We here at Force Fed Sci-Fi wanted to do another bonus release on a few things Marvel and its Cinematic Universe by talking about Marvel movie box office totals and statistics, giving you a list of Marvel Studios movies in the MCU and a Marvel Cinematic Universe villains list … just as a review and for your information 🙂 , talking about the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast, our rating of the film, mid-credits scene, post-credits scene, and asking what does the future of Marvel movies after Endgame look like?
List of Marvel Studios Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Over 11 years now (and still more to come), the Marvel Cinematic Universe now includes 23 films as of the posting of this page. Simply listed they are:
- Iron Man (2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Thor: Ragnorak (2017)
- Black Panther (2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Marvel Cinematic Universe Villains List
- Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger (in Iron Man)
- Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / Abomination (in The Incredible Hulk)
- Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko / Whiplash (in Iron Man 2)
- Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer (in Iron Man 2)
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki (in Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers)
- Colm Feore as Laufey, King of the Frost Giants (in Thor)
- Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull (in Captain America: The First Avenger)
- Toby Jones as Arnim Zola (in Captain America: The First Avenger)
- Also appears as an artificial intelligence computer in Captain America: The Winter Soldier briefly
- Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian (in Iron Man 3)
- Ben Kingsley as (the fake) Mandarin (in Iron Man 3)
- His character’s real name in the film is Trevor Slattery
- Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, Ruler of the Dark Elves (in Thor: The Dark World)
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier (in Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
- Of course we all know once Bucky is not under mind control, he is not a villain anymore
- Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce (in Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
- Fun Fact, he actually does not become a villain in the Marvel Comics
- Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones (in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War)
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, a Kree Commander (in Guardians of the Galaxy)
- James Spader as Ultron (in Avengers: Age of Ultron)
- Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket (in Ant-Man)
- Daniel Bruhl as Helmut Zemo (in Captain America: Civil War)
- His role as a villain is minor in the film, as he is just there to manipulate the Avengers to fight against themselves
- Benedict Cumberbatch (uncredited) as Dormammu (in Doctor Strange)
- Yes folks, the hero played the voice of the villain behind it all in the film (they probably didn’t want to credit him so the audience wouldn’t be confused? What are your thoughts?)
- Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecillius (in Doctor Strange)
- Kurt Russell as Ego (in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
- Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture (in Spider-Man: Homecoming)
- Cate Blanchett as Hela (in Thor: Ragnorak)
- Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka / Erik “Killmonger” Stevens (in Black Panther)
- Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue (in Black Panther)
- Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch (in Ant-Man and The Wasp)
- Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr / Ghost (in Ant-Man and The Wasp)
- Jude Law as Yon-Rogg (in Captain Marvel)
- Josh Brolin as Thanos (in Guardians of The Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio (in Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Marvel Movie Box Office Totals and Stats for the MCU
Since 2008, the Marvel movie box office totals have consistently broken records and reached heights no other franchise ever has. In total, it has grossed over $22 billion. The next closest franchise to make the most money is the Star Wars franchise, but only coming in at $9 billion. Although, you do have to remember the majority of the Star Wars films came out prior to 2008, many of them several decades earlier, so with inflation the franchise probably gets pretty close to how much the MCU has made at the box office. Not considering inflation though, the MCU has 5 films in the top 10 of all-time grossing movies (as of the time of this post) and on average, each film has made $950 million.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Cast
Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Tom Holland gives another great performance in this film. We really admire his talent and Sean appreciates how well his comedic timing is. In addition, the chemistry he has with Zendaya and Jacob Batalon as MJ and Ned, respectively, is great. The future of Spider-Man is definitely uncertain, but we’ll get to that in our section about the mid-credits scene below.
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio
If you were fooled from the trailers that Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t end up being the villain in this film, then you are not a true Spider-Man fan (lol). Sean believes he did an excellent job with his portrayal, especially adding the part of him being a “mentor” to Parker at the beginning of the film. I know personally, I think he portrayed Mysterio with an average performance.
