Ragnarok” hits theaters this weekend (likely generating a massive box office take in the process), now’s as good a time as any to look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
There was the one that started it all, “Iron Man
,” which launched the McU in 2008. Robert Downey Jr.
defined — and continues to, in the Avengers movies — the snarky Tony Stark as it went on to spawn two sequels and break box office records.
And then, of course, there’s Thor
, everyone’s favorite God of Thunder
, with Chris Hemsworth
headlining movies ahead of “Ragnarok” in 2011 and 2013. Speaking of the Hollywood Chrises: Chris Evans
made his debut as Captain America
in his own movie ahead of the release of “The Avengers
,” which started its own series.
“Guardians of the Galaxy
” added a new flavor to the movie universe in 2014, with Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax capturing the hearts of fans and