The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a media franchise and universe shared by the Marvel superheroes and villains. The films are based on characters and stories from the Marvel Comics. The first film in the series; Iron Man, was released in 2008 and was part of phase one. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now into phase four. So far there have been over 20 feature films including characters such as Spiderman, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and many more. There have also been over 10 television series starring characters including the Winter Soldier, Wanda Maximoff and Loki and several video games too.