In 2008 Marvel Studios released Iron Man movie starring Robert Downey Jr. in the role he was born to play, this was the first venture for Marvel studios since the lukewarmly received Hulk movie starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly, not very long after the release of Iron Man the same year actually Marvel released the incredible hulk which was not highly praised as Downey’s hit.
Iron Man was the start of phase one of the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU), it became the blueprint for the entire universe and movies to come.
The movie’s surprising success with a whopping $585.2 million box office collection made it possible for a second part and an introduction of many lovable characters to come like Thor, Captain America, and Black Widow, which led to the Avengers (2012) movie that dominated the box office with $1.519 billion worldwide which concluded phase one of the MCU.
None of that would’ve been possible if it weren’t for the success of Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau who’s also playing Happy Hogan in the movies.
Then came phase two that introduced us to even more compelling and fun-filled movies such as, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Ant-Man (2015).
While also continuing to produce other parts for Captain America, Iron Man and Thor movies.
Finishing with Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 directed by Joss Whedon with $1.405 billion box office collections.
All the produced movies of phase two were a huge success, so it was predictable that we would have phase three in motion.
Introducing more heroic characters from the comics like Doctor Strange (2016), Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) but he was previously introduced in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and of course the highly praised groundbreaking Black Panther (2018).
Then came the movie that left all Marvel fans in shock and anticipation Avengers: Infinity War (2018), with the most anticipated crossover ever starring Josh Brolin as the antagonist.
If you haven’t seen any of those great movies this is the article for you with the definitive timeline and order to watch these movies, While the rest of us waits eagerly for the start of phase four, and the rest of phase three upcoming movies that will introduce Captain Marvel (2019) played by Brie Larson.
All the movies are suitable for family movie nights, as all movies are rated PG-13, you’ll find charismatic characters, perfectly choreographed fighting sequences, a bit of comedy, drama and gripping events that captures your attention from start to end.