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Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel cinematic Universe, by mrsteiners.deviantart.com

I have been asked a few times “Avengers was good, what else should I watch?” or “What should I watch before Agents of SHIELD?“. Of course, the answers for these can vary a bit depending on the source of the query. Peoples personal preferences being what they are.

Anyway, as a result of some of these sorts of queries, I have spent a few moments putting together a somewhat canonical list of what I consider a reasonable order in which to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to now (between the end of Agents of SHIELD season 2, part 1 and the premiere of Agent Carter). Surely I will have some reason to update this list in the near future.

I try to minimise disc changes, but put everything in the correct continuity. The most radical change from the order of release is moving Captain America The First Avenger first, but I think it works at least equally well there and helps inform Iron Man 2, in particular. I have also tried to reduce unnecessary disc changes. Oh, and I have included the Marvel One Shot short films which flesh out some bits and pieces and/or have some cool stuff along the way, I also note which disc you can find them on.

Anyway, here it is:
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Thor’s Hammer (on Captain America: The First Avenger BluRay/DVD)
  • Thor
  • Marvel One Shot: The Consultant (on Thor BluRay/DVD)
  • The Avengers
  • Marvel One Shot: Item 47 (on The Avengers BluRay/DVD)
  • Iron Man 3
  • Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter (on Iron Man 3 BluRay/DVD)
  • Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Episodes 1-7
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King (on Thor:The Dark World BluRay/DVD)
  • Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Episodes 8-16
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Episodes 17-22
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Episodes 1-10

Happy watching!