NewThe Canonical Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology

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This page lists only those items which are deemed canon by Marvel Studios (insofar as can be gleaned from their public statements and where on Disney+ they are to be found). This may not satisfy everyone, and so there are other options available:

If you just want to know which characters turn up where, check The Marvel Cinematic Universe Character Guide. If it’s the Infinity Stones you want to follow, try The Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity Stone Guide.

1943-1945

Captain America: The First Avenger
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place primarily during World War Two.

1946

Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter
short feature appearing on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. Due to contradictions between this story and the television series, it is possible that it is no longer canonical.

1995

Captain Marvel
Date specified in film.

2010

Iron Man
The film on Blu-ray.

2011

Iron Man 2
The film on Blu-ray.
The Incredible Hulk
The film on Blu-ray. According to the Director’s Commentary on Iron Man 2, Tony Stark’s appearance in this film is his third appearance, chronologically.
Marvel One-shot – The Consultant
short feature appearing on the Thor Blu-ray.
Marvel One-Shot – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer
short feature appearing on the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray.
Thor
The film on Blu-ray. Dialogue in the film clearly places it after both Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk.

2012

The Avengers
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel One-Shot – Item #47
short feature appearing on the Marvel’s The Avengers Blu-ray.
Iron Man 3
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King
short feature appearing on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray.

2013

Thor: The Dark World
The film on Blu-ray.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The film on Blu-ray.

2014

Guardians of the Galaxy
The film on Blu-ray.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The film on Blu-ray.
Takes place 2 months after the first Guardians film.

2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron
The film on Blu-ray.
Ant-Man
The film on Blu-ray.

2016

Captain America: Civil War
The film on Blu-ray.
Black Widow
The film in digital format.
Takes place immediately after Civil War.
Black Panther
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place shortly after Civil War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place about 3 months after Civil War.

2017

Doctor Strange
The film on Blu-ray.
Thor: Ragnarok
The film on Blu-ray.

2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp
The film on Blu-ray.
Avengers: Infinity War
The film on Blu-ray.
Avengers: Endgame
The film opens in this year…

2023

Avengers: Endgame
…but the main body of it takes place in this year.
WandaVision
Takes place very shortly after Endgame.
Loki
Takes place at some point after Endgame.
What If…
Takes place at some point after Loki.

2024

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Takes place eight months after Endgame.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Takes place at around the same time as Far From Home.
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2 Comments

  1. Dylan Gallagher

    Please reply to this when something has been added after Doctor Strange. Would love an up to date timeline! Thanks!

    • Hi Dylan. I’ve been waiting for the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to end, but now that it has, the timeline has been updated to include everything currently on sale or available for pre-order at Amazon.

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