The twelfth film in the Marvel movie order and conclusion to MCU Phase 2.
We are introduced to Scott Lang and Hank Pim, who become extremely important characters later on in the MCU.
Ex-con Scott Lang is recruited by physicist Hank Pym to put on his older Ant-Man lawsuit and steal his firm’s own technology following Hank’s protege efforts to earn a bundle based on his previous technician. Even though Hank’s daughter Hope van Dyne is much more competent in any way, Scott handles to prevent Yellowjacket and finds the Quantum Realm for himself. And while Hope does finally get her own lawsuit, Ant-Man’s planet is going to get even larger.
Click here to read about the next film in the Marvel movie order and the start of MCU Phase 3: Captain America: Civil War
The eleventh film in the Marvel movie order.
We are introduced to Tony Stark’s destructive nature as he is influenced by Scarlet Witch. The team sees their first major internal conflict as Captain America and Iron Man clash for leadership and ideals.
After teaming up for one more assignment, Tony Stark tries to construct an AI named Ultron to function as a peacekeeper for Earth. Obviously, everything goes awry: Ultron decides the best method to do that’s to wipe out all humanity, along with the Avengers have been made to take Ultron along with his military out with assistance from Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Vision, a synthetic body using J.A.R.V.I.S.’s AI and the Mind Stone. Thanos, nevertheless, is impatient with his effort to acquire the Infinity Stones and guarantees to get him.
Click here to read about the twelfth film in the Marvel movie order: Ant-Man 2015
The tenth film in the Marvel movie order.
We are introduced to Starlord and the formation of his Guardians of the Galaxy. This movie expands into space and shows us how far-reaching the MCU really is.
Thanos and the Infinity Stones come in the limelight for the first time Following Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) Liberally gets his hands over the Power Stone.
The ensuing chase, try to sell the stone to the maximum bidder, along with the conflict after Ronan gets his hands on it transforms five strangers–Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Racoon, and Groot–right into a dysfunctional family. Additionally, it unlocks the MCU up much farther as it showcases the boundless possibilities by incorporating a film set almost entirely in distance.
Click here to read about the eleventh film in the Marvel movie order: Avengers: Age of Ultron
The ninth film in the Marvel movie order.
We are re-introduced to Captain’s original nemesis; the Hydra organization. They have survived World War 2 and have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D
As a mournful and politically astute follow to the nostalgic Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier includes all –except adequate cinematography throughout the battle scenes, as a result of the dearth of activity filmmaking encounter from directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Sebastian Stan excels as the intimidating yet horrible Winter Soldier, the psychological lynchpin of this trilogy. Black Widow, whose characterization is differently irregular throughout the franchise, obtained her very best role so far, together with Sam Wilson being released as Steve’s much-needed emotional service –likely the only happy man in the whole film.
There is so much happening in The Winter Soldier that lovers are still assessing it years after, from the numerous visual callbacks into the very first movie, to the topics of memory loss and individuality, to the political subtext of HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D.. The sole drawback is the fact that it set the bar too large for Captain America: Civil War, that was fun but jelqing and did not deliver the psychological payoff fans anticipated for the Winter Soldier’s salvation arc.
Click here to read about the tenth film in the Marvel movie order: Guardians of the Galaxy 2014
The eighth film in the Marvel Movie Order.
Introduces the complex relationship between Thor and his brother Loki, following the events of the Avengers where the latter tried taking over Earth.
With Loki locked off on Asgard–for a portion of the film, anyhow –Thor has a much larger issue as the dark elf Malekith seeks out Thor’s girlfriend Jane Foster whom inadvertently absorbs the Aether (which is actually the Reality Stone). Malekith is defeated, but not until Thor sees Loki perishe before his eyes. Unbeknownst to him though, Loki, while masquerading as Odin, manages Asgard. Removed from Jane, the Aether is passed on to the Collector for safekeeping on Knowhere.
Click here to read about the ninth film in the Marvel movie order: Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014
The seventh film in the Marvel movie order and the start of Phase 2.
This is also the final Iron Man standalone movie as of 2019, and it really shows how Tony has grown since waking up in a cave.
The next Iron Man film was a box office success however produced surprisingly little effect on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maybe since Avengers: Age of Ultron stomped throughout its completion of Tony Stark’s narrative arc. Directed and co-written from Shane Black (who produced the exceptional Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, starring Robert Downey Jr.), its interpretation of the Mandarin is one of the most subversive thoughts in the MCU–although admittedly, there is not much competition for this title. Iron Man 3 also concentrates on Tony’s PTSD, allowing Robert Downey Jr. to provide a more powerful performance than the previous Iron Man movie.
Click here to read about the eighth film in the Marvel movie order: Thor: The Dark World 2013