Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a multimedia superhero franchise that began in 2008 with Paramount's Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. The franchise quickly grew in popularity, with Disney eventually buying out Marvel Entertainment in 2009. The MCU consists of dozens of movies and TV shows, most notably Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision, and Loki.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

Created by
Kevin Feige
First Film
Iron Man
First TV Show
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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10 X-Men Movie Moments The MCU Can Do Better

Fox's X-Men franchise is over, but with mutants coming to the MCU, there are several disappointing moments that can be done better by Marvel Studios.

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Every MCU Villain Introduced In 2023 Ranked Worst To Best

2023 has provided some of the greatest and worst villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some of which were incredibly consequential.

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MCU Phase 5 Already Told You How Powerful Harry Styles' Starfox Will Be

Though Starfox has yet to make a second MCU appearance, Phase 5 has already provided a strong hint to what the character's power level will be.

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10 Biggest MCU Retcons In 2023

2023 was a year that saw multiple releases in the MCU, and with many of them came significant retcons of the franchise's previously established canon.

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Why Chris Evans Initially Turned Down Captain America

Chris Evans may now be iconic as the MCU's Steve Rogers, but the Captain America actor didn't initially want to don the stars and stripes.

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Why Superhero Movies ARE Cinema (& Why The Debate Is Pointless)

Cinema is changing, and so are the movies that make it up. The question is, are superhero movies Cinema? Here's why they are.

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Miles’ Brutal Across The Spider-Verse Twist Given Hilarious Bonus Scene In Spider-Verse 3 Art

Brilliant Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse fan video picks up with Miles Morales after the end of the second movie, playing on the film's twist.

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10 Most Powerful Feats By MCU Characters In 2023

2023 consisted of five live-action MCU projects, with the franchise’s many characters exhibiting a handful of severely powerful moments throughout.

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Iconic Tobey Maguire Spider-Man 2 Scene Recreated In Wonderfully Bizarre Thomas The Tank Engine Crossover

Spider-Man 2 remains iconic 19 years after its release, and a new video recreates one of its most famous scenes with hilarious simplicity.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2's Ending Perfectly Flipped His Avengers Invasion 11 Years Later

Loki might finally have his throne at the end of Loki season 2, but his original The Avengers story was completely flipped during the Multiverse Saga.

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10 Biggest Questions For The MCU In 2024

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to expand upon its Marvel Comics adaptations in 2024, but it will also have some big questions to answer.

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Marvel Theory: Odin Was Searching For The Infinity Stones Before Thanos

A convincing Marvel theory suggests that Odin was searching for the Infinity Stones way before Thanos thanks to his goals as a warring King.

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Marvel Introduced 5 God-Tier MCU Characters In 2023 Destroying All Power Rankings

2023 was a polarising year for Marvel Studios, but the MCU's most recent projects have introduced some of the strongest characters in the franchise.

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What If...? (2021)
Marvel Just Undermined Iron Man's Endgame Death Twice In 4 Days

Iron Man's death in Avengers: Endgame is one of the MCU's most important events, so why has the newest release made it less important?

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What If...? (2021)
What If Season 2 Episode 3's Post Credits Continues A New MCU Trend

The What If... Christmas-themed episode has a seasonally appropriate post-credits scene that follows a trend started by Avengers: Endgame.

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Doctor Who (1963)
Doctor Who Now Risks Repeating The MCU's Oldest Avengers Plot Hole (But Worse)

A recent addition to the Doctor Who canon means the show could experience a similar issue to one that often arises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Marvel's Canceled Team-Up TV Show Finally Comes To Life In Vibrant MCU Fan Poster

One canceled Marvel Television series from Netflix's Defenders Saga has been brought to life in a fan-made MCU poster, reuniting two popular heroes.

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10 MCU Characters Who Changed The Most From Phase 1 To Phase 5

Many characters have changed throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, some had particularly drastic development over the first 5 phases.

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Star Wars Star Becomes The MCU's New Kang In Avengers 5 Fan Poster

MCU fan art imagines a fan-favorite Star Wars star as a recasted Kang the Conqueror, following Jonathan Majors' conviction and firing from the MCU.

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Marvel Introduced 3 MCU Weapons More Powerful Than The Infinity Stones In 2023

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already proffered a series of potent weaponry that are much stronger than Thanos’s famed Infinity Stones.

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