The MCU Timeline so Far

The MCU is composed of different phases, each of which contains 7-8 movies. So far, there are three phases. Canonically, the first movie was Captain America: The First Avenger, taking place in 1940 and ending in 1945 after the plane crash. It introduces Captain America; the once skinny Steve Rogers turned into peak human physicality by a super-soldier serum, who gets frozen in ice, waking up in the present-day. In 1995, Captain Marvel, the pilot that absorbed alien (Kree) energy, turned her into a powerhouse that can fly through ships and fly faster than the speed of light.

    Iron Man in 2008 was the first MCU movie, and it was a critical part of establishing Tony Stark or better known as Iron Man’s, character arc throughout the entire Infinity Saga. And from this point on until Avengers Endgame, movies take place around the same time as their release dates. We can all thank this Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist for the wonderful movies that follow. The Incredible Hulk introduced Hulk… we don’t talk about that movie. Iron Man 2 failed to live up to the incredible hype of its predecessor, but to be fair, it was a high standard to reach. Oh no, only 400 words left, and we’re only on the 5th movie! Time to start speedrunning this. Thor in 2012 introduced Thor, the Asgardian God of Thunder who is 1500 years old and has a magic hammer Mjolnir. The Avengers united the group of heroes and introduced Black Widow and Hawkeye through an invasion of New York and the death of Fanboy S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson (I see you, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). For those wondering, S.H.I.E.L.D. is a worldwide security division run by one-eyed Nick Fury, a guy with more secrets than Thor has girls chasing him on the street.

    Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are all sequels to Marvel’s Holy Trinity, with the first two being forgettable and without a huge impact on future events, while Cap’s journey leads to the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1&2 introduced the Outworldly aspect of the MCU and also consisted of Star-Lad… wait no, Star LORD, Drax, Gamora, Mantis, Tree, and Raccoon. Back on Earth in Avengers: Age of Ultron, a Robotic creation of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark threatens Human Extinction, leading to the team getting new Avengers Scarlet Witch and the Synthezoid [robot] Vision, as well as killing Quicksilver in his first appearance… not complaining. But while they were fighting ScArY rObOt, Scott Lang was fighting 1.2 cm. tall foes as Ant-Man. The destruction in Age of Ultron led to the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War, making it easy for villain Baron Zemo to tear the Avengers apart from the inside but was also the debut of Black Panther and Spider-Man. Speaking of the infamous wall-crawler, Spider-Man: Homecoming focused on the teenager Peter Parker and his father figure relationship with Tony Stark. Black Panther soon followed as the second solo film of a hero introduced in Captain America: Civil War.

    Doctor Strange focuses on the first signs of magic in the MCU, and soon after, Thor: Ragnorok introduces Valkyrie, Korg, Meek, and new OP Thor. In Avengers: Infinity War, all heroes unite to fight Thanos, the Big Purple Raisin himself… but fail. Except for Ant-man and the Wasp, one of the least important effects on the timeline in movie history. Endgame took the crossovers of Infinity War, the time travel science of Back to the Future,  the pacing of a 102-year-old running a worldwide marathon, and multiplied it by 100x. And right when the end was so impactful after the man, the myth, the legend, Tony Stark sacrificed himself in Endgame, Spider-man: Far from Home ended phase three, and the self-proclaimed Infinity Saga, to the end of its reign [Super Smash Bros Ultimate sad music plays]… But now we have some more movies to look forward to in another planned three phases.