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Charting the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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For me, making lists and charts of things always help me to keep them organized in my mind. So I thought I would start throwing one together to illustrate the chronological flow (not to mention the suggested viewing order) of all the Marvel movies, and the characters they encompass. Mmm-kuh?

Oh yeah, I should probably mention that I'm relying heavily on the MCU Wiki for this.

So anyway, I'll start with the actual movies and plan to update this as we go along.

Phase One:
  • Iron Man -2008
    The Incredible Hulk -2008
    Iron Man 2 -2010
    Thor -2011
    Captain America: The First Avenger -2011
    The Avengers -2012

Phase Two:
  • 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

Phase Three:
  • 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
    Captain Marvel -2018
    Avengers: Endgame -2019

Phase Four:
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home -2019
    Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 -TBA


I'll also endeavor to keep a sort of "cast tracker" in a subsequent post, though that will obviously be much more spoiler-intensive, so I figured I'd just start with this.
Last edited by CWS on Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:53 am, edited 9 times in total.
Reason: Added Guardians 3 to the list, since its status is no longer in question now that Disney has re-hired James Gunn (for which I am elated).
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Re: Charting the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Speaking of, Civil War is pulling ALL the stops.
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All right...as threatened promised, here we go with the most comprehensive cast list I can manage, and the current status of all relevant characters. As I mentioned before, the main reason I'm doing this is because, for whatever reason, actually seeing a name makes it much easier for me to remember it. That's just the way my brain is wired.
Major Characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (highlight to see)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Note: Team currently disbanded, following the events of Civil War.
  • Tony Stark: Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.)
    • Status: Active; Head of Stark Industries
  • Capt. Steve Rogers: Captain America Nomad (Chris Evans)
    • Status: Former team leader; Fugitive; possibly hiding in Wakanda
  • King Thor Odinson: The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth)
    • Status: In space with Loki, the Hulk, Valkyrie and the survivors of Asgard; newly crowned King of Asgard
  • Dr. Bruce Banner: The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
    • Status: Fugitive; in space with Thor and the survivors of Asgard
  • Natasha Romanoff: Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
    • Status: Blonde
  • Clinton "Clint" Barton: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)
    • Status: Fugitive
  • Pietro Maximoff: Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)
    • Status: Deceased
  • Wanda Maximoff: Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)
    • Status: Fugitive; living with The Vision
  • The Vision (Paul Bettany)
    • Status: Inactive; living with Scarlet Witch
  • Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes: War Machine (Don Cheadle)
    • Status: Retired due to the spinal injury he suffered in Civil War
  • Samuel "Sam" Wilson: Falcon (Anthony Mackie)
    • Status: Fugitive
The Avengers' Allies
  • Scott Lang: Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
    • Status: Fugitive
  • Dr. Stephen Strange: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch)
    • Status: Active
  • Peter Parker: The Amazing Spider-Man (Tom Holland)
    • Status: Active; currently trying to be more of a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man
  • King T'Challa: The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
    • Status: Active; Ruler and guardian of Wakanda
The Avengers' Enemies
  • Loki Laufeyson (Tom Hiddleston)
    • Status: In space with Thor and the survivors of Asgard
  • Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann)
    • Status: HYDRA Officer; Presumed Dead
  • Doctor List (Henry Goodman)
    • Status: HYDRA Scientist; Incarcerated
  • Ultron (James Spader)
    • Status: Rogue A.I.; Destroyed
  • Ulysses Klaue: Klaw (Andy Serkis)
    • Status: Arms Dealer; Deceased
  • Thanos, The Mad Titan (Josh Brolin)
    • Status: Intergalactic Warlord; Active
  • The Other (Alexis Denisof)
    • Status: Thanos's Spokesman; Deceased
S.H.I.E.L.D. Personnel
  • Director Nicholas "Nick" Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)
    • Status: Officially Presumed Dead; Active
  • Agent Philip "Phil" Coulson (Clark Gregg)
    • Status: Presumed Dead
  • Commander Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders)
    • Status: Active
  • Agent Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernandez)
    • Status: HYDRA Double-Agent; Deceased
  • Sharon Carter: Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp)
    • Status: Active
  • Cameron Klein (Aaron Himelstein)
    • Status: Active
  • Dr. Fine (Gozie Agbo)
    • Status: Active
Iron Man's Allies
  • J.A.R.V.I.S. (Paul Bettany)
    • Status: A.I.; Uploaded into The Vision
