How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Order

We can all agree on how important it is to watch Marvel movies in order. It’s a fantastic way to bond with friends and family but also feels like more of a challenge than ever before. With so many different phases and story arcs, it can be hard to stay on top of what order you’re meant to watch them in.

If you’re looking for a guide that will tell you exactly which Marvel movies are part of what phase or which were released on Netflix recently, then you’ve come to the right place.

How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Order (Release and Chronological)

In our guide on how to watch the Marvel movies in order, we have everything from Iron Man onwards, in the order that they were released in cinemas, and also episodes of every single Marvel/Netflix show out there now too. If you’re feeling a little braver, we’ve got all the Marvel movies and shows in chronological order too. Yes, the shows count now too!

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If you want to watch Marvel movies in order of their release date, this is how it’s going to go:

Phase One
Iron Man (2008) Thor (2011)
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Iron Man 2 (2010) The Avengers (2012)


Phase Two
Iron Man 3 (2013) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Ant-Man (2015)


Phase Three
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Doctor Strange (2016) Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017) Captain Marvel (2019)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Black Panther (2017)


Phase Four
WandaVision Eternals (2021)
Falcon and the Winter Soldier Hawkeye
Loki Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Black Widow (2021) Moon Knight
What If…? Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

However, if you want to watch Marvel movies in their chronological order, follow the list below:

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order
Captain America: The First Avenger (1942-1943) Black Widow (2017)
Captain Marvel (1995) Black Panther (2017)
Iron Man (2010) Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Iron Man 2 (2011) Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017)
The Incredible Hulk (2011) Avengers: Infinity War (2017)
Thor (2011) Avengers: Endgame (2018-2023)
The Avengers (2012) Loki
Iron Man 3 (2012) What If…?
Thor: The Dark World (2013) WandaVision (2023)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2023-2024)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2023-2024)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2014) Spider-Man: Far From Home (2024)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2024)
Ant-Man (2015) Eternals (2024)
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Hawkeye (Christmas 2024)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016) Moon Knight (2025)
Doctor Strange (2016-2017) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2025)


Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Jo Johnston

Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Embark on a journey to the golden age of Captain America. Beginning with the end of World War II, Marvel’s First Avenger takes you through Rogers’ transformation from normal man to super-soldier.

Disheartened and betrayed by the military because they rejected him because of his tiny physique, Steve Rogers decides to experiment with a program that transforms him into a super-soldier.

Now Captain America, along with the help of his sidekicks, Bucky and Peggy Carter, must face down an evil scientist called Johann Schmidt, who leads a Nazi-backed terrorist organization known as Hydra.

Captain Marvel (2019)


Writer: Geneva Robertson – Dworet, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the universe’s most powerful heroes after being exposed to the energy that leaves her with superpowers while fighting an alien race in the star system.

Because of her exposure giving her abilities like flying, super speed enhanced strength and resistance to injury strong enough to stand against the aliens, she joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team.

However, six years later, she decides to return home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien races.

Iron Man (2008)


Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway

Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gweneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb

IMDb Rating: 7.9

In Iron Man, the world is introduced to a new kind of superhero. A billionaire industrialist playboy and genius inventor, Tony Stark, is the C.E.O. and weapons director of Stark Industries.

He is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon for them. So instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors by using the suit to escape captivity and return home.

Back in America, with a new identity as Iron Man, he uses his technological gifts and personal charm for the greater good of mankind…in his own way. Trust us when we say that there’s no way to watch Marvel movies in order if you skip this top-notch film.

Iron Man 2 (2010)


Writer: Justin Theroux

Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gweneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell

IMDb Rating: 6.9

It’s no longer a secret that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armoured superhero known as Iron Man. He is being pressured to sell his Iron Man suit while also combating his declining health from the arc reactor in his chest.

As a result, his personal life becomes intertwined with his professional responsibilities’ leading him to make adjustments to his lifestyle if he wants to succeed. With his new partner, War Machine, and Pepper Potts at his side, he must combat a ruthless arms dealer seeking to push his weaponry onto the U.S. military.

If you’re watching Marvel movies in order, definitely don’t skip out on this one!

The Incredible Hulk (2008)


Writer: Zak Penn, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Director: Louis Leterrier

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tom Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson

IMDb Rating: 6.6

The Incredible Hulk follows a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government who seeks a cure for his unique condition. After being exposed to gamma radiation when he was being experimented on by the military, Bruce Banner transforms into a powerful green creature known as The Hulk every time he is under any kind of emotional stress.

