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You think you're the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe; you just don't know it yet.
Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), (also referred as Earth-199999 in various Marvel storylines), is a major media franchise and shared fictional universe that is the setting of many superhero films independently produced by Marvel Studios, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The shared universe of the films, much like the Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.

The first film to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). Five upcoming films including a second sequel to Thor is slated for release in 2017 and following years.

The films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe have received both critical and commercial success, and the franchise as a whole ranks as the second highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Outside of feature films, the franchise has expanded into comic books, a series of short films called Marvel One-Shots, and the television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.

Films

Film Release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Status

Phase One: Avengers Assembled

Iron Man May 2, 2008 Jon Favreau Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Avi Arad, Kevin Feige Released
The Incredible Hulk June 13, 2008 Louis Leterrier Zak Penn Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Kevin Feige
Iron Man 2 May 7 2010 Jon Favreau Justin Theroux Kevin Feige
Thor May 6, 2011 Kenneth Branagh Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne
Captain America: The First Avenger July 22, 2011 Joe Johnston Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
The Avengers May 4, 2012 Joss Whedon Zak Penn and Joss Whedon

Phase Two

Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Shane Black Drew Pearce and Shane Black Kevin Feige Released
Thor: The Dark World November 8, 2013 Alan Taylor Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 4, 2014 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Guardians of the Galaxy August 1, 2014 James Gunn Nicole Perlman and James Gunn
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Joss Whedon
Ant-Man July 17, 2015 Peyton Reed Paul Rudd, Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay

Phase Three

Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Kevin Feige Released
Doctor Strange November 4, 2016 Scott Derrickson Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5, 2017 James Gunn
Spider-Man: Homecoming July 7, 2017 Jon Watts John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein and

Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers

Kevin Feige & Amy Pascal Post-Production
Thor: Ragnarok November 3, 2017 Taika Waititi Stephany Folsom Kevin Feige
Black Panther February 16, 2018 Ryan Coogler Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler
Avengers: Infinity War May 4, 2018 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Filming
Ant-Man and the Wasp July 6, 2018 Peyton Reed Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari and Paul Rudd Pre-Production
Captain Marvel March 8, 2019 Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve In development
Avengers 4 May 3, 2019 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Filming

Unknown Phase

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 July 5, 2019 TBA Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal In development
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 TBA James Gunn Kevin Feige
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Television Series

ABC

Series Season(s) Air Date Episodes Showrunner(s) Status
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4 September 24, 2013 - Present 88 Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell Ongoing
Marvel's Agent Carter 2 January 6, 2015 - March 1, 2016 18 Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, and Chris Dingess Canceled
Marvel's Inhumans 1 September 4, 2017 (IMAX Theaters)
September 26, 2017 (ABC)
8 Scott Buck Post-production
Marvel's Damage Control 1 TBA TBA Ben Karlin In development

Netflix

Series Season(s) Air Date Episodes Showrunner(s) Status
Marvel's Daredevil 2 April 10, 2015 - Present 26 Steven S. DeKnight (Season 1), Doug Petrie, and Marco Ramirez Ongoing
Marvel's Jessica Jones 1 November 20, 2015 - Present 13 Melissa Rosenberg
Marvel's Luke Cage 1 September 30, 2016 - Present 13 Cheo Hodari Coker
Marvel's Iron Fist 1 March 17, 2017 13 Scott Buck
Marvel's The Defenders 1 August 18, 2017 8 Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez Post-Production
Marvel's The Punisher 1 2017 13 Steve Lightfoot

Freeform

Series Season(s) Air Date Episodes Showrunner(s) Status
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger 1 Winter 2018 10 Joe Pokaski Filming
Marvel's New Warriors 1 2018 10 Kevin Biegel In development

Web Series

Series Episodes Air Date Status
WHIH Newsfront 10 July 2, 2015 - May 3, 2016 Hiatus
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot 6 December 13, 2016 Released

Hulu

Series Season(s) Air Date Episodes Showrunner(s) Status
Marvel's Runaways 1 2018 10 Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage Filming

Marvel One-Shots

Film Release Date Director Screenwriter Producer Released with
The Consultant September 13, 2011 Leythum Eric Pearson Kevin Feige Marvel's Thor
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer October 25, 2011 Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger
Item 47 September 25, 2012 Louis D’Esposito Marvel's The Avengers
Agent Carter September 3, 2013 (Digital)

September 24, 2013 (Physical)

Marvel's Iron Man 3
All Hail the King February 4, 2014 (Digital)

February 25, 2014 (Physical)

Drew Pearce Marvel's Thor: The Dark World
What Thor Was Doing During Civil War August 28, 2016 Taika Waititi Marvel's Captain America: Civil War
Team Thor: Part 2 February 14, 2017 Marvel's Doctor Strange

Development

"It is daunting but it's fun. It's never been done before and that's kind of the spirit everybody's taking it in. The other filmmakers aren't used to getting actors from other movies that other filmmakers have cast, certain plot lines that are connected or certain locations that are connected, but I think ... everyone was on board for it and thinks that it's fun. Primarily because we've always remained consistent saying that the movie that we are making comes first. All of the connective tissue, all of that stuff is fun and is going to be very important if you want it to be. If the fans want to look further and find connections, then they're there. There are a few big ones obviously, that hopefully the mainstream audience will able to follow as well. But...the reason that all the filmmakers are on board is that their movies need to stand on their own. They need to have a fresh vision, a unique tone, and the fact that they can interconnect if you want to follow those breadcrumbs is a bonus."
—Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios, on constructing a shared film universe.

