The latest on Marvel, Marvel Films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Based off characters created by Marvel Comics, the MCU is a film franchise of interconnected stories, with characters from various franchises making appearances in other franchises. Films include the Iron Man franchise, Black PantherCaptain America and Spider-Man, among others. The Walt Disney Company began distributing the films in 2012, growing the franchise into what it is today. The 2019 Marvel film Avengers: Endgame is currently the highest-grossing film of all time.