So far, all Marvel movies and Marvel television shows created by Marvel Studios have continuously performed well at the big box office. It all started with 2008’s IRON MAN. Then, Joss Whedon subsequently directed AVENGERS. AVENGERS solidified Marvel movies as Hollywood’s best blockbuster films. Marvel films like ANT-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON continued to build on the success of Marvel’s Avengers in 2012. Now, Marvel is king. Their movies spawned a franchise with plans for Marvel filming well after 2021.
The Future of Marvel Movies
DOCTOR STRANGE marked the second time Marvel Studios looked outside their mainstream collection of superheroes for new headline movie characters. Due to the success of DOCTOR STRANGE, Marvel Studies released dates for movies like CAPTAIN MARVEL and BLACK PANTHER. Finally, this current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will conclude with AVENGERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET.
Marvel Movies Owned by Twentieth Century Fox
Marvel Studios currently do not own the rights to all Marvel properties. For example, Twentieth Century Fox owns the rights to mutant characters in Marvel films. Films like X-MEN, DEADPOOL, THE WOLVERINE, and LOGAN were all created by Fox. Currently, no plans exist for the film rights of these properties to return to Marvel.
Storylines carried over from films to Marvel television makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe unique. AVENGERS character Phil Coulson appears in MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. In addition, THOR’s Lady Sif made appearances on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Furthermore, Marvel television also resides on Netflix. There, you can watch Marvel shows like DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST, and the DEFENDERS.
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