Marvel's The Avengers

Main article: The Avengers

In June 2007, Zak Penn, who wrote The Incredible Hulk, was hired to write a script for The Avengers. In April 2010, Joss Whedon closed a deal to direct the film, and to rework Penn's script. Marvel announced that Edward Norton would not be reprising the role of Bruce Banner aka the Hulk, and in July 2010, Mark Ruffalo was cast in his place. In October 2010, The Walt Disney Company agreed to pay Paramount at least $115 million for the worldwide distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, although the deal allowed Paramount to continue to collect a box office fee and receive credit for distribution. Principal photography began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August, and New York City in September.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who portrayed Pepper Potts in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, was cast at Robert Downey Jr.'s insistence; prior to this, Whedon had not intended the film to include supporting characters from the heroes' individual films, commenting, "You need to separate the characters from their support systems in order to create the isolation you need for a team." Sony Pictures and Disney discussed incorporating the OsCorp Tower from the The Amazing Spider-Man into the climax of The Avengers, but the idea was eventually dropped because The Avengers's Manhattan skyline had already been rendered before the OsCorp building design had been completed. The supervillain Thanos appeared in a post-credits scene, portrayed by Damion Poitier.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Main article: Iron Man 3

In late 2010, Marvel and Disney scheduled Iron Man 3 for release on May 3, 2013. In February 2011, Marvel hired Shane Black to direct Iron Man 3. Black co-wrote the film's script with Drew Pearce. Filming began in May 2012, in North Carolina. Filming also took place in southern Florida, China, and Los Angeles.

In the film Tony Stark experiences PTSD like symptoms following the Battle of New York. Black explained, "that's an anxiety response to feeling inferior to The Avengers, but also to being humbled by sights he cannot possibly begin to understand or reconcile with the realities he's used to... There's a line in the movie about ever since that big guy with the hammer fell out of the sky, the rules have changed. That's what we're dealing with here." Mark Ruffalo also reprised his role as Dr. Bruce Banner in a cameo appearance during a post-credits scene.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Main article: Thor: The Dark World

A sequel to Thor was first announced in June 2011. Alan Taylor signed on to direct the film in December 2011. The film's title was announced as Thor: The Dark World in July 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con International. Production started in September 2012 in Bourne Wood, Surrey. Filming also took place in Iceland and London. The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on October 22, 2013. It was internationally released on October 30, 2013 and on November 8, 2013 in the United States.

Chris Evans briefly makes a cameo appearance in the film as Captain America when Loki shapeshifts into him while mocking Thor. Tom Hiddleston wore the Captain America costume while standing in for Evans, before Evans came to shoot the scene. Hiddelston said, "I did an impression of Loki in the Captain America costume, and then they showed Chris [Evans] my performance on tape. It's him doing an impression of me doing an impression of him. And it's brilliant." James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, directed the mid-credits scene in which Sif and Volstagg encounter The Collector, played by Benicio del Toro. Asked about shooting the scene, Gunn said, "I got the script that morning, and I did it in two hours at the end of a day of second unit shooting [for Guardians of the Galaxy]," he said. "That's how this little bit came together with Benicio."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Main article: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger was announced in April 2012. Joe and Anthony Russo were hired to direct in June 2012, and in July 2012 it was officially titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson are set to reprise their respective roles as Captain America and Nick Fury, and Scarlett Johansson will again play the Black Widow. Production started in April 2013 in Manhattan Beach. The film was released on April 4, 2014 in 2D and 3D.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Main article: Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios announced it was developing a Guardians of the Galaxy film in July 2012, with a release date of August 1, 2014. The film is to be directed by James Gunn, based on a screenplay written by Nicole Perlman, Chris McCoy, and Gunn. In February 2013, Chris Pratt was cast in the lead role, as Star-Lord. The film iwas released on August 1, 2014 in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Ant-Man (2015)

Main article: Ant-Man

Ant-Man is to be script written by Wright and Joe Cornish, who plan to include Henry Pym and Scott Lang as major characters. Test footage for the film was screened at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International during the Marvel Studios panel. It is set for release on November 6, 2015, and Feige confirmed that it will be the first film in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Edgar Wright was originally to direct the film but left due to creative differences.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Strange Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, travels to a hidden world mysticism to use his hands again.

Recurring cast and characters

List indicator(s)