Zendaya as MJ (Michelle)
Far From Home flushes (as Sean likes to say) MJ’s character out more than in Homecoming, which was nice to get to know her character a bit more and on a deeper level. It is unique how they’ve created a completely new “MJ” character within a Spider-Man story line. We wonder what will happen with MJ as well from what happened as a result of the mid-credits scene, again we’ll discuss this more below.
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
As stated before, Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland have great chemistry in these films. We also feel that he does well with his comedic timing, which probably why he and Holland are so good on screen together. But poor Ned, getting tranquilized hard in this film, even though it was included in the trailer, I still laughed in the theater.
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Marisa Tomei as Aunt May
Force Fed Sci-Fi’s Spider-Man: Far From Home Rating
Spider-Man: Far From Home rating is a “Would Watch” with a “Would Own” once this film comes out on our rating scale. The Marvel Cinematic Universe in association with Sony definitely delivers another quality movie. It’s a fun story line in our opinion. Luckily, we get a different type of villain in this film than in the first. Michael Keaton as Vulture was definitely a bit more darker and scarier in my opinion, where as Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is more of a trickster.
Discussing Spider-Man: Far From Home Mid-Credits Scene
So, the world is told and shown the identity of Spider-Man in this scene due to Quentin Beck / Mysterio’s video that seemed to have been released upon his death and defeat. What does this mean for the future of Spider-Man? I really don’t know, but Sean’s idea is that there may be a story line where the general public sees Spider-Man as a villain as opposed to a hero. Mysterio states in his video that he was killed by Spider-Man and at that point Mysterio was still seen as a hero according to the public. Who know for sure though? What are your theories? Watch the mid-credits scene below (not great quality and you can hear the audience).
Spider-Man: Far From Home Post Credits Scene Explained
So, apparently it really wasn’t Nick Fury and Maria Hill in the film the whole time? We guess it was Talos and his wife Soren, the Skrulls from Captain Marvel. They comically reveal themselves (apparently Talos believed Mysterio’s illusions of the Elementals), while talking with the real Fury, who appears to be in space on a Skrull ship. Now of course, we don’t know what he’s doing there, but we think the important takeaway here is simply the fact that he’s in space. The meaning of this? The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going a bit more cosmic and we’ll see more adventures in space. We’ll talk a bit more about that in the next paragraph.
Future Marvel Movies List: What Does the Future of Marvel Movies After Endgame Look Like?
Several future Marvel Movies after Endgame are rumored to be planned (minus Spider-Man: Far From Home which we already know obviously has been released). Here’s a future Marvel movies list that we’ve compiled according to the rumors:
- Black Widow film
- Most likely coming out in 2019 and it being a prequel, we sort of wish it could have come out sooner. I expect either Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and / or Clint Barton to be in this film (maybe we’ll get what happened in Budapest?). We do know this film is slated for sure, just not 100% when and who is set to appear as Kevin Feige stated he is committed to making a solo Black Widow movie.
- The Eternals
- Again, possibly the second MCU film of 2019. It is rumored that casting includes Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Richard Madden. In addition, Keanu Reeves is an actor Kevin Feige has apparently put at the top of his wishlist. Is it for this film or a different one? We’ll find out as Reeves is hopefully cast in an MCU at some point!
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- This probably won’t happen for a while (2022 maybe?), but at least we have James Gunn back in the director chair after the whole Twitter controversy. And will Thor be in this one? We do hope so since he was on their ship at the end of Avengers: Endgame, which was a hilarious scene 🙂
- Black Panther sequel
- This, unlike the previous sequels above has been confirmed to be in development.
- A Shang Chi film
- Ant-Man and The Wasp sequel
- Captain Marvel sequel
- Doctor Strange sequel
- A 3rd Spider-Man film
So hopefully you’ve read a few new facts about Spider-Man: Far From Home, reviewed and reflected on some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and villains, and the future of the MCU. Do you have any thoughts on the recent Spider-Man film release? Any theories on the future of the MCU? Leave your thoughts and comments below!