  • Virginia "Pepper" Potts: Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow)
    • Status: Active; CEO of Stark Industries
  • Harold "Happy" Hogan (Jon Favreau)
    • Status: Active; Stark Industries Head of Security
  • Ho Yinsen (Shaun Taub)
    • Status: Deceased
  • Christine Everhart (Leslie Bibb)
    • Status: Active; Vanity Fair Reporter
  • Dr. Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall)
    • Status: EXTREMIS Inventor; Deceased
  • Harley Keener (Ty Simpkins)
    • Status: Student
  • Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim)
    • Status: Active; Brilliant Geneticist, Working with the Avengers
  • F.R.I.D.A.Y. (Kerry Condon)
    • Status: A.I.; Active
Iron Man's Enemies
  • Obadiah Stane: Iron Monger (Jeff Bridges)
    • Status: Former Stark Industries CEO; Deceased
  • Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar (Faran Tahir)
    • Status: Member of Ten Rings; Deceased
  • Abu Bakar (Sayed Badreya)
    • Status: Member of Ten Rings; Fate Unknown
  • Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell)
    • Status: Former Hammer Industries CEO; Incarcerated
  • Ivan Vanko: Whiplash (Mickey Rourke)
    • Status: Vengeful Russian Physicist; Presumed Dead
  • Senator Stern (Garry Shandling)
    • Status: HYDRA Loyalist; Incarcerated
  • Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce)
    • Status: Former A.I.M. CEO and EXTREMIS Subject; Presumed Dead
  • Trevor Slattery: "The Mandarin" (Ben Kingsley)
    • Status: Actor, Abducted by Ten Rings; Fate Unknown
  • Eric Savin (James Badge Dale)
    • Status: A.I.M. Assassin and EXTREMIS Subject; Presumed Dead
  • Ellen Brandt (Stephanie Szostak)
    • Status: A.I.M. Assassin and EXTREMIS Subject; Presumed Dead
  • Vice President Rodriguez (Miguel Ferrer)
    • Status: Former Vice President of the United States; Incarcerated
  • The Mandarin
    • Status: Leader of Ten Rings; Active
The Hulk's Allies
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Ross (Liv Tyler)
    • Status: Professor at Culver University
  • Dr. Leonard Samson (Ty Burrell)
    • Status: Psychotherapist at Culver University
  • Dr. Samuel "Mr. Blue" Sterns: The Leader (Tim Blake Nelson)
    • Status: Incarcerated
The Hulk's Enemies
  • Lt. Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt)
    • Status: U.S. Secretary of State; Active
  • Capt. Emil Blonsky: The Abomination (Tim Roth)
    • Status: Failed Super-Soldier Experiment; Incarcerated
Thor's Allies
  • Loki Laufeyson (Tom Hiddleston)
    • Status: Thor's adopted brother and rival; In space with Thor, the Hulk, Valkyrie and the survivors of Asgard
  • King Odin Borson: Odin All-Father (Sir Anthony Hopkins)
    • Status: Former King of Asgard; Deceased
  • Queen Frigga (Rene Russo)
    • Status: Former Queen of Asgard; Deceased
  • Heimdall, The Watcher of Worlds (Idris Elba)
    • Status: Active; Gatekeeper of Asgard and Guardian of the Tesseract
  • Volstagg the Valiant (Ray Stevenson)
    • Status: One of The Warriors Three; Deceased
  • Hogun the Grim (Tadanobu Asano)
    • Status: One of The Warriors Three; Deceased
  • Fandral the Dashing (Joshua Dallas)
    • Status: One of The Warriors Three; Deceased
  • Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander)
    • Status: Active
  • Jane Foster (Natalie Portman)
    • Status: Active; Nobel Prize-nominated Astrophysicist
  • Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings)
    • Status: Active; Jane Foster's Intern
  • Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard)
    • Status: Active; Brilliant Astrophysicist, Working with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers
  • Eir (Alice Krige)
    • Status: Active; Physician of Asgard
  • Tyr, God of War (Clive Russell)
    • Status: Active; Commander of the Einherjar
  • Ian Boothby (Jonathan Howard)
    • Status: Active; Darcy Lewis's Intern
Thor's Enemies
  • Loki Laufeyson (Tom Hiddleston)
    • Status: Thor's adopted brother and rival; In space with Thor, the Hulk, Valkyrie and the survivors of Asgard
  • Laufey (Colm Feore)
    • Status: King of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim; Deceased
  • Hailstrum (Joshua Cox)
    • Status: Frost Giant of Jotunheim; Deceased
  • Grundroth (Joseph Gatt)
    • Status: Frost Giant of Jotunheim; Deceased
  • Raze (Luke Massy)
    • Status: Frost Giant of Jotunheim; Deceased
  • The Destroyer
    • Status: Ancient Asgardian Automaton; Confiscated by S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Malekith (Christopher Eccleston)
    • Status: Leader of the Dark Elves; Presumed Dead
  • Algrim, Last of the Kursed (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)
    • Status: Dark Elf; Presumed Dead
Captain America's Allies
  • Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes: The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)
    • Status: Former Member of Howling Commandos, former HYDRA Assassin; Fugitive; hiding in Wakanda
  • Agent Margaret "Peggy" Carter (Hayley Atwell)
    • Status: S.S.R. Agent and S.H.I.E.L.D. Co-Founder; Deceased
  • Col. Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones)
    • Status: U.S. Army Officer; Deceased
  • Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper)
    • Status: Stark Industries Founder and S.H.I.E.L.D. Co-Founder; Deceased
  • Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci)
    • Status: Inventor of Super Soldier Serum; Deceased
  • Sgt. Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough)
