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By Charles Apple
The Spokesman-Review

Two decades ago Tuesday, the first big Marvel superhero comic book movie, “X-Men,” went into wide release in the U.S.

Marvel properties had some success in the past – an “Incredible Hulk” TV series ran for seven seasons beginning in 1978 and “Blade,” featuring Wesley Snipes as a vampire hero, was a minor hit in 1998 – “X-Men” went on to spawn nine sequels or prequels – 10, if you count the one that’s been hit with multiple delays over the past two years.

“X-Men” pulled in $296 million worldwide, triggering a rush to put more Marvel comics onto the big screen and resulting in the series of Avengers movies that have been so popular over the past 12 years.

Here’s a look at all 77 feature-length Marvel comics feature films:


Feb, 5, 1944
Captain America

15-part serial


Aug. 1, 1986
Howard the Duck

Co-produced by George Lucas’ production company


Oct. 5, 1989
The Punisher

Limited international release


July 22, 1990
Captain America

Not released in the U.S. until shown on cable TV in 1992


1994
The Fantastic Four

Produced by Roger Corman, never released


July 2, 1997
Men in Black

From Malibu Comics, which Marvel bought in 1994


Aug. 21, 1998
Blade


July 14, 2000
X-Men


March 22, 2002
Blade II


May 3, 2002
Spider-Man

Took in $662 million


July 3, 2002
Men in Black II


Feb. 14, 2003
Daredevil


May 2, 2003
X2: X-Men United


June 20, 2003
Hulk


April 16, 2004
The Punisher


June 30, 2004
Spider-Man 2

Won an Academy Award


Dec. 8, 2004
Blade: Trinity


Jan. 14, 2005
Elektra


July 8, 2005
Fantastic Four


May 26, 2006
X-Men: The Last Stand


Feb. 16, 2007
Ghost Rider


May 4, 2007
Spider-Man 3

Final Spider-Man film featuring Tobey Maguire


June 15, 2007
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer


May 2, 2008
Iron Man

First in what fans now call Marvel Cinematic Universe


June 13, 2008
The Incredible Hulk

Rebooted Hulk character after 2003 movie


Dec. 5, 2008
Punisher: War Zone


May 1, 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine


April 16, 2010
Kick-Ass


May 7, 2010
Iron Man 2


May 6, 2011
Thor


June 3, 2011
X-Men: First Class


July 22, 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger


Feb. 17, 2012
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance


May 4, 2012
The Avengers

First Marvel release by Disney took in $720 million


May 25, 2012
Men in Black 3


July 3, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man

Rebooted the Spider-Man franchise after 3 movies


May 3, 2013
Iron Man 3


July 26, 2013
The Wolverine


Aug. 16, 2013
Kick-Ass 2


Nov. 8, 2013
Thor: The Dark World


April 4, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier


May 2, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2


May 23, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past


Aug. 1, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy

Nominated for two Academy Awards


Nov. 7, 2014
Big Hero 6

First animated feature-length Marvel comics movie


Feb. 13, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service


May 1, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron


July 17, 2015
Ant-Man


Aug. 7, 2015
Fantastic Four

Unsuccessful reboot of Fantastic Four franchise


Feb. 12, 2016
Deadpool


May 6, 2016
Captain America: Civil War


May 27, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse


Nov. 4, 2016
Doctor Strange


March 3, 2017
Logan


May 5, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


July 7, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man franchise rebooted once again


Sept. 22, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle


Nov. 3, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok


Feb. 16, 2018
Black Panther

Won 3 Oscars and took in $715 million


April 27, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War

Took in $679 million


May 18, 2018
Deadpool 2


July 6, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp


Oct. 5, 2018
Venom


Dec. 14, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Animated movie unrelated to live-action Spider-Man films


March 8, 2019
Captain Marvel


April 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame

$897.2 million in tickets sold: No. 16 all-time bestseller


June 7, 2019
Dark Phoenix


June 14, 2019
Men in Black: International

Spin-off from the Men in Black series of films


July 2, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home


Aug. 28, 2020
The New Mutants


Sept. 18, 2020
The King’s Man

Release in November 2019 has been delayed twice


Nov. 6, 2020
Black Widow

Originally scheduled for May 1, 2020


Feb. 12, 2021
The Eternals

Originally scheduled for Nov. 6, 2020


March 19, 2021
Morbius

Originally scheduled for July 10, 2020


May 7, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Production suspended because of Covid-19


June 23, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Originally scheduled for Oct. 2, 2020


Oct. 7, 2022
Untitled Spider-Verse sequel

Production began last month


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