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Old 05-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #26
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My order of preference is:

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Captain America - Where it all began with the cube, Stark's father, and the super soldier serum.

Iron Man - "You think you're the only Superhero in the world?"

The Incredible Hulk

Iron Man 2 - You see footage from Hulk's college rampage.

Thor - Coulson's drive to Mjolnir and you're introduced to Loki.


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Old 05-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #28
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My personal preference...

Captain America, the first Avenger.
Iron Man, then onto the direct sequel...
Iron Man 2, then to Mexico to see where Phil was going...
Thor, and then we go to see Tony step into his Consultant role...
The Incredible Hulk.
The Avengers.

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #29
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Well the Chronological order by EVENT is like THIS according to the Young readers Avengers novel
Time line for Marvel movies

First Avenger- all scenes from the 1940's

The Incredible Hulk- Lab Origin

Iron Man- up to credits

Thor-from present day up to where he convinces Warriors 3 and Sif to go to Jotunheim

Iron Man- post Credit scene with Nick's visit to Stark's house

Thor- Jotunheim Chapter

Iron Man 2- Boxing Ring chapter

Thor- Banishment chapter

Iron Man 2- day after party at Doughnut shop up to where Nick says "I have the southwest regin to deal with"

Thor- from landing on Earth to Loki lying to Thor about not being able to return home.

Iron Man 2- assentment chapter

Thor- Coulson interigation to where Loki falls into the void

The Incredible Hulk- Abomination Fight up to where he leaps out of N.Y.C.

T.I.H.- Tony Stark and Ross Bar scene

First Avenger- Artic Circle discovery of Red Skull's wing and Cap

Hulk Banner in Calcutta health care explaination, slight hint from Ang Lee's Hulk

First Avenger- Steve awakening in present day up to Nick's explaining him being asleep 70 years

Thor- Post credit scene Slevig brought in to study Cosmic Cube

Avengers- openning Selvig studying the cube




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Old 05-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #30
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I did the marathon at my house the day of the premiere and the order I decided on and what worked really well was:

Captain America
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Thor
The Incredible Hulk

I did it this way mostly because while Thor and TIH run concurrently, it happens during the second half of IM2. So basically the events that end IM2 take place during the beginning of both Thor and TIH, but TIH ultimately ends closer to The Avengers.

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #31
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Yeah when I do my own Marathon It's IM, IM2, TIH,Thor, and Cap. I really wish I had some kind of 6 disc dvd player to watch them by events, since IM2 and Thor run almost the same time

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #32
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Well the Chronological order by EVENT is like THIS according to the Young readers Avengers novel
Time line for Marvel movies

First Avenger- all scenes from the 1940's

The Incredible Hulk- Lab Origin

Iron Man- up to credits

Thor-from present day up to where he convinces Warriors 3 and Sif to go to Jotunheim

Iron Man- post Credit scene with Nick's visit to Stark's house

Thor- Jotunheim Chapter

Iron Man 2- Boxing Ring chapter

Thor- Banishment chapter

Iron Man 2- day after party at Doughnut shop up to where Nick says "I have the southwest regin to deal with"

Thor- from landing on Earth to Loki lying to Thor about not being able to return home.

Iron Man 2- assentment chapter

Thor- Coulson interigation to where Loki falls into the void

The Incredible Hulk- Abomination Fight up to where he leaps out of N.Y.C.

T.I.H.- Tony Stark and Ross Bar scene

First Avenger- Artic Circle discovery of Red Skull's wing and Cap

Hulk Banner in Calcutta health care explaination, slight hint from Ang Lee's Hulk

First Avenger- Steve awakening in present day up to Nick's explaining him being asleep 70 years

Thor- Post credit scene Slevig brought in to study Cosmic Cube

Avengers- openning Selvig studying the cube


You missed a big chunk of TIH. Bottle plant incident, the campus fight, etc. That's somewhere around IM2.

I agree watching Cap last makes the most sense, as it serves as one big flashback sequence.

