Marvel’s Fox Era: The Best & Worst Marvel Movies, Ranked

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By Black Widow

X2: X-Men United – A Defining Moment in Marvel’s Fox Era

During the 20th Century Fox’s Marvel era, “X2: X-Men United” stood out as one of the best films, blending dark intensity with humor, and featuring a standout performance by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

X-Men: Apocalypse – A Major Letdown for Fans and Marvel

On the flip side, “X-Men: Apocalypse” disappointed fans with wasted potential, lackluster performances, and a forgettable portrayal of the iconic villain, Apocalypse.

Fantastic Four (2005) – A Delightful Cheesy Marvel Classic

The 2005 “Fantastic Four” film brought a refreshing and fun tone to the genre, highlighted by charming performances and a touch of 70s-inspired flair.

Marvel’s Fantastic Four (2015) – A Grimdark Disappointment

In contrast, the 2015 “Fantastic Four” grimdark take stripped away the charm, wit, and spirit of the characters, leaving a lackluster and forgettable experience.

Deadpool – The Game-Changing Instant Classic

Deadpool” shattered expectations with its audaciousness, refreshing take on a superhero movie, and Ryan Reynolds’ iconic performance, becoming a game-changer for the genre.

Daredevil (2003) – A Lackluster Early Misstep For Marvel

“Daredevil” from 2003 showcased early struggles with Marvel movies, and despite a few positives, it failed to leave a lasting impact, unlike the acclaimed Netflix series that followed.

Logan – An Oscar-Nominated Marvel Farewell

“Logan” left a profound impact on audiences, earning an Oscar nomination for its writing and serving as a fitting and emotional farewell to the beloved character.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – A Dark Low Point For Marvel

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hit a low point for the franchise, delivering a subpar movie that paved the way for better films like “Deadpool” and “Logan.”

X-Men: First Class – A Strong Marvel Return to Form

After some lows, “X-Men: First Class” brought renewed hope, recasting iconic roles and offering a love letter to why fans adore the X-Men.

The Marvel 20th Century Fox era was a mix of hits and misses. Films like “X2: X-Men United,” “Deadpool,” and “Logan” were shining examples, while “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Fantastic Four (2015)” disappointed. Despite ups and downs, this era left a lasting impact, shaping the superhero genre. As we look ahead to the MCU’s future, we’re excited for new adventures and the legacy these films leave behind.