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MCU – PHASE 2

mcu phase 2

Wiki Univers Cinématographique Marvel is vast, very vast. It includes 23 movies and will have 29 by the end of 2021. The latter is therefore divided into several phases that follow a narrative arc. Here is the list of all the films composing phase 2 of the MCU, in order of release, with several information (synopsis, simplified datasheet and global distribution) about them.

This phase follows the continuation of the adventures of the Avengers after the first crossover film (Avengers – 2012). It also introduces the first cosmic team of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy, a film released in 2014. The movie will really introduce the supervillain Thanos, who is the big threat of the Infinity Saga. After the sequels of the solo films (Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and Thor 2), the Avengers reunite to fight against Ultron, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Three new heroes will appear in the film, QuicksilverScarlet Witch and Vision. This phase finally ends with the first Ant-Man movie, released in 2015, a few months after Avengers 2. This film sets up the Quantum World, which will have an important place later.

Link to MCU timeline

IRON MAN 3

Iron-Man-3-2013

SYNOPSIS

Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, leads a comfortable life alongside his girlfriend, Pepper. However, he finds himself confronted by the Mandarin, leader of a terrorist organization, who destroys his house and his entire universe. Tony Stark then goes in search of Pepper, disappeared, and seeks revenge. Helpless,he can only count on his ingenuity, his many inventions and his survival instinct to protect his loved ones.

 

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: Shane Black
  • Screenplay: Shane Black and Drew Pearce
  • Art direction: Bill Brzeski
  • Photograph: John Toll
  • Music: Brian Tyler
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Executive Producers: Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Dan Mintz, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth
  • Production companies: Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment
  • Distribution company: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
  • BudgetUSD 200 million
  • Box office: $1.215 billion
  • Duration: 130 minutes
  • Release dates: April 24, 2013 in France, May 3, 2013 in the United States.

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
  • Don Cheadle as Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes / War Machine / Iron Patriot
  • Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery / The Mandarin
  • Guy Pearce as Dr. Aldrich Killian
  • Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
  • Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
  • Stephanie Szostak as Ellen Brandt
  • James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
  • William Sadler as U.S. President Matthew Ellis
  • Miguel Ferrer as U.S. Vice President Gil Rodriguez
  • Ty Simpkins as Harley Keener
  • Dale Dickey as Ms. Davis
  • Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
  • Paul Bettany : JARVIS
  • Jim Gunter as Mr. Davis
  • Stan Lee: cameo

 

THOR: THE WORLD OF DARKNESS

Thor-The-Dark-World-2013

SYNOPSIS

While on Earth, astrophysicist Jane Foster, Thor’s great love, accidentally finds a mysterious substance, the Ether, which many thought had long been lost, Thor leaves to rescue his adopted brother, Loki, in his prison in Asgard, because he needs her help. Indeed, Malekith, a dark elf once defeated by Odin and his family is back.

 

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: Alan Taylor
  • Screenplay: Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with uncredited participation by Joss Whedon
  • Art direction: Mike Stallion
  • Photograph: Kramer Morgenthau
  • Music: Brian Tyler
  • Producers: Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Feige
  •  Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Stan Lee
  • Production company: Marvel Studios
  • Distribution Company: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
  • Budget: USD 170 million
  • Box office: $644.7 million
  • Duration: 112 minutes
  • Release dates: October 30, 2013 in France, November 8, 2013 in the United States

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Anthony Hopkins as Odin
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
  • Idris Elba as Heimdall
  • Christopher Eccleston as Malekith
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje : Algrim / Kurse
  • Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
  • Rene Russo as Frigga
  • Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
  • Zachary Levi as Fandral
  • Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
  • Jaimie Alexander as Sif
  • Jonathan Howard as Ian Boothby, the assistant
  • Chris O’Dowd as Richard
  • Alice Kige: The Asgardian Scientist
  • Richard Whiten as Kemper
  • Russell Balogh as Einherjar

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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SYNOPSIS

Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America, has adapted to his new environment, and continues his missions as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the military agency responsible for ensuring international order. But a secret organization with evil designs has managed to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. which it gangrene from within.

 

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
  • Screenplay: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
  • Photography: Trent Opaloch
  • Music: Henry Jackman
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Production company: Marvel Studios
  • Distribution company: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
  • BudgetUSD 170 million
  • Box office: $714.4 million
  • Duration: 136 minutes
  • Release dates: March 26, 2014 in France, April 4, 2014 in the United States

