Chronological order of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (part II)






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Today, will be sharing with you the concluding part of the Chronological order of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

THE CONVERGENCE – 2013


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Asgard used the Tesseract to
repair the Bifrost, and began a military campaign to restore peace to the Nine
Realms. This distracted Asgard’s forces from the impending Convergence;
although Thor noted that the barriers between dimensions were crumbling, he believed
this was due to Loki’s old dimensional jaunts. On Earth, Jane Foster stumbled
across a dimensional rift and became infected with the Aether. Thor swiftly
traveled to Earth, and took her to Asgard for study. He had failed to
anticipate the return of the Dark Elves, awakened from suspended animation when
the Aether returned to this dimension. The Dark Elves once again attempted to
use the Aether and the Convergence combined to restore their own dark universe.
Thor defeated Malekith, but at
a price; the Dark Elves had successfully raided Asgard’s cells, meaning the
Nine Realms’ most terrifying villains had escaped. Meanwhile, Loki took
advantage of the chaos to disguise himself as Odin, and banished the real
All-Father from Asgard.
Sources: Thor: The Dark World;
Thor: Crown of Fools; Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Agents of
S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1

THE FALL OF S.H.I.E.L.D. –
2013-2014

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Back on active duty, although
with memories of his resurrection wiped, Phil Coulson began to investigate the
“Centipede” conspiracy. He was placed in charge of a small tactical
team, heavily supervised by Fury’s agents for any sign of instability. It didn’t
take long for Coulson to add to the team, though, picking up the mysterious
hacker Skye. Hydra agents attempted to use Skye to discover the secret of
Coulson’s resurrection, but their investigations resulted in the destruction of
Project T.A.H.I.T.I.. Meanwhile, Captain America became an active S.H.I.E.L.D.
asset, usually working alongside Brock Rumlow and Black Widow.
Hydra began to prepare for
what they believed would be their masterstroke. They believed humanity was
finally at the point where it would sacrifice liberty for security; to that
end, S.H.I.E.L.D. funding was redirected towards the controversial Project
Insight. This would allow Hydra to kill all potential opponents in one single
devastating attack. When Nick Fury questioned Insight, Hydra had the Winter
Soldier launch an assassination attempt. This caught the attention of Captain
America and Black Widow, and they exposed Hydra.
S.H.I.E.L.D. entered a brief
period of “civil war,” with Hydra triggering their agents across the
world. S.H.I.E.L.D. ultimately emerged triumphant, with Captain America and
Falcon neutralizing Project Insight, and Black Widow dumping all S.H.I.E.L.D.’s
secrets on to the Internet. In the aftermath of this disaster, S.H.I.E.L.D. and
Hydra were both branded terrorist organisations, and the US Government assigned
General Talbot to capture every active S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. In spite of General
Talbot’s interference, Coulson and his team successfully continued their war
against Hydra. To Coulson’s surprise, Nick Fury placed him in charge of
S.H.I.E.L.D. as the new director. Unknown to Coulson and Fury, a S.H.I.E.L.D.
splinter group also formed, based on the S.H.I.E.L.D. ship Illiad.
In Sokovia, Baron Strucker
resolved that other branches of Hydra could be sacrificed in order to maintain
his own experiments with Loki’s Scepter. He had already successfully created
two “enhanced” people, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
Sources: Captain America: The
Winter Soldier; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 & 2; Avengers: Age of
Ultron – This Sceptre’d Isle, Captain America: Homecoming, Captain America: The
Winter Soldier Infinite Comic
A NEW KIND OF HEROES
THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY –
2014

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The millennia-old war between
the Kree and Xandar finally came to an end, but Kree extremist Ronan was
dissatisfied. He launched a wave of terrorist attacks across Xandarian space,
and ultimately acquired the Power Stone with the intention of destroying Xandar.
Fortunately, Ronan was opposed by a ragtag group of “a-holes,” the
self-proclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy. They were able to defeat Ronan due to
Peter Quill’s Celestial heritage, as he was able to handle the Power Stone and
survive.
The Guardians of the Galaxy
became famous for their actions on Xandar, and traveled the cosmos, working as
mercenaries. They wound up on the wrong side of Ayesha, High priestess of the
Sovereign, but were saved by Ego himself. Having heard of a human who could
wield the Power Stone, Ego correctly deduced that Quill was his son. He took
Quill to his planet, and attempted to launch his plan to absorb the whole
universe into his being. The Guardians used Sovereign technology to destroy
Ego’s Planet, and the “living light” it contained.
In the aftermath, Ayehsa
created a new Sovereign, who she called “Adam.”
Source: Guardians of the
Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

