RRs Rankings: How do the new films stack up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Are we ready for a new batch of superheroes? 
Ready or not, here they come...

Marvel is coming on strong this year with the release of three superhero films. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-man & Wasp will enter cinemas and will expand this universe to a whole new level. 

What is this universe all about? Right now the Hollywood studios are developing their own cinematic universes. Star Wars, DC Comics, Universal has the Dark Universe, but today most of the attention has been on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

To clarify, MCU has been through three phases since 2008, it began with the high-flying Iron Man and concluded in 2012 with Marvel’s The Avengers. The continuation into the second phase came in 2013 with Iron Man 3 and ended in 2015 with Ant-Man. Which brings us to the third phase of this superhero with the release of Captain America: Civil War

The Sony/Marvel release of Spider-man: Homecoming has had some of the best reviews of the all of the Marvel films and it is looking to garner some huge financial numbers. Leaving Marvel with another hit to add to their cinematic success.

Spider-man has had his homecoming to the Marvel Universe, but it is worth clarifying that the other Spiderman franchises, X-men, Wolverine, The Punisher, Deadpool and The Fantastic Four are not included in this universe because they were released by other studios. They may be included in the MCU in the future, but will not be included in this ranking. 

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-man Homecoming this past year, fans of the graphic novels and comic books have been asking the question: 

What is the best Marvel film in the MCU?

Russelling Reviews has gone through these films and ranked them from the least favourite film to the best one of the bunch. 


Russelling Reviews Ranking 

18. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

17. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

16. Iron Man 2 (2010)

15. Thor (2011)

14. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

13. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

12. Iron Man 3 (2013)



5. Iron Man (2008)


2. The Avengers (2012)


There it is...See what you think of Russelling Reviews Ranking of the MCU films and send us your thoughts and passion points for your beloved heroes.  

Enjoy the films and thank you for taking the time to read the reviews and rankings!


Other Russelling Reviews Rankings:

Best Batman and Superman

Best James Bond + who will be next

Best of X-men franchise

Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews #russellingreviews

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