UPDATE: This post has been updated with the “Phase Four” Marvel Cinematic Universe news from San Diego Comic Con 2019. With the slew of Marvel films announced at San Diego Comic Con 2019, fans are already planning their binge to brush up on all the history that’s been shown in the last decade of Marvel films. Whether you’ve seen them all before or not, it’s always a good idea to watch these films (over and over again!)
While the films may not be in chronological order, the following is the recommended order to watch the films based on where they fit in the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes—it gets confusing, but we tested out the below order and it definitely gets our vote.
CNET released an updated infographic for all of us fans with the Phase 4 news announced at San Diego Comic Con 2019, providing a timeline of each film and the order to watch to prep for the new movies being released. If you’re really wanting to dive into the entire universe, the graphic also shows the TV shows to watch chronologically as well (hey, if you have the time, why not?)
Marvel Phase 4 schedule released at San Diego Comic Con:
May 1, 2020: Black Widow
Fall, 2020: Untitled
Nov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
Feb. 12, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spring, 2021: WandaVision Disney Plus series
May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Spring, 2021: Loki Disney Plus series
Summer, 2021: Untitled
Fall, 2021: The Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney Plus series
Nov. 5, 2021: Thor 4: Love and Thunder
Note that CNET has left out the super-granular canon parts of The Marvel Cinematic Universe: “For the graphic, we’ve left out smaller properties and stuck to the big two of films and shows, but there are more goodies below.”
Additional note: CNET plans to update their graphic as film announcements are available. You can look for updates to be made on the graphic in the original article.
Marvel movies timeline: The order to watch every film, including Phase Four, plus all canon TV found here.
Marvel movies: More MCU news
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