  • This table only includes characters which have appeared in multiple franchises within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in that medium, or that the character's presence in that medium has not yet been announced.
  • A V indicates a voice-only role.
  • A C indicates an uncredited cameo role.
  • A P indicates the actor or actress appears via pictures only.
  • A Y indicates the actor portrayed the role in a flashback scene when the character was younger.
  • An A indicates the actor or actress appears via archived footage.
Character Phase One: Avengers Assembled Phase Two Phase Three Phase Four Marvel One-Shots TV Shows Web-Series
Iron Man The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America:
The First Avenger
Marvel's
The Avengers
Iron Man 3 Thor:
The Dark World
Captain America:
The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spider-Man: Homecoming Thor: Ragnarok Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War Ant-Man and the Wasp Captain Marvel Untitled Avengers Sequel Untitled Spider-Man Sequel Untitled Movie Untitled Movie Untitled Movie The Consultant A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer Item 47 Agent Carter All Hail the King Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Carter Daredevil Jessica Jones Luke Cage Iron Fist The Defenders The Inhumans The Punisher Cloak and Dagger WHIH Newsfront Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot
Tony Stark
Iron Man
Robert Downey, Jr. Robert Downey, Jr. C Robert Downey, Jr.
Davin Ransom Y
  Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr. P   Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr.   Robert Downey, Jr. A   Robert Downey, Jr. A  
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson C   Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson C Samuel L. Jackson   Samuel L. Jackson   Samuel L. Jackson   Samuel L. Jackson   Samuel L. Jackson   Samuel L. Jackson  
Phil Coulson Clark Gregg   Clark Gregg   Clark Gregg   Clark Gregg   Clark Gregg   Clark Gregg
Howard Stark Gerard Sanders P   John Slattery   Dominic Cooper   Dominic Cooper P   John Slattery   Dominic Cooper   Dominic Cooper  
James "Rhodey" Rhodes
War Machine

