Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One


Marvel Cinematic Universe is a American Superhero Franchise which shares a common Universe for a certain number of super heroes movies created by marvel studios.

All the movies of super heroes are created based on the comic books published by marvel comics. Marvel Cinematic Universe is also famous for creating many tv series, shorts films as well. The Marvel universe which we watch in movies are almost the same as the universe in comic books except some of the superheroes like X-men, Fantastic Four which are still not added in Marvel Movies for some license issues.

Marvel movies are divided into six phases and each phase comes under two different subdivisions named Infinity Saga and The Multiverse Saga. There is also an undetermined phase in which the movies are in the processing phase. Phase One is the First part of Marvel cinematic Universe and also the first phase of Infinity Saga and this phase is also known as Avengers Assembled.

MCU began their journey from Iron Man the first hero character introduced to us which they already did independently from the time of Marvel Comics. Agents Of Shield is the first TV series from which Marvel movies expanded into web series which include promotion of movies in ABC and freedom channel and now they get streamed on Netflix like platforms.

Phase One introduced us with the main Universe of marvel with a set of films which tells us about the main characters which in future will fight as a team named as Avengers. Characters that have been introduced to us in Phase One are Iron man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, NIck Fury and also tells about the organization like S.H.I.E.L.D and HYDRA. Most of the Films in phase one focus on a four dimensional cube also known as Tesseract which is an artifact and in future will be plotted as six Infinity Stones. The final film of phase one in Avengers where loki and Thanos are introduced to us who are trying to steal the infinity stones to conquer the Universe and to prevent this as a precaution Avengers is formed with the heroes.

When talking about Marvel Cinematic Universe Films we should not forget the name Margaret Elizabeth ‘Peggy’ Carter also known as Peggy Carter, PhD. She is the most remarkable agent of the Strategic Scientific Reserve after the end of World war II. Her last contribution for Marvel Cinematic Universe films is Avengers: End Game after that she died due to Alzheimers’s disease.

Movies In Phase One Of Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man was released in the year 2008 which tells the story of a scientist named Tony Stark, an intelligent scientist and a billionaire who has been kidnapped by some group of people to build a dangerous weapon. Instead he created a high tech armor full of iron consisting of high tech technologies and powerful weapons to defend the world. The armor that he created is very powerful and has many features. Using the armor he can fly in the sky, run fast, dive deep inside the water as well but the enemies around the world have their eyes on the armor and want it from Tony Stark.

  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)

A scientist name as Burce Banner whose life has been showcased in this movie. He is a scientist who is working in a lab in order to find the remedy of the gamma radiation but unfortunately he poisoned himself with the radiation and converted into hulk with full of rage a green color giant human who is full of rage with more power. After that Bruce cannot control himself from converting himself into Hulk and when this happens he goes out of control and does not know what he is actually doing the only thing he remembers is that time is his love. General ThunderBolt and the Military machineries try their best to capture hulk and extract his power but fails. Inorder to defeat him they created a new creature who is more powerful than Hulk named as Abomination. Somehow Hulk defeated the creature and to maintain the environmental balance and peace he went undercover

  •  Iron Man 2 (2010)

In this movie the world gets to know that he is Iron man but he was facing pressure from the military and other sources for sharing the technology but he is aware and frightened that this could lead to misuse of his invention. He also faced new enemies. And also there are many enemies who want his technology. So to make new alliances and to defend he took the help of Roddey Rhodes and Pepper Pott.

  • Thor (2011)

Thor Movie Introduced to us a new character Thor son of Odin and King of Norse Gods. he was going to become the king of Asgard replacing his aging father but on the day of getting the throne he reacted to brutally with the God enemies named as Frost Giants who went inside the palace to cause Violation of the rules, inside the palace but due to violation his father Odin punished him to send to the Earth. On the other hand Thor’s younger brother named Loki tried to do all the cheeky things in Agard so that he could get the Throne.

  • Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

            The first Avenger who has been living since the time of world war named a Steve Roger

Who took part in an experimental programme and became a super soldier. Previously he was not fit enough to join the military but his wish was to serve for the country during the world war so to make his dream true he joined this program where he became more powerful and had more strength. Later he will be joining team avengers to fight against the enemies. Everybody used to think he was the only person surviving since world war II but he was not alone. During that time his best friend named Buccy accidentally fell from a hill peak and everybody thought that he had died but no he was also surviving since then which will be entering in the upcoming movie of Captain America Named as Captain America: The Winter Soldier which will be in phase two.

  • The Avengers (2012)

Marvel movies in collaboration with the Paramount pictures created the first avengers consisting of the superheroes named as Thor , Iron man, Captain america, Hawkeye, Black widow. This movie shows the first fight with the enemies as an Avenger which is just the beginning of the formation of the Avengers and in future more heroes will join the team inorder to save the world. And all this thing happens because of Nick Fury who is the Head of the Organization named as S.H.I.E.L.D.

Short Films Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One

  • The Consultant (2011)

According to the plots the two against named Phil Coulson and Jasper Sitwell are trying all his best to keep Emil Blonsky away from the Avengers initiative.

  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Of Thor’s Hammer (2011)

Phil Coulson puts all his effort in stopping the robbery of a gas station on his way to Mexico.

  • Item 47 (2012)

After the New York Fight two couples find the Chitura Gun and make some very bad decisions.

