A Brief History of Marvel Cinematic Universe
(Before the events of Captain America: the first Avenger)
Before we could see the end of phase 3, it seemed necessary to go through A Brief History of Marvel Cinematic Universe before the events of Captain America: The First Avenger which chronologically kick started the MCU. So, we decided to do all the hard-work for you! (You’re Welcome)
Let’s start from the beginning.
1. The Creation
“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots… Infinity Stones.” – The Collector
These words gave us the first insight on how the marvel cinematic universe came into existence. The Big Bang sent six singularities hurdling through the universe, called the Infinity Stones, each possessing an unparalleled and distinct power.
The infinity stones weren’t the only one to survive the previous universe. The last days of the previous universe (were) ruled by a race called the Dark Elves & some of whom made their way to the new universe. All they wanted was to restore their dark universe.
After the Big Bang, a race of powerful beings called the celestials came into existence who harnessed the powers of the infinity stones allowing them to use the stones to their will.
The era of Celestials came to an end due to unknown reason but only one who survived was Ego (the living planet)
3. Wakanda Forever
Around 2.5 Million years ago a Vibranium meteorite hit east Africa which allowed life to evolve in a unique way because of the rare and amazing properties of the metal.
Then approximately 10,000 years ago the first human settled in the area who worshipped the Panther God. Bashenga became the first king of the tribe and he vowed to protect his people by taking up the mantel of the Black Panther.
The country went into isolation to protect the rare metal from the world as it would become a world ending threat in the wrong hands.
4. The Inhumans and Hydra
About 5000 years ago a race of aliens called Kree started experimenting on other races to create a perfect super soldier. Most of their attempts failed but they found success on Earth.
The first Inhuman was Alveus, who had the power to take control of other members of his race. He led a Rebellion against the Kree which drove them off the planet.
Everyone on earth was terrified of Alveus and they banished him to a planet called Maveth.
His followers on Earth formed small cults to bring him back to earth and started calling themselves Hydra.
The remaining Inhumans also left Earth & decided to relocate to a Kree outpost on the Moon.
5. For Asgard!
In 2988 BC, the Dark Elves recognised a cosmic event known as the convergence which weakens the fabric of reality as multiple realms come together into one straight line allowing it to manipulate reality itself by using the reality stone. The leader of Asgard & the grandfather of Thor, Bor defeated the Dark Elves & hid the reality stone as it was too dangerous in the wrong hands.
Little did he know that some of the dark elves survived the war and were now hiding till the time for the next Convergence.
Odin was the son of Bor, who out of his urge for power started invading other worlds and claiming their treasure with his daughter and his greatest warrior Hela.
As the time passed Odin realised his mistakes and decided to take a step towards protecting the realms. When he was opposed by his daughter, he banished her to ‘Hel’ and became the protector of the nine realms.
6. Titan is Falling
Titan was one of the few planets which was inhabited by a developed civilization and on the verge of collapse due to the high population. One of the philosophers, Thanos, presented an idea involving genocide which would be random and thus fair to all rich and poor, but was obviously dismissed and Thanos was called a madman.
Unfortunately, the inevitable happened and Thanos was the sole survivor.
He then realised that the universe had only finite resources and he had to act on his philosophy to save it.
7. K’un Lun
The Earth’s Mystics learned about a doorway that is formed every 15 years that grants access to another dimensions. They formed a civilization in the dimension and named it K’un Lun which became the place of knowledge and learning. The Iron Fist was chosen to protect the city.
Some of the K’un Lun’s disciples tried to find a way to immortality by breaking the mystical law but were banished, but they somehow learned how to escape death. They formed an alliance that was named the Hand, who were responsible for numerous horrendous acts such as the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The elders of K’un Lun decided to take them down and started making an army of their own to stop them.
8. Hail Hydra! (Not Really)
In the 20th century, the Hydra used the Nazi propaganda to gain power & influence. Johann Schmidt was the face of hydra and he made it his life’s mission to find the space stone (Tesseract) which was apparently left on the earth by Odin. He wanted to harness the power of Tesseract to make weapons of mass destruction and bring Alveus back to Earth.
You know what happened next, right? We met Cap, Bucky, Tony, Nat, Clint, Bruce, Thor, Peter and many more of our favourite characters who made the Marvel Cinematic Universe into what it is today! It is one of the biggest cinematic universes that we have ever experienced and is ever-growing!