/ Iron Patriot

Terrence Howard   Don Cheadle   Don Cheadle   Don Cheadle   Don Cheadle   Don Cheadle P  
JARVIS Paul Bettany V   Paul Bettany V   Paul Bettany V   Paul Bettany V  
Virginia "Pepper" Potts Gwyneth Paltrow   Gwyneth Paltrow   Gwyneth Paltrow  
Harold "Happy" Hogan Jon Favreau   Jon Favreau   Jon Favreau   Jon Favreau  
Christine Everhart Leslie Bibb   Leslie Bibb   Leslie Bibb  
Bruce Banner
The Hulk
  Edward Norton   Mark Ruffalo Mark Ruffalo C   Mark Ruffalo   Mark Ruffalo A   Mark Ruffalo   Mark Ruffalo   Mark Ruffalo   Edward Norton P  
General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross   William Hurt   William Hurt   William Hurt A   William Hurt A  
Emil Blonsky
The Abomination
  Tim Roth   Tim Roth A   Tim Roth P   Tim Roth A  
Natasha Romanoff
Black Widow
  Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson   Scarlett Johansson A  
Senator Stern   Garry Shandling   Garry Shandling  
Justin Hammer   Sam Rockwell   Sam Rockwell  
Anton Vanko   Yevgeni Lazarev   Costa Ronin  
Thor   Chris Hemsworth
Dakota Goyo Y
  Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth   Chris Hemsworth A  
Jasper Sitwell   Maximiliano Hernández   Maximiliano Hernández   Maximiliano Hernández   Maximiliano Hernández   Maximiliano Hernández   Maximiliano Hernández  
Loki   Tom Hiddleston
Ted Allpress Y
  Tom Hiddleston   Tom Hiddleston   Tom Hiddleston   Tom Hiddleston   Tom Hiddleston   Tom Hiddleston A  
Clint Barton
Hawkeye
  Jeremy Renner C   Jeremy Renner   Jeremy Renner   Jeremy Renner   Jeremy Renner   Jeremy Renner   Jeremy Renner A  
Erik Selvig   Stellan Skarsgård   Stellan Skarsgård   Stellan Skarsgård   Stellan Skarsgård  
Jane Foster   Natalie Portman   Natalie Portman P   Natalie Portman  
Heimdall   Idris Elba   Idris Elba   Idris Elba   Idris Elba  
Sif   Jaimie Alexander   Jaimie Alexander   Jaimie Alexander   Jaimie Alexander  
Steve Rogers
Captain America
  Chris Evans   Chris Evans C Chris Evans   Chris Evans Chris Evans C Chris Evans   Chris Evans   Chris Evans   Chris Evans A   Chris Evans A   Chris Evans A  
Peggy Carter   Hayley Atwell Hayley Atwell V C A   Hayley Atwell   Hayley Atwell   Hayley Atwell   Hayley Atwell  
James "Bucky" Barnes
The Winter Soldier
  Sebastian Stan   Sebastian Stan   Sebastian Stan C Sebastian Stan   Sebastian Stan   Sebastian Stan A   Sebastian Stan A  
Arnim Zola   Toby Jones   Toby Jones   Toby Jones  
Dum Dum Dugan   Neal McDonough Neal McDonough C A   Neal McDonough   Neal McDonough  
Jim Morita   Kenneth Choi   Kenneth Choi  
Maria Hill   Cobie Smulders   Cobie Smulders   Cobie Smulders   Cobie Smulders   Cobie Smulders  
Thanos   Damion Poitier   Josh Brolin C   Josh Brolin   Josh Brolin  
Councilwoman Hawley   Jenny Agutter   Jenny Agutter  
The Other   Alexis Denisof   Alexis Denisof  
Gideon Malick   Powers Boothe   Powers Boothe  
Matthew Ellis   William Sadler   William Sadler P   William Sadler   William Sadler  
Trevor Slattery   Ben Kingsley   Ben Kingsley  
Taneleer Tivan
The Collector
  Benicio del Toro C   Benicio del Toro   Benicio del Toro  
Carina   Ophelia Lovibond C   Ophelia Lovibond  
Sam Wilson
The Falcon
  Anthony Mackie   Anthony Mackie   Anthony Mackie A  
Wanda Maximoff
Scarlet Witch
  Elizabeth Olsen C   Elizabeth Olsen   Elizabeth Olsen   Elizabeth Olsen   Elizabeth Olsen   Elizabeth Olsen A  
List   Henry Goodman   Henry Goodman   Henry Goodman  
Brock Rumlow
Crossbones
  Frank Grillo   Frank Grillo   Frank Grillo A  
Pietro Maximoff
Quicksilver
  Aaron Taylor-Johnson C   Aaron Taylor-Johnson  
Baron Wolfgang von Strucker   Thomas Kretschmann C   Thomas Kretschmann  
Peter Quill
Star-Lord
  Chris Pratt   Chris Pratt   Chris Pratt   Chris Pratt  
Nebula   Karen Gillian   Karen Gillian   Karen Gillian   Karen Gillian  
Gamora   Zoe Saldana   Zoe Saldana   Zoe Saldana  
Drax the Destroyer   Dave Bautista   Dave Bautista   Dave Bautista  
Groot   Vin Diesel V   Vin Diesel V   Vin Diesel V  
Rocket Raccoon   Bradley Cooper V   Bradley Cooper V   TBA  
Vision   Paul Bettany   Paul Bettany   Paul Bettany  
F.R.I.D.A.Y.   Kerry Condon V   Kerry Condon V  
Ulysses Klaw   Andy Serkis   Andy Serkis  
Scott Lang
Ant-Man
  Paul Rudd   Paul Rudd   Paul Rudd  
Hope Van Dyne
The Wasp
  Evangeline Lilly   Evangeline Lilly   Evangeline Lilly  
Darren Cross
Yellowjacket
  Corey Stoll   Corey Stoll  
Peter Parker
Spider-Man
  Tom Holland   Tom Holland   Tom Holland   Tom Holland  
May Parker   Marisa Tomei   Marisa Tomei  
T'Challa
Black Panther
  Chadwick Boseman   Chadwick Boseman  
Ayo   Florence Kasumba   Florence Kasumba  
T'Chaka   John Kani   John Kani  
Everett K. Ross   Martin Freeman   Martin Freeman  
Stephen Strange
Doctor Strange
  Benedict Cumberbatch   Benedict Cumberbatch   Benedict Cumberbatch   Benedict Cumberbatch  
Wong   Benedict Wong   Benedict Wong  
Mantis   Pom Klementieff   Pom Klementieff  
Felix Blake   Titus Welliver   Titus Welliver  
Leo Fitz   Iain De Caestecker   Iain De Caestecker
Jeffrey Mace
Patriot
  Jason O'Mara   Jason O'Mara
Alphonso Mackenzie   Henry Simmons   Henry Simmons
Melinda May   Ming-Na Wen   Ming-Na Wen
Daisy Johnson
Quake
  Chloe Bennet   Chloe Bennet
Jemma Simmons   Elizabeth Henstridge   Elizabeth Henstridge
Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez   Natalia Cordova-Buckley   Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Claire Temple   Rosario Dawson  
Jeri Hogarth   Carrie-Anne Moss   Carrie-Anne Moss  
Karen Page   Deborah Ann Woll   Deborah Ann Woll  
Brett Mahoney   Royce Johnson  
Samantha Reyes   Michelle Hurd  
Blake Tower   Stephen Rider   Stephen Rider  
Turk Barrett   Rob Morgan   Rob Morgan  
Benjamin Donovan   Danny Johnson   Danny Johnson  
Gao   Wai Ching Ho   Wai Ching Ho  
Matt Murdock
Daredevil
  Charlie Cox   Charlie Cox  
Foggy Nelson   Elden Henson   Elden Henson  
Stick   Scott Glenn   Scott Glenn  
Elektra Natchios   Élodie Yung   Élodie Yung  
Frank Castle
The Punisher
  Jon Bernthal   Jon Bernthal  
Luke Cage   Mike Colter   Mike Colter  
Patricia "Trish" Walker   Rachael Taylor Rachael Taylor V   Rachael Taylor  
Jessica Jones   Krysten Ritter   Krysten Ritter  
Malcolm Ducasse   Eka Darville   Eka Darville  
Misty Knight   Simone Missick   Simone Missick  
Danny Rand
Iron Fist
  Finn Jones  
Colleen Wing   Jessica Henwick  

Home media

In June 2012, Marvel announced the release of a 10-disc Blu-ray box set titled Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled, for September 25, 2012. The box set includes the first six films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers—in a replica of Nick Fury's briefcase from The Avengers.

In August 2012, luggage company Rimowa GmbH, who developed the briefcase for The Avengers, filed suit against Marvel Studios and Buena Vista Home Entertainment in U.S. federal court, complaining that "Marvel did not obtain any license or authorization from Rimowa to make replica copies of the cases for any purpose". The set was delayed and the packaging was redesigned for 2013. The box set, with a redesigned case, was released on April 2, 2013. In addition, the box set included a featurette on the upcoming Phase Two movies, showing footage and concept art, as well as previously unreleased deleted scenes from all of the Phase One films.

Other media

Comic books

In November 2010, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada outlined his plan to expand the MCU into comic books. He explained, "For the uninitiated, the MCU comics are going to be stories set within movie continuity. They are not necessarily direct adaptations of the movies, but maybe something that happened off screen and was mentioned in the movie, and we'll tell that story. ... The folks that are involved in the movies on the West Coast will be involved in these stories.

