The new "Spider-Man: Far From Home" trailer catches up with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in a world needing new heroes after "Avengers: Endgame."
With 23 blockbuster movies and counting since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created a cosmos of big stars, from the misfit crew or "Guardians of the Galaxy" to the high-profile African superhero of "Black Panther. " Just imagine a pop culture without these movies: Iron Man would not be a household name like Batman or Superman, Ultron would just like a bathroom cleaner and certainly no one would know what the heck "I am great" is supposed to mean. 19659004] The newest effort "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (officially opening Tuesday) is the second solo adventure for Tom Holland's against web-slinger, but how does it fit into this seemingly never-ending superhero story? Here's the definitive ranking of all the Marvel movies so far:
Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' swings into a post-'Endgame 'world
Et tu, X- But? Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)
23. 'Iron Man 2' (2010)
Let's accentuate the positive: The sequel gift us Scarlett Johansson's sleek secret agent Black Widow and put Don Chead in the War Machine armor Everything else was a scattershot mess with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) taking on the wholly underwhelming villain Whiplash (Mickey Rourke).
22. Hulk '(2008)
Before ultimately being replaced in other movies by Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton starred as scientist Bruce Banner in this odd duck from the nascent MCU. This mostly forgettable affair exists as a reminder that we set aside a good solo Hulk movie one day.
21. 'Iron Man 3' (2013)
The results are only as Tony Stark tussles with PTSD, criminally underused antagonist Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and yawn-worthy villain Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). The threequel also proved that, yes, too many armored suits are a bad thing – heck, even Gwyneth Paltrow gets one
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) foster and sibling rivalry in "Thor: The Dark World." (Photo: MARVEL)
20. 'Thor: The Dark World' (2013)
Chris Hemsworth's thunder has a sequel that's a blender of familiar fantasy tropes as Thor and love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) have to deal with a dark elf with an Infinity Stone. Tom Hiddleston's iconic trickster Loki is a form and the movie's highlight in every way
A thunder god (Chris Hemsworth) comes to Earth to prove his worth in "Thor." (Photo: ZADE ROSENTHAL / MARVEL)
19. 'Thor' (2011)
Not Marvel's greatest solo movie, but certainly one that takes some admirable swings. A quasi-family drama that boots Thor from the realm of Asgard to Earth in fish-out-of-water fashion so can be worthy of his mystical hammer, Mjølnir.
18. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015)
Bursting with a packed ensemble, it's lacking the superteam mojo of the first "Avengers." Only when we see Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and his secret home life we get that great Joss Whedon touch. Also: Bless James Spader's heart for being the world's snarkiest killer robot.
17. 'Captain Marvel' (2019)
Brie Larson's photon-blasting space warrior debuts in a 1990s nostalgia-fest that's part "Guardians of the Galaxy" and part "Memento": Carol Danvers has to figure out her own mysterious human identity while also warding off an alien menace to Earth. Larson's OK but you really get the sweet relationship between youngish Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Goose the cat.
Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly ) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) dress up as partners in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)
16. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018)
The satisfying sequel doubles down on all the aspects that made the original "Ant-Man" joyful with one big (or, small, depending on how you look at it) addition: Evangeline Lilly debuts her winged and awesomely rough-and-tumble Wasp on a adventure that takes its size-changing heroes from San Francisco to the Quantum Realm.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth, left) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) team up in "Thor: Ragnarok." (Photo: MARVEL)
15. 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017)
Thor and H ulk make a dynamic duo in the best "Thor" solo film (and funniest Marvel project), and anything with the two of them is magic. It's just too bad the larger narrative featuring a hostile takeover by goddess of death Hela (Cate Blanchett) takes a backseat to the various shenanigans.