After years of hiding, Banner comes in contact with his true love, Betty Ross, and has to square off with General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who discovers where the Hulk is hiding and launches an all-out assault on the city to try and capture his prey.

Thor (2011)


Writer: Ashley Miller, Zach Stentz, Don Payne

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard

IMDb Rating:7.0

With his hammer, Mjolnir, in his hand, the thunder god Thor has been a formidable force against the enemies of Asgard. However, after his arrogance costs him the throne, he is banished to Midgard, also known as modern-day Earth.

However, the powerful warrior soon becomes one of the world’s finest defenders – especially when a new villain arrives on the scene. Watch as Thot learns a powerful lesson about his arrogance, disobedience and trust through his love for an Earth scientist who teaches him humility, not to mention how to use his godly strength.

But Loki, the god of mischief, has other plans – including starting Ragnarok – the downfall of Asgard!

Avengers Assemble (2012)


Writer: Jack Kirby

Director: Jeff Allen

Cast: Roger Craig Smith, Troy Smith, Fred Tatasciore, Travis Willingham, Bumper Robinson

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Meet the most powerful team of Super Heroes the world has ever seen. The Avengers are a force to be reckoned with – ready to face any threat that comes their way.

This animated series follows Earth’s mightiest heroes as they defend their city from threats both foreign and domestic while learning how to live together in one high-profile location: Avengers Tower. Join Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye and Thor as they team up to stop villains like M.O.D.O.K., Red Skull, Kang the Conqueror and more!

Whether they’re stopping Dr. Doom from conquering Asgard or preventing Dracula from unleashing vampire hordes, it will take all their strength and determination to succeed as they fight injustice and save lives!

Thor: The Dark World (2013)


Writer: Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Alan Taylor

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston

IMDb Rating: 6.8

The gods of Asgard battled and defeated an evil species known as the Dark Elves in prehistoric times. The remnants were defeated, and their greatest power, The Aether, was buried in a private spot.

Jane Foster, an ordinary woman, has come across it and become seized by its evil energy, which she is unable to regulate. When Malekith realizes what Jane has undertaken, he decides to go to extreme lengths to get rid of her and use The Aether for his own nefarious goals.

Thor must travel to Asgard, where he would reconcile with Jane Foster as his girlfriend and fight in the destruction of Malekith before too much damage is done.

Iron Man 3 (2013)


Writer: Drew Pearce, Shane Black

Director: Shane Black

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Tony Stark is faced with a constant struggle between the effects of living as a hero and the need to live as an everyday man. When his home is demolished, and his suits are destroyed, he begins a journey to find out who is truly responsible for the bombings.

This quest leads him back to the Mandarin, Iron Man’s formidable new adversary and one of the greatest villains in world history. Eventually, Stark will be forced to choose between his role as Iron Man and saving the life of his closest friend: James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes.

But first, he must survive long enough to face a daunting array of both known and unknown villains from around the globe.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)


Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan

IMDb Rating: 7.8

The year is 1982, and, after the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers-aka Captain America is living in Washington DC as he tries to adjust to life in the modern world.

An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow and a new ally, The Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy: The Winter Soldier.

To learn more about the mysterious Winter Soldier and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy SHIELD, he must become an agent of SHIELD again but is no longer sure he can trust them. When watching Marvel movies in order, this one just might be the highlight of your marathon!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


Writer: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Guardians of the Galaxy follows Peter Quill, who becomes the target of vicious bounty assassins, and is forced to retreat into space, where he ends up on an unknown planet. There, he comes upon a motley crew of interplanetary crooks.

Now, this rag-tag group of misfits must learn to work together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe. Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora and Drax all have something to prove and will have to learn how to defend themselves as a team if they are going to succeed on this crazy adventure.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017)


Writer: James Gunn

Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

IMDb Rating: 7.6

The Sovereign, an influential extraterrestrial species, hires Peter Quill and the other Guardians to defend their priceless batteries from intruders. However, when they find out that Rocket has stolen the artifacts that they were supposed to protect, the Sovereign sends forth their invasion force to seek retribution.

