Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

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.

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. 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.

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.

Marvel movies are fictional movies of superheroes which are created by an American Franchise known as Marvel Cinematic Universe. These stories are taken from their own published MCU comic books. Their movies are classified in different phases.

Phases of MCU Movies And Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

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 1

Movies in Phase 1

●      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 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

  •  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.

  • Thor (2011)

Introduced 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 they of getting the throne he reacted to brutally with the God enemies inside the palace but due to violation his father Odin punished him to send to the Earth.

  • Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

            The first Avenger who is been living from the time of world war named a Steve Roger

Who took part in an experimental programme and became a super soldier.

  • 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.

Phase 2

Movies in Phase 2

  • Iron man 3 (2013)

Iron continued to fight with numerous enemies going beyond the boundaries but when realized that his personal life was getting destroyed a word 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 but ancient enemies of the Asgerd 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 tried 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. They also found a new ally named Flacon.

  • 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.

  • “Avengers: 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.

  • “Ant-Man (2015)”

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.

Phase 3

Movie of Phase 3

  • Captain America : Civil War (2016)

In this, Captain America created a new Avenger to save humanity. But after another misunderstanding leads to political pressure and forms two different teams where Steve roger leading avengers and on the other side rest want to be free to save humanity.

  •  Doctor strange (2016)

World famous dr. Stephen Strange whose hands got paralyzed due to a terrific accident. He lost all his hope in his life but Kamar Taj helped him back to gain confidence. Kamar Taj not only helped him to heal but also gave him the ability to fight against the darker side of the world.

  • Guardian Of The Galaxy 2 (2017)

Team doing adventure all over the galaxy and to save them from enemies . old Foes join their group and the marvel cinematic universe keeps on growing.

  • Spider man  Homecoming (2017)

This is the second appearance of spiderman in marvel movies after appearing in the captain america civil war. Tony Stark provided him with a suit with high tech web throwing technologies and many more to face the new villains.

  • Thor : Ragnarok (2017)

Getting imprisoned after losing against Hela and also losing his hammer during the fight he took the help of Hulk to fight back.

  • Black Panther (2018)

T challa who returned to his highly technological african nation Wakanda to take the place of the king but also have some old memories over there. Due to the conflict between T’challa and the black panther, the whole Wakanda is at risk.

  • Avengers : Infinity war (2018)

Avengers fight against thanos to save the infinity stone where thanos takes away all the stones from them. This film is the deadliest movie of all time by MCU.

  • Captain marvels (2019)

Another new character introduced by marvel cinematic universe from the 1990’s of their comics books fight against villains later will join avengers in End Game.

  • Avengers: End Game (2019)

Avengers took the final chance to defeat Thanos to save the world. This is the last showdown as an avenger.

  • Spider Man : Far From Home (2019)

After the death of Iron man Peter Parker is not able to focus so went for a vacation and again had to face some villains. He fights against some elemental creatures. This is  the second part after Spider man : Homecoming.

The Multiverse Saga

This is the series of films which begins with wandaVision and will be ending with Avengers: Secret wars. Consisting of phase 4, phase 5 and phase 6.

Phase 4

Movies in phase 4

  • Black Widow (2021)

Black widow aka Natasha finds out all her dark secrets and all the dark conspiracy that haunts her.

  • Shang Chi (2021)

He has to find out the past which he left behind when he was drawn into the ten ring mysterious organization.

  • Eternals (2021)

The oldest avengers who have been living in this world as a normal human. After the endgame due to unavoidable circumstances they have to come out to save mankind.

  • Spider Man: No way home (2021)

This marvel movie is based on the multiverse where different Spiderman from different universes come together to fight against the villains.

  • Doctor Strange: Multiverse of madness (2022)

Doctor Strange fought with the most powerful scarlet witch who went against to become more powerful and control the whole world.

  • Thor; Love And Thunder (2022)

After the retirement of Thor from the fights he was finding his inner peace but he again had to come back due to a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher.

  • Black panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Black Panther along with the queen Ramonda, Shuri, and Dora Milaje fight together to protect their nation after the death of the king T’challa.

  • She-Hulk: Attorney at law (2022)

The Hulk marvel cinematic universe consists of Jennifer Walter whose life is very much complicated being single at the age of 30 since she happens to be a 6-foot-7-inch green hulk.

Phase 5

Movies in Phase 5

  • Ant-man and the Wasp: Quintumnia (2023)

Ant-man and the wasp reunite again and explore the quantum realm but discover new creatures.

  • Guardian of the galaxy vol 3 (2023)

Band of misfits are looking at different thai days and are exploring the universe after the loss of gamora.

  • The marvels (2023)

Captain marvel is trying his best to reclaim his position but for unintended reasons he has to face many difficulties to prove himself.

Phase 6

Movies in Phase 6

  • Fantastic four (2025)

One of the famous characters of marvel comic books is Fantastic four which is to be released in 2025.

  • Avengers : than Kang Dynasty (2025)

To be released in 2025.

  • Avengers: secret Wars (2026)

 To be released in 2026.

