HOW TO WATCH THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (TV SHOWS INCLUDED) | Release Order vs Chronological Order | (Updated Sept 2021)

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! We’re currently at the start of phase four of the MCU and the movies are starting to be released in cinemas again which is so exciting! So, I thought, since my Riordan-Verse Reading Order post was so popular, I’d make a watching order post for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this will also include the tv shows and at the end I run through the non-MCU tv shows too (ABC, Netflix).

I go through the publication order (phases), chronological order, individual series and tv shows all in this post. Let me know if I’ve forgotten anything!

I will also update this regularly as more content comes out!

PHASE ONE

Iron Man (2008 film) - WikipediaThe Incredible Hulk (2008) - IMDbIron Man 2 (2010) - IMDbThor (2011) - IMDbCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011) - IMDbThe Avengers (2012) - IMDb
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers

PHASE TWO

Iron Man 3 (2013) - IMDbThor: The Dark World - WikipediaCaptain America: The Winter Soldier - WikipediaGuardians of the Galaxy (2014) - IMDbAmazon.com: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL INTL FINAL  27x40: Posters & PrintsAnt-Man (2015) - IMDb
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man

PHASE THREE

Captain America: Civil War (2016) - IMDbDoctor Strange (2016) - IMDbGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - IMDb10 Burning Questions About That Truly Hideous Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster  | Vanity FairThor: Ragnarok (2017) - IMDbEvery Black Panther Character Poster Is The Best Thing I Have Ever Seen --  New Marvel Posters
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - IMDbAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018) - IMDbCaptain Marvel (2019) - IMDbAvengers: Endgame Poster Controversy - Marvel Changed the Avengers: Endgame  Poster After OutrageWhy are Marvel's Spider-Man posters so bad? | Spider-Man | The Guardian
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Captain Marvel
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

PHASE FOUR

WandaVision | Disney+ OriginalsThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDbMarvel Releases Loki Character PostersNew Black Widow Poster Released by MarvelMarvel's What If..? Official Poster ReleasedShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Wikipedia
Eternals' Poster Offers First Glimpse of New Super Heroes | MarvelSpider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - IMDbHawkeye': Unwrap the First Official Trailer and Poster | Marvel
  • WandaVision
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Loki
  • Black Widow
  • What If…?
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

TO COME

  • Eternals
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Hawkeye
  • Ms Marvel
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Black Panther Wakanda Forever
  • The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2)
  • Moon Knight
  • She-Hulk
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
  • Blade

