Even by the ambitious standards of Marvel 2015 is going to be a big year. Marvel Studios have so far released ten films since 2008 within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this year in April, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So to celebrate the upcoming release I will be looking at the top five marvel films of all time to honour it.
Iron Man 3
This Billionaire, playboy and philanthropist hero has to be on our top five Marvel list. The 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel’s character Iron Man is the sequel to 2008’s Iron Man and 2010’s Iron Man 2, and the seventh instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film starring lead actor Robert Downey Jr, grossed a worldwide total of $1.2 billion and it is the sixth highest-grossing film (the second highest-grossing film in 2013).
X-Men: First Class
If you process a genetic trait (X-gene) that allows you to naturally develop superhuman powers and abilities then you would be glad to know that this film series has made the top five marvel list. This 2014 superhero film is based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics and acts as a sequel to both 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011’s X-Men: First Class and has used over 1,311 visual effects shots produced by twelve studios. The film interrogates the themes of the earlier X-Men films by establishing some villain characters and other characters that are lost trying to find themselves. The film grossed a worldwide total of $748,121,534, making it the highest-grossing entry in the X-Men film series.
Guardians of the Galaxy
This might be unexpected to some but unless you’re part of a group of extra-terrestrial misfits which includes a raccoon, tree or an alien abducted from Earth, expect this to be on the top five Marvel list. The 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team is the tenth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film featured 2,750 visual effects shots which make up approximately 90% of the film but made a worldwide total of $774.2 million. The film became the third highest-grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after a worldwide opening weekend of $160.7 million.
If you ever wanted to see a group of awesome heroes recruited and joined together to save earth and fight villains together, this was the movie. The 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics is the sixth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film contains more than 2,200 visual effects shots completed by 14 companies and has garnered numerous critical awards and nominations, including Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for its visual effects. The Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, scoring the third-highest-grossing-film of all time.
Don’t get angry (drop the hammer!) but ever since Marvel introduced the Asgardian god of thunder who possesses the enchanted hammer and travels by a burning rainbow bridge (Bifrost) to travel between two different worlds, we couldn’t leave this one out of the list. In 2011, the American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics is the fourth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was converted to 3D in post-production and used a French- based BUF Compagnie for the lead visual effects. Thor made a worldwide total of $449.3 million and was also the 15th highest-grossing film of 2011.