Summary of Movie Series
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a film franchise and shared fictional universe that is the setting of superhero films independently produced by Marvel Studios, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The shared universe of the films, much like the Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.
The first film to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Marvel's The Avengers (2012). Six additional films are in various stages of development as of September 2012: Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World are filming, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy have entered pre-production, and Ant-Man and The Avengers 2 are in the early stages of development.
As a franchise, the films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe have received both critical and commercial success, and the franchise as a whole ranks as the fourth highest-grossing film franchise of all time.
Appearances in MAD
- Episode 2 (28) Captain America's Got Talent (Captain America: The First Avenger)
- Episode 14 (40) Captain American't (Captain America: The First Avenger)
- Episode 26 (52) Hulk Smash (The Incredible Hulk)