Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

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MCU stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe which is an American franchise and shares a common Universe for a certain number of super heroes movies created by marvel studios.

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. The Infinity Saga Phase consists of Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three while Phase Four, Phase Five and Phase Six comes under The Multiverse Saga. Therefore Phase two is the second phase of Infinity Saga and also the second last phase of Infinity saga which ran from the year 2013 to 2015 with a gross profit of 5.269 Billion dollar overtaking Phase One.

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.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.

The second Phase focus on the post fight of New York which expose Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. to the rest of the world and we were also introduced to many heroes like Ant-man, Wasp, Quicksilver, Scarlet witch, Falcon, Vision and Guardian Of The Galaxy which includes some of the characters like Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord, etc. The origin of the infinity stone is also explained to us in phase two. In Captain America: Winter soldier it was shown that the agency named as HYDRA were actually working under the Organization named as S.H.I.E.L.D which later led into a conflict words and HYDRA started working as solo agency as competitor of  S.H.I.E.L.D which results a war among them in which S.H.I.E.L.D took the help help of Avengers in order to bring down HYDRA but unintentionally help to grow a most powerful advisory named as Ultron which is a form of hostile artificial intelligence.

Movies In Phase Two Of Marvel Cinematic Universe

Movies In Phase Two Of Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron man 3 (2013)

Iron continued to fight with numerous enemies going beyond the boundaries but when realized that his personal world was getting destroyed by his enemy’s hand he went on a mission to find out those things which are responsible for the downfall. This journey will measure his patience in every turn and stick his back to the wall leaving him to survive by his own device and also to prove his ingenuity and also his effort in protecting  people who are closest to him. As he continued to fight he found the answer of the word which was haunting him secretly: “is the man controlling the suit or the suit controlling the suit”.

Thor : The Dark World (2013) 

After Thor and avengers Thor continued to get back his throne because of his violating the rules inside asgard. By that time an ancient enemy named Malekit of Asgard rose back which Odin and even the people of Asgard could not withstand. Now Thor will sacrifice everything to save them. This will help him to reunite with Jane Foster.

Captain America : The winter soldier (2014)

After the first war with the team captain america aka steve roger living in Washington DC trying to adapt himself with the environment of the modern world but when he found S.H.I.E.L.D was attacked he was teamed up with black widow to solve the problem when they discover a winter soldier. After investigation he found that S.H.I.E.L.D was attacked by the agency named as HYDRA who was working previously under S.H.I.E.L.D but because of some conflict of points HYDRA stepped out from them a started working as a solo agency and as competitor which will be stopped by Avengers in later time. The winter Soldier which they found was his best friend named Buccy. He is also surviving from the time of World War II. They also found a new ally named Flacon who helped Steve Roger to stop the winter soldier and later joined Avengers to fight against enemies and save the world..

Guardian Of The Galaxy (2014)

A space adventure where a group of heroes travel all over the galaxies to save from enemies. Include new heroes like Groot, Rocket, Gamora, Grax the Destroyer. Team doing adventure all over the cosmos of the galaxies and to save them from enemies . Old Foes join their group and the marvel cinematic universe keeps on growing. All the Guardians must fight together in order to keep their newfound family together as they travel through the mysterious galaxy of Peter Quill’s.

Avengers movie ( Age of Ultron) (2015)

Follow up movie of the avengers where Tony Stark tried to jumpstart the fabulus programme with the team members like thor, captain america, black widow, thor, Hulk with the help of Nick Fury to fight against Ultron to destroy their plans of bringing aliens and enemies from outside the world. Nick Fury is assigned as Avengers who will be helping him to step down HYDRA. According to the plan they stop HYDRA but unintentionally they created a new powerful Artificial Intelligent named Ultron from which the Age of Ultron name of the movie came from. The Avengers tried their best to stop Ultron but they were too powerful. In this movie we were also introduced to a new character Scarlet Witch which took a great role in defeating Ultron. Finally after many efforts they stop Ultron from destroying the world but due this all the Heroes of the Avengers scatters all over the world like Thor went on a break from all this heroic fight, Hulk was missing somewhere in another Universe, Scarlet Witch also went undercover after the death of his brother during fight with Ultron.   

Ant-Man (2015)

It is a new character from the marvel cinematic Universe which has the ability to shrink his body and have more power. As he was putting all his efforts to improve his life an enemy appears which he has to fight against and at this point he changes his mind to become a part of avengers and to save the world form unwanted enemies. His mentor Dr Hank Pym helps him to hide all his secrets about the ability and his Ant-Man suit also from the generation of towering threat. A man having the ability to shrink his size but with the increase in power having an ant suit, he will be joining the Avengers in the upcoming time.

Short Films Of Phase Two

  • Agent Carter (2013)

Agent Carter (2013)

Agent Carter is the Fourth short film of Marvel One-shot which is released during the movie Iron Man 3 and the storyline took place after the main event of the movie Captain America : The First Avenger. After the end of world war II Peggy Carter has to face the Strategic Scientific Reserve. During 1947 Peggy Carter was working as data Analysis and code breaking for them. One SSR was investigating the zodiac serum but Flynn does not allow Peggy Carter to Join the team as he thinks she is not eligible to join the mission. One night when all team members went for a drink she was left in the office to clean up. Peggy planned to get into the zodiac serum room by defeating all the guards. But she was caught up by Flynn when the phone rang. It was Howard Stark who informed him that S.H.I.E.L.D was runned by Peggy Carter and Howard Stark ( Tony Stark’s Father).

