The MCU began with Kevin Feige, a producer who wasn’t well-known.
Feige set out to build a universe with Marvel characters from the comics, and in 2008, ‘Iron Man’ debuted. It was a huge success, grossing over 580 million dollars. With that success, the MCU was born.
Marvel Studios first built up the main four Avengers with their own movies: Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor. After those movies, ‘The Avengers,’ the first team-up movie, was made.
Then sequels, solo movies and team-up movies that introduced new characters were produced, earning a mass amount of money and popularity. These movies were also critical successes as well, with most of the movies being loved by fans.
Fans of the comics loved these movies, as did people who may have never read the comics. People loved the characters and stories these movies provided. They also loved that the movies were connected. It was always a treat when an MCU movie would come out.
The success of the MCU showed no signs of stopping, and the quality of these movies was pretty consistent.
Then in 2018, ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ was released. This is one of the best, and monumental, movies of the MCU. Characters across the MCU, like Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and Thor all come together to fight Thanos.
It is epic, fun, and as Thanos would say, “perfectly balanced.” Some didn’t think the film could balance every character in the MCU in one movie, but fans were pleasantly surprised. It was also the first MCU movie where the villain succeeded with his plan. The movie was amazing and suspenseful, which had fans hyped for the sequel.
A year later, ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ was released and is an amazing sequel. It has one of the best final acts in the MCU and is a great conclusion for many characters. Honestly, it would have been a great conclusion to the entire MCU, but Disney would obviously not just end this highly successful franchise.
‘Spider-Man: Far from Home‘ concluded this story and is a good film. After 2019, though, the movies definitely dipped in quality.