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Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Directed by See below
Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by See below
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Chris Hemsworth
Mark Ruffalo
Chris Evans (2010-2019)
Scarlett Johansson
Tom Hiddleston
Paul Bettany
Samuel L. Jackson
Gwyneth Paltrow
Natalie Portman
Don Cheadle
Benedict Cumberbatch
Chadwick Boseman (2016-2019)
Studio Marvel Studios
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (2008–2011)
Universal Studios (2008)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2012–present)
Release date(s) 2008–present
Country United States
Language English
Budget Total (23 films):
$2,150,000,000
Money made Total (23 films):
$8,500,000,000

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is an American movie franchise. It has currently made over 23 movies by 2019. It is a fictional universe that is the setting of several superhero movies and TV shows made by Marvel Studios, based on characters by Marvel Comics. This shared universe was showed in the movies by using the same characters or mentioning the same events. For example, Tony Stark appears at the end of The Incredible Hulk, even though he has nothing to do with the rest of the story. This is the same way that the Marvel comic books were linked into the same universe.

The movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made a lot of money and become very popular, and the franchise has made the most money of all the movie franchises as of July 2019. However the franchise had a downfall in quality as Endgame and Far From Home were negatively welcomed from fans.

Movies

The movies in the MCU are organized in sections called Phases. So far, Phases 1, 2 and 3 have been released. Phase 1 began in 2008 with the release of Iron Man and ended in 2012 with the release of The Avengers. Phase 2 began in 2013 with the release of Iron Man 3 and ended in 2015 with the release of Ant-Man. Phase 3 began in 2016 with the release of Captain America: Civil War and ended in 2019 with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Phase 4 will begin with the release of Black Widow and is supposed to end with Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.

Movie Date released Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s)

Released movies

Iron Man May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) Jon Favreau Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway Avi Arad, Kevin Feige
The Incredible Hulk June 13, 2008 (2008-06-13) Louis Leterrier Zak Penn Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Kevin Feige
Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) Jon Favreau Justin Theroux Kevin Feige
Thor May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) Kenneth Branagh Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne
Captain America: The First Avenger July 22, 2011 (2011-07-22) Joe Johnston Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
The Avengers May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04) Joss Whedon
Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03Tproposed) Shane Black Drew Pearce and Shane Black
Thor: The Dark World November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08Tproposed) 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, Chris McCoy, and James Gunn
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Joss Whedon
Ant-Man July 17, 2015 Peyton Reed Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish
Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Doctor Strange November 4, 2016 Scott Derrickson Jon Spaihts
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5, 2017 James Gunn
Spider-Man: Homecoming June 28, 2017 Jon Watts Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley and

Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and

Chris McKenna & Eric Sommers

Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal
Thor: Ragnarok November 3, 2017 Taika Waititi Stephanie Folsom Kevin Feige
Black Panther February 16, 2018 Ryan Coogler Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler
Avengers: Infinity War April 27, 2018 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Ant-Man and the Wasp July 6, 2018 Peyton Reed Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari and Paul Rudd Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard
Captain Marvel March 8, 2019 Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet Kevin Feige
Avengers: Endgame April 26, 2019 Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Steven McFeely
Spider-Man: Far from Home July 2, 2019 Jon Watts Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal

Upcoming films

  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Shang Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • The Eternals (2021)
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
  • Doctor Strange In The Madness of Multiverse (2022)

TV Shows

TV Show Episodes Season Air Dates Showrunner (s)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 22 1 September 24, 2013 - May 13, 2014 Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell
22 2 September 23, 2014 - May 12, 2015
22 3 September 29, 2015 - May 17, 2016
22 4 September 20, 2016 - May 16, 2017
22 5 December 1, 2017 - May 18, 2018
13 6 May 10, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Agent Carter 8 1 January 6, 2015 - February 24, 2015 Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, and Chris Dingess
10 2 January 19, 2016 - March 1, 2016
Daredevil 13 1 April 10, 2015 Steven S. DeKnight
13 2 March 18, 2016 Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez
13 3 October 19, 2018
Jessica Jones 13 1 November 20, 2015 Melissa Rosenberg
13 2 March 8, 2018
13 3 June 14, 2019
Luke Cage 13 1 September 30, 2016 Cheo Hodari Coker
Iron Fist 13 1 March 17, 2017 Scott Buck
The Defenders 8 1 2017 Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez
The Punisher 13 1 TBA Steven Lightfoot
Cloak and Dagger TBA 1 TBA Joe Pokaski
Runaways 10 1 November 2017
What If...? 10 2 2021

Shared characters and actors

Iron Man movies The Incredible Hulk Thor movies Captain America movies Avengers movies Guardians of the Galaxy movies Ant-Man movies Doctor Strange movies Spider-Man movies Black Panther movies Captain Marvel Black Widow
Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr.
James Rhodes Terrence Howard Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Don Cheadle
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow
J.A.R.V.I.S / Vision Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Paul Bettany
Phil Coulson Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Clark Gregg
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau Jon Favreau Jon Favreau
Bruce Banner Edward Norton Mark Ruffalo Mark Ruffalo Mark Ruffalo
General Ross William Hurt William Hurt
Natasha Romanoff Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson
Howard Stark John Slattery Dominic Cooper John Slattery
Senator Stern Garry Shandling Garry Shandling
Peter Parker Max Favreau Tom Holland Tom Holland
Thor Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth
Jane Foster Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Loki Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston
Erik Selvig Stellan Skarsgard Stellan Skarsgard Stellan Skarsgard Stellan Skarsgard
Volstagg Ray Stevenson Ray Stevenson
Heimdall Idris Elba Idris Elba Idris Elba
Frigga Rene Russo Rene Russo
Odin Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
Sif Jaimie Alexander Jaimie Alexander
Jasper Sitwell Maximiliano Hernandez Maximiliano Hernandez Maximiliano Hernandez
Clint Barton Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner
Steve Rogers Chris Evans Chris Evans Chris Evans Chris Evans
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell Hayley Atwell Hayley Atwell
James Barnes Sebastian Stan Sebastian Stan Sebastian Stan Sebastian Stan
Arnim Zola Toby Jones Toby Jones
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders
The Other Alexis Denisof
Thanos Damion Poitier/Josh Brolin Josh Brolin Josh Brolin
The Collector Benicio del Toro Benicio del Toro Benicio del Toro
Sam Wilson Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie
Brock Rumlow Frank Grillo Frank Grillo
Sharon Carter Emily VanCamp Emily VanCamp
Baron Strucker Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann
Dr. List Henry Goodman Henry Goodman
Wanda Maximoff Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen
Pietro Maximoff Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Scott Lang Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Stephen Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

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