil 3.02: PleaseTV EpisodeLukas Ettlin2018-10-19Netflix
366Daredevil 3.03: No Good DeedTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2018-10-19Netflix
367Daredevil 3.04: BlindsidedTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2018-10-19Netflix
368Daredevil 3.05: The Perfect GameTV EpisodeJulian Holmes2018-10-19Netflix
369Daredevil 3.06: The Devil You KnowTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2018-10-19Netflix
370Daredevil 3.07: AftermathTV EpisodeToa Fraser2018-10-19Netflix
371Daredevil 3.08: Upstairs/DownstairsTV EpisodeAlex Zakrzewski2018-10-19Netflix
372Daredevil 3.09: RevelationsTV EpisodeJennifer Lynch2018-10-19Netflix
373Daredevil 3.10: KarenTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2018-10-19Netflix
374Daredevil 3.11: ReunionTV EpisodeJet Wilkinson2018-10-19Netflix
375Daredevil 3.12: One Last ShotTV EpisodePhil Abraham2018-10-19Netflix
376Daredevil 3.13: A New NapkinTV EpisodeSam Miller2018-10-19Netflix
377Punisher 2.01: Roadhouse BluesTV EpisodeJim O'Hanlon2019-01-18Netflix
378Punisher 2.02: Fight or FlightTV EpisodeJim O'Hanlon2019-01-18Netflix
379Punisher 2.03: Trouble the WateTV EpisodeJeremy Webb2019-01-18Netflix
380Punisher 2.04: Scar TissueTV EpisodeIain B. MacDonald2019-01-18Netflix
381Punisher 2.05: One-Eyed JacksTV EpisodeStacie Passon2019-01-18Netflix
382Punisher 2.06: NakazatTV EpisodeJamie M. Dagg2019-01-18Netflix
383Punisher 2.07: One Bad DayTV EpisodeJet Wilkinson2019-01-18Netflix
384Punisher 2.08: My Brother's KeeperTV EpisodeMichael Offer2019-01-18Netflix
385Punisher 2.09: FlustercluckTV EpisodeSalli Richardson-Whitfield2019-01-18Netflix
386Punisher 2.10: The Dark Hearts of MenTV EpisodeAlex Garcia Lopez2019-01-18Netflix
387Punisher 2.11: The AbyssTV EpisodeMeera Menon2019-01-18Netflix
388Punisher 2.12: Collision CourseTV EpisodeStephen Kay2019-01-18Netflix
389Punisher 2.13: The WhirlwindTV EpisodeJeremy Webb2019-01-18Netflix
390Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.11: All the Comforts of HomeTV EpisodeKate Woods2018-03-02ABC
391Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.12: The Real DealTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2018-03-09ABC
392Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.13: PrincipiaTV EpisodeBrad Turner2018-03-16ABC
393Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.14: The Devil ComplexTV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2018-03-23ABC
394Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.15: Rise and ShineTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2018-03-30ABC
395Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.16: Inside VoicesTV EpisodeSalli Richardson-Whitfield2018-04-06ABC
396Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.17: The HoneymoonTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2018-04-13ABC
397Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.18: All Roads Lead...TV EpisodeJennifer Lynch2018-04-20ABC
398Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.19: Option TwoTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2018-04-27ABC
399Jessica Jones 3.01: A.K.A The Perfect BurgerTV EpisodeMichael Lehmann2019-06-14Netflix
400Jessica Jones 3.02: A.K.A You're WelcomeTV EpisodeKrysten Ritter2019-06-14Netflix
401Jessica Jones 3.03: A.K.A I Have No SpleenTV EpisodeAnton Cropper2019-06-14Netflix
402Jessica Jones 3.04: A.K.A Customer Service is Standing ByTV EpisodeLiesl Tommy2019-06-14Netflix
403Jessica Jones 3.05: A.K.A I WishTV EpisodeMairzee Almas2019-06-14Netflix
404Jessica Jones 3.06: A.K.A Sorry FaceTV EpisodeTim Iacofano2019-06-14Netflix
405Jessica Jones 3.07: A.K.A The Double Half-WappingerTV EpisodeLarry Teng2019-06-14Netflix
406Jessica Jones 3.08: A.K.A Camera FriendlyTV EpisodeStephen Surjik2019-06-14Netflix
407Jessica Jones 3.09: A.K.A I Did Something TodayTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2019-06-14Netflix
408Jessica Jones 3.10: A.K.A Hero PantsTV EpisodeSanford Bookstaver2019-06-14Netflix
409Jessica Jones 3.11: A.K.A HellcatTV EpisodeJennifer Getzinger2019-06-14Netflix
410Jessica Jones 3.12: A.K.A A Lotta WormsTV EpisodeSarah Boyd2019-06-14Netflix
411Jessica Jones 3.13: A.K.A EverythingTV EpisodeNeasa Hardiman2019-06-14Netflix
412Thor: RagnarokFilmTaika Waititi2017-11-03Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
413Avengers: Infinity War PreludeGraphic NovelWill Corona Pilgrim2018-02-28Preludes
414
Ant-Man and the WaspFilmPeyton Reed2018-07-06Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCU
