The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) encompasses the Avengers movies, 18 other superhero films, multiple television series’, short films, and, of course, comic books. MCU is the highest grossing film franchise of all time, with its box office revenues dwarfing those of other top franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter and James Bond. Single film box office revenues in the billions have almost become the norm for the franchise, and numerous further films and projects are already in the works.
The Walt Disney Company
Marvel Entertainment is a subsidiary of massive entertainment industry conglomerate The Walt Disney Company. Disney, also well-known for its appeal to younger audiences, ranks among the most valuable brands in the world, and its other subsidiary companies include major film studios such as Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, as well as television networks like the Disney Channel, ESPN and FX.