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - IMDb
1942
Captain Marvel (2019) - IMDb
1995
Iron Man (2008 film) - Wikipedia
2010
Iron Man 2 (2010) - IMDb
2011
The Incredible Hulk (2008) - IMDb
2011
Thor (2011) - IMDb
2011
The Avengers (2012) - IMDb
2012
Iron Man 3 (2013) - IMDb
2012
Thor: The Dark World - Wikipedia
2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Wikipedia
2014
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - IMDb
2014
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - IMDb
2014
Amazon.com: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL INTL FINAL  27x40: Posters & Prints
2015
Ant-Man (2015) - IMDb
2015
Captain America: Civil War (2016) - IMDb
2016
New Black Widow Poster Released by Marvel
2016
10 Burning Questions About That Truly Hideous Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster  | Vanity Fair
2016
Doctor Strange (2016) - IMDb
2016
Every Black Panther Character Poster Is The Best Thing I Have Ever Seen --  New Marvel Posters
2016
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - IMDb
2017-2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - IMDb
2017
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - IMDb
2017
Avengers: Endgame Poster Controversy - Marvel Changed the Avengers: Endgame  Poster After Outrage
2023
Marvel Releases Loki Character Posters
2023
WandaVision | Disney+ Originals
2023
Why are Marvel's Spider-Man posters so bad? | Spider-Man | The Guardian
2023
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDb
2023
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) - IMDb
2023/2024
Marvel's What If..? Official Poster Released
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Eternals' Poster Offers First Glimpse of New Super Heroes | Marvel
tba/2024
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - IMDb
tba/2024
Hawkeye': Unwrap the First Official Trailer and Poster | Marvel
tba/2024
Iron Man (2008 film) - WikipediaIron Man 2 (2010) - IMDbIron Man 3 (2013) - IMDb
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - IMDbCaptain America: The Winter Soldier - WikipediaCaptain America: Civil War (2016) - IMDb
Thor (2011) - IMDbThor: The Dark World - WikipediaThor: Ragnarok (2017) - IMDbThor Love and Thunder
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - IMDbGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - IMDbGOTG Vol 3
Ant-Man (2015) - IMDbAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018) - IMDbQuantumania
10 Burning Questions About That Truly Hideous Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster  | Vanity FairWhy are Marvel's Spider-Man posters so bad? | Spider-Man | The GuardianNo Way Home
Doctor Strange (2016) - IMDbMultiverse of Madness
Every Black Panther Character Poster Is The Best Thing I Have Ever Seen --  New Marvel PostersWakanda Forever
Captain Marvel (2019) - IMDbThe Marvels
The Avengers (2012) - IMDbAmazon.com: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL INTL FINAL  27x40: Posters & PrintsAvengers: Infinity War (2018) - IMDbAvengers: Endgame Poster Controversy - Marvel Changed the Avengers: Endgame  Poster After Outrage

ALL MCU TV SHOWS

*available on Disney+
  • WandaVision (Jan – Mar 2021)
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Mar – Apr 2021)
  • Loki Season 1 (Jun – Jul 2021)
  • What If? (Aug – Oct 2021)

IN RELEASE ORDER

WandaVision Poster & New Images Reunite Scarlet Witch and Vision
WandaVision
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDb
TFATWS
It's Time For A Brand-New 'Loki' Poster | Marvel
Loki
Marvel's What If..? Official Poster Released
What If?

Hawkeye

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

It's Time For A Brand-New 'Loki' Poster | Marvel
Loki
WandaVision Poster & New Images Reunite Scarlet Witch and Vision
WandaVision
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series 2021) - IMDb
TFATWS
Marvel's What If..? Official Poster Released
What If?
Every "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Season Poster Ranked from Worst to Best -  The Geek Twins
Agents of Shield
Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 1 Watch Online | The Full Episode
Agent Carter
Marvel's Daredevil' Season 3 Poster Revealed | Marvel
Daredevil
New 'Jessica Jones' Season 2 Poster Released
Jessica Jones
Luke Cage (season 1) - Wikipedia
Luke Cage
Iron Fist (TV Series 2017–2018) - IMDb
Iron Fist
The Defenders (TV Mini Series 2017) - IMDb
The Defenders
The Punisher (TV Series 2017–2019) - IMDb
The Punisher
  • Agents of Shield (7 seasons, 2013-2020) ABC – Disney+
  • Agent Carter (2 seasons, 2015-2016) ABC – Disney+
  • Daredevil (3 seasons, 2015-2018) Netflix
  • Jessica Jones (3 seasons, 2015-2019) Netflix
  • Luke Cage (2 seasons, 2016-2018) Netflix
  • Iron Fist (2 seasons, 2017-2018) Netflix
  • The Defenders (1 season, 2017) Netflix
  • The Punisher (2 seasons, 2017-2019) Netflix

Let me know if you want any more world guides like this and let me know in the comments if you have any questions about when to watch certain movies/shows and in what order!

What order did/do you watch the MCU media in?

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7 thoughts on “HOW TO WATCH THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (TV SHOWS INCLUDED) | Release Order vs Chronological Order | (Updated Sept 2021)

  1. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THESE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS! I’m really freaking excited because I’m onto Spider-Man Far From Home which means I am very very close to WandaVision and Loki.

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