415Avengers: Infinity WarFilmAnthony Russo, Joe Russo2018-05-04Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Iron Man, Scarlett Witch, Vision, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier, Loki, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man
416Avengers: Endgame PreludeGraphic NovelCorona Pilgrim2019-04-03Preludes
417Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.20: The One Who Will Save Us AllTV EpisodeCherie Gierhart2018-05-04ABC
418Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.21: The Force of GravityTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2018-05-11ABC
419Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.22: The EndTV EpisodeJed Whedon2018-05-18ABC
420Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.01: Missing PiecesTV EpisodeClark Gregg2019-05-10ABC
421Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.02: Window of OpportunityTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2019-05-17ABC
422Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.03: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of KitsonTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2019-05-24ABC
423Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.04: Code YellowTV EpisodeMark Kolpack2019-05-31ABC
424Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.05: The Other ThingTV EpisodeLou Diamond Phillips2019-06-14ABC
425Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.06: InescapableTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2019-06-21ABC
426Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.07: ToldjaTV EpisodeKeith Potter2019-06-28ABC
427Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.08: Collision Course, Part 1TV EpisodeKristin Windell2019-07-05ABC
428Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.09: Collision Course, Part 2TV EpisodeSarah Boyd2019-07-12ABC
429Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.10: LeapTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2019-07-19ABC
430Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.11: From the AshesTV EpisodeJennifer Phang2019-07-26ABC
431Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.12: The SignTV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2019-08-02ABC
432Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6.13: New LifeTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2019-08-02ABC
433Helstrom 1.01: Mother's Little HelpersTV EpisodeDaina Reid2020-10-16HuluPossibly non-canon. Has a darker tone so I placed it during the time after the Snap.
434Helstrom 1.02: ViaticumTV EpisodeAnders Engström2020-10-16Hulu
435Helstrom 1.03: The One Who Got AwayTV EpisodeMichael Offer2020-10-16Hulu
436Helstrom 1.04: ContainmentTV EpisodeAmanda Row2020-10-16Hulu
437Helstrom 1.05: CommittedTV EpisodeJovanka Vuckovic2020-10-16Hulu
438Helstrom 1.06: LeviathanTV EpisodeSanford Bookstaver2020-10-16Hulu
439Helstrom 1.07: ScarsTV EpisodeBill Roe2020-10-16Hulu
440Helstrom 1.08: UnderneathTV EpisodeCherie Nowlan2020-10-16Hulu
441Helstrom 1.09: VesselsTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2020-10-16Hulu
442Helstrom 1.10: Hell StormTV EpisodeJim O'Hanlon2020-10-16Hulu
443Avengers: EndgameFilmAnthony Russo, Joe Russo2019-05-03Phase 3, Main Story, Essential MCUCaptain America, Iron Man, Scarlett Witch, Vision, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier, Loki, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man
444Loki 1.01: Glorious PurposeTV EpisodeKate Herron2021-06-09Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCUExists outside of time. Best placed here, since the events start immediately after events in Avengers: Endgame. Loki
445Loki 1.02: The VariantTV EpisodeKate Herron2021-06-16Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
446Loki 1.03: LamentisTV EpisodeKate Herron2021-06-23Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
447Loki 1.04: The Nexus EventTV EpisodeKate Herron2021-06-30Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
448Loki 1.05: Journey into MysteryTV EpisodeKate Herron2021-07-07Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
449Loki 1.06: For All Time. Always.TV EpisodeKate Herron2021-07-14Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main Story, Essential MCULoki
450What If... 1.01: What If...Captain Carter Were the First AvengerTV EpisodeBryan Andrews2021-08-11Phase 4, Disney PlusPart of the multiverse created in season 1 of Loki.Captain America
451What If... 1.02: What If...T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?TV EpisodeBryan Andrews2021-08-18Phase 4, Disney Plus
452What If... 1.03: What If...the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?TV EpisodeBryan Andrews2021-08-25Phase 4, Disney Plus
453Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.01: The New DealTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2020-05-27ABCLikely also part of the multiverse at this stage. A branch of the timeline where the Snap never happened.
454Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.02: Know Your OnionsTV EpisodeEric Laneuville2020-06-03ABC
455Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.03: Alien Commies from the Future!TV EpisodeNina Lopez-Corrado2020-06-10ABC
456Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.04: Out of the PastTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2020-06-17ABC
457Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.05: A Trout in the MilkTV EpisodeStan Brooks2020-06-24ABC
458Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.06: Adapt or DieTV EpisodeAprill Winney2020-07-01ABC
459Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.07: The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The DTV EpisodeJesse Bochco2020-07-08ABC
460Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.08: After, BeforeTV EpisodeEli Gonda2020-07-15ABC
461Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.09: As I Have Always BeenTV EpisodeElizabeth Henstridge2020-07-22ABC
462Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.10: StolenTV EpisodeGarry A. Brown2020-07-29ABC
463Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.11: Brand New DayTV EpisodeKeith Potter2020-08-05ABC
464Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.12: The End Is at HandTV EpisodeChris Cheramie2020-08-12ABC
465Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7.13: What We're Fighting ForTV EpisodeKevin Tancharoen2020-08-12ABC
466Spider-Man: Far From HomeFilmJon Watts2019-07-05Phase 3, Main StorySpider-Man
467WandaVision 1.01: Filmed Before a Live Studio AudienceTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-01-15Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
468WandaVision 1.02: Don't Touch That DialTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-01-15Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
469WandaVision 1.03: Now in ColorTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-01-22Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
470WandaVision 1.04: We Interrupt This ProgramTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-01-29Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
471WandaVision 1.05: On a Very Special Episode...TV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-02-05Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
472WandaVision 1.06: All-New Halloween Spooktacular!TV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-02-12Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
473WandaVision 1.07: Breaking the Fourth WallTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-02-19Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
474WandaVision 1.08: Previously OnTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-02-26Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
475WandaVision 1.09: The Series FinaleTV EpisodeMatt Shakman2021-03-05Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryScarlett Witch, Vision
476Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.01: New World OrderTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-03-19Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
477Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.02: The Star-Spangled ManTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-03-26Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
478Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.03: Power BrokerTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-04-02Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
479Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.04: The Whole World Is WatchingTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-04-09Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
480Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.05: TruthTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-04-16Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
481Falcon and the Winter Soldier 1.06: One World, One PeopleTV EpisodeKari Skogland2021-04-23Phase 4, Disney Plus, Main StoryCaptain America, Sam Wilson, Winter Soldier
482Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsFilmDestin Daniel Cretton2021-09-03Phase 4, Main Story
483EternalsFilmChloé Zhao2021-11-05Phase 4, Main Story
484Spider-Man: No Way HomeFilmJon Watts2021-12-17Phase 4, Main StoryDoctor Strange, Spider-Man