It won't be like one of our comic book writers saw the movie and has an idea for a story. No, these stories are originating at the very top. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is involved with these and in some cases maybe the writers of the movies would be involved in ... generating these ideas and then either just giving them to some of our writers or maybe some of these guys writing them themselves."

Short films

In August 2011, Marvel announced a series of direct-to-video short films called Marvel One-Shots. The first short film, The Consultant, is included with the Thor Blu-ray release, which was released on September 13, 2011. A second, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, was released on the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray on October 25, 2011. Both films star Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, offering up two self-contained stories about the day in the life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. A third film titled Item 47 was released with The Avengers Blu-ray on September 25, 2012.

Television

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Main article: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In July 2012 it was reported that Marvel's TV division had again entered into discussions with ABC to do a show set in the MCU, and in August ABC ordered a pilot for a show called S.H.I.E.L.D., to be written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, and directed by Joss Whedon. Clark Gregg is cast to reprise his role from the films as Phil Coulson in the series. On April 6, 2013 ABC announced that the show would be titled, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series premiered on ABC in fall 2013. The premiere garnered 12 million viewers, becoming the highest viewed television premiere on the network in over a decade. In May 2014, ABC renewed the series for a second season, set to premiere in fall 2014.

Agent Carter

Main article: Agent Carter

After the success of Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Captain America screenwriters Christopher Marcus and Steve McFeely penned a pilot episode in January 2014. In May 2014, the show was picked up straight-to-series without the pilot episode being filmed. The first season will premiere in January 2015, and will run for eight episodes while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on hiatus. The show will star Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.

Daredevil

Main article: Daredevil (Netflix Show)

In 2013, Marvel announced that it has agreed to a multi-show deal with Netflix, where they will provide exclusive programming of four original shows, which will culminate in a mini-series event after each show has completed their first season. The first show in the lineup was announced to be Daredevil with a 13 episode first season. The show will be produced and managed by Steven DeKnight, and written by Drew Goddard. Charlie Cox will star in the title role as the series premieres on Netflix in 2015.

Jessica Jones

Main article: Jessica Jones (TV series)

In December 2010, it was reported that Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg was developing a series originally for ABC titled AKA Jessica Jones, based on the comic book series Alias created by Brian Michael Bendis. In November 2011, Rosenberg stated that the TV show would center on Jessica Jones and would have principal parts for Luke Cage and Carol Danvers. She also confirmed that the TV series would absolutely take place in the larger "cinematic" Marvel Universe and Tony Stark and Stark Industries were in the pilot script but admitted, "As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we're definitely in that universe. In May 2012, ABC president Paul Lee stated the network has passed on the series.

A year later, the series (with the same creative team) was announced to be in production as part of Netflix's multi-series deal. The series premiered in November 2015 and ran for 13 episodes.

Reception

Box office performance

Film U.S. release date Revenue Rank Budget
United States International Worldwide All time domestic All time worldwide
Iron Man May 2, 2008 $318,412,101 $266,762,121 $585,174,222 #30 #80 $140,000,000
The Incredible Hulk June 13, 2008 $134,806,913 $128,620,638 $263,427,551 #296 #340 $150,000,000
Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 $312,433,331 $311,500,000 $623,933,331 #34 #67 $200,000,000
Thor May 6, 2011 $181,030,624 $268,295,994 $449,326,618 #156 #132 $150,000,000
Captain America: The First Avenger July 22, 2011 $176,654,505 $191,953,858 $368,608,363 #169 #188 $140,000,000
Marvel's The Avengers May 4, 2012 $623,357,910 $888,400,000 $1,511,757,910 #3 #3 $220,000,000
Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 $403,157,804 $804,600,000 $1,207,757,804 #15 #5 $200,000,000
Thor: The Dark World November 8, 2013 $202,972,697 $427,000,000 $629,972,697 #145 #83 $170,000,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 4, 2014 $259,766,572 $455,000,000 $714,766,572 #76 #66 $170,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy August 1, 2014 $333,176,600 $441,000,000 $774,176,600 #42 #63 $170,000,000
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 $459,005,868 $946,408,000 $1,405,413,868 #9 #7 $280,000,000
Ant-Man July 17, 2015 $180,202,163 $339,048,616 $519,250,779 #210 #149 $130,000,000
Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 $408,084,349 $745,211,944 $1,153,296,293 #19 #12 $250,000,000
Doctor Strange November 4, 2016 $181,627,937 $390,462,294 $572,090,231 #208 #127 $165,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5, 2017
Total $2,331,481,125 $3,250,594,905 $5,582,076,030 $1,200,000,000

Critical reaction

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Iron Man 93% (238 reviews) 79 (38 reviews)
The Incredible Hulk 67% (218 reviews) 61 (38 reviews)
Iron Man 2 73% (273 reviews) 57 (40 reviews)
Thor 77% (261 reviews) 57 (40 reviews)
Captain America: The First Avenger 80% (246 reviews) 66 (36 reviews)
Marvel's The Avengers 92% (310 reviews) 69 (43 reviews)
Iron Man 3 78% (246 reviews) 62 (43 reviews)
Thor: The Dark World 66% (218 reviews) 54 (44 reviews)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 88% (180 reviews) 71 (8 reviews)
Guardians of the Galaxy 92% (181 reviews) 76 (45 reviews)
Avengers: Age of Ultron 74% (264 reviews) 66 (49 reviews)
Ant-Man 79% (212 reviews) 64 (43 reviews)
Captain America: Civil War 90% (314 reviews) 75 (52 reviews)
Doctor Strange 90% (251 reviews) 72 (49 reviews)
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" 81% 67

