Avengers: Infinity War is nearly here, and its release will mark a decade since the Marvel Cinematic Universe began. Ten years of Marvel movies?! We here at We Got This Covered can’t quite believe it.
As we all know, Marvel Studios is now the authoritative voice in superhero adaptations, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Neither is the genre overall, with more TV and film projects starring powerful protectors being green-lit almost daily. Therefore, it’s strange for us to remember that Marvel wasn’t always a ubiquitous Hollywood powerhouse. Heck, superhero movies haven’t always been as popular – or as consistently great – as they are nowadays.
So, how did we get here? What films have shaped the genre into this vast and continually-diversifying crop of movies that we love to watch? Well, let’s take a look back at the most influential superhero pics ever made, and see how we ended up with our heroes of today.