  • All Hail The King (2014)

All Hail The King (2014)

All Hail King is the Fifth short film of Marvel One-shot which is released during the movie Thor : The Dark World  and the storyline took place after the main event of the movie Iron Man 3. After the event Traver slattery who was locked up in the high security prison who was later Brought under security concern and was glad to to come under consideration of the Film Maker. He has been interviewed by the news reporter so that it can be published in the newspaper. And during the last session he also reveals himself that he is the member of ten rings. The story is casted by Ben Kingsley as Trevar Slattery, Scoot McNairy , Lester Speight ,Sam Rockwell, Allen Maldonado, Matt Gerald ,Crystal the Monkey

History Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

The second phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe is the second last phase of Infinity Saga which is the introduction of the origin of the six Infinity stones. In October 2012 president Kelvin Feige announced that the full phase 2 will start from 2013 with the movie Iron Man 3 and end with Ant-Man which is a new character that has been introduced in the Year 2015. Starting with Iron-Man 3 and ending with Ant-man in between, one massive movie named Avengers :Age Of Ultron has been released which can be said as a key link up for the six Infinity Stones. This movie can  be said as the time when some super heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and some more get scattered all over the world. Chris Evan is the most Apperacing actor in this phase like almost in four Movies in Phase 2. In 2013 there was also the release of some video Games like Lego Marvel Avengers which contain stories of multiple films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Cinematic Universe also created some short films which are featured from the comic books.

Movies Release Order Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

Below is the movie list of Phase 2 which will be continued by phase 3 and the last phase of Infinity Saga.

  • Iron Man 3 (Released in year 2013)
  • Thor – The Dark World (Released in year 2013)
  • “Captain America- The Winter Soldier” (Released in Year 2014)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy “(Released in Year 2014)
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Released in year 2015)
  • Ant-Man (Released in Year 2015)

Television And Web Series of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

  • Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D  (7 seasons from 2013 to 2020)
  • Agent Of Carter (2 seasons from 2015 to 2016)
  • Daredevil (3 seasons from 2015 to 2018)
  • Jessica Jones (3 seasons from 2015 to 2019)

Watch Order Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

Below is the watch Order of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Movies:

  • “Iron Man 3 (in the year 2013)”
  • “Thor: The Dark World (in the year 2013)”
  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (in the year 2014)”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy (in the year 2014)”
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron (in the year 2015)”
  • Ant-Man (in the year 2015)

All Characters Of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three

  • Tony Stark – Iron Man
  • Steve Rogers – Captain America
  • Thor Odinson
  • Bruce Banner – The Hulk
  • Natasha Romanoff – Black Widow
  • Clint Barton – Hawkeye
  • James or War Machine – Iron Patriot
  • Bucky Barnes -The Winter Soldier
  • Sam Wilson – The Falcon – Captain America III
  • Wanda Maximoff – Scarlet Witch
  • Pietro Maximoff – Quicksilver
  • Scott Lang – Ant-Man
  • Nick Fury
  • Peter Quill – Star-Lord
  • Gamora
  • Drax the Destroyer
  • Groot
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Yondu Udonta
  • Nebula

Books And Comics Released By Marvel Cinematic Universe In Phase Two

  • “Iron Man 3”  (2013)
  • “Iron Man: The Coming of the Melter” (2013)
  • “Thor Adaptation” (2013)
  • “Thor: The Dark World Prelude” (2013)
  • “Thor: Crown of Fools” (2013)
  • “Captain America: The First Avenger Adaptation” (2013)
  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude” (2014)
  • “Captain America: Homecoming” (2014)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Prequel Infinite Comic” (2014)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude” (2014)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
  • “The Avengers Adaptation” (2014)
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Scepter’d Isle” (2015)
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron”(2015)
  • “Ant-Man Prelude” (2015)
  • “Ant-Man – Scott Lang: Small Time” (2015)
  • “Avengers: Operation HYDRA” (2015)
  • “Ant-Man: Larger Than Life” (2015)
  • “Jessica Jones (2015)”
  • “Captain America: Civil War Prelude” (2015)

Video Games Released By Marvel Cinematic Universe In Phase Two

  • Iron Man 3 – The Official Game (2013)

This is the third Iron man game which is based on the movies’ story line. It is a story based game which is the continuation of Iron man 1 and Iron man 2. when realized that his personal world was getting destroyed by his enemy’s hand he went on a mission to find out those things which are responsible for the downfall.

  • Thor: The Dark World – The Official PC Game (2013)

This is the second Thor game which is also based on the movies. A story based game where Thor is fighting against the enemies.

  • Captain America (The Winter Soldier) – The Official PC Game (2014)

It is the official second game of Captain America which is a story based game where Captain America is fighting against his best Buccky along with black widow and help Nick Fury to bring the S.H.I.E.L.D down

Trivia MCU Phase Two Challenge

  1. Name the first movie of Phase 2 ?

Ans: The first movie of Phase 2 is Iron Man 3.

  1. What is the name of Captain America ?

Ans: Captain America’s name is Steve Roger

  1. With whom Avengers fight in the movie Avengers : Age Of Ultron ?

Ans : Avengers fought with the Artificial Intelligence named Ultron.

  1. Peggy Carter was working for which organization ?

Ans: Peggy Carter was working for SHIELD..

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