Future

Other projects

Marvel has hired screenwriters for a number of other properties: in April 2006, Andrew W. Marlowe was hired to write a script for Nick Fury, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were hired to write a screenplay for Doctor Strange in June 2010, and in January 2011, Marvel hired documentary filmmaker Mark Bailey to write a script for Black Panther. Marvel has also attempted to hire a team of writers to help come up with creative ways to produce film adaptations of some of its lesser-known properties, including Black Panther, Cable, Iron Fist, Nighthawk, and Vision, and in April 2010, Marvel began meeting with filmmakers to discuss small-scale, $20–40 million movies based on these lesser-known characters and others.

Properties including Doctor Strange, Ka-Zar, Luke Cage, Dazzler, and Power Pack are among those being considered for development. In March 2012, Kevin Feige mentioned the Inhumans as being a property he was confident a movie would be made out of, along with Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy. A sequel to 2008's The Incredible Hulk has also been discussed, with Marvel Studios having suggested a possible release after 2015's The Avengers 2 due to the positive audience reception towards Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Ruffalo is set to reprise his role in any future adaptation of the character.

In January 2013, Kevin Feige confirmed that Doctor Strange would be a part of their Phase Three slate of movies and in May 2013, Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios is planning to release a Doctor Strange feature film. At Entertainment Weekly's CapeTown Film Fest in 2013, Feige stated that Marvel was planning to release a female superhero film. In May 2013, the Hollywood Reporter reported that, in addition to the planned Doctor Strange film, Iron Fist, Black Panther and The Runaways are "on the horizon", and Marvel has working scripts for Blade and Ms. Marvel.

In February 2015, Marvel Studios confirmed that they settled their rights dispute with Columbia Pictures and will produce a Spider-Man movie reboot set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Columbia, which will be released on July 28, 2017.[1]

Timeline

Main article: Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

Note

  • In July 2013, theatrical and home media distribution rights for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger were transferred to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, respectively.
  • Fox's X-Men and Fantastic Four films, Sony's previous Spider-Man films, and Big Hero 6 are considered to not take place in the MCU as a result of 3 of the 4 films under different ownership while Big Hero 6 is a Disney-branded film.

Gallery

Phase One

Phase Two

Phase Three

External links

References

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Movies: The AvengersIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Age of UltronAnt-ManCaptain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: HomecomingThor: RagnarokBlack PantherAvengers: Infinity WarAnt-Man and the WaspCaptain MarvelAvengers 4InhumansSpider-Man 2Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Spider-Man 3

TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agent CarterDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistThe DefendersCloak and DaggerInhumansDamage ControlRunawaysNew WarriorsMarvel Studios: Assembling a UniverseMarvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop
Marvel One-Shots: Item 47Agent CarterAll Hail the King
Books: The Avengers Movie StorybookThe Art of Marvel's The AvengersThe Avengers: Assemble!The Avengers: Battle Against LokiIron Man 3 Junior NovelSuits of ArmorIron Man Fights BackThor: The Dark World Junior NovelThor: The Dark World Movie StorybookThor: The Dark World: Warriors of the RealmsHeroes of AsgardCaptain America: The Winter Soldier: Falcon Takes FlightCaptain America: The Winter Soldier Reusable Sticker BookCaptain America: The Winter Soldier – The Movie StorybookCaptain America: The Winter Soldier: Rescue at Sea
Video games: Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthIron Man 3: The Official GameDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionMarvel: Contest of ChampionsMarvel: Avengers Alliance
Soundtracks: The AvengersIron Man 3 • Thor: The Dark World • Captain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Disney Parks
Ant-Man RideGuardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Iron Man ExperienceIron Man Tech ShowcaseMarvel's Mission: Dimensions of DangerSuper Hero HQ

Entertainment: Avengers Training InitiativeGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!
Shops: Expo Shop
Firework: World of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Heroes: Iron ManBlack WidowCaptain AmericaThor OdinsonHulkHawkeyeFalconWar MachineStar-LordDrax the DestroyerGamoraRocket RaccoonGrootScarlet WitchQuicksilverVisionHank PymScott LangDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistDoctor StrangeSpider-ManBlack PantherCaptain MarvelPunisherTrish WalkerMisty KnightColleen WingMantis

