Since its inception in 1939, Marvel has provided us with out-of-this-world stories in the form of comics, toys, and TV series’. When special effects began to evolve in movies, Marvel took advantage and brought their heroes to the big screen.
Even with so many characters in the Marvel universe, I’m sure everyone has their favorite. But where does your number one land in the list of the most popular Marvel superheroes?
Keep reading for the five most popular Marvel movie characters of all time.
5. Most Popular Marvel Movie Characters: Spider-Man
When you think of the chronological order of marvel movies, you likely remember Spider-Man being one of the first Marvel heroes you saw in movie theaters. Even though he didn’t make his debut in the MCU until much later, we all enjoyed Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield’s rendition of the character respectively.
This is why Spider-Man is so popular. Most people grew up with one version or the other, but everyone relates to being a kid and dreaming of swinging between the New York City skyscrapers.
4. Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel is the 8th highest-grossing Marvel movie at the box office and the fourth-highest grossing title character movie in the MCU. She made history as the first female lead in an MCU movie, and Marvel fans loved her film debut.
She overcame the gender roles in the Air-Force and being gaslit by her captor. Between that and her unique friendship with Nick Fury, it’s easy to see why she’s fourth on this list.
3. Captain America
He’s the leader of The Avengers and the only person to punch Hitler over 200 times. It’s no surprise that Captain America is one of the most popular Marvel movie characters.
Despite his super-strength, everyone loves him because he’s simply a good guy. People relate to his need to do the right thing, as well as how he handles himself when “right” and “wrong” aren’t always clear.
2. Iron Man
Who doesn’t love a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist? As the first superhero in the MCU, Iron Man is quite literally the alpha and omega of our generation’s Marvel heroes.
Tony Stark is possibly the most complex character in the MCU. He went from being a selfish, greedy CEO to a man who was willing to give up his life to save others.
This character development and redemption arc are why he’s the second most popular Marvel movie character.
1. Black Panther
Black Panther was the top-grossing title movie character in the MCU. As the first person of color to lead in a Marvel movie, the representation he brought to the MCU is historic.
While grieving over his late father, T’Challa must embrace Wakanda’s tradition while also adapting to the advancements of the world around him. As relatable as his storyline is, it’s easy to see why he’s the most popular Marvel movie character of all time.
Did your favorite superhero make our list of the 5 most popular Marvel movie characters? If not, don’t fret; there are just too many amazing characters and stories in the MCU to fit.
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