The Best Order to Watch Marvel Movies?

After watching the entire Star Wars saga from movies to cartoons to spin-off’s with my eldest child, my second in command child asked me to do the same with the Marvel series. We started with Iron Man, then watched Dr. Strange, and then Iron Man 2.

Not being familiar with the characters and having watched a bunch of them in random order with the kids, or on airplanes while travelling, I asked him if there was a specific order to watch them in…

We concluded there are 3 options. Chronological order, Release order, or by series. We though right away that by series would be a bad way to watch as other characters pop in and out, so that wouldn’t be the best viewing experience, so it came down to release vs chronological.

Here is the list in chronological order.

  1. Captain America : The First Avenger.
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. Iron Man
  4. Iron Man 2
  5. The Incredible Hulk
  6. Thor
  7. The Avengers
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Iron Man 3
  10. Captain America: The Winter soldier
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  14. Ant Man
  15. Captain America: Civil War
  16. Black Widow
  17. Black Panther
  18. Spiderman: Homecoming
  19. Dr. Strange
  20. Thor: Ragnarok
  21. Ant Man and the Wasp
  22. Avengers: Infinity War
  23. Avengers: Endgame
  24. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
  25. Spiderman: Far From Home
  26. Eternals
  27. Spiderman: No Way Home
  28. Dr. Strange: Multiverse of Madness
  29. Thor: Love and Thunder
  30. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Here is the list of Marvel movies and TV shows in release order:

  1. Iron Man
  2. Incredible Hulk
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. Thor
  5. Captain America: First Avenger
  6. Avengers Assemble
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Thor: Dark World
  9. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy
  11. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  12. Antman
  13. Captain America: Civil War
  14. Dr. Strange
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  16. Spiderman: Homecoming
  17. Thor: Ragnarok
  18. Black Panther
  19. Avengers: Infinity War
  20. Antman and Wasp
  21. Captain Marvel
  22. Avengers: End Game
  23. Spiderman: Far From Home
  24. WandaVision
  25. Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  26. Loki
  27. Black Widow
  28. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
  29. Eternals
  30. Hawkeye
  31. Spiderman: No Way Home
  32. Moon Knight
  33. Dr. Strange: Multiverse of Madness
  34. Ms. Marvel
  35. Thor: Love and Thunder
  36. She Hulk
  37. Werewolf By Night
  38. Black Panther

After looking through these lists, we decided release order makes the most sense, so that’s the approach I’ll be taking.

Did I miss any? Are there any in there, either movies or TV shows which are unnecessary or out of order? I’m 3 movies in and would love some feedback, suggestions or recommendations!

The sleeping patterns of a 2 year old, and now 4 year old.

What a difference a year (or 2) makes!

In 2008 I wrote a blog post entitled, “Ewww Stinky”

In that post I discuss the wake-up routine of then 2-year-old son Stewie and how it was that he woke up in the morning with a diaper full of poo, but he would never leave his bed until we came to get him.

It was the funniest thing. Picture this… obedient little boy, laying in a toddler bed, one foot off the floor, but he never once stepped foot off the bed until someone came to get him – that someone could have been me, urban mummy, or even big brother Linus.

Fast forward 2 years and here is Stewie, now 40 pounds, still needing a diaper at night – still waking up full of poo more often than not, but does he wait in bed for someone to come get him?!? Heck no. The happy wandered shows up at my bed at all hours of the night. He’s tired, he’s scared, he’s hungry, he heard thunder… The list goes on. It’s near impossible to get him into bed. What’s worse, is that last night, for example, he came to get me at 4am – he was hungry – and when I said we could go downstairs and get him a bite, he whipped out his flashlight to lead the way. Then… In typical Stewie fashion, he suckered me into sleeping in his bed with him and once I fell asleep, he left to go sleep with mummy, leaving me cramped up and uncomfortable.

I long for those days where he would stay in bed and call for us to come get him and release him from bed-prison… I long for the days when Linus would stay in bed until 7am. Early morning wake-up calls are frequent in our house and are a major reason why I’m tired all the time. I at least can get back to bed… Urban mummy… Once she’s up, she’s up for the day.

I’m going to remind Stewie of this tonight.

Ipad, Itampon, Geez…

Apple’s iPad was only a few hours old and Twitter was full of comments on it.  The number one trending topic was #Itampon.  Now we hear news that Apple is already facing legal troubles.  Not terribly surprising, as “iPad” is hardly original and apparently Apple has somewhat of a history, stealing registered trademarks of other companies.

A Japanese electronics company, named Fujitsu, supposedly built a handheld computing device way back in 2002 and called it the iPad.  Fujitsu wanted the iPad name back then and still wants it today.  The company first applied to trademark the name “iPad” in 2003, though the application ran into problems because another company — Mag-Tek — was already using the name for another product.  

That’s right, the name iPad is hardly unique!   But here is the twist…

In early 2009, Fujitsu’s trademark application was declared abandoned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but the company re-opened its application in June – probably upon hearing that Apple was considering the name for their new product.  Best way to make money, eh?   Since the re-instatement of the Fujitsu application, Apple has been trying to take it away (via proxy) — in fact, they’ve filed three petitions to extend the deadline and have until February 28th to oppose Fujitsu’s claims on the name.  

So while Apple’s lawyers and Fujitsu’s lawyers battle it out in court, there are yet other products using the semi-trademarked name “iPad” — including a padded bra by a Canadian lingerie company called Coconut Grove Intimates, some auto parts by German company Siemens, and a tablet computer made my ST Microelectronics.

Who will win this epic battle?

Wonder if iTampon is registered yet??