Since 2008’s Iron Man, Marvel Studios has achieved an unprecedented feat: it released more than fifteen interconnected blockbuster superhero films that brought to life what is now known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) .
The MCU is credited for having made heroes such as Iron Man and Thor cool again, for turning virtuously unknown characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man into pop culture staples, for creating an entire trend of interconnected cinematic universes, forgetting Spider-Man right after so many years of trying, and most of all, for becoming an incredibly lucrative franchise for Disney, which became Marvel’s parent company in 2009.
However, if we’re being honest, it would’ve been impossible for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get everything right, and that was certainly not the case. Certain heroes outperformed others, certain movies felt less important, certain characters had to be changed, and there were definitely various plot holes that exposed the cracks inside the so-called synergy expected from all the movies made by Marvel Studios. But let’s be honest: the MCU is the gift that keeps on giving, and we’re okay ignoring most of these mistakes.