MCU Timeline: At a Glance

There are a couple of different ways to approach the MCU. Here is the best way to do this.

The Main Films and Disney+ Shows in Chronological Order

For most of us, we probably just want to know the main stories in the MCU, which consists primarily of the films and the Disney+ shows. Here they are in chronological order:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Loki (2021)
  • What If… (2021) – Start of the Multiverse
  • Spiderman: Far From Home (2019)
  • WandaVision (2021)
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Eternals (2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Every Movie and Every Season of Every Show

For the die-hard fan who wants to see it all, here is our breakdown of everything that happens, including every show. Bear in mind that some of the placement for these shows is dubious, and some may not have the same canonicity as the films and Disney+ shows, but there are still connections that are fun to see.

See the table above for an episode-by-episode list, since some of the films actually take place in the middle of the season for one show or another.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Agent Carter Season 1 (2015)
  • Agent Carter Season 2 (2016)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 1 (2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Daredevil Season 1 (2015)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Jessica Jones Season 1 (2015)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 (2014)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Daredevil Season 2 (2016)
  • Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)
  • Iron Fist Season 1 (2017)
  • Defenders Season 1 (2017)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season (2016)
  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • The Punisher Season 1 (2017)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Runaways Season 1 (2017)
  • Cloak and Dagger Season 1 (2018)
  • Runaways Season 2 (2018)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 4 (2017)
  • Cloak and Dagger Season 2 (2019)
  • Runaways Season 3 (2019)
  • Jessica Jones Season 2 (2018)
  • Inhumans Season 1 (2017)
  • Luke Cage Season 2 (2018)
  • Iron Fist Season 2 (2018)
  • Daredevil Season 3 (2018)
  • Punisher Season 2 (2019)
  • Jessica Jones Season 3 (2019)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 5 (2018)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 6 (2019)
  • Helstrom Season 1 (2020)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 7 (2020)
  • Loki Season 1 (2021)
  • Wandavision (2021)
  • Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Eternals (2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Essential MCU

If you’re only looking for the most important stories to watch, then I’d consider giving these a go, in the following order:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Thor (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Loki (2021)

Release Order: What Are the MCU Phases?

As part of a strategy to separate the films and give them a certain order, Marvel began to refer to a certain group of films as parts of a certain “phase” that encompasses a certain stage in this global history. For example, the Infinity Saga could be said to develop the history of the Infinity Stones which in turn is based on the Infinity Gauntlet comics. 

Phase 1

Phase 1, also called Avengers Assembled, encompasses films that primarily featured certain superheroes (essentially the most important), as Nick Fury formed the group called The Avengers and revolved around the Tesseract, one of the Infinity Stones. This includes the first two Iron-man movies, the first Captain America movie, the first Hulk movie and the first Thor movie as well as the first The Avengers film. Here are all the Phase 1 movies in release order.

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

Phase 2

Phase 2 focuses on developing the story of The Avengers and its relationship with the criminal agency HYDRA as well as a platform to introduce some new characters such as Winter Soldier, Ant-Man or Vision and provide more information about the Infinity Stones. Here are all the Phase 2 films.

  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier  (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)

Phase 3

Phase 3 covers a time of conflict and separation between The Avengers that is clearly reflected in Captain America: Civil War. It was also used to introduce new characters such as Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel or Black Panther as well as continue developing stories such as those of Ant-Man (Ant-Man and the Wasp) or Thor (Thor: Ragnarok). In addition, it served as the opportunity to introduce one of the best known characters (perhaps the best known) to the MCU, Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Homecoming). In this phase, the history of the Infinity Stones reaches its climax thanks to the strength that Thanos gained, mainly shown in Avengers: Infinity War and that is concluded with Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home is also part of Phase 3, though it serves as more of an epilogue.

  • 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)

Phase 4

Phase 4 deals with the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, and begins to introduce new threats to the MCU, such as Kang the Conquerer. It also introduces the multiverse through the first season of Loki, which also serves as a backdoor to a variety of alternate realities, such as the animated What IF… Disney+ show. Here is everything in Phase 4, in release order, including a few that are not out yet:

  • Wandavision (2021)
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021)
  • Loki (2021)
  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • The Eternals (2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
  • Ms Marvel (2022)
  • Hawkeye (2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
  • The Marvels (2022)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Chronological MCU Detailed Breakdown

But if you’ve read this far, you’re really interested in the nitty-gritty details of the MCU and its chronological order. So let’s break down each era, chronologically:

1931 – 1995: Pre-Iron Man Marvel Era

This era covers a large amount of time, but has little going on. For the majority of the Marvel world, the catalyst that sends everything into motion is when Tony Stark says, “I am Iron Man.”

That said, there are some pretty important superheroes that have their origins before that, chronologically. 

Captain America has his origin set during World War II, though admittedly that film does have a post-credit scene that is set after Iron Man. Additionally, the two seasons of Agent Carter take place just after that film. 

Captain Marvel’s origin story takes place during the ‘90s. Though it too has a post-credit scene that is set much later.

Key stories from this era:

2010 – 2012: Avengers Assemble

Starting with 2008’s Iron Man, the Marvel Universe really kicks it into high gear. In come the origin stories for several superheroes, including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and the Avengers as a whole. Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk all take place during the same week, so it’s kind of up to the viewer which order you’d want to watch these in.

