Avenger's Endgame

Avenger's: Endgame is the last movie in the Marvel Universe series, it will be released April 26. 

Within a little over a decade, Marvel Studios has built its empire in figures comparable to the Star Wars franchise.

Die-hard Marvel fans have been getting their hopes fulfilled seeing it all finally come together with “Avengers: Endgame.”

But what about those who have joined the bandwagon late, or wish to get caught up in the expansive storyline so they may be a part of history in preparation for the upcoming three-hour film on April 26?

For those willing to binge the 21 films that precede Endgame, compiled below are two lists: films by release date and by chronological order.

Release date:

Iron Man (2008)

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Thor (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Black Panther (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Captian Marvel (2019)


Chronological order:

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain Marvel

Iron Man

Iron Man 2

The Incredible Hulk


Marvel’s The Avengers

Iron Man 3

Thor: The Dark World

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Avengers: Age of Ultron


Captian America: Civil War

Spiderman: Homecoming

Doctor Strange

Black Panther

Thor: Ragnarok

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Avengers: Infinity War


This list depicts the exact order in which the Marvel universe events took place, whereas fans who followed the films as they released were waiting on future films to “fill in the gaps.”

Since not all Marvel films feature exact dates, the list remains relative based on the cinematic storyline and timeframe.

Most Marvel films are available for online or physical rent, but movie theater chain AMC is making headlines.

It announced it will be hosting a 59-hour Marvel marathon for fans to prove their allegiance to the franchise beginning April 23 in select AMC theaters.

GARRETT KARSTEN is a news reporter reporter for The Vidette. He can be reached at gtkarst@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @GKarstenISU

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