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Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology

This chronology is an attempt to provide a viewing order for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It includes movies, episodes, and Marvel One-Shots, but does not include any tie-in novels or comics. With a few exceptions, most notably the Agent Carter series and Netflix series, everything is mostly presented in order of release date starting with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

While both movies and one-shots are presented in the timeline in italicized text, movies are shown in bold text to distinguish them from one-shots.

Although not technically part of the MCU, I have also included the upcoming movies in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.


1942-1945

  • Captain America: The First Avenger1

1946

  • Agent Carter: “Now is Not the End”
  • Agent Carter: “Bridge and Tunnel”
  • Agent Carter: “Time and Tide”
  • Agent Carter: “The Blitzkrieg Button”
  • Agent Carter: “The Iron Ceiling”
  • Agent Carter: “A Sin to Err”
  • Agent Carter: “Snafu”
  • Agent Carter: “Valediction”
  • Agent Carter (Marvel One-Shot)2

1947

  • Agent Carter: “The Lady in the Lake”
  • Agent Carter: “A View in the Dark”
  • Agent Carter: “Better Angels”
  • Agent Carter: “Smoke & Mirrors”
  • Agent Carter: “The Atomic Job”
  • Agent Carter: “Life of the Party”
  • Agent Carter: “Monsters”
  • Agent Carter: “The Edge of Mystery”
  • Agent Carter: “A Little Song and Dance”
  • Agent Carter: “Hollywood Ending”

1990s

  • Captain Marvel

2010

  • Iron Man

2011

  • Iron Man 23
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer (Marvel One-Shot)4
  • Thor
  • The Consultant (Marvel One-Shot)

2012

  • The Avengers
  • Item 47 (Marvel One-Shot)5
  • Iron Man 36

2013

  • All Hail the King (Marvel One-Shot)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Pilot”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “0-8-4”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Asset”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Eye-Spy”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Girl in the Flower Dress
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “FZZT”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Hub”
  • Thor: The Dark World7
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Well”8
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Repairs”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Bridge”

2014

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Magical Place”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Seeds”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “T.R.A.C.K.S.”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “T.A.H.I.T.I.”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Yes Men”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “End of the Beginning”9
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier10
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Turn, Turn, Turn”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Providence”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Only Light in the Darkness”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Nothing Personal”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Ragtag”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Beginning of the End”
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 211
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Shadows”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Heavy is the Head”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Making Friends and Influencing People”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Face My Enemy”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Hen in the Wolf House”
  • Daredevil: “Into the Ring”12
  • Daredevil: “Cut Man”
  • Daredevil: “Rabbit in a Snowstorm”
  • Daredevil: “In the Blood”
  • Daredevil: “World on Fire”
  • Daredevil: “Condemned”
  • Daredevil: “Stick”
  • Daredevil: “Shadows in the Glass”
  • Daredevil: “Speak of the Devil”
  • Daredevil: “Nelson v. Murdock”
  • Daredevil: “The Path of the Righteous”
  • Daredevil: “The Ones We Leave Behind”
  • Daredevil: “Daredevil”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Fractured House”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Writing on the Wall”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Things We Bury”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “…Ye Who Enter Here”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “What They Become”

