Mighty Marvel Movie Mayhem

Something that’s come up recently, what with the release today of The Avengers, is the chronology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Well, fear not, gentle readers, for I have an answer for you. And, unlike some other lists that only include the most recent releases, I’m including everything since 1998. Without further ado, let’s get into the list:

1943

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

1962

  • X-Men: First Class

1979

  • X-Men Origins: Woverine

1998

  • Blade

2002

  • Blade II
  • X-Men

2003

  • X2: X-Men United
  • Daredevil
  • Hulk (Details retconned by Incredible Hulk, but backstory from later film implies similar timeframe)

2004

  • Blade Trinity
  • The Punisher (Details retconned by Punisher: War Zone, but backstory from later film implies similar timeframe)

2005

  • Spider-Man (Events retconned by forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man, not compatible with new film)
  • Elektra
  • Fantastic Four
  • Man-Thing

2006

  • Blade: The Series
  • Spider-Man 2 (Events retconned by forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man, not compatible with new film)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Spider-Man 3 (Events retconned by forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man, not compatible with new film)

2007

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Ghost Rider

2009

  • Punisher: War Zone

2010

  • Iron Man

2011

  • Iron Man 2
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer” (Agent Coulson short, Thor)
  • Incredible Hulk
  • “The Consultant” (Agent Coulson short, Captain America: The First Avenger)
  • Thor
2012
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • The Avengers
I hope this information is useful to anyone who wants to watch the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in their chronological order, as opposed to their release order. Excelsior!
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