Iron Man 3 is also included in this era, but it is more of an epilogue to the Avengers, and we’ll see this happen several times. But it still takes place in 2012, the same year as the Avengers.

It’s also worth pointing out that the Loki time variant seen in the Disney+ show, comes from this 2012 Avengers event. However, seeing as that is really more of a consequence of Avengers: Endgame, we definitely wouldn’t place it or watch it here.

Key stories from this era:

2013 – 2015: The Rise of Superheroes

It’s following Iron Man 3 that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins, with the first few episodes tying in directly with that film. The first season would also have ties to Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The origins of several other superheroes begin in this part of the timeline, including Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man.

This is also the era when we start to see the Netflix shows take place. These take place far removed from the films, and some would even argue that they are non-canon. But they do have some loose ties to the MCU, even though the MCU has little to do with them.

Key stories from this era:

2016: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is a big turning point in the MCU, more so than many of the Avengers films. A lot of stories are defined by existing either before or after this point.

Back to the Netflix shows, it seems pretty clear that everything up to The Defenders takes place before Civil War, with post-Defenders seasons having clear references to Civil War. So that is why, to keep it simple, I’ve placed the entire first round of Netflix shows before Civil War.

Following Civil War, we immediately get the first MCU Spider-man movie, as well as the Punisher series and the origin film of Doctor Strange. 

Key stories from this era:

2017-2018: Infinity War

Following Civil War, there are a number of stories that take place and dwell on the repercussions of that film. Among them Black Widow (which even though it came out in 2021, still takes place pre-Infinity War) and Black Panther.

In this era, I have also included a wide range of the side television shows to come through Hulu, Netflix and Freeform. These shows have almost nothing to do with the MCU at large, other than a few minor connections, so they could be considered unimportant, but some are still good shows in their own right. 

That said, a lot of it is placed here because there’s really just no better place to put it.

After a few more films of buildup, this era ends with the “Snap” which ends half the life in the universe, and has monstrous consequences for the universe at large, though some of the television shows don’t seem to be affected as much.

Key stories from this era:

2018-2023 (and beyond): Recovery and the Multiverse

Following the Snap, there is a five-year gap where the world recovers, and learns to move on without half of all life on Earth.

However, with Avengers: Endgame that ends with the sacrifice of a key character (no spoilers here), and life is returned to normal. A good chunk of the MCU timeline then deals with the fallout from this event, as well as building up the multiverse.

With the Disney+ series, Loki, the doors to the multiverse were burst open wide. This actually works in our favor to explain timeline inconsistencies, like season 7 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It also explains our placement of the What If… animated series, which presents a number of alternate universes.

The Disney+ series also usher in a new era for Marvel, where the television shows are much more closely connected to the MCU.

Key stories from this era:

The Best Way to Watch the MCU

There are a couple of ways to watch the MCU:

  • The Essentials: Only watch the most important MCU movies and shows, listed above. Only for casual fans.
  • Main story, chronologically: This is where you only watch the main movies and the Disney+ TV shows in chronological order. This is probably going to be the most recommended way to do it.
  • Main story, release order: You can also do the same as the above, but do so in release order, which can actually be a little less jaring, even if it does jump around the timeline a bit.
  • Everything, chronological: For the die-hard fans, this is the way to go. Complete with Netflix, ABC, Freeform, and Hulu shows, along with all the movies and Disney+ shows, this is a completionist’s dream.
  • Everything, release order: As stated above, this can be a little less jaring, but just as extreme. Only for the die-hard Marvel fan.

For the majority of you, I recommend the “Main story, chronologically” order. See the MCU at a Glance section above.

The Best MCU Movies

There are some movies that are essential viewing simply because of the implications they have for the MCU, but what about the best movies? 

