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What Marvel Movies Came Out in the 90s?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a massive pop-culture phenomenon in recent years. With blockbuster hits like Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when Marvel movies were not so prevalent.

In fact, the 90s was a decade of experimentation for Marvel when it came to movies. Let’s take a look at some of the Marvel movies that came out in the 90s.

The Punisher (1990)

The Punisher was one of the first Marvel characters to get his own movie. Starring Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle, The Punisher follows the story of a vigilante seeking revenge against the mob after they killed his family. The movie received mixed reviews but has since become a cult classic among fans.

Blade (1998)

Blade is often credited with starting the modern wave of superhero movies. Starring Wesley Snipes as the titular character, Blade is a half-vampire who uses his abilities to hunt down and kill other vampires. The movie was both a critical and commercial success, spawning two sequels.

Captain America (1990)

Captain America had already been adapted into several TV movies before this 1990 release starring Matt Salinger as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Unfortunately, this movie was not well-received by critics or fans and is often considered one of the worst superhero movies ever made.

Generation X (1996)

Generation X was a made-for-TV movie that aired on Fox in 1996. It followed a group of young mutants living at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and featured characters like Jubilee, Banshee, and Emma Frost. While it may not have been well-received critically, Generation X still holds a special place in the hearts of X-Men fans.

Spider-Man (1994)

While not a movie, the Spider-Man animated series that aired in the 90s is still considered one of the best adaptations of the character. The show ran for five seasons and featured iconic storylines from the comics like “The Clone Saga” and “The Venom Saga.”

The Fantastic Four (1994)

Similar to Captain America, The Fantastic Four had already been adapted into a low-budget movie in 1994 that was never officially released. The movie has since gained a cult following and is often compared to other cheesy superhero movies from the era.

  • In conclusion:

While Marvel movies were not as prevalent in the 90s as they are now, there were still several attempts at bringing these characters to the big screen. Some were successful, while others fell flat. Regardless, these movies paved the way for what would become one of the biggest franchises in pop culture history.