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD
  • Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce
  • Sebastian Stan as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes / The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / the Falcon
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Agent of SHIELD
  • Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, STRIKE Team Leader
  • Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13
  • Maximiliano Hernández as Jasper Sitwell, SHIELD Agent
  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
  • Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola
  • Jenny Agutter: Hawley Advisor to the World Security Council
  • Bernard White: Advisor Singh to the World Security Council
  • Chin Han: Yen Advisor to the World Security Council
  • Alan Dale: Rockwell Advisor to the World Security Council
  • Garry Shandling as Senator Stern
  • Georges St-Pierre : Georges Batroc
  • Stan Lee: cameo
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Strucker (cameo, inter-credits scene)
  • Henry Goodman as Dr. List (cameo, inter-credits scene)
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff (cameo, inter-credits scene)
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (cameo, inter-credits scene)
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye (scenes cut)

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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SYNOPSIS

Peter Quill is an adventurer hunted by all bounty hunters for stealing a mysterious globe coveted by the mighty Ronan, whose actions threaten the entire universe. When he discovers the true power of this globe and the threat to the galaxy, he makes a fragile alliance with four disparate aliens.

 

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: James Gunn
  • Screenplay: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman
  • Art direction: Charles Wood
  • Photograph: Ben Davis
  • Music: Tyler Bates
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Co-production: Jonathan Schwartz, David J. Grant
  • Executive producers: Nikolas Korda, Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee
  • Production companies: Marvel Studios and Moving Picture Company
  • Distribution company: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
  • Budget: USD 170 million
  • Box office:
  • Duration: 121 minutes
  • Release dates: August 13, 2014 in France, August 1 in the United States.

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Jason Quill / Star-Lord
  • Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  • David Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
  • Vin Diesel : Groot (voice)
  • Bradley Cooper as Rocket (voice)
  • Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
  • Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Djimon Hounsou: Korath
  • John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, an officer in the NOVA Cohorts
  • Glenn Close: Nova Prime Irani Rael, NOVA Cohort Leader
  • Benicio Del Toro : Taneleer Tivan / the Collector
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Laura Haddock as Meredith Quill
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri, Yondu’s second in-command / Rocket’s understudy
  • Peter Serafinowicz as Garthan Saal
  • Gregg Henry as Peter Quill’s grandfather
  • Wyatt Oleff as Young Quill
  • Stan Lee: cameo

 

AVENGERS: THE ERA OF ULTRON

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SYNOPSIS

While trying to retrieve Loki’s scepter with the help of his fellow Avengers, Tony Stark discovers that Strucker has developed a revolutionary artificial intelligence, even more powerful than Jarvis. Strucker, put out of harm’s way, and the scepter recovered, Stark soon conceives an insane project: to restart his peacekeeping program, hitherto dormant, thanks to this ultra-powerful robotic consciousness.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Screenplay: Joss Whedon
  • Art direction: Mike Stallion
  • Photograph: Ben Davis
  • Music: Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Executive Producers: Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Jeremy Latcham
  • Production company: Marvel Studios
  • Distribution company: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • BudgetUSD 250 million
  • Box office: $1.405 billion
  • Duration: 142 minutes
  • Release dates: April 22, 2015 in France, May 1 in the United States

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • James Spader as Ultron (voice and motion capture)
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff
  • Paul Bettany: Vision / Jarvis
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / the Falcon
  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
  • Idris Elba as Heimdall
  • Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
  • Claudia Kim as Dr. Helen Cho
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Strucker
  • Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue
  • Julie Delpy : Mrs. B, mentor of Natasha Romanoff
  • Henry Goodman as Dr. List
  • Kerry Condon as FRIDAY (voice)
  • Stan Lee: cameo
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki (scene cut)

 

ANT-MAN

Ant-Man-2015

SYNOPSIS

Endowed with the amazing ability to significantly shrink his size while multiplying his strength, Scott Lang, a professional thief, must accept the hero in him in order to help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, and thus protect the technological secrets contained in his costume. Faced with a new generation of opponents, Lang and Pym must come up with, and succeed, a daring burglary that could save the world.

 

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Screenplay: Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, based on the story by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish
  • Art direction: Justin O’Neal Miller
  • Photograph: Russell Carpenter
  • Music: Christophe Beck
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Co-production: Brad Winderbaum and Edgar Wright
  •  Executive Producers: Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee
  • Production companies: Marvel Studios; Big Talk Productions and Marvel Entertainment (co-productions)
  • Distribution company: Walt Disney Studios Distribution
  • Budget: USD 130 million
  • Box office: $519.3 million
  • Duration: 117 minutes
  • Release dates: July 14, 2015 in France, 

 

DISTRIBUTION

  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Michael Douglas as Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym
  • Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym
  • Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
  • Bobby Cannavale as Paxton
  • Michael Peña as Luis
  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / the Falcon
  • Wood Harris as Gale
  • Judy Greer as Maggie Rae Lang
  • Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang
  • David Dastmalchian as Kurt
  • Martin Donovan as Mitchell Carson
  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
  • John Slattery as Howard Stark
  • Joe Chrest as Frank
  • Gregg Turkington as Dale
  • Hayley Lovitt as Janet Van Dyne
  • Stan Lee: cameo

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