Television And Web Series of Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel Heroes

  • Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D  (7 seasons 2013-2020)
  • Agent Of Carter (2 seasons 2015-2016)
  • Inhuman (1 season 2017)

The Defenders Saga

  • Daredevil (3 seasons 2015-2018)
  • Jessica Jones (3 seasons 2015-2019)
  • Luke Cage (2 season 2016-2018)
  • Iron fist (2 season 2017-2018)
  • The Defender ( 1 season 2017)
  • The Punisher (2 seasons 2017-2019)

Marble Studio Series

Phase 4

  • Wanda Vision (1 season 2021)
  • The Falcon And The Winter soldier (1 season 2021)
  • Loki (1 season 2021)
  • What If..? (1 season 2021)
  • Moon Knight (1 season 2022)
  • Ms. Marvel (1 season 2022)
  • She- hulk (1 season 2022)

Phase 5

  • Loki (season 2 2023)

Marvel Cinematic Universe Release Order

  • Iron Man (2008 – movie)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008 – movie)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010 – movie)
  • Thor (2011 – movie)
  • Captain America – The First Avenger (2011 – movie)
  • The Avengers (2012 – movie)
  • Thor 2 (2013 – movie)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013 – movie)
  • “Captain America- The Winter Soldier (2014 – movie)”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 – movie)”
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015 – movie)”
  • Ant-Man (2015 – movie)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange (2016 – movie)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II “(2017 – movie)
  • Spiderman: Homecoming (2017 – movie)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017 – movie)
  • Black Panther (2018 – movie)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018 – movie)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018 – movie)
  • Captain Marvel (2019 – movie)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019 – movie)
  • Spiderman: Far From Home (2019 – movie)
  • Black Widow (2021 – movie)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021 – movie)
  • Eternals (2021 – movie)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022 – movie)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022- movie)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022 – movie)

Marvel Cinematic Universe Watch Order and Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

  • “Captain America: The First Avenger (2011 – movie)”
  • Captain Marvel (2019 – movie)
  • Iron Man (2008 – movie)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010 – movie)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008 – movie)
  • Thor (2011 – movie)
  • The Avengers (2012 – movie)
  • “Iron Man 3 (2013 – movie)”
  • “Thor: The Dark World (2013 – movie)”
  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014 – movie)”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 – movie)”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017 – movie)”
  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015 – movie)”
  • Ant-Man (2015 – movie)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016 – movie)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange (2016 – movie)
  • Black Panther (2018 – movie)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017 – movie)
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018 – movie)
  • Black Widow (2021 – movie)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018 – movie)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019 – movie)
  • Loki (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • What If…? (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • WandaVision (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019 – movie)
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021 – movie)
  • Eternals (2021 – movie)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022 – movie)
  • Hawkeye (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Moon Knight (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • She-Hulk (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Mrs Marvel (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022 – movie)
  • Werewolf by Night (2022 – Special Presentation)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022 – movie)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” (2022 – Special Presentation)

All Characters of MCU

The Avengers

  • Tony Stark – Iron Man
  • Steve Rogers – Captain America
  • Thor Odinson
  • Bruce Banner – The Hulk
  • Natasha Romanoff – Black Widow
  • Clint Barton – Hawkeye I / Rōnin
  • James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine – Iron Patriot
  • Bucky Barnes -The Winter Soldier
  • Sam Wilson – The Falcon – Captain America III
  • Wanda Maximoff – Scarlet Witch
  • Pietro Maximoff – Quicksilver
  • The Visionnote
  • Scott Lang – Ant-Man IInote
  • Peter Parker – Spider-Man

Peter Parker Variants

  • Carol Danvers – Captain Marvel
  • Allies


  • Nick Fury
  • Phil Coulson

Team Coulson

  • Daisy Johnson – Quake
  • Melinda May
  • Leopold Fitz
  • Jemma Simmons

Strategic Scientific Reserve

  • Peggy Carternote
  • Howling Commandos
  • Other Agentsnote

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Peter Quill – Star-Lord
  • Gamora
  • Drax the Destroyer
  • Groot
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Yondu Udonta
  • Nebula

Upcoming Movies And Planned Movies

  • Ant man and the wasp (2023)
  • Guardian Of The Galaxy 3 (2023)
  • The Marvels (2023)
  • Captain America : new world Order (2024)
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty(2025)
  • Avengers: secret war(2026)
  • Deadpool 3 (2024)
  • Spider Man 4 (TBA)
  • Shang-chi 2 (TBA)

New About Acquisition Of Fox And Other Studios

Disneys with around 71.3 billion dollars bought the 20th century fox studio now finally marvels can include x-Men in marvel movies.

Marvel Cinematic Universe X-Men and Ghost Rider

Since marvel cinematic Universe films have license of x-men and Ghost rider it is sure that it will Appear in MCU but the question is when although it expected to be introduced in the first wave but there is another is question of who will be doing the role. X-men and Ghost rider are the two characters which are famous from the 90’s. During the last few years MCU has had many characters like spider man , captain marvels and form a good chronology.

Comics Released By Marvels

  • Iron Man: Fast Friends (2008)
  • Iron Man: Security Measures (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture (2008)
  • Nick Fury: Spies Like Us (2009)
  • Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! (2010)
  • Iron Man 2: Security Breach (2010)
  • Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail? (2010)
  • Iron Man 2: Public Identity (2010)
  • Thor: Ragnarok Prelude (2017)
  • Black Panther Prelude (2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude (2018)
  • Captain Marvel Prelude (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame Prelude (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home Prelude (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home – Got To Hand it To Him (2019)
  • Black Widow Prelude (2020)
  • Eternals: The 500 Year War (2022)

Video games Released By Marvels

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor: God of Thunder (2011)
  • Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
  • Iron Man 3 – The Official Game (2013)
  • “Spider-Man: Homecoming – Virtual Reality Experience (2017)”
  • Avengers: Damage Control (2019)
  • Eternals: AR Story Experience (2021)

Trivia MCU challenge

  1. What is the number of Infinity Stones ?

            Ans: six.

  1. What was the HomeTown of Captain America ?

Ans: Brooklyn.

  1. What was the First appearance of Spider Man in MCU ?

Ans: Captain America : Civil War.

  1. What is the name of Black Panther’s African country?

Ans: Wakanda.

  1. What Video game Thor played in Avengers: End Game?

Ans: Fortnite.

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