Marvel Movies for the Average Nerd

I know there are many huge Marvel fans out in Disney Nerd land. Let me be clear. I am not a super fan. I am your average run of the mill movie fan. I have never read the comic books and up until just over a year ago I had only seen Iron Man and Iron Man 2 but not another single movie in the Avengers series. And then one day…. this happened.

One Saturday afternoon, a little over a year ago, Captain America: Winter Solder was on TV. I sat down and watched the whole movie and found it incredibly entertaining. However, I had no idea who any of these people were and as a Disney Nerd, I felt like a complete failure. I went on-demand that weekend and watched the first Avengers movie, Captain America and Thor. I found those equally entertaining.
I spent an afternoon reading everything I could about the order upon which to watch everything. I learned there are different schools of thought surrounding the order. Some say to keep it simple and watch them in the order they were released. I took a different route and went with the chronological order of the storyline. I found that it was the best way to understand what was going on in the Marvel universe.
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* Indicates that I haven’t seen it and I don’t think it is necessary. Some of you may disagree and that’s alright. It is why I put it on the list.  There is nothing wrong with too much Marvel.
So I talked to a few friends at work about my adventures in Marvel movie watching and they suggested I watch Agents of Shield. Thanks to Netflix, I picked up that show and watched the whole first season in a week. Then I was told there is a general timeline to the movies and Agents of Shield will intertwine with that timeline. And with that, we were off to the races.

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Marvel has 4 TV Series and with each there appears to be a chronological order. However, if you want to incorporate the tv shows in with the movies, there is a degree of difficultly we add to how we watch everything.  This is true especially for those that are new Marvel. I think, for now, we keep it simple and I will just say this: each of these shows is great on their own. If you have the time to dedicate, I do recommend them. Don’t worry about how and in what order to watch them. Just take the time to enjoy what each has to offer.

Thanks for reading and have a magical day!!


I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney

Lisa D'Acci

Lisa's first visited Disney World in 1985 but her true passion didn't start until the late 90's and early 00's. After over 30 trips to Walt Disney World, her passion has not faded, in fact it has grown exponentially throughout the years. She shares that passion in her blog posts here at The Disney Nerds Podcast, The Disney Nerds Podcast Live Show (Tuesday Nights at 9pm EST),on the podcast itself, and to anyone who is willing to listen to her talk about the most magical place on Earth.

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