Thanos snapped his fingers and killed off not only half of the universe but many of our beloved Marvel characters in the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. We gasped and even wept watching our heroes turn to dust and it got me thinking about the past Marvel movies and how the Marvel Universe took off and got us all hooked into this saga of heroes and how they end up together through their stand lone titles to the assembly of Avengers.
I would very much like to re-watch the Marvel Movies but in order this time according to the Time-Line and not in the order that they were released.
1. Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger is where you’d want to start for it starts things off in the time of WWII and how Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becomes the Captain America and starts things off.
A skinny kid who is not fit for duty, shows guts and courage and gets selected for the military experiment and becomes one of the strongest humans in a matter of seconds.He leads the charge to destroy the Head of Hydra, Red Skull and ends up being frozen till Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the head of the S.H.I.E.L.D revives him.
Iron Man, the movie that started it all. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man became such a massive success that left people wanting for more and that’s exactly what they got.
Tony Stark as a self proclaimed Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist and a genius. He builds Mach 1 suit in the cave he is imprisoned in and escapes and returns a different man.
Perfect cast and a perfect story that ends with Tony Stark telling the world.
“I am Iron Man”
3. The Incredible Hulk
Bruce Banner aka The Hulk played by Edward Norton begins with Banner on the run and training himself to control his inner self. Meanwhile his ex-girlfriend’s father, wants to bring him back and use his abilities for military purposes. He hires a mercenary who ends up becoming the Abomination.
Hulk emerges victorious in the end. Tony Stark aka Iron Man appears in a cameo in the end to make the connection of the time-line.
4. Iron Man 2
Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) appears at Monaco and faces off against Tony, an epic sequel where Iron Man’s latest suit that fits in briefcase makes an appearance. The movie also introduces The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) who helps keep tabs on Tony under his nose.
Fast paced and highly entertaining movie that ends up with Iron Man tag teaming with War Machine aka James Rhode (Don Cheadle) duking it our against an army of remotely controlled bots built by Ivan.
Asgard, ruled by Odin (Anthony Hopkins) with his wife Frigga (Rene Russo) and their two sons, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Proud and rebellious Thor is banished after defying Odin and is stripped of his power. He ends up on Earth and quickly realizes that he is no more than a mortal man now while Loki sits on the thrown never wanting Thor to return. It is until when he realizes his duty to protect instead of killing, that he is granted his powers and so begins the epic saga of Thor and his mighty Hammer.
Nick Fury calls to assemble the team of heroes to defend against Loki who appears at S.H.I.E.L.D head quarters declaring war and capturing the energy source called Tesseract to open a portal for Thanos’ army.
This is the first time, these unlikely heroes come together to fight something that requires a group effort. They butt heads and even disagree to a point where gloves come off. Thor faces off against The Hulk while Captain America challenges Iron Man for a bout.
7. Iron Man 3
Stark still feeling the effects from the Avengers and the battle of New York, meanwhile an old acquaintance Aldrich Killian (Guy Pierce) appears out of nowhere revealing a promising scientific technology and a formidable enemy called Mandarin who ends up destroying Tony’s house and forces him to go on the run.
The Extremis infected humans vs Stark in a showdown. This story also helps Tony realize that he doesn’t have to depend on his suit all the time.
8. Thor: The Dark World
An old enemy, the dark elves return as a powerful weapon called the Aether is discovered by none other than Thor’s girl Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Thor immediately travels to her and takes her to Asgard for help.
This chapter of Thor saga brings sadness and chaos to Asgard as dark elves invade and end up destroying the palace. Not knowing what the next step would be, Thor pulls his brother Loki, out of the prison to help him fight the enemy. The battle reaches the Earth and a lot ends up destroyed in it’s wake. A must watch for Thor lovers.
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain Steve Rogers struggles to adjust in this day and age but his work keeps him busy. Black Widow and Captain America work together as a team.
This time around Captain faces a formidable foe in the Winter Soldier, who appears out of nowhere and creates chaos all around him. Epic fights and crazy stunts makes this an worthy successor to Marvel Studio’s line up.
The Winter Soldier gives the Cap a run for his money in this one.
