Marvel: The Ultimate Chronological MCU Viewing Order
Want to watch the MCU in the order of production, starting with 2008’s Iron Man? Check out my ultimate guide here!
With over forty movies and shows spread across more than 14 years, it can be tough knowing where to start with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, diving into the MCU doesn’t have to be difficult, not when your Howchums have your back.
Chronological order makes a certain degree of sense, especially if you’ve already watched all the MCU films and are thinking of tackling both the films and the shows for an epic rewatch experience that takes you through everything that Marvel has to offer.
**The TV series add a huge amount of exciting content and help clear up all sorts of interesting plot holes. There are wonderful easter eggs, strange new sights to experience, new characters to root for, and a massive backdrop for the whole Marvel universe available on the small screen.
The benefit to watching things in this order is that you get to immerse within the universe and get a sense of the progression of the universe — you’ll start out with the first Avenger, then work your way up, slowly, through time. It might not be the ideal route for a first-timer to take, but it’s the best way to re-watch the Marvel films if you’ve already seen them all at least once (especially if you haven’t yet watched all the shows).
NOTE: There are some spoilers if you follow this viewing order! I highly recommend that you pick the production viewing order if this is your very first time exploring the MCU. Also note that a lot of timeline madness occurs within the MCU — due to time travel things that occur at various points (I told you there’d be spoilers). Some opinions may differ on where, exactly, everything goes. This is my balance between absolutely sticking to the timeline and ensuring that things are fun to watch.