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Marvel Cinematic Universe Viewing Order (by release dates)

I am hoping to find time to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including some things I’ve never checked out before, so I made basically a big list of what order to watch everything in going by release date as much as possible (I’m not going to watch The First Avenger before Iron Man, that’s just silly).

Anyway I thought since I made the list I might as well share it. If I have made any errors please let me know or remind me to update it as we get new releases.

1.     Iron Man

2.     The Incredible Hulk

3.     Iron Man 2

4.     Thor

5.     Captain America: the First Avenger

6.     The Consultant One Shot

7.     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer One Shot

8.     Avengers Assemble

9.     Item 47 One Shot

10. Iron Man 3

11. Agent Carter One Shot

12. Agents of SHIELD Season 1 episodes 1-7

13. Thor: the Dark World

14. Agents of SHIELD Season 1 episodes 8-12

15. All Hail the King One Shot

16. Agents of SHIELD Season 1 episodes 13-16

17. Captain America: the Winter Soldier

18. Agents of SHIELD Season 1 episodes 17-22

19. Guardians of the Galaxy

20. Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episodes 1-10

21. Agent Carter Season 1

22. Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episodes 11-16

23. Daredevil Season 1

24. Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episodes 17-19

25. Avengers Age of Ultron

26. Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episodes 20-22

27. WHIH Newsfront Ant-Man campaign

28. Ant-Man

29. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 1-8

30. Jessica Jones Season 1

31. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 9-10

32. Agent Carter Season 2

33. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 11-12

34. Daredevil Season 2

35. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 13-17

36. WHIH Newsfront Captain America Civil War Campaign Episode 1-2

37. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 18

38. WHIH Newsfront Captain America Civil War Campaign Episode 3-4

39. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 19

40. WHIH Newsfront Captain America Civil War Campaign Episode 5

41. Captain America: Civil War

42. Agents of SHIELD Season 3 episodes 20-22

43. Agents of SHIELD Season 4 episodes 1-2

44. Luke Cage Season 1

45. Agents of SHIELD Season 4 episodes 3-6

46. Doctor Strange

47. Agents of SHIELD Season 4 episodes 7-8

48. Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot

49. Agents of SHIELD Season 4 episodes 9-15

50. Iron Fist Season 1

51. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I know it’s very late, but here’s my drawing in honor of the Oscars.
CONGRATS ZOOTOPIA

Unfortunately, I saw that many criticized Zootopia for winning the Oscar and not Moana.
Well, first of all, both are incredible Disney movies and deserved the nomination as ‘best animated feature’.
And second, if Zootopia won it’s because it was well deserved. Zootopia is more than a furry movie, it’s a movie that presents us with a social problem that the whole world faces, the prejudice, and teaches us a important lesson using animals (this idea is fantastic, what better than animals to represent the various Ethnicities and social classes, right?!)
Moana was also a wonderful movie. The visual effects and their design are incredible, and the culture and history presented is beautiful! In addition, the soundtrack has conquered the many.
Being nominated for an Oscar is already a great honor, and it shows how both films were amazing. Both are already winners!
So I think it’s very irresponsible to do so many negative reviews and say that Zootopia is 'just a furry movie’. If a movie wins, it’s because it deserved it…
Besides, as my dear @trashasaurusrex said, 'THEY ARE FRIENDS’!!!

So both films are amazing, both are wonderful and both deserved to have won!

You know, I’ll readily admit that so far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole has had consistently better film output than the current DC Extended Universe.

But on the other hand:

  • DC didn’t make Superman secretly a member of the Klan during a surge of racist and xenophobic rhetoric and politics in the US
  • DC also didn’t make their Jewish characters like Harley Quinn or Batwoman into pseudo-Nazis while the US is under a blatantly anti-Semitic political administration
  • DC also didn’t ask comic shop employees to wear T-shirts with pseudo-Nazi logos or to cover their store logos with pseudo-Nazi symbols
  • DC also, in my knowledge, never blamed slumping sales on being too diverse in their lineup
  • Which isn’t to say they haven’t had their share of tone-deaf and flat-out insulting gaffes, but when New 52 didn’t do as well as they expected I know they didn’t blame it on having a Green Lantern and a Batman who were Muslim
  • Marvel Studios has yet to release a solo superhero film starring a woman (Elektra is a Fox film).  DC’s had two female-led cinematic releases (three if you consider Evey to be the main character of V for Vendetta), those being Supergirl and Catwoman.  And yes, Supergirl and Catwoman were terrible, but at least they exist.  An attempt was made
  • The current DC Extended Universe will also give us Wonder Woman before the MCU gives us Captain Marvel
  • If the current planned lineup for the DC Extended Universe holds, then their first five solo film leads will probably be two white men (Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill and presumably whoever plays Captain Marvel in Shazam!), a Jewish woman (Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot), a Native Hawaiian man (Aquaman, Jason Momoa), and a black man (Cyborg, Ray Fisher).  The first solo film in the MCU with a lead who isn’t a white man will be Black Panther, their thirteenth solo film.
  • While Marvel was making Captain America and Magneto into HYDRA agents, DC made Snagglepuss into a gay Southern Gothic playwright because why not
  • While DC has its own fair share of fuckery, bad decisions, pointless, flow-wrecking crossovers, and other such garbage, at least they haven’t blown so many dog whistles at the alt-right in the past year that it’s very hard to consider it tone-deafness or coincidence at this point

So in conclusion, as we currently stand, DC’s on Marvel’s left.