2015

  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Ladies Night”13
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Crush Syndrome”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA It’s Called Whiskey”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA 99 Friends”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA The Sandwich Saved Me”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA You’re a Winner!”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Top Shelf Perverts”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA WWJD?”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Sin Bin”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA 1,000 Cuts”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA I’ve Got the Blues”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Take a Bloody Number”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Aftershocks”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Who You Really Are”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “One of Us”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Love in the Time of HYDRA”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “One Door Closes”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Afterlife”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Melinda”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Frenemy of My Enemy”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Dirty Half Dozen”
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Scars”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “S.O.S.,” Parts One and Two
  • Ant-Man14
  • Daredevil: “Bang”
  • Daredevil: “Dogs to a Gunfight”
  • Daredevil: “New York’s Finest”
  • Daredevil: “Penny and Dime”
  • Daredevil: “Kinbaku”
  • Daredevil: “Regrets Only”
  • Daredevil: “Semper Fidelis”
  • Daredevil: “Guilty as Sin”
  • Daredevil: “Seven Minutes in Heaven”
  • Daredevil: “The Man in the Box”
  • Daredevil: “.380”
  • Daredevil: “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel”
  • Daredevil: “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen”
  • Luke Cage: “Moment of Truth”
  • Luke Cage: “Code of the Streets”
  • Luke Cage: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”
  • Luke Cage: “Step in the Arena”
  • Luke Cage: “Just to Get a Rep”
  • Luke Cage: “Suckas Need Bodyguards”
  • Luke Cage: “Manifest”
  • Luke Cage: “Blowin’ Up the Spot”
  • Luke Cage: “DWYCK”
  • Luke Cage: “Take it Personal”
  • Luke Cage: “Now You’re Mine”
  • Luke Cage: “Soliloquy of Chaos”
  • Luke Cage: “You Know My Steez”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Laws of Nature”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Purpose in the Machine”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Wanted (Inhu)man”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Devils You Know”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “4,722 Hours”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Among Us Hide…”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Chaos Theory”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Many Heads, One Tale”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Closure”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Maveth”

2016

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Bouncing Back”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Inside Man”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Parting Shot”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Watchdogs”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Spacetime”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Paradise Lost”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Team”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Singularity”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Failed Experiments”
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Emancipation”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Forgiven”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Ascension”
  • Black Panther
  • Iron Fist: “Snow Gives Way”
  • Iron Fist: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”
  • Iron Fist: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch”
  • Iron Fist: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm”
  • Iron Fist: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”
  • Iron Fist: “Immortal Emerges from Cave”
  • Iron Fist: “Felling with Tree Routes”
  • Iron Fist: “The Blessing of Many Fractures”
  • Iron Fist: “The Mistress of All Agonies”
  • Iron Fist: “Black Tiger Steals Heart”
  • Iron Fist: “Lead Horse Back to Stable”
  • Iron Fist: “Bar the Big Boss”
  • Iron Fist: “Dragon Plays with Fire”
  • Inhumans: “Behold… the Inhumans”
  • Inhumans: “Those Who Would Destroy Us”
  • Inhumans: “Divide and Conquer”
  • Inhumans: “Make Way for… Medusa”
  • Inhumans: “Something Inhuman This Way Comes…”
  • Inhumans: “The Gentleman’s Name is Gorgon”
  • Inhumans: “Havoc in the Hidden Land”
  • Inhumans: “…And Finally: Black Bolt”
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “Vendetta”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “John Hancock”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “Progress”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “Reunion”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “Deal Breaker”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Sligshot: “Justicia”
  • The Defenders: “The H Word”
  • The Defenders: “Mean Right Hook”
  • The Defenders: “Worst Behavior”
  • The Defenders: “Royal Dragon”
  • The Defenders: “Take Shelter”
  • The Defenders: “Ashes, Ashes”
  • The Defenders: “Fish in the Jailhouse”
  • The Defenders: “The Defenders”
  • The Punisher: “3 A.M.”
  • The Punisher: “Two Dead Men”
  • The Punisher: “Kandahar”
  • The Punisher: “Resupply”
  • The Punisher: “Gunner”
  • The Punisher: “The Judas Goat”
  • The Punisher: “Crosshairs”
  • The Punisher: “Cold Steel”
  • The Punisher: “Front Toward Enemy”
  • The Punisher: “Virtue of the Vicious”
  • The Punisher: “Danger Close”
  • The Punisher: “Home”
  • The Punisher: “Memento Mori”
  • Doctor Strange
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Ghost”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Meet the New Boss”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Uprising”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Lockup”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Good Samaritan”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Deals with Our Devils”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics”

