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How Many Live Action Marvel Movies Are There?

Are you a Marvel fan and wondering how many live-action Marvel movies have been released to date? Well, you are in the right place! In this article, we will take a look at the number of live-action Marvel movies that have been released so far.

What are Live-Action Marvel Movies?

Firstly, let’s define what we mean by “live-action” Marvel movies. Live-action movies refer to films that use real actors and physical sets rather than animation or CGI. Therefore, live-action Marvel movies are films based on Marvel Comics characters that have been brought to life using real actors.

How Many Live-Action Marvel Movies Are There?

As of 2021, there have been 23 live-action Marvel movies released. These films have been produced by various studios, including Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and most notably, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is produced by Marvel Studios.


The MCU is a series of interconnected films featuring characters from the Marvel Comics universe. The MCU began with “Iron Man” in 2008 and has grown to include over 20 films as well as several TV shows. The MCU has become one of the most successful movie franchises in history and has grossed over $22 billion worldwide.

Phase One of the MCU

The first phase of the MCU included six films: “Iron Man” (2008), “The Incredible Hulk” (2008), “Iron Man 2” (2010), “Thor” (2011), “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), and “The Avengers” (2012).

Phase Two of the MCU

The second phase of the MCU included six films: “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), and “Ant-Man” (2015).

Phase Three of the MCU

The third phase of the MCU included eleven films: “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Doctor Strange” (2016), “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Black Panther” (2018), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018), “Captain Marvel” (2019), “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019).

Other Live-Action Marvel Movies

In addition to the MCU films, there have been other live-action Marvel movies produced by different studios. These include:

  • “Blade Trilogy”: Blade, Blade II, Blade Trinity
  • “X-Men Series”: X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, X-Men Apocalypse, Logan
  • “Fantastic Four Series”: Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • “Spider-Man Series”: Spider-Man Trilogy by Sam Raimi; The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel by Marc Webb; Spider-Man Homecoming and its sequel by Jon Watts


In summary, there have been a total of 23 live-action Marvel movies to date. The MCU has produced the most significant number of these films, with 23 movies in total.

Other studios have also produced live-action Marvel movies, including Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. If you are a fan of the Marvel Comics universe, there is no shortage of films to enjoy!