There are over 10 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it becomes challenging to keep track of the characters and story-lines. And then there are the Infinity Stones that appear in select films and they suddenly gain their relevance. Review black widow Some of the movies that came later are set at an earlier time which adds to the complexity. So, at a glance, here are all the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies in the order of the story, the timeline, and the characters. Oh, and if you’re looking for something similar for Black Widow, check Black widow Movie Series Summarized.
Watch Movie in Pandemic If you’re planning to do a Marvel Movie Marathon and have the burning question of “what order do you watch marvel movies?”, I’d always advice to watch them in the order they were made in. This is because the film that came later assumes that you have watched the earlier ones and might make an interesting reference. So it’s best that your MCU chronological viewing order is by the release dates. Watch Online Free.
All Marvel Movies In Order Of Release Dates
Black widow (2021)
capten marvel (2019)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
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)
In case you don’t care for all the Marvel movies, you can check out this smaller article specifically talking about journey of each of the infinity stones.
Power Stone gives the wielder super strength.
Soul Stone gives the ability to manipulate the soul and resurrect the dead.
Time Stone gives the power to control time.
Mind Stone gives the power to control minds.
Aether is the Reality Stone. Unlike other stones, this is in the form of a viscous liquid and changes shape. It gives the wielder the power to control realities.
A long time before the beginning of the first Captain America movie, a relic called the Tesseract made its way to Earth. The best guess would be that Odin, Thor’s father, King of Asgard, left it on Earth for safekeeping. This contains the Space Stone (which gives the power to create wormholes) but we’ll refer to it as the Tesseract.
Now, for the sake of understanding the plot and the journey of the Infinity Stones, let’s go through all the Marvel Movies in order of their story and timeline.
A typical set of words you will hear in many of the films are:
S.H.I.E.L.D – Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, and Law-Enforcement Division. Basically, the good guys.
Hydra – A terrorist organization who are against the free world, the bad guys.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011): Space Stone
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In 1942, Steve Rogers is a small skinny dude, his close buddy is Bucky. Due to his physicality, Rogers is rejected for the World War II military but is persistent. Dr. Abraham Erskine, head of the Super Soldier program, overhears Rogers and deems him a suitable candidate because of his selfless nature. Rogers is ultimately picked for the program and becomes tall, muscular, super strong, agile .. the works. A while before this, a Nazi officer, Johann Schmidt (also a Hydra operative), had gone through an imperfect version of the Super Soldier program.
Schmidt get his hands on the Tesseract. He intends to harness its powers to build weapons and destroy all of America. Rogers is now called Captain America (or Cap). The lead engineer, Howard Stark (Tony Stark’s dad), gives him a Vibranium shield. Schmidt, whose plans are foiled by Cap, reveals that his face was merely a mask covering his Red Skull (which is what he calls himself).
In one of the anti-Hydra missions on a train, Bucky falls to his apparent death (no he doesn’t die, he comes back in Winter Soldier). In the climax of the film, Cap gets on board Red Skull’s plane which is armed with the Tesseract weapon. Through the course of their showdown, Red Skull touches the Tesseract which opens a wormhole and sucks him through (he doesn’t die, Red Skull returns in Infinity War). The Tesseract falls into the ocean, and Captain America sacrifices himself by crashing the plane in the Arctic. He doesn’t die, he gets cryogenically frozen. Howard Stark retrieves the Tesseract but is unable to find Cap. Howard eventually becomes one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cap remains frozen for 70 years.
Captain America: Post Credit Scene
Nick Fury talks to Captain America, who has been asleep for 70 years, about the Avenger’s initiative.
Captain Marvel (2019): The Space Stone
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Years after Captain America’s plane crash, Howard continues to test on the Tesseract to learn more about it. Eventually, Project Pegasus is created by S.H.I.E.L.D to deal solely with studying the Tesseract. Over time, a Kree by the name of Mar-Vell somehow infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D under the name of Dr. Wendy Lawson. She becomes the head of Project Pegasus and relocates the Tesseract to her secret lab in space. She continues to work as part of Project Pegasus to create a Light-Speed Engine. Though she is a Kree she doesn’t approve of her people obliterating the Skrulls (a race of shape-shifters). She wants to hand the Skrulls the Light-Speed Engine so they can escape. She’s also secretly stowed away a bunch of Skrulls in her Space Lab. Before she can complete her work, a Kree squadron, lead by Yon-Rogg, finds her in 1989.
