Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a shared universe created by Marvel Studios, designated as Earth-199999 within Marvel’s multiverse system. Starting with Iron Man, the universe is comprised mainly of films independently made by Marvel Studios, that are always set within this same universe, much like Marvel has done with their comics.
The universe includes a series of short films, called Marvel One-Shots, launched with each film’s Blu-ray release starting with Thor and finishing with Thor: The Dark World. These short films were, however, eventually discontinued.
Starting with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the universe expanded into television series, including series premiered on the ABC and Freeform channels, and on the Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ streaming platforms.
The franchise also includes the news program WHiH Newsfront and the digital series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot. Other contents include a series of tie-in Comics and video games, released as promotional material to the films, all set within the same reality. However, some of them, especially video games, do not match the events featured in other products following their release and are classified as non-canonical parts of this universe.