Which movies (or shows) do I most recommend simply because they are good? Here’s my list of the top ten, in order from best to worst (though the worst in this case still makes my top ten:

  1. Black Panther: Black Panther is, I think, a near-perfect film. The way it manages to handle vitally important topics in a way that is entertaining and intensely powerful is just amazing. One of the best Marvel films, if not one of the best superhero films of all time.
  2. The Avengers: Also a near-perfect MCU film, the way Joss Whedon managed to handle all the characters together without bogging down the film still amazes me. Now if he could have done that with the second Avengers film…
  3. Iron Man: The film that started it all, it’s actually a really good film in its own right, and with a little more gritty realism than films that came later, which I actually kind of like.
  4. Daredevil: I actually think the Netflix shows are pretty good, and Daredevil is easily the best of the lot. Though it has very few ties to the MCU, it’s still one of my favorite Marvel depictions in live action. Period.
  5. Captain America: Winter Soldier: This is my favorite Captain America movie, and a great political thriller in and of itself. It’s one of the best examples of exploring a different film genre through a superhero lens.
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy: What can be said about Guardians of the Galaxy. This film took the world by storm and really reimagined a fun and quirky superhero story. It almost reinvented the genre in a lot of ways.
  7. Avengers: Endgame: I couldn’t not put this one hear. Though I think it is technically less well put together as some of the previous films on this list, it’s still a massive undertaking that more or less managed to stick the landing to a massive 20+ film saga.
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming: The first of our MCU Spider-Man films, this one manages to really explore the inexperienced teenager side of the web crawler.
  9. Thor: I may be in the minority here, but I like the first Thor better than any of the sequels. I thought it best captured the genre that Thor is supposed to be: epic fantasy. And it presented us with Loki, one of the only well-developed Marvel villains. Speaking of which…
  10. Loki: The new show from Disney+ really drew me in. I thought it was the freshest piece of MCU content to come out in a long while, and while it still boggles the mind a bit, I thought it was a great piece of television.

Upcoming MCU Projects

While I’m sure this will be out of date in no time, here is a list of all the upcoming MCU projects:

Films

  • Spider-Man: No Wa Home
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • The Marvels
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Fantastic Four

Television Series

  • Hawkeye
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Moon Knight
  • She-Hulk
  • Secret Invasion
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
  • Ironheart
  • Armor Wars
  • An Untitled Wakanda series

In short, there’s a lot coming down the pipeline.

FAQ

There are a number of additional questions that I get that I haven’t had a chance to answer above, so let’s tackle a few of this, speed-round style:

Is it better to watch the Marvel movies in chronological or release order?

Personally, I prefer chronological, but the release order can be better for some people.

It can be less jarring if, for example, there’s an end credit scene at the end of the first Captain America film that introduces Nick Fury, and we still have no idea who he is (since he was introduced in Iron Man).

Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. canon?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mostly lines up with the plot of the MCU. The last two seasons really diverged from that of the MCU, and therefore are considered an alternate universe.

Are the Marvel Netflix shows canon?

James Gunn has hinted that the pre-Wandavision television shows are not canon in the MCU because Marvel Studios was not directly involved in them. That said, there are connections, and there’s little reason to think that the Netflix shows can’t be canon.

Are the X-men part of the MCU?

Not yet, but there will almost certainly be X-men in the MCU now that Disney owns the rights to the film versions of these characters. 

The X-men Cinematic Universe, with actors like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen, is not part of the MCU.

Is Deadpool part of the MCU?

Currently, Deadpool is not a part of the MCU, but there are rumors that Ryan Reynolds will continue to play the character in an MCU canon project.

Is Venom part of the MCU?

No, but there’s a big chance that Venom will be part of the Spiderverse, which will be introduced in Spider-Man: No Way Home. There’s a chance that characters from the Venom universe will be introduced in that film. Characters from past Spider-man franchises, like Doc Ock, will be.

Who owns the rights to which characters?

The film rights for Spider-Man and most of the Spider-verse characters are owned by Sony.

The film rights for the X-men and the Fantastic Four used to be owned by 20th Century Fox. When Disney acquired Fox, those rights reverted back to Marvel Studios.

The film rights for the Hulk and Namor, are partially owned by Universal, and partly by Marvel Studios. This is why you have only seen one solo Hulk film. The exact details of this deal are less well known, so there may be more that we don’t know.

The film rights for most of all the other Marvel characters are owned by Marvel Studios.

How long will the MCU last?

Your guess is as good as mine. So far, it shows no signs of slowing down, and no signs of people losing interest. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will end when no one goes to see a Marvel movie anymore.

I hope all of that was helpful to you. I appreciate you checking out my post, and I will see you all again soon.

Cheers!

Jason