In 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers drastically changed the landscape of the superhero genre by bringing together a cast of A-list actors who had previously headlined their own standalone films. Before this unprecedented cinematic events, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was only linked through a number of subtle references and post-credit scenes that hinted at a much more ambitious undertaking.

But now, only five years later, crossover films have miraculously become the norm in the superhero genre thanks to the Avengers sequel, Captain America: Civil War, and the forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok, which finds the Hulk going along for the ride ...

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