Marvel is a name of an entertainment company, a comic book publisher, and a primary universe shared by the characters created by Marvel comics. Marvel was created in 1939 by Martin Goodman and has a long history of creating some of the most popular comic book characters in the world such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and many more. In addition to comic books, Marvel is also a well-known publisher of other media as well such as television series, films, video games, podcasts, and other animated content.

MCU (Cinematic Universe)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a sprawling American media franchise and shared universe primarily comprising superhero films produced by Marvel Studios. It draws inspiration from characters featured in Marvel Comics. In addition to films, the franchise encompasses television series, short films, digital series, and literature. The MCU mirrors the interconnectedness of the original Marvel Universe in comic books by weaving together common plot elements, settings, casts, and characters across its various media platforms.