Today, the comic book movie is one of the most popular and most lucrative genres in cinema. In 2019 alone there were 16 movies released based on comic books, and while these came from a number of different companies, Marvel is unquestionably leading the way right now, and has been for some time.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the biggest movie franchises in history (the single biggest looking at just box office numbers alone), and has inspired the shared universe trend throughout Hollywood. Even before the MCU and the Disney takeover, Marvel had success with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, and while the X-Men Universe limped over the finish line with Dark Phoenix and the question of if and when New Mutants will be released, it was excellent at its best.
Of course the path to this kind of success wasn't easy, and there have been a lot of mistakes along the way. From uninspired casting decisions, to staffing issues behind the scenes, and the complete lack of understanding of certain characters on the part of the studio, Marvel have often had to learn the hard way that the path to cinematic success is one fraught with peril.
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