The Marvel Cinematic Universe now has 28 movies, and more are on the way. All of these movies are situated in the same world and feature the same people, stories, and settings. So it makes sense if you’re not exactly sure what the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s debut film is. We’ve also discussed how they all fit together and how to watch them in this post.
The Marvel Cinematic World (MCU), an American media property and the shared universe is centred on a series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios. The movies are based on characters from American comic books created by Marvel Comics.
The franchise also includes television episodes, web series, short films, and novels. Similar to the original Marvel World from comic books, the shared universe was established by integrating linked story elements, locations, cast members, and characters.
There have been numerous comic book-based films throughout the years, but Marvel’s creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the late 2000s brought the genre to a fresh and wildly popular level. Instead of producing sporadic movies on certain characters, Marvel sought to create a long-term body of work (including television shows and companion comics) that resembled the original Marvel Universe they had created for their books.
The first phase of the project saw the release of a number of films intended to introduce the characters and unite them as The Avengers. A month later in 2008, The Incredible Hulk was released, followed by Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel’s The Avengers as the year’s best films.
Marvel released six more films during Phase Two, including the wildly successful Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. This was done to capitalise on the success of the first film and the phase that followed. Phase Three came to a conclusion in 2019 with Spider-Man: Far From Home, while Phase Four got underway in 2021 with Black Widow.