History Of Phase One

MCU is an American superhero film universe which is produced by marvel studios based on the characters from the Marvel Comics. The first phase began in the year 2008 with the premier of the movie Iron Man and ended with the movie the Avengers.Phase One movies already have been started producing simultaneously with the release of the Marvel studio Comics from which the reference of all the characters are taken. Kelvin Feige creates all movies in a phase and  all the six films in phase one draws the first steps towards the beginning of a new era where heroes will fight together in order to save the world. While making the Avengers many actors like Cgris Evan, Robert Jr, Mark Ruffalo have signed many other films so to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe they created three short films during phase One.

Phase One Movies Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Release Order

Below is the list of Marvel’s Phase One Movie List along with their release years:

  • Iron Man (released in the year 2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (released in the year 2010)
  • The Incredible Hulk (released in the year 2008)
  • Thor (released in the year 2011)
  • “Captain America – The First Avenger” (released in the year 2011)
  • The Avengers (released in the year 2012)

Television And Web Series Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One

There is no such TV series and webseries in Phase One of Marvel Cinematic Universe but in the later phases like in phase two, phase three, phase four, phase five and phase six there are some web series which are mentioned below.

  • Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D  (7 seasons from 2013 to 2020)
  • Agent Of Carter (2 seasons from 2015 to2016)
  • Inhuman (1 season in 2017)
  • Daredevil (3 seasons from 2015 to 2018)
  • Jessica Jones (3 seasons from 2015 to 2019)
  • Luke Cage (2 season from 2016 to 2018)
  • Iron fist (2 season from 2017 to 2018)
  • The Defender ( 1 season  in 2017)
  • The Punisher (2 seasons from 2017 to 2019)
  • Wanda Vision (1 season 2021 in Phase 4)
  • The Falcon And The Winter soldier (1 season 2021 in Phase 4)
  • Loki (1 season 2021 in Phase 4)
  • What If..? (1 season 2021 in Phase 4)
  • Moon Knight (1 season 2022 in Phase 4)
  • Ms. Marvel (1 season 2022 in Phase 4)
  • She- hulk (1 season 2022 in Phase 4)
  • Loki (season 2 2023 in Phase 5)

Watch Order And Timeline Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Movies

Although there is no such difference between the release order and the watch order of the Phase One Movies, it is referred to watch the movies of Phase One in below sequence inorder of better understanding of the chronology of Phase One.

  • Iron Man (released in the year 2008)
  • “Iron Man 2” (released in the year 2010)
  • “The Incredible Hulk” (released in the year 2008)
  • Thor (released in the year 2011)
  • “Captain America – The First Avenger” (released in the year 2011)
  • The Avengers (released in the year 2012)

Comics Released By Marvels In Phase One

  • Iron Man: Fast Friends (in the year 2008)
  • Iron Man: Security Measures (in the year 2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files (in the year 2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture (in the year 2008)
  • Nick Fury: Spies Like Us (in the year 2009)
  • Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! (in the year 2010)
  • Iron Man 2: Security Breach (in the year 2010)
  • Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail? (in the year 2010)
  • Iron Man 2: Public Identity (in the year 2010)

The above comics are released by Marvel Studios during Phase one. There are more comics which are listed below that are released during different phases.

  • Thor: Ragnarok Prelude (in the year 2017)
  • Black Panther Prelude (in the year 2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (in the year 2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude (in the year 2018)
  • Captain Marvel Prelude (in the year 2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame Prelude (in the year 2018)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home Prelude (in the year 2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home – Got To Hand it To Him (in the year 2019)
  • Black Widow Prelude (in the year 2020)
  • Eternals: The 500 Year War (in the year 2022)

All Characters Of Phase One

  • “Tony Stark” as “Iron Man” was sentient who was kidnapped by some terrorist and forced to make some weapons but instead he created a iron armor for himself which is very strong , powerful and contains high level technologies.
  • “Steve Rogers” as “Captain America” a human from the time of world war II still surviving without losing his age because of being frozen for almost 30 years who joined an experimental programme and became stronger and powerful.
  • “Thor Odinson” as “Thor” son of “Odin” who later Became the King of Asgard due to his father’s age.
  • “Bruce Banner” as The “Hulk” and the doctor who was working in a lab for finding the remedy against the gamma radiation but unfortunately poisoned himself and got supernatural powers which he could not control.
  • “Natasha Romanoff” as “Black Widow” is a secret agent working for the organization S.H.I.E.L.D and later joined Avengers in order to save the world from unwanted enemies.
  • “Clint Barton” as “Hawkeye” also a secret agent working for the organization S.H.I.E.L.D and later joined Avengers in order to save the world from unwanted enemies.
  • “James Rhodey” or “War Machine” as “Iron Patriot”
  • “Nick Fury” the head of the Organization S.H.I.E.L.D.

Video Games Released In Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor: God of Thunder (2011)
  • Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)

The Above Games are released during the Phase One of Marvel Cinematic Universe and there many more Games that have been released after Phase One the names are mentioned below.

  • Iron Man 3 – The Official Game (2013)
  • “Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience (2017)”
  • Avengers: Damage Control (2019)
  • Eternals: AR Story Experience (2021)

Trivia Challenge Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One

  1. What is the name of Iron Man’s character?

Ans: Tony Stark.

  1. From which time was Captain America ?

Ans: From the time of World War II.

  1. What is the name of Thor’s father ?

Ans: Thor’s Father’s name was Odin.

  1. Where was Thor’s home ?

Ans: Thor’s home was Asgard.

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