THE SOKOVIA INCIDENT – 2015

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Tension was growing over how
the world should respond to the growing importance of “enhanced”
beings and superheroes. Matters were made infinitely worse when the Avengers
retrieved Loki’s scepter, which contained the Mind Stone. Affected by the
Scarlet Witch’s powers, Tony Stark created the artificial intelligence Ultron,
which went rogue. Although the Avengers attempted to defeat Ultron, the AI was
able to use the Scarlet Witch to trigger a battle between Iron Man and the Hulk
in Johannesburg. Ultron’s masterplan – an attempt to trigger an
extinction-level event – brought devastation to the war-torn nation of Sokovia.
It was clear to the world’s governments that the Avengers could not go
unchecked, and they began work on what they called the “Sokovia Accords,”
to police and control superhumans.
Captain America formed a new
team of Avengers, including the Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and the android being
called Vision. Thor, who had experienced visions of galactic destruction, left
Earth in pursuit of the Infinity Stones.
Meanwhile, in the depths of
space, Thanos the last survivor of Titan had committed himself to wielding the
power of the Infinity Stones. With Loki’s Asgard failing to safeguard the Nine
Realms, Thanos was able to visit the legendary world of Nidavellir and force
the Dwarves to construct the Infinity Gauntlet.
Source: Avengers: Age of
Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War

THE SUPERHERO CIVIL WAR – 2016

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In the wake of another
high-profile Avengers incident in Nigeria, the United Nations passed the
Sokovia Accords. These required all “enhanced” individuals to
register, with human members of the Avengers forced to do so as well. The
Avengers schismed under the Sokovia Accords, a divide encouraged by terrorist
attacks by Helmut Zemo. Zemo used footage of the Winter Soldier’s assassination
of Howard and Maria Stark to drive a final wedge between Iron Man and Captain
America. Steve Rogers was ultimately forced to abandon the identity of Captain
America altogether, while several of his allies wound up imprisoned in the
Raft.
The passing of the Sokovia
Accords, and the resultant “superhero civil war,” introduced the
Avengers to two new heroes; Black Panther and Spider-Man. T’Challa’s father
T’Chaka was killed during Zemo’s terrorist attack, and he returned to Wakanda
to become king. Unfortunately his cousin, Killmonger, used the regime change as
an opportunity to attempt a coup. In the aftermath of Killmonger’s defeat,
T’Challa committed Wakanda to a new direction, abandoning his homeland’s
isolationist past. Meanwhile, Stark had built a strong relationship with Peter
Parker, the Spider-Man. Stark monitored Spider-Man carefully to see if he was
ready to become an Avenger, but Parker himself decided he wasn’t yet after
defeating the Vulture.
For S.H.I.E.L.D., the passing
of the Sokovia Accords began a six-month process to legitimize themselves once
again. Their Inhuman assets were registered under the Sokovia Accords, and
their bases became known to the US military. Coulson stepped aside as Director,
and the President proposed Jeffrey Mace for the role. Unfortunately,
S.H.I.E.L.D. became involved in a complex scenario involving the Ghost Rider,
anti-Inhuman pressure groups, and a rogue android. They were blamed for an
assassination attempt on General Talbot, and officially declared outlaws. In
the end, only Leopold Fitz was actually arrested; the rest were captured by the
Chronicom Enoch, and transported to a dystopian future.
Sources:
Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming; Agents of
S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Iron Fist season 2, Jessica Jones Season 2, Luke Cage
season 2; Avengers: Infinity War Prelude