2017

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Broken Promises”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Patriot”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Wake Up”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Hot Potato Soup”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “BOOM”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Man Behind the Shield”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Self Control”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Start at the Beginning”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Freak Accident”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Sole Survivor”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA God Help the Hobo”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA The Octopus”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Facetime”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA I Want Your Cray Cray”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Ain’t We Got Fun”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Pork Chop”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Three Lives and Counting”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Pray For My Patsy”
  • Jessica Jones: “AKA Playland”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “What If…”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Identity and Change”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “No Regrets”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “All the Madame’s Men”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Farewell, Cruel World”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Return”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “World’s End”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Orientation,” Parts 1 & 2
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Life Spent”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “A Life Earned”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Rewind”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Fun and Games”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Together Again or Not at All”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Last Day”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Best Laid Plans”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Past Life”
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Runaways: “Reunion”
  • Runaways: “Rewind”
  • Runaways: “Destiny”
  • Runaways: “Fifteen”
  • Runaways: “Kingdom”
  • Runaways: “Metamorphosis”
  • Runaways: “Refraction”
  • Runaways: “Tsunami”
  • Runaways: “Doomsday”
  • Runaways: “Hostile”

2018

  • Cloak and Dagger: “First Light”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Suicide Sprints”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Stained Glass”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Call/Response”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Princeton Offense”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Funhouse Mirrors”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Lotus Eaters”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Ghost Stories”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Back Breaker”
  • Cloak and Dagger: “Colony Collapse”
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “All the Comforts of Home”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Real Deal”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Principia”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Devil Complex”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Rise and Shine”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Inside Voices”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Honeymoon”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “All Roads Lead…”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Option Two”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The One Who Will Save Us All”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Force of Gravity”
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The End”
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Luke Cage: “Soul Brother #1”
  • Luke Cage: “Straighten It Out”
  • Luke Cage: “Wig Out”
  • Luke Cage: “I Get Physical”
  • Luke Cage: “All Souled Out”
  • Luke Cage: “The Basement”
  • Luke Cage: “On and On”
  • Luke Cage: “If it Ain’t Rough, It Ain’t Right”
  • Luke Cage: “For Pete’s Sake”
  • Luke Cage: “The Main Ingredient”
  • Luke Cage: “The Creator”
  • Luke Cage: “Can’t From On Me”
  • Luke Cage: “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”
  • Venom

Beyond 2018

  • Untitled Avengers 4
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
  • Morbius the Living Vampire
  • Blade
  • Black Widow
  • Untitled Spider-Man 3
  • The Eternals
  • Black Cat
  • Silver Sable
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Silk
  • Jackpot
  • Nightwatch

NOTES

1. While the prologue and epilogue of Captain America: The First Avenger takes places in 2012, between The Consultant and Marvel’s The Avengers, the main body of the movie is set in the 1940s, during World War II.

2. Agent Carter is set 1 year after Captain America: The First Avenger. Exact placement is difficult as it seems to begin with Carter having very little respect in the SSR, but by the end she has been offered a job with S.H.I.E.L.D. Also, the Agent Carter series features clips from the one-shot, but takes place when Peggy is still a member of the SSR.

3. Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer, Thor, and The Consultant all occur simultaneously.

4. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer is set immediately before Thor.

5. Item 47 is set immediately after The Avengers.

6. Iron Man 3 is set 6 months after The Avengers.

7. Thor: The Dark World is set 1 year after The Avengers.

8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Well” is set immediately after Thor: The Dark World.

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier occurs simultaneously with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “End of the Beginning,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Providence,” and “The Only Light in the Darkness.”

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set 2 years after The Avengers.

11. The actual placement of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is still unclear. I have chosen to place Guardians of the Galaxy accordingly to release date, between seasons 1 and 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Vol. 2 is set shortly after.

12. The actual placement of Daredevil is still unclear. “Into the Ring” is set 2 years after the rebuilding began following the events in The Avengers, but it is unknown how long rebuilding began after the movie. Some published timelines place Daredevil after Guardians of the Galaxy, between seasons 1 and 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., while others place it concurrent with season 2.

13. Like Daredevil, the placement of Jessica Jones is unclear. It takes place in winter, so I have chosen to place it after the mid-season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

14. Ant-Man is set several months after Avengers: Age of Ultron.

15. Events following season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are speculation, based on each item’s tentative release date.

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