Benedict Cumberbatch brought magic to the Marvel world with "Doctor Strange." (Photo: MARVEL)
14. Doctor Strange (2016)
Benedict Cumberbatch gets a fantastic introduction to the MCU as a sorcerer supreme who goes from rich jerk to humbled hero. It's a magical version of Iron Man's origins and some gags are all over, yet the filmmaking wizardry and effects are second to none
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) Stats a suit that changes his life in "Ant-Man" (Photo: ZADE ROSENTHAL / MARVEL)
13. 'Ant-Man' (2015)
The heist comedy with a super-shrinking dude was a bigger risk than "Guardians of the Galaxy." Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are great together, though, and Marvel gave us something we hadn't seen yet: a hero who is also an ex-con dad
MJ (Zendaya) catches a ride from Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Photo: JOJO WHILDEN)
12. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
Puppy love and summer flings come when Holland's Peter Parker goes on a European vacation to spend quality time with his crush MJ (Zendaya) and instead gets thrown into a few international incidents. High-school high jinks keep it lighthearted, while Jake Gyllenhaal makes an over-the-top splash as the enigmatic Mysterio.
11. 'Iron Man' (2008)
The beginning, the kickoff, the OG. A crew of Avengers was probably a dream for fans and most of Hollywood when Robert Downey Jr. first set on the Iron Man suit, but from the start, the signature swagger, attitude and swig of humility have given Tony Stark the tone for everything that was to come.
10. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)
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Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) supports his fellow soldiers in "Captain America: The First Avenger." (Photo: JAY MAIDMENT)
9. 'Captain America: The First Avenger' (2011)
Marvel nailed the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), the little guy whose heart was bigger than his biceps until a super-soldier serum pumped him up. It offered a great World War II aesthetic, two-fisted adventure and a moral code that created an intriguing thread for his next two movies.
8. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 '(2017)
They had us at "Kurt Russell plays a living planet." The gravy is everything else: adorable baby grand dance in the middle of a space battle, Dave Bautista's drax being the buff, oddball voice of reason and Michael Rooker's space outlaw Yondu stealing the show
Thanos (Josh Brolin) is out to smash superheroes and grab some Infinity Stones in "Avengers: Infinity War. " (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)
7." Avengers: Infinity War "(2018)
The third "Avengers" movie is the all-night buffet of superhero fare, with a slew of folks rallying to fend off Thanos, a dude are on destroying half the universe. It's all pretty tasty, though, with great one-liners, narrative where good people make some bad decisions, and a stupendous cliffhanger that you'll love to hate.
Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and T'Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) don't see eye to eye on Wakanda's future in "Black Panther." (Photo: MATT Kennedy)
6th 'Black Panther' (2018)
From hanging in the 1990s Oakland to flying through futuristic present day Africa, the first solo film for Chadwick Boseman's warrior king is a magnificent journey with awesome set pieces (including a car chase through South Korea that "You are breathless" and a near-perfect villain in Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger. Wakanda forever!
Marvel's A-list came together for "The Avengers." (Photo: MARVEL)
5. 'The Avengers' (2012)
Joss Whedon's jam-packed ensemble completely lived up to its giant-size expectations. While the heroes-batting-eye-other tropics are starting to get played out, the excitement is palpable and fanboy hearts melt when hammers and shield fly as Iron Man, Cap and Thor meet.
4. 'Captain America: Civil War' (2016)
Personal and political stakes are at play as Cap chooses his best friend (and brainwashed assassin) about Iron Man, blowing up the Avengers dynamic. Plus, it has the an awesome superhero battle and memorable intros for Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
Captain America (Chris Evans, left) leads a legion of superheroes in" Avengers: Endgame. " (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)
3. 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019)
Marvel's greatest-hits compilation is also a secret handshake of sorts for long-invested fans, with three hours of rousing storytelling starring Earth's mightiest heroes that pays off everything that came before with callbacks and cameos. The climactic battle will knock your socks off, though you'll need a couple of hankies by the uplifting yet heartbreaking finale.
2. The Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Fantastic tunes, a strange cast of characters that inexplicably works, and a story where you're hooked on a bunch of feelings, from the emotions of young Peter Quill crying over his dying mother to the hilarity of grown-up explaining Peter (Chris Pratt) Footloose to new pal Gamora (Zoe Saldana). We are Groot, indeed
1. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (2014)
More political thriller than superhero blockbuster, Captain America's second solo movie – and the best Marvel jam of them all – taps into timely themes of privacy concerns, an enemy growing from within, and military might be used in ethically questionable ways. Come for the timeliness, stay for Cap wrecking a bunch of guys in an elevator.
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