Since the advent of the superhero genre, fight scenes have remained the crux of what draws people into the movie theater. And nobody does fight scenes better than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As the franchise has grown and the movies have gotten bigger, the fight scenes have, naturally, followed suit. We’ve gone from watching Iron Man take on the Iron Monger in Iron Man to seeing every single hero assembled on the same screen all at once to take down the Mad Titan Thanos. It is a narrative progression, as well as a technical one, that we are all lucky to have had a chance to witness. The battles are bigger, more explosive and more eye-popping and they’re guaranteed to sell tickets.
Even as the MCU’s action scenes have grown in scale, they have managed to maintain an emotional impact that few franchises are able to duplicate. As the franchise has moved forward and the stories have evolved, the writers have been able to expertly weave action and storytelling together to ensure these scenes pack a punch (no pun intended).
With that, we’ve picked the action scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that stand above the rest.