If you are a die-hard Marvel fan, then you might be aware of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that has been entertaining us for more than a decade now. The MCU is a vast interconnected world of superheroes, villains, and storylines that have captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
However, did you know that not all Marvel movies are part of the MCU? In this article, we will explore what Marvel movies are not in the MCU.
What is the MCU?
Before we dive into what Marvel movies are not in the MCU, let’s first understand what the MCU is. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a series of interconnected superhero films produced by Marvel Studios.
The first film in the MCU was Iron Man, which released in 2008. Since then, Marvel has released over 20 films that are set within the same universe and share common elements and characters.
What Marvel Movies Are Not in the MCU?
Now that we know what the MCU is let’s take a look at some of the Marvel movies that are not part of it:
The X-Men Series
The X-Men series is a group of films based on characters from Marvel Comics’ X-Men series. These films were produced by 20th Century Fox and are not part of the MCU. The X-Men series includes films such as X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: First Class (2011), Deadpool (2016), and Logan (2017).
The Amazing Spider-Man Series
The Amazing Spider-Man series includes two films produced by Columbia Pictures: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Though Spider-Man is a character from Marvel Comics, these movies were not produced by Marvel Studios and hence not part of the MCU.
The Fantastic Four Series
The Fantastic Four series is a group of films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. These films were also produced by 20th Century Fox and are not part of the MCU. The series includes movies such as Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and Fantastic Four (2015).
In conclusion, while the MCU has become a cultural phenomenon, there are still some Marvel movies that are not part of it. The X-Men series, The Amazing Spider-Man series, and The Fantastic Four series are three examples of Marvel movies that exist outside the MCU. However, with Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, fans can hope to see some of these characters join the MCU in future films.