With an array of television shows, one-shots, Netflix series and movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be quite a daunting prospect for the completist. Thankfully, Reddit user Fast_Is_Better has created a chronological watch order for the entire undertaking (see below). He titled it ‘hronological order’ in the original post, but we won’t hold that against him.
UPDATE: Check out the comments for corrections, courtesy of SBK, Timo Qvintus and LeightonJones…
As the infographic states, the order is correct as of August 2015. Who knows what else Marvel could insert into that timeline (hopefully a young Michael Douglas 50s Ant-Man one-shot), and Agent Carter Season 2 and the rest of Netflix’s Defenders set-ups (including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) are just over the Marvel horizon. You can just make them out if you squint past all the alien ships/S.H.I.E.L.D. hellicarriers/entire Eastern European cities falling out of the sky.
The next film in the MCU – quite fittingly, as its the series that chronologically kicks off the Universe – is Captain America: Civil War, which is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) and Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones) and William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.