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Making Sense of the Universe

As you can see from the above, there are currently twenty feature films and eleven television series (comprising of ten plus seasons in total) with much more to come in the next few years.  I have not included Marvel's One-Shots or any webcast media in the above but one can see that tying such a complex universe together is not a simple task.  As of 2019, things are hopefully set to be a little less convoluted for us as I believe most forthcoming films are to be set in the year they are released.  We can only hope!

Before that though, many of the feature films and television series were set much earlier than their respective release dates and made mention of previous events.  Now with so many films and television series set in different times, you can see that piecing all this together for those who wish to either know the chronological order of things, or watch in said order becomes headache inducing.  Thankfully here at the Celluloid Sage we have tried to make it simpler for you and listed everything in the correct order.

We have not included any short flashback scenes (of a few seconds etc) as we personally feel these fit nicely wherever they appear.  We have however included specific scenes of only a few minutes long (which relate to a different time period to what you are viewing), specifically either starting, end or post credits scenes where we feel they are relevant and important enough to the timeline.   Also note all times referenced are off Blu-ray releases.

So, without further ado, below is a comprehensive list of media within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order for your viewing pleasure.

Chronological Timeline:

1943 Feature Captain America: The First Avenger (0:03:39 - 1:50:34)
1946 TV Series Agent Carter (Season 1)
1947 TV Series Agent Carter (Season 2)
One-Shot Marvel's One-Shot: Agent Carter
2008 Feature Iron Man
2011 Feature Iron Man 2 (0:00:00 - 1:54:17)
One-Shot Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
Feature The Incredible Hulk
Feature Thor (0:00:00 - 0:37:25)
Feature Iron Man 2 (1:54:18 - End)
Feature Thor (0:37:26 - End)
Feature The Incredible Hulk (Post Credits Scene)
One-Shot Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
Feature Captain America: The First Avenger (0:00:00 - 0:03:38)
Feature Captain America: The First Avenger (1:50:35 - End)
2012 Feature The Avengers
2012 Feature Spider-Man - Homecoming (0:00:00 - 0:04:02)
One-Shot Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
Feature Iron Man 3
2013 One-Shot Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S01E01 to S01E07)
Feature Thor: The Dark World
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S01E08 to S01E16)
Feature Captain America: The Winter Soldier
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S01E17 to S02E02)
2014 Feature Guardians of the Galaxy
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode: S02E03)
Feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
TV Series Daredevil (Season 1)
2015 Webisode Jessica Jones: Good Morning (Promo)
Webisode Jessica Jones: Nightcap (Promo)
Webisode Jessica Jones: Evening Stroll (Promo)
Webisode Jessica Jones: All in a Day's Work (Promo)
TV Series Jessica Jones (Season 1)
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S02E04 to S02E19)
Feature Avengers: Age of Ultron
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S02E20 to S02E22)
Webisode WHiH Newsfront: Promo
Webisode WHiH Newsfront: Top Stories
Webisode WHiH Exclusive: 2012 VistaCorp break-in security footage
Webisode WIRED Insider: Interviews Darren Cross
Webisode WHiH Newsfront Exclusive: Scott Lang Interview
TV Series Daredevil (Episodes: S02E01 to S02E06)
Feature Antman
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S03E01 to S03E08)
TV Series Daredevil (Episodes: S02E07 to S02E13)
TV Series Luke Cage (Season 1)
2016 TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S03E09 to S03E18)
Webisode WHiH Newsfront Special Report: Avengers Impact
Webisode WHiH Newsfront: The Cost of Saving the World
Webisode WHiH Newsfront: The Avengers and the White House
Webisode WHiH Newsfront Exclusive: President Ellis Discusses the Avengers
Webisode WHiH Breaking News: Attack in Lagos
2016 TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode: S03E19)
Feature Captain America: Civil War
2016 TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S03E20 to S03E22)
Webisode New York Bulletin - Joy and Ward Meachum Special Report
Feature Black Panther
TV Series Iron Fist (Season 1)
TV Series Inhumans (Season 1)
2017 Feature Spider-Man: Homecoming
Slingshots Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Slingshot (Episodes 1 to 6)
TV Series The Punisher (Season 1)
TV Series The Defenders (Season 1)
2017 Feature Doctor Strange
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S04E01 to S04E12)
TV Series Jessica Jones (Season 2)
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S04E13 to S05E10)
Feature Thor: Ragnarok
TV Series Runaways (Episodes: S01E01 to S01E05)
Webisode Thanksgiving with Marvel's Runaways
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S05E11 to S05E13)
TV Series Runaways (Episodes: S01E06 to S01E10)
2018 TV Series Cloak & Dagger (Season 1)
Feature Ant-Man and the Wasp
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S05E14 to S05E18)
Feature Avengers: Infinity War (0:00:00 - 0:42:21)
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S05E19 to S05E21)
Feature Avengers: Infinity War (0:44:22 - 1:17:05)
TV Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episodes: S05E22)
Feature Avengers: Infinity War (1:17:06 - End)
Feature Ant-Man and the Wasp (End Credits Scenes)
TV Series Luke Cage (Season 2)
Webisode Iron Fist: More Than An Arm. It's A Chance To Get Back To Work.
TV Series Iron Fist (Season 2)