Mar-Vell has asked a young pilot, Carol Danvers, to accompany her and the two of them get shot down. This plane has a Jet Engine that Mar-Vell has built, and this is powered by the Tesseract (which is still safe in space). Yon-Rogg kills Mar-Vell. Carol shoots and blows up the jet engine. Somehow, she ends up absorbing all the energy from the explosion. Given the closest thing to the Light-Speed Engine has been blown up, Yon-Rogg takes Carol with him as she might be the key to figuring out the Engine. The Kree use Carol’s amnesia to make her believe she is a Kree too. To keep her powers at bay, they put an inhibitor on her. Six years pass.
In one of the missions in 1995, Carol is captured by the Skrulls who are trying to get to the location of the Secret Lab. Long story short, Carol ends up on Earth, runs into a young Nick Fury, finds the lab, remembers her Earth life, realizes the Skrulls are good, gets the Tesseract (which is gobbled by an alien cat), removes her inhibitor, unleashes her full powers, takes down all of the Kree, and set the Skrulls free. The exotic cat scratches Nick Fury’s eye causing him to lose it, and he gets his famous eye patch. Carol gives Nick Fury a pager-on-steroids which he is to use to call out to her only in case of a vital emergency.
Captain Marvel: Post Credit Scene
The alien cat spits up the Tesseract. This is how S.H.I.E.L.D repossess the Tesseract after it has been in Mar Vell’s secret lab. It technically never left S.H.I.E.L.D, it was always part of Project Pegasus.
Iron Man (2008)
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Tony Stark eventually inherits his father’s company. Over the years, Stark Industries has been manufacturing and supplying weapons across the world. Obadiah Stane, a senior personnel in the company, has been illegally trafficking weapons. In one of Tony’s demonstrations of the Jerico missile, he’s captured by terrorists. In the process, Tony is wounded in the chest by shrapnel shards from the explosion. In the cave, where Tony is kept, is another captive, Dr. Yinsen, who implants an electromagnet into Tony’s chest to keep the shards out of his heart. The terrorists demand that Tony builds them missiles, but Tony and Yinsen build an armored suit powered by an arc reactor. Yinsen sacrifices himself and Tony blows his way out destroying the terrorist camp.
Tony gets found by his friend Colonel James Rhodes and begins work on a more advanced suit powered by a more powerful arc reactor. He also announces that Stark Industries will stop manufacturing weapons which annoys Stane. Tony finds out about Stane and flies off to Afghanistan to blow up the bad guys who have his guns. We’re introduced to Tony’s secretary, Pepper Potts, who hacks into the company’s database to locate all illegal shipments. She also informs S.H.I.E.L.D’s agent Phil Coulson about Stane’s activities. Stane reverse engineers a new suite for himself and steals Tony’s arc leaving him to die. Tony manages to get to his old arc reactor. We then have a final showdown between Tony (who’s now the Iron Man) and Stane. Tony has Pepper overload the giant arc reactor powering his building which causes a surge that consumes Stane. The next day, Tony announces to the world that he is the Iron Man.
Iron Man: Post Credit Scene
Nick Fury visits Tony to talk about the Avengers Initiative.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
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While not shown in this film, Dr. Bruce Banner is subject to gamma radiations in an experiment gone wrong. As a result, when Bruce is angry, he transforms into the Hulk. In this film, Bruce is lying low in Brazil, working in a bottling plant. But due to a small cut on his hands, his blood happens to get into one of the bottles. This bottle eventually causes a death by gamma poisoning and is traced back to Bruce. General Ross and Emil Blonsky want to weaponize the Hulk and hence try to capture Bruce. But they lose to the Hulk. Blonsky is initially given a small dose of the low-power super-soldier serum, this makes him stronger and gives him healing powers, but he begins losing his mind. After multiple defeats at the hands of the hulk, Blonsky finally gets Banner’s blood injected into him. The combination of the super-soldier serum and the infected gamma blood transforms Blonsky into a mindless beast – Abomination. The Hulk battles the Abomination and kills him. After this, Bruce stays in British Columbia and slowly learns to turn into the Hulk in a controlled manner.
Incredible Hulk: Post Credit Scene
Tony Stark visits General Ross to talk about the Avengers Initiative.
Iron Man 2 (2010): Space Stone
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While the arc reactor, that Tony made, powers his suit, it’s not his invention. Many years back his father, Howard, and a Russian scientist, Anton Vanko, invented it. Anton tried to sell it for profit and is deported back home. Ivan, Anton’s son, happens to see the Iron Man powered by his father arc and wants revenge. Ivan begins building a mini arc reactor based weapon. At a Grand Prix, Ivan attacks Tony who uses his portable suit to become Iron Man and defeats Ivan. Seeing this event, Justin Hammer, a Start Industry rival, stages Ivan’s death and gets him to build armored suits.
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