Villains: WhiplashJustin HammerRed SkullLoki LaufeysonThanosAldrich KillianTrevor SlatteryEric SavinMalekithAlgrimThe Winter SoldierAlexander PierceCrossbonesArnim ZolaThe OtherNebulaRonan the AccuserCollectorUltronFranklin HallLeaderAbominationBaron StruckerEllen BrandtThe KingpinKilgraveBaron ZemoCottonmouthBlack MariahShadesDiamondbackBaron MordoKaeciliusBride of Nine SpidersEgo the Living PlanetAyeshaTaserfaceThe VultureShockerTinkerer
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters: SkyeGrant WardLeo FitzJemma SimmonsMelinda MayJohn GarrettMichael PetersonAce PetersonChan Ho YinMiles LydonVictoria HandAkela AmadorRainaElliot RandolphIan QuinnLoreleiAudrey NathanAgent KoenigAntoine TriplettMockingbirdAbsorbing ManIsabelle HartleyLance HunterDaniel WhitehallCalvin ZaboRobert GonzalesAlphonso MackenzieLincoln CampbellGordonYo-YoGhost RiderHolden RadcliffeJeffrey Mace
Other characters: Nick FuryPhil CoulsonMaria HillJ.A.R.V.I.S.Virginia PottsJane FosterErik SelvigMaya HansenHarley KeenerOdin BorsonHeimdallVolstaggHogunFandralSifHarold HoganPeggy CarterSharon CarterSenator SternDarcy LewisFriggaBorRhomann DeyYonduKorathCarinaRaelHope Van DyneVice President RodriguezHoward the DuckGarthan SaalCosmo the SpacedogEdwin JarvisCassandra LangAncient OneClaire TempleChristine PalmerHoward StarkAunt MayBetty BrantValkyrieMichelle

Episodes
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Season One: "Pilot" • "0-8-4" • "The Asset" • "Eye Spy" • "Girl in the Flower Dress" • "FZZT" • "The Hub" • "The Well" • "Repairs" • "The Bridge" • "The Magical Place" • "Seeds" • "T.R.A.C.K.S." • "T.A.H.I.T.I." • "Yes Men" • "End of the Beginning" • "Turn, Turn, Turn" • "Providence" • "The Only Light in the Darkness" • "Nothing Personal" • "Ragtag" • "Beginning of the End"
Season Two: "Shadows" • "Heavy is the Head" • "Making Friends and Influencing People" • "Face My Enemy" • "A Hen in the Wolf House" • "A Fractured House" • "The Writing on the Wall" • "The Things We Bury" • "...Ye Who Enter Here" • "What They Become" • "Aftershocks" • "Who You Really Are" • "One of Us" • "Love in the Time of HYDRA" • "One Door Closes" • "Afterlife" • "Melinda" • "The Frenemy of My Enemy" • "The Dirty Half Dozen" • "Scars" • "S.O.S."
Season Three: "Laws of Nature" • "Purpose in the Machine" • "A Wanted (Inhu)man" • "Devils You Know" • "4,722 Hours" • "Among Us Hide..." • "Chaos Theory" • "Many Heads, One Tale" • "Closure" • "Maveth" • "Bouncing Back" • "The Inside Man" • "Parting Shot" • "Watchdogs" • "Spacetime" • "Paradise Lost" • "The Team" • "The Singularity" • "Failed Experiments" • "Emancipation" • "Absolution" • "Ascension"
Season Four: "The Ghost" • "Meet the New Boss" • "Uprising" • "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire" • "Lockup" • "The Good Samaritan" • "Deals With Our Devils" • "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics • "Broken Promises" • "The Patriot" • "Wake Up" • "Hot Potato Soup" • "BOOM" • "The Man Behind the Shield" • "Self Control" • "What If..." • "Identity and Change" • "No Regrets" • "All the Madame's Men" • "Farewell, Cruel World!" • "The Return" • "World's End"

Agent Carter
Season One: "Now is Not the End" • "Bridge and Tunnel" • "Time and Tide" • "The Blitzkrieg Button" • "The Iron Ceiling" • "A Sin to Err" • "Snafu" • "Valediction"
Season Two: "The Lady in the Lake" • "A View in the Dark" • "Better Angels" • "Smoke & Mirrors" • "The Atomic Job" • "Life of the Party" • "Monsters" • "The Edge of Mystery" • "A Little Song and Dance" • "Hollywood Ending"

Songs
Shoot To ThrillBlue (Da Ba Dee)Trouble ManHooked on a FeelingSpirit In The SkyCherry BombCome and Get Your LoveI Want You BackEscape (The Piña Colada Song)Ain't No Mountain High EnoughGo All The WayMoonage DaydreamI'm Not In LoveFooled Around and Fell in LoveO-o-h ChildMagicLive To RiseI've Got No StringsLeft Hand FreeThe ChainBorn to Be Wild
Weapons/Objects
Captain America's ShieldMjolnirTesseractChitauri ScepterIron Man (armor)ExtremisIron LegionIron Patriot (armor)AetherInfinity StonesCentipede0-8-4Berserker StaffWidow's BiteEXO-7 FalconOrbUniversal WeaponGravitoniumPym ParticlesDivinerVibraniumInfinity GauntletWeb-Shooters
Vehicles
S.H.I.E.L.D. HelicarrierQuinjetValkyrieMilanoThe BusDark AsterLola
Organizations/Groups
The AvengersChitauriStark IndustriesS.H.I.E.L.D.A.I.M.AsgardiansDark ElvesFrost GiantsHYDRAWorld Security CouncilGuardians of the GalaxyNova CorpsKreeSakaaransRising TideCentipede GroupCybertekXandariansStrikeRavagersThe InhumansThe Hand
Locations
New York (state)New YorkAvengers TowerAsgardCalcuttaIndiaStuttgartGermanyNine RealmsLondonEnglandProject P.E.G.A.S.U.S.Tony Stark's MansionTriskelionXandarMorag • Guest House • The HubKnowhereShawarma PalaceSanctuaryHong KongAvengers TowerEgo