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #33
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I am only going to review the ones I really liked thus far (that's IM1 and TA only thus far). But the order they take place in is:

1. The bulk of CA:TA
2. Iron Man
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. Iron Man 2 and Thor seem to be going on simultaneously
6. The end of CA:TA (so you can watch it first or last)
7. The Avengers

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #34
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Yeah, "correct" is 'kind of' subjective in this case because everyone has differing opinions on what they feel is 'correct' (as is evidenced by the myriad of responses). Some like to stick Captain America at the beginning because the bulk takes place in WWII, others like to stick it at the end because the bookends are the most recent events prior to Avengers (thanks to Fury's Big Week). Then you have the problem that IM2, TIH & Thor all have events that overlap with each other.

Others prefer the order that the films were released in and see that as the 'correct' order.

For me? When we did our marathon this was our order:

Captain America (because the bulk takes place in WWII)
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer (short - Cap Blu-Ray)
The Incredible Hulk
- The Consultant (short - Thor Blu-Ray)
Thor (I like to say it's because Loki is the villain in Avengers and Thor deals with his 'fall from grace' - but really it's because Thor is my favorite and I like to 'save the best for last' type of thing)

That worked for us, and will probably be the order I do whenever I do a marathon here on out.

Just my view though

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #35
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For those that have read, Fury's Big Week:

They reveal that SHIELD has Stern. Do they show a pic of him, and does he look like The Leader?

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #36
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For those that have read, Fury's Big Week:

They reveal that SHIELD has Stern. Do they show a pic of him, and does he look like The Leader?
They show him and his head is slightly oversized but nothing overly done. Black Widow takes care of him pretty quick.


As for the marathon, I'm watching one movie per day until my final IMAX viewing of The Avengers on Friday. So far I've watched IM & TIH. Tomorrow is IM2.

One thing I noticed in Iron Man was all the homage paid to RoboCop. I remember Favreau saying he was a huge fan of RoboCop growing up. There were several scenes that mimicked scenes out of the first two RoboCop movies (off the top of my head):

Iron Man punches through a wall to get one of the 10 rings guys (RoboCop punches through a wall to get a gunman holding a mayor hostage).

Iron Man on the back of Iron Monger pulls out cables going to optics controller (Robocop on the back of Cain and pulls his brain/eye unit out).

Half Iron Man with head and upper torso hanging with wires hanging out in a shop being repaired (Robocop hanging with only a head and upper torso with wires hanging out being repaired).


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Old 05-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #37
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I always watch the movies in this order:

Captain America (since it mostly takes place during the 40s)

Iron Man

Iron Man 2 (which takes place about 6 months after IM)

The Incredible Hulk (Tony shows up there after the events of IM 2)

Thor (takes place about at the same time as Hulk and IM 2 but the story with Loki is the perfect prelude to lead directly into Avengers)

Also one should read the Captain America prelude comic before the Cap film, the Furys Big Week comic series between those films and Avengers as well as the currently released prelude of Black Widow strikes.

And then of course the big culmination of "phase1" which is the Avengers

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:29 AM   #38
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I watched it like this..

Iron Man
Iron Man 2 ( I pretend the hulk report is for something else)
Thor
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America (have 40's part as one big flashback sequence)
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But the order they take place in is:
2. Iron Man
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. Iron Man 2
So we see Tony as The Consultant before he becomes The Consultant?

No.

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #40
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Now that I think about it, I wouldn't be surprised if someone made one big supercut of the films in this order...

http://www.slashfilm.com/infographic...erse-timeline/
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I need to get 'Furys Big Week'.
Marvel has released an official timeline...

http://www.slashfilm.com/official-ti...atic-universe/

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:20 AM   #41
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Marvel has released an official timeline...

http://www.slashfilm.com/official-ti...atic-universe/
Thanks for that link!

I preparing before The Avengers, my kids and I actually watched the Marvel movies chronologically based on some YouTube videos, Fury's Big Week, and some posts on these boards. You know, putting in the Viking era, Odin vs. the Frost Giants, and little Thor & Loki from Thor first, then all of Captain America except the opening & ending, then Incredible Hulk opening title sequence, then Hulk alternate opening, then all of Iron Man. After that, there was a lot of jumping around, including the one-shot bonus features. I won't bore you with what order we watch the scenes (unless interested). But it was fun.