The Guardians land on a planet after taking the incredibly precious, where they encounter Ego, a man claiming to be Quill’s father. They travel to his homeland, where he informs everyone that he is a god, implying that Quill is as well. Although Ego’s world appears to Quill to be a utopia, Gamora is disturbed when she uncovers Ego’s biggest secret.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)


Writer: Joss Whedon

Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

IMDb Rating: 7.3

The Avengers invade a Hydra facility in Sokovia led by Strucker to take Loki’s sceptre. However, they learn that Strucker had already been performing tests with the orphaned twins Pietro Maximoff, who possesses super speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who has the ability to manipulate minds and cast energy.

Tony Stark finds an A.I. technology in the sceptre and persuades Bruce Banner to discreetly assist him in transferring it to his Ultron defense shield. Unfortunately, the Ultron determines that annihilating all of humanity is vital to preserving the Earth, assaults the Avengers, and escapes to Sokovia with the sceptre.

Will the Avengers be successful in fighting against the Ultron?

Ant-Man (2015)


Writer: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Scott Lang, a convicted thief, gets discharged from jail after serving some time. Scott goes out to gain employment, but his criminal past prevents him from earning or visiting his daughter Cassie.

He ends up stealing a mighty suit but is jailed again when he tries to give it back. Even so, a mystery guy named Hank Pym reveals that the suit has the ability to contract in size while increasing in strength thanks to a specific compound known as the Pym Particle.

He urges Scott to be the next Ant-Man because his previous protégé Darren Cross is trying to recreate the formula for nefarious intent. They have to organize a robbery to stop Cross and save the planet from inevitable destruction. Will they succeed?

Captain America: Civil War (2016)


Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie

IMDb Rating: 7.8

When Captain America and Iron Man clash over ideological divides, the Marvel Universe is compelled to choose sides. When an operation with a new Avengers unit led by Cap finishes in Lagos with multiple innocent deaths, the squad is requested to enter into an agreement requiring them to follow orders from a United Nations committee.

Tony presses Cap to embrace this new system, partly because he feels extremely terrible about his own previous irresponsibility; Captain America, on the other hand, thinks that a bureaucratic system would damage the Avengers.

When Cap’s old buddy Bucky Barnes, now a deranged mercenary, rejoins the scene, their dispute spirals into all-out conflict.

Black Widow (2021)


Writer: Eric Pearson

Director: Cate Shortland

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Ray Winstone

IMDb Rating: 6.7

When a deadly scheme with connections to Natasha Romanoff’s past emerges, the Black Widow is forced to face the darkest aspects of her past.

She has to cope with her past as an undercover agent and the strained bonds she left behind long before she became a part of the Avengers, while at the same time, she is hunted by a foe who will indeed stop at nothing to end her life.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)


Writer: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau

IMDb Rating: 7.4

A teenage Peter Parker/Spider-Man struggles to come to terms with his new role as the web-slinging crime-fighting Spider-Man. Inspired by his time with the Avengers during Civil War, Peter goes home to stay with his Aunt May, under the sharp eye of his newfound mentor Iron Man.

Peter attempts to adapt to his usual everyday routine, sidetracked by ideas of establishing himself to be much more than simply your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; however, when the Vulture rises as a new nemesis, everything Peter values is challenged.

Black Panther (2018)


Writer: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Director: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Five African tribes are at odds over a Vibranium-containing meteorite. One fighter consumes a heart-shaped herb tainted by the alloys, gets superhuman powers, and becomes the first Black Panther.

He gathers all tribes except the Jabari Tribe to build the country of Wakanda. The Wakandans have used Vibranium for generations to build powerful technology and weapons and distance themselves from the rest of the civilized world by pretending to be a Third World country.

When Wakanda’s King T’Chaka takes a trip to see his brother N’Jobu in California, he thinks N’Jobu supports Ulysses Klaue, a black-market armaments merchant, in smuggling Vibranium from Wakanda. T’Chaka’s suspicions are confirmed when N’Jobu’s accomplice exposes himself to be Zuri, another secret Wakandan.

This is one of the most iconic films you will witness when watching Marvel movies in order.

Doctor Strange (2016)


Writer: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Director: Scott Derrickson

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Dr. Stephen Strange’s entire life takes a turn when a severe accident takes away his ability to use his hands. He goes to a mystical enclave for recovery and solace when standard treatment fails him.