THE THREAT OF THE DARK
DIMENSION – 2016

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For untold millennia, the
Sorcerers Supreme had kept the dimension safe from mystical threats. But the
Ancient One unwisely allowed several of her students to steal notes from the
Book of Cagliostro, and – under the leadership of Kaecilius – they opened a portal
to the Dark Dimension. Empowered by Dormammu, these Zealots attempts to tear
down the barriers between the dimensions. The Ancient One herself died to
oppose them. Fortunately, new sorcerer Stephen Strange was able to use the
power of the Time Stone to defeat Dormammu, forcing the cosmic being to end his
attack on Earth.
The history of the Sorcerers
Supreme remains a mystery. Given they were actually aware that the Power Stone
was hidden on Morag, it’s possible that this order was actually formed back
when the Celestials were defeated millennia ago.
Sources: Doctor Strange;
Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
A STORM IS BREWING ON EARTH –
2017-2018

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An uprising on Attilan led the
Inhuman Royal Family to ultimately destroy their home. The Inhumans of the Moon
traveled to Earth, seeking to forge a new society here. They presumably chose
an isolated location, as there has been no mention of these Inhumans since. In
Los Angeles, the Pride’s plans fell apart when their children began to discover
the truth. The children wound up becoming runaways. Meanwhile, in New Orleans,
Roxxon’s attempts to tap into new energy sources almost caused a disaster. The
crisis was averted by two teenagers, Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who had
been empowered as the “Divine Pairing.”
Steve Rogers, Falcon and Black
Widow continued to act as independent heroes, traveling the world and dealing
with crises as they encountered them Ant-Man and Hawkeye returned to America,
signing plea bargains and being placed under house arrest. Tony Stark gave up
on the Avengers Initiative, and instead focused on creating new tools that he
believed would be essential in the defense of Earth. He blamed himself for
losing focus over the years, and resolved to create a defense to protect the
planet from alien threats.
Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D.
team returned from a dystopian future, one in which the world had been
shattered like an eggshell, and resolved to save the planet. They soon
uncovered the last Hydra conspiracy, headed up by General Hale, who was seeking
to create a super-soldier to protect the world from the threat of Thanos.
General Talbot was ultimately transformed into Graviton, a powerful being able
to manipulate gravity.
Scott Lang was broken out of
house arrest by the Pyms in order to help rescue Janet Van Dyne from the
Quantum Realm. They were successful, and Janet used her powers to heal Ghost
from her intangibility.
Sources: Ant-Man & the
Wasp; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5, Cloak & Dagger season 1, Inhumans,
Runaways; Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
THE FALL OF ASGARD – 2017-2018

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After two years seeking out
the Infinity Stones, Thor returned to Asgard, and discovered that his brother
Loki was masquerading as the All-Father. The two brothers returned to Earth,
only to bear witness to Odin’s death. That death unleashed Hela, who used the
Rainbow Bridge to travel to Asgard. She cast Thor and Loki to the planet
Sakaar, where they allied with the Hulk and a group of revolutionaries in order
to return to Asgard.
Hela proved too powerful, and
Thor realized there was only one way to defeat her; to cut off the source of
her power. He incited Ragnarok, destroying his own homeworld. Only a small
number of refugees escaped aboard a single vessel. In the final, ominous scene
set seconds before Avengers: Infinity War, this vessel was confronted by the
Sanctuary II, the ship of Thanos himself.

Source: Thor: Ragnarok
THANOS TRIUMPHANT – 2018

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Thanos, last survivor of
Titan, finally launched his insane campaign to “rebalance the
universe.” He and his Black Order razed Xandar, claiming the Power Stone,
and then intercepted the Asgardian refugees to capture the Space Stone. Thanos
then divided his forces; while he traveled to Knowhere in order to acquire the
Reality Stone, he sent the Black Order to Earth in pursuit of the Time Stone
and the Mind Stone. This brought them into conflict with the Avengers.
With the threat of Thanos more
real than ever before, Graviton attempted to boost his powers by absorbing more
Gravitonium into himself. This act would actually have destroyed the planet,
but Graviton was successfully stopped by S.H.I.E.L.D..
Thanos forced his daughter
Gamora to reveal the location of the Soul Stone, and sacrificed her in order to
acquire it. Three of Earth’s heroes battled him on Titan, but Doctor Strange
was ultimately forced to surrender the Time Stone. With only one Infinity Stone
left to acquire, Thanos himself headed to Earth, where the assembled Avengers
were battling the Black Order in Wakanda. In spite of the Scarlet Witch’s best
efforts, Thanos successfully acquired the Mind Stone, killing Vision. He was
able to use the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half the life in the universe
with just a snap of his fingers.
Source: Avengers: Infinity
War, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5

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