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What Marvel Movies Does Disney Own?

When it comes to superhero movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe is definitely the biggest player in the game. But did you know that Disney owns Marvel Studios?

This acquisition has brought some of the biggest comic book heroes under one roof. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the Marvel movies that Disney currently owns:

Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a series of interconnected superhero films, TV shows, and digital series produced by Marvel Studios. As of 2021, there are 23 movies in the MCU:

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • 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)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

    Phase Three

  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Black Panther was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

    Phase Four

  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Captain Marvel was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

X-Men Franchise

The X-Men franchise includes a series of superhero movies based on the characters from the X-Men comic books. The X-Men films were produced by 20th Century Fox, but with Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019, these movies are now part of the Disney family.

  • X-Men (2000)
  • X2: X-Men United (2003)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Deadpool 2 (2018)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Other Marvel Movies

Besides the MCU and X-Men franchises, there are a few other Marvel movies that Disney owns:

  • Blade (1998), Blade II (2002), and Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • Blade was produced by New Line Cinema, but the rights to the character eventually reverted to Marvel. Disney acquired these rights as part of its acquisition of Fox.

    The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise

    The Amazing Spider-Man franchise includes two movies that were produced by Columbia Pictures:

    • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

    Although these movies were not produced by Marvel Studios, Disney acquired the distribution rights to them as part of its acquisition of Fox.

In conclusion, Disney currently owns a vast majority of the Marvel superhero movies including all 23 films in the MCU, all 12 X-Men films, and a few other standalone movies. With new Marvel projects continuously in development, Disney’s ownership over these beloved characters shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.