Marvel is unquestionably the most influential franchise in the history of visual comics. Its amazing debut of a wide variety of superheroes has revolutionized the entertainment world and has grown to play a crucial role in our daily lives. The franchise began with the 2008 film Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. Over the years, Marvel has produced many movies and series and has become one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe

Avengers: Endgame‘s colossal conclusion is marked as a pivotal point in the series, and it is followed by a titanic entry into the epic multiverse with a varied character journey and intricate plot. Despite its complexity, the franchise had trouble drawing in fans the way the Infinity Saga did. There have been many movies produced by Marvel that are hated by fans. Here are some of the most controversial movies of Marvel:

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 

Doctor Strange 2' Box Office Opening Weekend Estimate - Variety
A still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The 2022 Marvel film of Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a follow-up to the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The 2022 film directed by Sam Raimi broke open the multiverse as Doctor Strange takes the help of a little girl to fight those threats. The film was a success at the box office, but fans hated the character of Scarlet Witch in the film. She is turned into the main villain of the film, angered many fans.

Iron Man 3

 Iron Man 3
A still from Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr. started the MCU with his Iron Man movie in 2008. It is surprising to see his film be in the list of most hated MCU films, however, not all Iron Man films were loved by fans. The 2013 film saw Tony Stark fighting a formidable foe called the Mandarin. The film was directed by Shane Black. Fans believed that the film had a different tone to many other Marvel movies, and the villain twist was once again mostly hated.

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Captain Marvel

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A still from Captain Marvel

Some Marvel films are controversial for reasons unrelated to the plot or direction. Before Captain Marvel (2019) even came out, there was controversy around the idea of a woman directing an MCU film. The film was helmed by Anna Boden. It resulted in negative reviews, and other Marvel series like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel were affected by it.


Eternals (2021)
A still from the Eternals

In 2021 Marvel brought Eternals on the big screen. The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, starred various celebrities from the entertainment world. The film followed The Eternals, a species of superhuman creatures that have been covertly residing on Earth for countless years, to get together to fight the evil Deviants. It was a standalone movie with little ties to the rest of the series. However, the film got mixed reviews from fans and didn’t perform well at the box office.

Marvel has been under the radar for a long time due to its poor film post endgame, the franchise is struggling to capture the audience’s heart like it did before. There are many films lined up for the upcoming phase, and also series returning with another season like Loki season 2. It would be interesting to see how Marvel will end its multiverse chapter.

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