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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What If...? Season 2 Review: Superior Multiverse Chaos Ends Marvel's Difficult Year Strongly

The return of Marvel's flagship animation, What If...?, delivers a zany multiverse of fun, looks beautiful, and adds a stand-out festive episode.

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The MCU's Most Controversial 2023 Death Is Still Getting Misunderstood Almost A Year Later

One MCU villain’s death is constantly misunderstood. While there are many valid reasons to criticize this villain, their death is not one of them.

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2 MCU Scenes Just Got Way More Important Now That Jonathan Majors Is Done As Kang

Jonathan Majors' departure from the MCU undoubtedly complicates things for Marvel Studios, and two scenes are not much more important in hindsight.

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Marvel's Next Movie Already Has The Perfect Opportunity To End Kang's MCU Storyline For Good

Marvel Studios has the perfect opportunity to tie up the final Kang the Conqueror loose ends in the MCU's next movie, ending Kang's story for good.

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What If...? (2021)
What If Season 2: New Episodes Release Time & How Many Episodes There Are

What If...? season 2 is set to premiere on Disney+ on December 22, 2023, exploring brand-new alternate realities in the MCU's multiverse.

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Avengers 5 - Release Date, Cast, & Story Details

Avengers 5 promises to bring an unprecedented war to the MCU, with thousands of Kang variants set to face a New Avengers team.

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What If...? (2021)
Star-Lord’s MCU Villain Story Hints At His Future Arc Years Before It Can Happen

Marvel Studios' Phase 5 will show how strong Peter Quill could be as an MCU villain, perhaps hinting at a future story for Chris Pratt's Star-Lord.

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What If...? (2021)
Marvel's Last Release Of 2023 Proves The Best Way To Bring Iron Man Back To The MCU

Although Iron Man had the perfect MCU ending in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel's What If...? proves that he can comeback while leaving his legacy intact.

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Cillian Murphy Becomes The MCU's New Major Villain In Striking Doctor Doom Art

Now that Jonathan Majors was fired, rumors claim Marvel could replace him with Doctor Doom, who MCU art shows Cillian Murphy would be perfect as.

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Marvel's Big Kang Bombshell Makes Controversial Phase 5 Reshoots Way Better Almost A Year Later

The MCU has received a huge blow as Marvel Studios parts ways with Jonathan Majors, but the shake-up makes one controversial movie change better.

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What If...? (2021)
All 14 MCU Villains Returning In 2023's Final Marvel Release - What If...?'s Rogues Gallery Explained

What If...? season 2 will mark the returns of many villains from the MCU's history, expanding on What If...?'s rogues gallery in the Multiverse Saga.

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10 MCU Stories Avengers 5 Can Focus On Now That It's Dropped Kang From Its Title

Reports suggest that Avengers 5 is no longer called "The Kang Dynasty," which suggests that the MCU is looking at other stories to focus on.

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10 MCU Characters Ryan Gosling Could Play In Phase 6

Ryan Gosling has been rumored to be joining the MCU for several years, and there are many powerful Marvel Comics characters that he could portray.

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10 Ways Jonathan Majors Being Dropped From The MCU Will Change The Franchise

Marvel Studios has fired Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors, and the move means the MCU will have to deal with some major changes going forward.

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What If...? (2021)
The MCU's Final 2023 Release Makes An Alarming Captain America Statistic Seem Even Worse

The MCU’s final release of 2023 will make a worrying Captain America statistic even worse that is a symptom of Marvel Studios’ wider problems.

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Marvel's Thunderbolts Movie Gets Exciting Filming Update From MCU Actor

The MCU's John Walker actor has shared an exciting update for when Thunderbolts begins filming, teasing the needed arrival of a new MCU team-up movie.

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Spider-Man 4 Theory Explains How The MCU Can Finally Pay Off The Villain It Set Up 4 Years Ago

After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland's next MCU adventure has the opportunity to pay off one forgotten Spider-Man villain.

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6 Ways The MCU Can Move On Without Kang The Conqueror

Assuming a Kang the Conqueror recast doesn't happen, there are a few ways in which the MCU can move on as it heads for Avengers 5 and Secret Wars.

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Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man Fights Tom Hardy's Marvel Anti-Hero In Dynamic Venom 3 Fan Poster

Instead of Tom Holland's Spider-Man, as was teased, Tom Hardy's Venom goes up against Andrew Garfiled's version of the hero in epic Marvel art.

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Does Avengers 5's Title Change Really Mean The MCU Is Ditching Kang?

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is reportedly being referred to by a different name internally at Marvel Studios, but the implications remain unclear.

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