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Mickey and Friends: MickeyMinnieDonaldDaisyGoofyPlutoChip and DaleOswaldOrtensiaDuffyShellieMayGelatoniHuey, Dewey and LouieJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarMax GoofClaricePeteScrooge McDuckLudwig Von Drake

Pooh and Pals: PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbitOwlRooKangaGopherChristopher RobinLumpy
Lilo & Stitch: StitchLiloScrumpPleakleyJumbaAngelLeroyDr. HämstervielUgly Duckling
Silly Symphonies: Donald DuckBig Bad WolfPractical PigFiddler PigFifer PigUgly Duckling
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteEvil QueenDocGrumpyHappyBashfulSneezySleepyDopey
Pinocchio: PinocchioJiminy CricketFigaroCleoGepettoBlue FairyHonest John and GideonLampwickMonstro
Fantasia: MickeyYen SidChernabogHyacinth HippoBen Ali Gator
Dumbo: Dumbo
Bambi: BambiThumperMiss BunnyFriend OwlThe Great Prince of the Forest
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad
Cinderella: CinderellaJaq and GusPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherLady TremaineLuciferSuzyPerlaBruno
Alice in Wonderland: AliceMad HatterMarch HareDormouseWhite RabbitCheshire CatTweedle Dum and Tweedle DeeQueen of HeartsKing of HeartsCaterpillarDinahOysters
Peter Pan: Peter PanTinker BellWendy DarlingJohn DarlingMichael DarlingCaptain HookMr SmeeNanaTick TockTiger Lily
Lady and the Tramp: LadyTrampSi and Am
Sleeping Beauty: AuroraPhillipMaleficentFloraFaunaMerryweather
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De VilLuckyPatchRolly
The Jungle Book: MowgliBalooBagheeraShere KhanKaaKing LouieHathi, Jr.Raksha
Pete's Dragon: Elliott
The Aristocats: MarieBerliozToulouseDuchessThomas O'Malley
The Rescuers: BernardBianca
The Little Mermaid: ArielFlounderSebastianEricUrsulaTritonMaxScuttle
Beauty and the Beast: BelleBeastLumièreCogsworthMrs. PottsChipMauricePhilippeGaston
Aladdin: AladdinAbuGenieJasmineJafarSultanIagoRajah
The Lion King: SimbaNalaTimonPumbaaZazuRafikiScarEd
Hercules: HerculesMegaraHades
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckGoofy
Chicken Little: Chicken Little
The Princess and the Frog: Dr. Facilier
Tangled: RapunzelFlynn RiderPascalMaximusMother Gothel
Frozen: AnnaElsaOlafKristoffSvenHansSnowgies
Big Hero 6: HiroBaymaxFredWasabiHoney LemonGo Go TomagoTadashi HamadaYokaiMochi
Zootopia: Judy HoppsNick WildeMayor LionheartFlashYaxGazelleChief BogoClawhauserFinnickMr. BigBellwetherJerry Jumbeaux Jr.
Moana: MoanaMauiPuaHeiheiTamatoaKakamora
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack SkellingtonSallyZeroLock, Shock, and BarrelOogie BoogieDr. FinkelsteinMayor of Halloween TownSanta Claus
Phineas and Ferb: Perry
UniBEARsity: Mocha • Pudding • Whip • Puffy • Mont • Blanc • Souffle

Pixar
Toy Story: WoodyBuzz LightyearHammAlienJessieRexBullseyeStinky PeteLotso

A Bug's Life: FlikDotHeimlich
Monsters, Inc.: SulleyMikeBooRandallCeliaRozFungusGeorge Sanderson
Finding Nemo: NemoDoryMarlinCrushBruceDestinyBaileyHankDebSquirtNigelGillSheldonPearlDarlaCharlieJenny
WALL-E: WALL-EEVE
Inside Out: JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearBing Bong
The Good Dinosaur: Arlo

Disney Parks
MonorailWalter E. DisneyDumboMad Tea PartySplash MountainAstro OrbiterMatterhorn BobsledsThe Haunted MansionAlbertOrange BirdPirates of the CaribbeanJungle CruiseBig Al
Marvel
The Avengers: Iron ManCaptain AmericaThorThe HulkBlack WidowHawkeyeFalconWar MachineWinter SoldierAnt-ManBlack PantherVisionSharon Carter

Ultimate Spider-Man: Spider-ManVenomGreen GoblinMiles MoralesLizardRhinoDoctor OctopusIron SpiderSpider-GwenKraven the HunterHobgoblin
Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-LordGamoraRocket RaccoonGrootDrax
Marvel's Women of Power: WaspElektraCaptain MarvelShe-HulkSpider-Woman
Marvel Icons: DaredevilDoctor StrangeGhost RiderMs. MarvelThanos

Star Wars
Luke SkywalkerHan SoloPrincess LeiaC-3POR2-D2Darth VaderYodaChewbaccaStormtrooperWicketJabba the HuttObi-Wan KenobiQueen AmidalaJar Jar BinksDarth MaulSebulbaJango FettAayla SecuraAnakin SkywalkerMace WinduCount DookuPlo KoonDewbackReyFinnBB-8Kylo RenPoe DameronCaptain Phasma
The Muppets
KermitMiss PiggyFozzie BearRowlfGonzoAnimalThe Swedish Chef

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