The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has officially entered Phase Four. From “Iron Man” to “Avengers: Endgame,” 22 films and a decade of interconnected storytelling included Phases One, Two, and Three. While some people may lament that this new phase means closing the door on many of the MCU’s most beloved characters, nostalgia shouldn’t cloud your excitement for what’s to come.
On the horizon, sequels such as “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, “Thor: Love and Thunder”, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, “The Marvels”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”. And that doesn’t even count every original series that was or is expected to be released in phase four.
With the most recent releases, we’ve seen groundbreaking new visions set against the backdrop of the MCU, including two films focused on female superheroes, the first Deaf, overtly gay, and Asian superheroes, and the first Marvel film with a predominantly Asian distribution.
Although the MCU officially began in 2008 with the release of “Iron Man,” Marvel has been in the film business since 1986, with the release of the critical fan-favorite “Howard the Duck”. Aside from income, which heroes have been most popular with fans? Did the Dawn of the MCU give them more to celebrate or has the glut of superhero movies lead to “Avengers Fatigue?”
Using data from IMDb, Stacker has put together a ranking of every Marvel feature released since “Iron Man,” the MCU’s first film. Movies are ranked based on their IMDb user rating with the total number of user votes taken into account in the event of a tie. Read on to find out which Marvel movies had fans flying high and letting them call someone to save the day.
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