Representing something far greater than the sum of its parts, Marvel’s first Black superhero got a solid gold stand-alone movie that arrived far too late. Marvel insiders told The Sun that the chart topper has deals in place which could lock him into their movie world for at least five films. Guardian’s director James Gunn also took to the stage to share a new trailer for the third film, telling fans that it was the “end” of the story for the characters. If you don’t already know, Secret Wars was a 12 issue comic book series that saw the destruction of several universes, creating a new planet known as Battleworld. If you thought the Avengers team up in Endgame was impressive, Secret Wars sees the Avengers team up with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. As much as I’m enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s phase four line-up, it does feel like Marvel is having a bit of mid-life crisis.
Arguably the best of the impressive trio of Captain America films, what sets this aside is the push towards an undercurrent of political thriller. Plus, it marked the film where the Russo brothers brought their directorial talents to the MCU, landing the job in part after their work on superbly staged episodes of the comedy show Community. Their love of cinema shines right through, too, from exquisitely staged elevator fight moments, to the tips of the hat to the likes of Heat. Guardians of the Galaxy is a joyous picture that celebrates comic book silliness while being a solid science fiction movie. Its greatest strength is its cast of weird and wonderful characters that audiences almost immediately fell in love with. The movie’s only major failing is probably the third act which turns into a bit of an explosion-fest, even if it’s fun seeing Tony jump from armour to armour on the fly.
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Downey Jr at that stage was more known for on-screen problems than on-screen charm. Note too that it was Paramount Pictures, rather than Disney, that took the gamble on distributing it. Hindsight is easy, of course, but in the run up to Guardians Of The Galaxy’s release, the internet was awash with thinkpieces suggesting this would be the movie where the MCU came a cropper.
- Marvel Studios is known for planning out its movies years in advance, separating movies out into phases.
- While most probably remember the final battle on the train set, there’s more fun to be had with the incredible shrinking man.
- Chris Evans was brilliant as weedy Steve and super Steve, turning Cap into the MCU’s own Indiana Jones for one of the best backstories around.
- He’s powerful, pompous, and a bit of a prick, but beneath his little magician’s goatee, he’s got a heart of gold.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with Black Widow; there’s just not a lot right with it either. Its main problem is a deadly case of dreaded ‘prequelitis’ that saps it of any immediacy. Less of a movie more of a pitch meeting for the wider MCU to follow; Iron Man 2 is easily the worst Iron Man movie. Still, Downey Jr’s got more charisma in his little finger than most people have in their whole hand (that’s still a lot), and he elevates what’s essentially an advert for the rest of Phase 1 into something more memorable. The natural charm of Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth save the film from the bottom of the list but let’s be honest. Despite the talent involved, there’s very little to recommend about Moon Knight.
Marvel movies: How to watch all Avengers films in chronological order
Again, takes place at the same time as Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. Introduces Thor and sets up the big finale of Phase one of the MCU. Hawkeye also makes his first appearance in Thor, ahead of Avengers. Here’s a guide to the chronological order you should watch all 24 Marvel films.
Thor: Love And Thunder
So, to make things easy for you, we’ve listed all the Marvel films in chronological order below, so you can settle in for a full MCU marathon. On top of having a million characters to keep a track of, there’s also the tricky question of the Marvel timeline and which order the films actually take place in. The Disney+ series focuses on Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch and the alternate sitcom reality factory-publishing in which she is living in. In episode 4, it’s revealed that the events takes place a few weeks after Hulk’s snap in Endgame. A grown-up Monica Rambeau returns from the blip and heads back to work for S.W.O.R.D. who are investigating Westview, the town that Wanda ends up in after fighting against Thanos. There’s two orders in which you can watch all 24 Marvel films before the release of Black Widow.