10. Guardians of the galaxy
Peter Quill aka Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora aka Thanos’ daughter (Zoe Saldana), Drax aka the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot aka ‘I’m Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket aka the Racoon (Bradley Cooper). All intergalactic criminals and all come together to form an alliance to fight a common threat in Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace)
Space battles, pirates, escapes, battles and the first appearance of one of the 6 infinity stones. The movie also features Thanos talk for the first time. A fantastic movie in the Marvel Universe time-line.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
Rocket and Quill play the ‘who’s the captain’ while the gang takes odd jobs around the galaxy to make money and then Quill meets his father. A powerful being named Ego (Kurt Russel).
Quill finally finds out about his parentage and basks in the joy finding out who he is and his abilities. Nebula ( Karen Gillan) seeks out her sister to fight her to death.
A new character named Mantis (Pom Klementieff) joins the team to fight what’s yet to be the most powerful enemy the guardians have ever faced.
12.Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers team up once again with the addition of three new characters in Vision (Paul Bettany), Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to fight off an AI based monster that calls himself Ultron (David Spader). He raises an army of armored bots and declares war on humanity.
An entire city gets lifted high in the air, one of the Avengers dies and the world turns on our heroes.
Scott Langman (Paul Rudd) a career thief and a cat burglar finds himself in possession of a suit that allows him to shrink in size, so small that he is practically invisible. He ends up meeting the inventor and the original Ant-Man Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who has instigated the entire thing to begin with, and now he wants Scott to become the Ant-Man to protect his formula from his former protege Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). So Dr. Pym and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) train Scott to become the Ant-Man.
14. Captain America: Civil War
Picks up right after Age of Ultron, where nations come together to place the Avengers responsible and create a system of accountability for their actions. Steve Rogers and Tony Stark end up opposing each other on the rules, but things get even worse when King T’Chaka the ruler of Wakanda ends up being killed in a bomb blast right in front of his son Prince T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) who seeks retribution and to make things even worse, the blame lands on Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier.
Captain and Iron-Man come face to face.
15. Doctor Strange
An accomplished surgeon Dr. Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) meets his career’s end in a car accident. Searching for answers and healing he ends up in a temple in Tibet where he meets ‘The Ancient One’ (Tilda Swinton).
Mystic arts, magical capes, alternative dimensions, metaphysical abilities, portals and of course mystical entities that can destroy worlds.
The amazing cast and insane cinematics makes this one amazing movie to watch.
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Bitten by mutated Spider, Orphaned and living with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) high school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) gets a visit from Tony Stark himself who knows about Peter and his abilities. Tony takes him under his wing, sort of but it’s too soon for the kid to join the Avengers.
He ends up facing a true foe in Adrian Toomes aka Vulture (Michael Keaton). young Parker quickly realizes how hard it is to be a hero in this amazing reboot.
17. Thor: Ragnarok
Hela (Cate Blanchett), Odin’s first born returns right after he passes on to the next life. She wants the throne of Asgard while Thor and Loki are stuck in Sakaar, where Loki has found a way to be safe from Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who is powerful and runs the whole place. Thor however ends up fighting in the Grandmaster’s arena like a gladiator.
He meets a familiar face and a broken warrior from the history of Asgard. They must fight Hela but how can they, when Thor has no Hammer anymore.
18. Black Panther
After the death of King T’Chaka, the ruler of Wakanda, the responsibility lands on his first born Prince T’Challa to bare the responsibility to rule.
His estranged cousin Erik Killmonger, is also seeking the throne but his sense of ruling is different and dangerous with global consequences. An epic story filled with action and great acting keeps you on the edge. Get ready for some great hand to hand cat fight.
19. Avengers: Infinity War
Thanos (Josh Brolin) gets fed up failures and takes it upon himself to go out there and collect all 6 infinity stones himself.
Thor is found by the Guardians, floating in the wreckage left behind by Thanos, Hulk returns to the earth to warn his friends about the events, Captain is still AWOL, Dr. Strange gets abducted, Iron-Man ends up on planet Titan, Guardians face off Thanos and Gamora gets taken by Thanos, Dr. Strange goes forward in time, Wakanda gets attacked and oh yes, Thanos comes to the Earth.
20. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Scott is under house arrest for breaking the accords and he wants to keep it that if he ever wants his life back, but Hank and Hope have other plans that include finishing the subatomic engine so they can go and get Hank’s wife back.
A strange character Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) appears out of nowhere and disrupts everything, she is dangerous and worse than that, she is dying so she is willing to do anything.
Another important aspect to this movie is that these events are happening just before the Infinity War.