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  • Kasdan also contrasted Star Wars to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, noting that Star Wars features less comedy than the latter, and adding that he felt a more comedic approach would "not be Star Wars" to him.Star Wars-Wikipedia
  • A notable example is Nick Fury, who is reinterpreted as African-American both in the Ultimate Marvel as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuities.Superhero-Wikipedia
  • Since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Audi signed a deal to sponsor, promote and provide vehicles for eight films.Audi-Wikipedia
  • Pokémon in particular is the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, bigger than Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe.Anime-Wikipedia
  • As of May 2019 the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has grossed over $22 billion.Marvel Comics-Wikipedia
  • Iron Man received very positive reviews from film critics, grossing $318 million domestically and $585 million worldwide, and became the first in a series of over 20 films known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Iron Man-Wikipedia

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