Maybe with that link, I'll try again and make it more accurate!

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Marvel has released an official timeline...

http://www.slashfilm.com/official-ti...atic-universe/
Wow, that timeline just shows how important Disney.MArvel think IM1 was to this whole universe kicking off. The timeline is all centered around "I Am Iron Man".

Iron Man is an A-list hero, without question.
Thank You RDJ & Favreau for the major role you had in getting this thing started!

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #43
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Now that we know the timeline, let's talk continuity. We now know the full official Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One continuity list. It is as follows:

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

Films
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel One Shots
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
The Consultant
Item 47

Tie-In Comics
Iron Man: I Am Iron Man #1-2
Iron Man 2: Agents of SHIELD #1
Iron Man 2: Public Identity #1-3
Captain America: The First Avenger: First Vengeance #1-8
Iron Man: Mark VII #1
Fury's Big Week #1-8
The Avengers Initiative #1
Black Widow Strikes #1-3



I'm pretty sure I'm not missing any right?

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You missed a big chunk of TIH. Bottle plant incident, the campus fight, etc. That's somewhere around IM2.

I agree watching Cap last makes the most sense, as it serves as one big flashback sequence.
The Young readers Novel at Walmart has it laid out like that. There isn't every single detail in the book but that is how they laid it out. Not ALL the details are in the novel, just the important events because the novel literally goes from event to event, and some events overlap or are happening all at the same time.

I didn't miss anything. Basically its an ABRIDGED version of all the movies Chronologically

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That's the production order.

If you want the chronological order:

Captain America
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Incredible Hulk
Thor
I Thought they went in this order.
-Iron Man
-The Incredible Hulk
-Iron Man 2
-Thor
-Captain American
-The Avengers
(The Reason like this is because the first 4 movies I said is the order Fury went to see them and the reason Captain America is last is cause the ending leads right into The Avengers. Yes People might argue that Cap. Amem. needs to be first based on the fact it takes place in the 1940's but if you watch it closely, you will see what I'm talking about.)


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I watch them:

Captain America (as most people say,it's set mostly in the 40's,so it's good a place to start.But also,you meet Howard Stark,who is a cool foreshadowing of Tony.)

Iron Man (another reason I put this after Cap is Fury's line "You think you're the only superhero in the world?" so obviously he's met Cap at this point)

Iron Man 2 (it's the natural progression,plus TIH and Thor both begin halfway through this.)

Thor (since IM 2 has a lead in tag to this one,I let this one go next,but either way works)

TIH (Tony is in the "after credits" tag as Fury's consultant,so obviously it's set after IM2)

Avengers

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I watch them:

Captain America (as most people say,it's set mostly in the 40's,so it's good a place to start.But also,you meet Howard Stark,who is a cool foreshadowing of Tony.)

Iron Man (another reason I put this after Cap is Fury's line "You think you're the only superhero in the world?" so obviously he's met Cap at this point)

Iron Man 2 (it's the natural progression,plus TIH and Thor both begin halfway through this.)

Thor (since IM 2 has a lead in tag to this one,I let this one go next,but either way works)

TIH (Tony is in the "after credits" tag as Fury's consultant,so obviously it's set after IM2)

Avengers
almost the same with me although I tend to include the one-shots

TFA
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IM
IM2
A Funny Thing
Thor
TIH
The Consultant
TA

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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)
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I'd watch The First Avengers just before Avengers, as it directly leads into it really. So...

Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
The First Avenger
Avengers
Iron Man 3
Thor The Dark World
The Winter Soldier

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I think the best order to watch is the order of release, some films take place almost at the same time, so you would have to take the film out and put the other multiple times, and i think that it's better to watch Incredible Hulk before Iron Man 2 as a kind of intermission because watching the 2 one right after the other is a little too much, i think that getting small doses of each character makes for a better viewing experience.

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