38 Facts About Marvel Cinematic Universe


Marvel Cinematic Universe is an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios began producing their own television series for streaming on Disney+, starting with WandaVision in 2021 as the beginning of Phase Four.

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Previously, Marvel Cinematic Universe had co-produced several superhero films with Columbia Pictures, New Line Cinema and others, including a seven-year development deal with 20th Century Fox.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe made relatively little profit from its licensing deals with other studios and wanted to get more money out of its films while maintaining artistic control of the projects and distribution.

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Kevin Feige, Arad's second-in-command, realized that unlike Spider-Man and the X-Men, whose film rights were licensed to Sony and Fox, respectively, Marvel Cinematic Universe still owned the rights to the core members of the Avengers.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe's plan was to release individual films for their main characters and then merge them in a crossover film.

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In October 2014, Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios held a press event to announce the titles of their Phase Three films.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe later said Phase Three would conclude "The Infinity Saga".

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In July 2018, Feige noted discussions had begun with Disney regarding any potential involvement Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios could have with the streaming service, since Feige felt the service was "an important thing for the company".

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In September 2018, it was reported that Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios was developing several limited series centered on "second-tier" characters from the MCU films who had not and were unlikely to star in their own films.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe added that being asked by Disney to create these series "energized everyone creatively" within Marvel Studios, since they "could play in a new medium and throw the rules out the window in terms of structure and format".

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Feige explained that Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios realized during development on Phase Four that it would be different from the first three phases, with more projects over a shorter period of time.

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In May 2017, Marvel Cinematic Universe announced that Runaways had received a series order from Hulu.

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In May 2019, Marvel Cinematic Universe announced that Helstrom had been greenlit for Hulu.

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In January 2021, Feige said "never say never" to potentially reviving the Netflix series, but noted Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios was focused on their new Disney+ series announced at that time.

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In May 2022, it was revealed that Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios was developing a new Daredevil series for Disney+, which was announced in July as Daredevil: Born Again.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe has clarified which of the tie-in comics are considered canonical MCU stories, with the rest merely inspired by the MCU, "where we get to show off all the characters from the film in costume and in comic form".

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In December 2020, Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios announced I Am Groot, a series of photorealistic animated shorts starring Baby Groot for Disney+.

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When choosing a director for a project, Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios looks for filmmakers to hire who are able to guide a film, with some of their choices considered "out-of-left-field", given a director's previous work.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe noted that they were starting to include theme park attractions in actors' deals.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Television produced multiple television series set in the MCU across broadcast, streaming, and cable.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe One-Shots are a series of direct-to-video short films that are included as special features in the MCU films' Blu-ray and digital distribution releases.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe is set after Moon Knight, one to two years after Endgame.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe noted that this format was an extension of early "TV-like" film franchises such as Star Wars, as well as the format of the comics upon which the films are based.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios has an entire sandbox to play in, but, for necessary reasons, has largely chosen to remain in a small corner in order to ground audiences in these concepts.

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All the more reason, then, to cherish what Marvel Cinematic Universe has achieved, even though befuddling stumbles have occurred along the way.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe stated that such films are corporation products that have been "market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they're ready for consumption", and that the invasion of such "theme park" films in theaters crowded out films by other directors.

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In September 2021, director Denis Villeneuve noted that Marvel Cinematic Universe films "are nothing more than a 'cut and paste' of others" that have "turned us into zombies a bit".

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Since that time, the shared universe model created by Marvel Studios has begun to be replicated by other film studios that held rights to other comic book characters.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe was expected to take the opposite approach to Marvel, releasing individual films for the characters after they have appeared in a team-up film.

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In February 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios announced that the Spider-Man franchise would be retooled, with a new film co-produced by Feige and Pascal being released in July 2017, and the character being integrated into the MCU.

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An art exhibit, titled Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, was displayed exclusively at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art from May to September 2017.

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Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe was extended to GOMA's Australian Cinematheque with a retrospective of the MCU films.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios: Assembled premiered on Disney+ on March 12,2021, with the release of the first special, followed by additional specials.

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In June 2021, Marvel Cinematic Universe Studios released a casting call for fans of "Marvel Cinematic Universe's strong women" to be a part of an upcoming Disney+ documentary series showcasing the women who create the MCU in front of and behind the camera.

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In September 2015, Marvel announced the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, named as a nod to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

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In November 2018, Marvel and Titan Publishing Group released Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years to celebrate the first ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which featured cast interviews, in-depth sections on each film, and an Easter egg guide.

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In October 2021, a two-volume book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was released, written by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.

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