NewThe Marvel Cinematic Universe Character Guide

(Last Updated On: May 7, 2019)

Where can you find various characters in the MCU? Reading Orders has the answers!

Note that this list includes only characters who have appeared in multiple titles within the universe – cast members whose appearances are confined to a single series within the larger MCU are not listed.

If you would prefer a more chronological view of events, check The Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology; if you are looking for characters from the Netflix shows, check the Marvel Netflix Universe Character Guide; and if you’re curious about where the various Infinity Stones appeared, check the Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity Stone Guide.

The Ancient One
Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
Ant-Man (Hank Pym)
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes
Cooper Barton
Laura Barton
Lila Barton
Nathaniel Pietro Barton
Black Panther (T’Challa)
Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Felix Blake
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Peggy Carter
The Collector (Taneleer Tivan)
Phillip ‘Phil’ Coulson
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
Drax
Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan
President Matthew Ellis
The Falcon (Sam Wilson)
Jane Foster
Frigga
Nick Fury
Gamora
Groot
Justin Hammer
Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Heimdall
Maria Hill
Harold “Happy” Hogan
Howard the Duck
Hulk (Bruce Banner)
Iron Man (Tony Stark)
Edwin Jarvis
Harley Keener
Ulysses Klawe
Korath the Pursuer
Korg
Kraglin
Cassie Lang
Ned Leeds
Loki
Gideon Malick
Mantis
M’Baku
Miek
Jim Morita
Nebula
Okoye
The Other
May Parker
Alexander Pierce
Pepper Potts
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
Ramonda
Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
Rocket
Ronan the Accuser
Everett K. Ross
Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross
Brock Rumlow
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Eric Selvig
Shuri
Sif
Jasper Sitwell
Trevor Slattery
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Howard Stark
Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Thanos
Thor Odinson
Valkyrie
The Vision
War Machine (James Rhodes)
The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne)
The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
Wong



The Ancient One

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Doctor Strange

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Ant-Man (Scott Lang)

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Ant-Man (Hank Pym)

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Ant-Man
  3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  4. Avengers: Endgame (Hank appears at two different points in the timeline during this film)

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James “Bucky” Barnes

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Black Panther
  5. Avengers: Infinity War
  6. Avengers: Endgame

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Cooper Barton

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Laura Barton

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Lila Barton

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Nathaniel Pietro Barton

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Black Panther (T’Challa)

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Black Panther
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Avengers
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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Felix Blake

  1. Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e6 & 16
  3. Agents of SHIELD s3e14

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Captain America (Steve Rogers)

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Avengers
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Peggy Carter

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”
  3. Agent Carter season one
  4. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)
  5. Agent Carter season two
  6. Ant-Man
  7. Avengers: Endgame (an alternate timeline version of Peggy also appears)
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  9. Captain America: Civil War (dies)

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The Collector (Taneleer Tivan)

  1. Thor: The Dark World
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Phillip ‘Phil’ Coulson

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Iron Man
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. Marvel One-shot – The Consultant
  5. Marvel One-Shot – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer
  6. Thor
  7. Avengers
  8. Agents of SHIELD Season 1
  9. Agents of SHIELD Season 2
  10. Agents of SHIELD Season 3
  11. Agents of SHIELD Season 4
  12. Agents of SHIELD Season 5

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Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Thor: Ragnarok
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Drax

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”
  3. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)

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President Matthew Ellis

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Agents of SHIELD s3e1, 11 & 13

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The Falcon (Sam Wilson)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Ant-Man
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Avengers: Infinity War
  6. Avengers: Endgame

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Jane Foster

  1. Thor
  2. Thor: The Dark World
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Frigga

  1. Thor
  2. Thor: The Dark World
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Nick Fury

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Iron Man
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. Thor
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger
  6. Avengers
  7. Agents of SHIELD s1e2
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  9. Agents of SHIELD s1e22
  10. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  11. Avengers: Infinity War
  12. Avengers: Endgame
  13. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Gamora

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame (However, this is an alternate universe Gamora who shares the original version’s history only up to the events preceding her debut, above)

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Groot

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Justin Hammer

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Marvel One-Shots: All Hail the King

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Hawkeye (Clint Barton)

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Avengers: Endgame

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Heimdall

  1. Thor
  2. Thor: The Dark World
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Avengers: Infinity War

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Maria Hill

  1. Avengers
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e1 & 20
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Agents of SHIELD s2e19
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Harold “Happy” Hogan

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  5. Avengers: Endgame
  6. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Howard the Duck

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Hulk (Bruce Banner)

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Avengers
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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Iron Man (Tony Stark)

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. The Incredible Hulk
  4. Avengers
  5. Iron Man 3
  6. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  7. Captain America: Civil War
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. Avengers: Endgame

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Edwin Jarvis

  1. Agent Carter season one
  2. Agent Carter season two
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Harley Keener

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Ulysses Klawe

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Black Panther (dies)

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Korath the Pursuer

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Korg

  1. Thor: Ragnarok
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Kraglin

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Cassie Lang

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Ned Leeds

  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Loki

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Avengers: Endgame (However, this is an alternate timeline Loki who branches off at this point)
  4. Thor: The Dark World
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
  6. Avengers: Infinity War

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Gideon Malick

  1. Avengers
  2. Agents of SHIELD s3e6-13, 15-17 & 21

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Mantis

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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M’Baku

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Miek

  1. Thor: Ragnarok
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Jim Morita

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agents of SHIELD, s2e1 “Shadows”

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Nebula

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Okoye

  1. Captain America: Civil War (Not official, but the uncredited bodyguard of T’Challa appearing in this film appears to be the same character.)
  2. Black Panther
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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The Other

  1. Avengers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy

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May Parker

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Alexander Pierce

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Pepper Potts

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Avengers
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Ramonda

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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Rocket

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Ronan the Accuser

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Everett K. Ross

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Black Panther

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General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Brock Rumlow

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Captain America: Civil War

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Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Avengers: Endgame

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Eric Selvig

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor: The Dark World

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Shuri

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Sif

  1. Thor
  2. Agents of SHIELD s1e15
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Agents of SHIELD s2e12

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Jasper Sitwell

  1. Agents of SHIELD s5e15
  2. Marvel One-shot – The Consultant
  3. Thor
  4. Avengers
  5. Avengers: Endgame
  6. Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
  7. Agents of SHIELD s1e7 & 15-16
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (dies)

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Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame
  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Trevor Slattery

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Marvel One-Shots: All Hail the King

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Howard Stark

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Agent Carter season one
  3. Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (possibly non-canon)
  4. Agent Carter season two
  5. Avengers: Endgame
  6. Iron Man 2
  7. Ant-Man
  8. Captain America: Civil War

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Star-Lord (Peter Quill)

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Avengers: Endgame

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Thanos

  1. Avengers
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Avengers: Endgame

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Thor Odinson

  1. Thor
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Thor: Ragnarok
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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Valkyrie

  1. Thor: Ragnarok
  2. Avengers: Endgame

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The Vision

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Avengers: Infinity War

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War Machine (James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes)

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Avengers: Endgame

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The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne)

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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Wong

  1. Doctor Strange
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Avengers: Endgame

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