If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, you might be wondering which ones are owned by Disney. With the acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009, Disney gained the rights to many beloved superhero characters and their respective film franchises. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what Marvel movies are owned by Disney.
What is the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Before we dive into the specifics of which Marvel movies are owned by Disney, it’s important to understand what the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is. The MCU is a series of interconnected superhero films produced by Marvel Studios and set within the same fictional universe. The films feature characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man.
Which Marvel Movies Are Owned by Disney?
Disney owns all of the MCU films that have been released since 2009’s Iron Man. This includes:
- The Avengers
- Iron Man
- Captain America
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Doctor Strange
- Spider-Man: Homecoming*
- Black Panther
- Captain Marvel
- Avengers: Endgame
*While Spider-Man: Homecoming was produced by Sony Pictures, it takes place in the MCU and features characters from other MCU films.
Other Marvel Films Owned by Disney
In addition to the MCU films, Disney also owns the rights to several other Marvel movies. These include:
- X-Men – Disney acquired the rights to the X-Men characters when it purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019.
- Fantastic Four – Disney also acquired the rights to the Fantastic Four characters from 20th Century Fox.
- Spider-Man (2002-2007) – While the recent Spider-Man films are not owned by Disney, the studio does own the rights to the original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.
In summary, Disney owns all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that have been released since 2009’s Iron Man. They also own several other Marvel movies, including X-Men and Fantastic Four. While some of these films were produced by other studios, Disney now holds the rights to these beloved superhero franchises.