However, he soon discovers that the hideaway is at the forefront of a war against hidden evil powers intent on shattering reality.

Strange is compelled to decide between his lifestyle of riches and rank and leaving everything behind to save the planet by becoming the most revolutionary sorcerer in history.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


Writer: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Thor is now stuck on the other side of the realm on the bizarre planet of Sakaar, four years after conquering the Dark Elves and two years after the events in Sokovia.

Simultaneously, a new enemy emerges as the terrible Hela, Goddess of Death, seizes control of Asgard and prepares to enslave the entire cosmos. Thor must engage in gladiatorial combat against the Grandmaster’s reigning champion so he can return home. Will he be able to reach Asgard in time to defeat Hela and avoid Ragnarök – Asgard’s impending downfall?

This is one of the best films you will come across when watching Marvel movies in order.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)


Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Scott Lang is dealing with the fallout from his decisions as a vigilante and a parent. As he strives to restructure his personal life with his obligations as Ant-Man.

He is challenged with an imperative new task by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym. Scott has to don the Ant-Man suit once more and focus on battling with The Wasp as the squad strives to unravel truths from their history.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)


Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

IMDb Rating: 8.4

As the Avengers and their allied forces continue to defend the planet from challenges too great for just about any one superhero to tackle, a new enemy has from the intergalactic darkness: Thanos.

His objective as a cosmic tyrant is to gather all 6 Infinity Stones, objects of immense power, and deploy them to impose his demented rule on all of humanity.

It soon becomes clear that the Avengers must be prepared to give up everything to fight Thanos before his onslaught of destruction and chaos ends the world.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Thanos has killed off at least half of all humanity on the planet, leaving the Avengers dispersed and broken. With a means to undo the devastation, the Avengers and their comrades must reassemble and find a way to put their personal feelings aside so they can fight together and make everything right once again.

On this heart-wrenching journey, the Avengers learn that difficult choices have to be made as they brace for the climactic final encounter with Thanos, which will culminate in the superheroes enduring their most difficult struggle yet.

When watching Marvel movies in order, trust us when we say this will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)


Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya

IMDb Rating: 7.4

When Nick Fury pops up in Peter Parker’s hotel suite to enlist him for an operation, his pleasant European holiday ends up taking a dramatic spin. The planet is in peril when four huge elemental beings show up from a rip in the cosmos, each symbolizing Earth, air, water, and fire.

Parker quickly finds himself wearing the Spider-Man outfit to assist Fury and another superhero named Mysterio in stopping the evil creatures from spreading devastation throughout the land.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)


Writer: Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast: Simu Liu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, Meng’er Zhang

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Millions of years ago, Xu Wenwu discovered the Ten Rings, ten mythical weapons that offered their wielder immortality and tremendous power. He teaches his 14-year-old son, Shang-Chi, martial skills so he can execute the head of the gang that murdered his wife. Distraught, Shang-Chi runs away to America and starts living as Shaun.

The film follows Shang-Chi, as he gets lured into the web of the enigmatic Ten Rings organization, forcing him to confront the history he believed he had put behind.

Eternals (2021)


Writer: Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo

Director: Chloé Zhao

Cast: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington

IMDb Rating: 6.3

During 5,000 BC, predatory Deviants hunt humans, after which the Arishem’s humanoid species of strong Eternals is awakened in their starship, who use their skills to annihilate the Deviants.

They are, unfortunately, not permitted to come back to their ship and must continue to live on Earth for hundreds of years. Centuries later, two Eternals are ambushed by a Deviant.

This leads all of them to band together to combat a deadly predator species, and in the process, they uncover terrible secrets about Arishem and themselves. Despite this being a T.V. show, try not to skip it when you’re watching Marvel movies in order.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)


Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Willem Dafoe

IMDb Rating: 8.3

When Peter Parker’s old foe Mysterio exposes his secret identity to the world after his death, his entire life is flipped around. Peter seeks the assistance of Doctor Strange to conceal his true identity.

However, when Strange’s ritual goes awry, Peter is forced to face five new foes: the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Electro, the Lizard, and the Sandman—all the while learning what exactly he’ll have to sacrifice as Spider-Man.


So, there you have it – a whole guide on how to watch the Marvel movies in order. We understand that it can be tough to keep track of all the Marvel movies and where they fit into the timeline. We hope this guide will help you out

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– happy watching!


Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.

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