19 Superhero Movies That Are Part of Marvel Cinematic Universe [Phase~ 1 to 3]

A Marvel fan would love to have a compact listing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phases. Here you go take a look at the list of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

1) Captain America: The First Avenger

Phase 1

Date of Release: July 22, 2011

Director: Joe Johnston; Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Premise: It was based on defeating the Axis threats during World War II.

 2) Agent Carter

Phase 2

Date of Premiere: January 6, 2015

Showrunners: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, and Chris Dingess

Premise: Peggy Carter is consigned to a desk job at the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Here only male agents were permitted to participate in field work. Peggy eventually began moonlighting as an agent that led her to reconnect with her former cohort, Howard Stark.

 3) Iron Man

Phase 1

Date of Release: May 2, 2008

Director: Jon Favreau; Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway

Premise: Tony Stark creates a suit of armor to escape from his captives and eventually defeats his captors and comes back to America. He pledges to guard others with the help of his Iron Man suit.

4) Iron Man 2

Phase 1

Date of Release: May 7, 2010

Director: Jon Favreau; Writer: Justin Theroux

Premise: Tony Stark, an international personality, became a target for both the U.S. military and nasty villains who want to take over his technology.

5) Thor

Phase 1

Date of Release: May 6, 2011

Director: Kenneth Branagh; Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Don Payne

Premise: Thor was characterized as arrogant, hot tempered and thoughtless. He eventually sets out to recover his powers.

6) The Incredible Hulk

Phase 1

Date of Release: June 13, 2008

Director: Louis Leterrier; Writer: Zak Penn

Premise: General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross anticipates to escort in a modern-day super soldier program with the help of scientist Dr. Bruce Banner. Because of some fault in the experiment, Banner transforms into the Hulk and Ross wishes to use the Hulk as a military asset. But by the time, Banner literally flees.

7) Marvel’s The Avengers

Phase 1

Date of release: May 4, 2012

Director: Joss Whedon; Writer: Joss Whedon

Premise: To battle the threat and to save the Earth, Nick Fury accumulates the Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.

8) Iron Man 3

Phase: 2

Date of release: May 3, 2013

Director: Shane Black; Writers: Drew Pearce and Shane Black

Premise: Six months post the Battle of New York, Tony Stark brawls with post-traumatic stress. When Stark was attacked Stark, like any other true hero, he fought to save the day.

9) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Phase 2

Date of Premiere: September 24, 2013

Showrunners: Jed Whedon, MaurissaTancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell

Premise: Agent Coulson is brought back to life by Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury trusts Coulson’s squad with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s utmost secrets and most hazardous missions: hunting double agents and rogue Hydra operatives.

10) Thor: The Dark World

Phase 2

Date of release: November 8, 2013

Director: Alan Taylor; Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely

Premise: Loki is locked away in an Asgardian jail cell(courtesy; failed invasion to Earth). Equipped with a hazardous power, known as the Aether, Malekith leads the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim against the Asgardians.Thor needs to join hands with Earth to stop Malekith from destroying the universe.

11) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Phase 2

Date of release: April 4, 2014

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo; Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Premise: To get back his own organization, Captain America, and Black Widow investigates S.H.I.E.L.D.’s past in order to root out Hydra agents – with the deadly assassin, known at the Winter Soldier, hot on their tales.

12) Guardians of the Galaxy

Phase 2

Date of release: August 1, 2014

Director: James Gunn; Writers: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Premise: Peter Quill is kidnapped by a group of space pirates in 1988. After some years, Quill took work as an immense bounty hunter and his new name was Star-Lord. He was sent to a deserted planet in search of a valuable orb and this where the mystery begins.

13) Avengers: Age of Ultron

Phase 2

Date of release: May 1, 2015

Director: Joss Whedon; Writer: Joss Whedon

Premise: After the team ascertains an alien technology, Tony Stark decides that extraterrestrial A.I. could be the solution to protect Earth from future threats.

14) Ant-Man

Phase 2

Date of release: July 17, 2015

Director: Peyton Reed; Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd

Premise: Though Scott Lang is released from prison but, he is not able to get a decent job. Ironically, he returned to his thieving time. This is when the twists and turns begin.

15) Captain America: Civil War

Phase 3

Date of release: May 6, 2016

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo; Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Premise: The US government had to introduce a Superhuman Registration Act when there was a battle between the super-powered villains and heroes. The Act basically divided The Avengers, with Iron Man trusting that registration is the only way to hold superhumans accountable. In contrast to this, Captain America believes the Act oversteps an individual’s right to privacy.

16) Doctor Strange

Phase 3

Date of release: November 4, 2016

Director: Scott Derrickson; Writer: Jon Spaihts

Premise: Doctor Stephen Strange, the world’s distinguished neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident. To overpower his misfortune, he ends up in the Himalayas and everything changes.

17) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Phase 3

Date of release: May 5, 2017

Director: James Gunn; Writer: James Gunn

18) Spider-Man: Homecoming

marvel cinematic universePhase 3

Date of release: July 7, 2017

Director: Jon Watts; Writers: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

19) Thor: Ragnarok

Phase 3

Date of release: November 3, 2017

Director: Taika Waititi; Writers: Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost

Misha Mehta

Misha has a passion for traveling and dancing. She is a movie buff and enjoys eating, shopping, reading (only SELECTIVE reading) and a bit of writing too. Professor by profession, she never forgets to carry one thing to work or wherever she goes…and that’s her smile..
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