If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you’re probably aware that there are a lot of movies in the franchise. But just how many are there? The answer may not be as straightforward as you think.
22 or 23?
Depending on who you ask, the number of Marvel movies varies. Some sources say there are 22 films, while others claim there are 23. So, which is it?
The answer depends on whether or not you consider “Spider-Man: Far From Home” to be part of Phase Three or the beginning of Phase Four. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has stated that “Far From Home” is the final film in Phase Three, which would bring the total number of MCU movies to 22.
However, some fans argue that “Far From Home” should be considered the first film in Phase Four since it takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” This would bring the total number of MCU movies to 23.
The 22 Films
Regardless of whether you count “Far From Home” as part of Phase Three or Four, here is a list of the 22 films in the MCU:
- Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: The Dark World
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Captain Marvel
- Avengers: Endgame
The Future of the MCU
With “Far From Home” serving as a bridge between Phases Three and Four, fans can expect a new era of the MCU to begin in the coming years. Several new movies and TV shows have been announced, including:
- Black Widow
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+ series)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- WandaVision (Disney+ series)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Loki (Disney+ series)
While there may be some debate over whether there are 22 or 23 Marvel movies, one thing is for sure – there are a lot of them! With more on the way, fans can look forward to many more years of superhero action in the MCU.