    • Status: Member of Howling Commandos; Deceased
  • Pvt. Gabriel "Gabe" Jones (Derek Luke)
    • Status: Member of Howling Commandos; Deceased
  • Pvt. James "Jim" Morita (Kenneth Choi)
    • Status: Member of Howling Commandos; Deceased
  • James Montgomery Falsworth (J.J. Feild)
    • Status: Member of Howling Commandos; Deceased
  • Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci)
    • Status: Member of Howling Commandos; Deceased
  • President Matthew Ellis (William Sadler)
    • Status: President of the United States; Active
Captain America's Enemies
  • Lt. Gen. Johann Schmidt: The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving)
    • Status: Leader of HYDRA; Presumed Dead
  • Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage)
    • Status: HYDRA Assassin; Deceased
  • Dr. Arnim Zola (Toby Jones)
    • Status: HYDRA Scientist; Presumed Dead
  • Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford)
    • Status: HYDRA Double-Agent; Deceased
  • Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes: The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan)
    • Status: Former Member of Howling Commandos, former HYDRA Assassin; Fugitive; hiding in Wakanda
  • Agent Brock Rumlow: Crossbones (Frank Grillo)
    • Status: HYDRA Double-Agent; Deceased
  • Agent Jack Rollins (Callan Mulvey)
    • Status: HYDRA Double-Agent; Incarcerated
  • Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre)
    • Status: Mercenary and Terrorist; Incarcerated
  • Ferdinand Lopez: Machete (Adetokumboh M'Cormack)
    • Status: Mercenary and Terrorist; Incarcerated
Hawkeye's Family
  • Laura Barton (Linda Cardellini)
  • Cooper Barton (Ben Sakamoto)
  • Lila Barton (Imogen and Isabella Poynton)
  • Nathaniel Pietro Barton
The Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Peter Quill: Star-Lord (Wyatt Oleff, Chris Pratt)
    • Status: Active; Criminal Record Expunged
  • Gamora (Zoe Saldana)
    • Status: Active; Criminal Record Expunged
  • Subject 89P13: Rocket (Bradley Cooper)
    • Status: Active; Criminal Record Expunged
  • Groot (Vin Diesel)
    • Status: Active; Criminal Record Expunged
  • Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista)
    • Status: Active; Criminal Record Expunged
The Guardians' Allies
  • Meredith Quill (Laura Haddock)
    • Status: Peter Quill's Mother; Deceased
  • Yondu Udanta (Michael Rooker)
    • Status: Deceased; former Ravager, sacrificed himself to rescue Star-Lord from Ego's planet
  • Kraglin Obfonteri (Sean Gunn)
    • Status: Ravager; Active
  • Denarian Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly)
    • Status: Nova Corps. Officer; Active
  • Denarian Garthan Saal (Peter Serafinowicz)
    • Status: Nova Corps. Officer; Deceased
  • Nova Prime Irani Rael (Glenn Close)
    • Status: Leader of Nova Corps.; Active
  • Taneleer Tivan: The Collector (Benicio del Toro)
    • Status: Active; Resides in Knowhere and Currently Possesses the Aether
  • The Broker (Christopher Fairbank)
    • Status: Merchant on Xandar; Active
  • Bereet (Melia Kreiling)
    • Status: Peter Quill's Ex-Girlfriend
  • Horuz (Tom Proctor)
    • Status: Ravager; Deceased
The Guardians' Enemies
  • Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace)
    • Status: Genocidal Kree Warlord; Deceased
  • Nebula (Karen Gillan)
    • Status: Adopted Daughter/Assassin for Thanos; At Large
  • Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou)
    • Status: Mercenary; Deceased
  • Thanos, The Mad Titan (Josh Brolin)
    • Status: Intergalactic Warlord; Active
  • The Other (Alexis Denisof)
    • Status: Thanos's Spokesman; Deceased
Ant-Man and Allies
  • Scott Lang: Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
    • Status: Fugitive
  • Margaret "Maggie" Lang (Judy Greer)
    • Status: Scott Lang's Ex-Wife
  • Cassie Lang (Abby Ryder Fortson)
    • Status:
  • Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)
    • Status: Active
  • Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym (Michael Douglas)
    • Status: Original Ant-Man; Retired
  • Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer)
    • Status: Presumed Dead
Ant-Man's Enemies
  • Darren Cross: Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll)
    • Status: CEO of Cross Technical Enterprises; Active
Doctor Strange and Allies
  • Dr. Stephen Strange: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch)
    • Status: Active
Doctor Strange's Enemies
  • TBA
Spider-Man and Allies
  • Peter Parker: The Amazing Spider-Man (Tom Holland)
    • Status: Active
Spider-Man's Enemies
  • TBA
Black Panther and Allies
  • King T'Challa: Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
    • Status: Active
Black Panther's Enemies
  • TBA
(I'm not 100% happy with the layout of this, and am open to suggestions if anyone has any on that front...or anything else relating to this.)
Last edited by CWS on Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:17 am, edited 10 times in total.
Reason: Finally trying to update this to be current going into Infinity War.
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I went to Ant-Man earlier tonight and it was excellent, meeting the high standard of quality set by the rest of the MCU series without any question.
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I saw it yesterday afternoon, and I agree. I liked it way better than I was expecting to. I'd kind of like to see it again, sooner than later.
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