The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most ambitious project in Hollywood history. It has been a decade-long experiment to see if a studio can plan out a series of films that will stand on their own and be part of a larger universe. What started with Iron Man in 2008 has now grown to include 20 movies, all leading up to the climactic event Avengers: Infinity War.
This guide will explore the history of Marvel Studios, look at how it changed Hollywood’s approach to franchises, and examine how its success led to an unprecedented level of creative freedom for filmmakers.
This guide will explore the history of Marvel Studio’s, look at how it changed Hollywood’s approach to franchises, and examine how it led to an unprecedented level of creative freedom for film.
# Introduction: What is Marvel?
Marvel is a comic book company and a subsidiary of Disney. Marvel was founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman, who published pulp magazines, and later comics.
The first comic book series published by Marvel Comics was “Marvel Comics” #1 (Oct. 1939), which featured the first appearances of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner.
Marvel has been publishing comics for over 70 years, with characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Black Panther.