Among the content on Disney + are the movies of Marvel heroes. In recent years they have achieved great success at the box office and the passion for comic book heroes has increased. On Disney + you can see all the movies dedicated to the famous superheroes: from Iron Man, up to Hulk and Thor, as well as those that bring together all the Avengers.
Not forgetting the Infinity Saga that brings into play the Infinity Gems. I mean, you risk losing pieces and elements of the narrative here. Unless you watch the Marvel movies in chronological order. In this way, it will certainly be easier to follow the different plots and outline the characters. The stories proposed by the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2008 to today are contained within 23 films, but many more are in the works and will be released in the coming years. The films are interconnected and since a few days available in the Disney + platform. Here's how to watch them.
Disney +: how to watch Marvel movies from 2008 to 2012
From 2008 to 2012 Marvel released a total of five films, whose plots focus on the solo adventures of superheroes: two are dedicated to Iron Man, the other three to Thor, Hulk and Captain America, respectively. In addition to these, the first Avengers movie was released in 2012.
In what order to watch them? The advice is to see them in order of release, perhaps inserting The Incredible Hulk (released in 2008) between the two films Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010) because the events of Hulk take place simultaneously with those of Tony Stark. The adventures of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger (both 2011) take place in the present day, so these two films can be watched after the three films mentioned.
We understand well that the first part of the Captain America film takes place between 1943 and 1945 so, by logic, it should be seen first. However, this sequence is not useful to understand the general plot, but only to clarify how the figure of this character is born. Lastly, it is recommended to watch the first film on the reunion The Avengers, which was released in 2012.
Marvel movies from 2012 to 2015: how to watch them in order
From 2012 to 2015 in theaters were released six films: third episode completely dedicated to Iron Man, another for Thor and Captain America. In addition to these, the first film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series was released, and another episode that brings them all together, namely Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In this period, audiences began to trace the plots of the films to the Infinity Gems, the common thread that characterizes the Infinity Saga, which as we will see at the end, represents an additional plot that will tie all the films together. These are six gems capable of controlling fundamental aspects of existence, namely Space, Mind, Reality, Time, Soul and Power. The Space gem had appeared briefly in the closing credits of Thor (2011) but in this thread, audiences are starting to connect the dots. For example, in the film The Guardians of the Galaxy, the Space gem reveals its importance and plays an important role in the film because it is contained in an object called Orb, which is crucial to narrate the meeting between the Guardians and the Collector.
The advice, to understand the role of each gem in the final plot, and at the same time follow the events of the Avengers, is to watch the films in the order of release because this also corresponds to the period of setting.
The order of release of the movies, and also the one to follow is Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Ant-Man (2015).
Marvel movies in chronological order: from 2016 to 2019
We come to the third phase: from 2016 to 2019 no less than eleven movies were released in theaters, to the delight of fans of the Marvel Universe. Maybe some of them have been missed, but don't worry because you can watch them on Disney +.
We have arrived at the final period of the so-called Infinity Saga, where the story of the gems comes into focus and gains importance as you go on with the vision. Again, the best way to watch it is to follow the order in which it was released in theaters.
If you want to respect the order of events more, you can watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (2017) after the first film The Guardians of the Galaxy released in 2014, thus closing the storyline concerning this series. Also, you can watch Doctor Strange separately because the story does not affect your understanding of the Infinity Gems storyline.
Taking away Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (2017) and Doctor Strange (2016) then the following films remain to watch in this last marathon, mentioned in order of theatrical release: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther. At this point we emphasize that the last movie mentioned, released in 2018 is actually set two weeks before the events narrated in Captain America: Civil War, so if you want to follow more faithfully the plot, you can also watch it first than all the others.
Then follow the movies Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, whose events are intertwined with those of Captain America and the Avengers. The series ends with Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which focuses on the young Spider-Man and narrates the events that take place eight months after Endgame. These last three films are released in theaters in 2019.
The narrative periods are then divided into the so-called 3 PHASES of the Infinity Saga. As you can see, the Marvel Universe really has a lot of keys, main and subplots that tell the story from the general to the specific. If you follow the order we have indicated you will be able to perfectly understand even the smallest details and enjoy your Disney + subscription at its best.