The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has officially entered Phase Four. From “Iron Man” to “Avengers: Endgame,” 22 movies and a decade of interconnected storytelling comprised Phases One, Two, and Three. While some people may lament that this new phase means closing the door on several of the most beloved characters in the MCU, nostalgia shouldn’t cloud your excitement of what’s to come.
On the horizon are sequels including “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’s not even counting all of the original series that have been or are slated to be released in Phase Four.
With the most recent releases, we have seen groundbreaking new visions within the context of the MCU, including two films focused on female superheroes, the first deaf, openly gay, and Asian superheroes, and the first Marvel film with a predominantly Asian cast.
Although the MCU officially began in 2008 with the release of “Iron Man,” Marvel has been in the movie business since 1986, with the release of the critical flop-turned fan-favorite “Howard the Duck.” Revenues aside, though, which heroes have been the most popular with fans? Has the dawn of the MCU given them more to celebrate or has the glut of superhero movies led to “Avenger fatigue?”
Using data from IMDb, Stacker assembled a ranking of every Marvel feature that’s been released since “Iron Man,” the inaugural MCU film. Films are ranked according to their IMDb user rating with the total number of user votes considered in the event of a tie. Read on to find out which Marvel movies had fans flying high and which left them calling out for someone to save the day.
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