Marvel Cinematic Universe
|Name(s):||Marvel Cinematic Universe|
Iron Man (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
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Marvel Cinematic Universe (short: MCU) is the shared universe that is the setting of the superhero films independently produced by Marvel Studios. It is divided into three phases, one of which is completed.
Also set in the MCU is the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-present) and several Marvel One-Shots. Upcoming television shows that are to be set inside the MCU are Agent Carter in Fall 2014 and shows focused on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and eventually The Defenders on Netflix.
- See also: List of Marvel Universes
Fanfiction set in this movieverse focuses on the characters that appear in the movies, often using additional background information from the comics. Stories may include characters from other Marvel Comics-related films, such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and The X-Men. These kinds of character crossovers are (for the time being) non-canonical and unofficial as far as the movies are concerned; different film studios own the movie rights to the various characters. Sony owns rights to Spider-Man, Disney (previously Paramount Pictures) owns rights to The Avengers, and Fox owns rights to The X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Fans ignore these limitations, supported in this by the fact that in the Marvel Comics, all the characters of the Marvel Universe interact and often appear in each others' comics.
- See The Avengers Movieverse for more details about the fandom.
- ABC renews 'SHIELD' plus orders 'Captain America' spin-off. Entertainment Weekly. Posted May 8, 2014. (Accessed 13 May 2014).
- Disney To Provide Netflix With Four Series Based On Marvel Characters. Deadline.com. Posted on November 10, 2013. (Accessed 13 May 2014).